Forest Rights of Tribespeople Violated by CAMPA Fund Sponsored Plantation in Kalahandi

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

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This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

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Conservation and Forestry

Forest department of Odisha planted commercial species of trees over 350 acres of land in Saked village of Kalahandi district. The plantation, violating Individual Forest Rights (IFR) of 27 households of the village, was taken up under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority Act (CAMPA). According to the residents, no consent of the Gram Sabha was taken before the plantation. Community Forest Rights (CFR) claim of the Gram Sabha of Saked village is also pending with the district administration. According to the Forest Rights Act (FRA), if the land has been claimed by the tribals, no external agency can take up any activity on the land without the consent of the Gram Sabha. Not only did the forest department planted the tribals land, it also erected fence surrounding the entire area. Due to which even the tribals have lost accesses to their livelihood, which primarily includes the collection of nontimber forest produce.

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Forest Department, Government of Odisha

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