IFR Land of Tribespeople Planted Under CAMPA in Balangi Kalahandi

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

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

(

)

People Affected by Conflict

230

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

308

ha

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 NonTimber 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.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

Total investment involved (in Crores):

Type of investment:

Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

308

ha

Starting Year

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department of Odisha

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Has the Conflict Ended?

When did it end?

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