Tribals Allege Forest Department Carrying Out Plantation on Community Land in Ragada

Reported by

Sandeep Pattnaik

Published on

February 3, 2017

February 3, 2017

Updated on

February 3, 2017

Location of Conflict

Lathipada

Ganjam

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

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People Affected by Conflict

4370

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

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Starting Year

2017

State

Odisha

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

Eleven tribal villages in the Ragada Reserve Forest of South Ghumusar forest division in Odisha have filed claims of rights over forestland under the Forest Rights Act, 2006. They are alleging that the forest department, which is refusing to give up control over the land, is harassing them and forcefully carrying out plantation in the land used by them. The representatives of these villages have protested in front of the office of the Regional Chief Conservator of Forests (RCCF) in Berhampur and submitted a memorandum to the authorities on January 20, 2017. In the memorandum, they have allege that the forest personnel are harassing them in the name of plantation. Minor forest produce is being seized by forest personnel violating the FRA 2006. They have also claimed that forest officials seized 13 bicycles that tribal people used to transport firewood. They have demanded action against the Forest officials and return of their seized goods. No action has been taken by the department on the memorandum till now.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

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Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Forest and Non-Forest

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Has the Conflict Ended?

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Forest Rights Act of 2006

Legislations/Policies Involved

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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 FRA

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Nature of Protest

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department, Odisha Government

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