Tribals allege forcible plantations by Forest Department in Odisha

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Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict

Salohi

Deoghar

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

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People Affected by Conflict

787

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

688

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Starting Year

2016

State

Odisha

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

Salohi Village located in Barkote block of Deogarh district.The people of the village have already filed claims for community rights but they are yet to be recognized. Meanwhile, the forest department has planted commercial species on the claimed land without the consent of the Gram Sabha and further threatened the villagers to put them in jail if there will be any protest. The disappointed community members are preparing to file a petition demanding recognition of their forest rights.Dutiya Kishan, the secretary of Forest Right Committee of Salohi village said "both FRA and CFR management committees are legal and VSS (Van Suraksha Samiti) is considered as an illegal body.Hence, we are opposing reconstitution of VSS and at the same time plantation of commercial species in our forest land through VSS approval".

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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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Updated By

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