IFR Title Holders' Forest Land Grabbed Through CAMPA Plantations

Location of Conflict

Tuhametha

Gariaband

Region Classification

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

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Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

State

Chhattisgarh

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

Starting Year

2016

People Affected
by Conflict

96

Investment Affected (in Crores)

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

10

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.

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department of Chhatisgarh

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