Rajnandgaon: CFR title Given to JFMC, Forest Land Fenced After Plantations

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Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

May 20, 2020

Location of Conflict

Edmagondi

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Rajnandgaon

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

336

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

31

ha

State

Chhattisgarh

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

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. 

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

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Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

31

ha

Starting Year

2016

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department

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