Jurkabhatta Village Tribals Oppose CAMPA funded Plantation

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

Location of Conflict




This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

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Reason or Cause of Conflict




Type of Land


Private and Common

Type of Common Land





Conservation and Forestry

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by Conflict


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Jukarbhatta village is located inside a dense forest in Lanjigarh block in NorthEast division of Kalahandi. Gram Sabha of the village has claimed community forest rights over 550 acres of land. Their claims are pending before the district administration. Meanwhile, the forest department is carrying out CAMPA funded plantation of the commercial species over the land claimed by the Gram Sabha, without any consensus or discussion with the community. This led to a conflict between the forest department and Gram Sabha. People from the community allege that forest officials are threatening them. The Gram Sabha is now exploring the legal ways to fight the battle.

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Forest Department, Government of Odisha

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