Gond Tribals in Madhya Pradesh Demanding Land Titles Since 2008

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October 31, 2019

Location of Conflict

Dehri Chakdhana


This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Forest Administration (Other than Protected Areas)

Ownership of forestland



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Madhya Pradesh


Conservation and Forestry

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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Forest Rights Act of 2006

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

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Non-implementation / violation of the FRA

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State Forest Department, Land Revenue Department, Office of the District Magistrate, Betul

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