In Balangi Village located in Thuamul Rampur Block, South Forest Division, Kalahandi, the Forest Department took up plantation under CAMPA funds on the land already allotted to over 32 households under Individual Forest Rights, hence, violating the Forest Rights Act. Further, the area has been fenced to restrict access to the land and collection of Non-Timber Forest Produce. It has had a deep impact on the community, especially the women who are unable to collect minor forest produce for household use as well as selling. The Gram Sabha members are now demanding free access to the already claimed land and are in the process of filling for Community Forest Rights. They are also in the process of filing a petition to the District Collector.
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Forest Rights Act of 2006
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:
Non-implementation / violation of the FRA
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:
Whether criminal law was used against protestors
Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Forest Department of Odisha
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
Other Parties Involved in the Conflict: