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.
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?
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Forest Department of Odisha
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
Other Parties Involved in the Conflict: