At least 135 farmers in Madhya Pradeshs Betul district have not received land titles despite repeated applications to the government.
After the forest department repeatedly failed to provide them with land titles, the farmers staged a protest outside the departments district headquarters in Betul on December 12, 2017.
However, the demands of the farmers were not met. As of April 2018, they had still not received any land title from the government.
"The only sufferers in this threeway combat are the people who have been made to shuttle between the two departments, without any result," Garg says.
Most of the farmers seeking land titles belong to the Gond community, which has traditionally inhabited forest areas across central India.
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State Forest Department, Land Revenue Department, Office of the District Magistrate, Betul
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Forest Rights Act of 2006
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Non-implementation / violation of the FRA
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