People's Mobilization against forced Plantation in Jharkhand

Reported by

Bhasker TripathiLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict

Pokhoriya

Godda

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

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)

People Affected by Conflict

979

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

32

ha

Starting Year

State

Jharkhand

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

In Pokhoriya village, Biyarijor block in Godda district of Jharkhand, there is 120 ha. of forest land. Out of the 40 claimants for IFR titles over approx. 32 ha. of land, 12 have received them. It has been mentioned that the forest is 120 hectares and the IFR land is 32 ha. It is quite unclear to infer from these figures how much land is the affecetd land. Without any public hearings or Gram Sabha consent, the land has been earmarked by the Forest Department for plantations and this has impacted the livelihood of the local population. Even though no fencing has been done, access to forest for produce has been barred.This situation, though, reportedly woke the women folk up to the importance of Community Forest Rights and the powers they vest with them. The men and women of the village have mobilized for the cause.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

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Type of Land

Common

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Forest Rights Act of 2006

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Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

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Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Non-implementation / violation of the FRA

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Forest Department of Jharkhand

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Documented By

Bhasker Tripathi

Reviewed By

Bhasker Tripathi

Updated By

Bhasker Tripathi

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