Residents Demand Forest Rights in Odisha

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict

Ranpur

Kalahandi

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

1680

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

148

ha

Starting Year

State

Odisha

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

In Ranpur village, located in Junagarh Block of South Forest Division, Kalahandi, only 10 out of 350 households have been granted Individual Forest Rights Titles for their land under the Forest Rights Act, 2006. The rest are still awaiting recognition of their rights. The Community Forest Rights of the village residents have already been recognised for more than 148.20 hectares of land. Despite this, the Forest Department took up an afforestation drive in October-November 2017 under CAMPA funds over the lands already recognised under Forest Rights Act 2006 and threatened the residents against entering the planted area. This has barred the communities access to the collection of Non-Timber Forest Produce which is their only source of livelihood. The Gram Sabha members were preparing to file a petition at the time of reporting, demanding the restoration of the Individual Forest Rights and Community Forest Rights of the village residents for unrestricted access.

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 of Odisha

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Documented By

Sanghamitra Dubey

Reviewed By

Sanghamitra Dubey

Updated By

Sanghamitra Dubey

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Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch
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