IFR Land of Tribespeople Planted Under CAMPA in Balangi Kalahandi

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict

Balangi

Kalahandi

This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

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People Affected by Conflict

230

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

308

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Starting Year

State

Odisha

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

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.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Forest Rights Act of 2006

Legislations/Policies Involved

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

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Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Non-implementation / violation of the FRA

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department of Odisha

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Documented By

Sanghamitra Dubey

Reviewed By

Sanghamitra Dubey

Updated By

Sanghamitra Dubey

Edited By

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch
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