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.
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute
What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?
Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:
Whether criminal law was used against protestors
Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Forest Department, Government of Odisha
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
Other Parties Involved in the Conflict: