IFR Title Holders' Forest Land Grabbed Through CAMPA Plantations

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict

Tuhametha

Gariaband

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

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People Affected by Conflict

96

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

10

ha

Starting Year

2016

State

Chhattisgarh

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

Tihametha village is located in Manipur block of Gariyanband district in Chhattisgarh. The tribals inhabiting this village have been practicing farming over the forest land already allotted to them under Individual Forest Rights. But recently, the forest department has violated these rights by using the claimed lands for plantation under CAMPA funds without consulting or taking the consent of the right holders and the Gram Sabha members. The forest department has now fenced the land to restrict access and has prohibited cultivation. In addition, the department officials had reportedly threatened the village residents against accessing or cultivating on the land. To fight against the violation of their rights, community members reached out to the district administrator to apprise him of this issue and are demanding for a strict action against the forest department.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

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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

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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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Forest Department of Chhatisgarh

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Documented By

Sanghamitra Dubey

Reviewed By

Sanghamitra Dubey

Updated By

Sanghamitra Dubey

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Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch
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