Jurkabhatta Village Tribals Oppose CAMPA funded Plantation

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Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict

Jukarbhatta

Kalahandi

This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

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People Affected by Conflict

58

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

223

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Starting Year

2015

State

Odisha

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

Jukarbhatta village is located inside a dense forest in Lanjigarh block in North-East 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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Sanghamitra Dubey

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Sanghamitra Dubey

Updated By

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