Forest Department Shelves CAMPA Plantation in Odisha Village After Protests

Reported by

Sanghamitra Dubey

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Published on

October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017

Updated on

October 19, 2017

Location of Conflict

Gundurupi

Kalahandi

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

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People Affected by Conflict

206

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

69

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Starting Year

State

Odisha

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

Gurudurupi village is in Kalahandi district of Odisha. Under the Forest Rights Act, village residents have received Community Forest Rights titles over 170.92 acres of land. The village also has 14 residents who are Individual Forest Rights title holders. The conflict started when the forest department carried out plantations in the entire area claimed under CFR and fenced it off. This restricted title holders from using the forest land. The forest department, they state, did not even consult the gram sabha before carrying out plantations. When LCW contacted villagers in May 2021, they said that no further plantation has been done in the village.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Complaint against procedural violations

Demand to retain/protect access to common land/resources

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

Total investment involved (in Crores):

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

Page Number In Investment Document:

Has the Conflict Ended?

Yes

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Forest and Scheduled Area Governance Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

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Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community?

What was the Decision of the Concerned Government Department?

Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Lack of legal protection over land rights

Non-implementation/violation of FRA

Non-implmentation/violation of PESA

Violation of free prior informed consent

Legal Status:

Out of Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

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Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Protests/marches

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department of Odisha

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