In 2013, Community Forest Rights were granted to the residents of Edmagondi Village for the area spread over 31.250 hectares. Unfortunately, the Individual Forest Rights titles under Forest Rights Act, 2006 have only been granted to 4 individuals. Contrary to what the act requires, the community rights title was handed over to the Joint Forest Management Committee instead of the village community for the forest compartment under consideration. But without consulting the Gram Sabha members, the forest department took up plantations along the traditional boundary of the village. In 2016, the department fenced the land to restrict access to the village community, thus, adding to their struggles. The fences erected on the land are under CAMPA funds and the access is limited to by two entrances. The rules state that inhabitants can only collect Non-Timber Forest Products and fuelwood whereas grazing activities are strictly restricted.
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Forest Rights Act of 2006
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:
Non-implementation violation of the FRA
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?
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Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
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Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
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Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
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