IFR Title Holders' Forest Land Grabbed Through CAMPA Plantations

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

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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.

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Forest Department of Chhatisgarh

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