Borguda village in Kalahandi district of Odisha is a home to 149 tribal families. These families have received their Community Forest Rights titles over 123.40 acres of land. Tribespeople uses the claimed forest land to collect Non-Timber Forest Produce (NTFP), which is the only way for them to survive. But, the forest department planted a few commercial species of plants under NREGA, over a huge chunk of the land claimed by the tribals. Not only did the department carry the plantation activity without consulting the tribals (which is prescribed in the FRA) they also restricted people to enter the area. Which led to a number of people losing their livelihood. According to the tribals, they have verbally complained to the Range Officer of Junagarh about this.
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
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Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
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