Forest Department Setup Plantation Over CFR-land in Kalahandi

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 6, 2019

Location of Conflict




This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

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Type of Land


Private and Common

Type of Common Land





Conservation and Forestry

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Gurudurupi Village is located in Kalahandi district of Odisha. Using the Forest Rights Act, village residents have received Community Forest Rights titles over 170.92 acres of land. The village also resides 14 Individual Forest Rights title holders. The conflict started when forest department planted the entire area claimed under CFR and fenced it. This restricted title holders to use the forest for their livelihood activities. More so, the forest department did not even consult the gram sabha before setting up plantations as defined by the law.

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Forest Department of Odisha

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