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

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Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict

Edmagondi

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

Starting Year

2016

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. 

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

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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

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Documented By

Sanghamitra Dubey

Reviewed By

Sanghamitra Dubey

Updated By

Sanghamitra Dubey

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