Tribespeople Lost their CFR Claimed Cultural Space and livelihood to CAMPA Fencing

Reported by

Asha Verma

Published on

October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017

Updated on

October 20, 2017

Location of Conflict

Sonakhan

Baloda Bazar

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

Fencing of CFR claimed land under CAMPA fund

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People Affected by Conflict

10973

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

20

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Starting Year

2017

State

Chhattisgarh

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

Sonakhan and other nearby villages including Sarasdol, Basenpalli, Chikhli, Sariya Bhata, Gauhakuda, Mahkam, Nawagaon and Blar claimed for Community Forest rights under FRA in the year 2015 and are yet to receive titles. They are now facing the challenge of diversion of their CFR land for plantation and fencing under CAMPA fund by the Forest Department. These villages have Gond and Bhinjwara tribe people living and dependent on the forest for various MFP and firewood collection, not only livelihood but their cultural place i.e. Kurrupat (Dev Sthal for Gond tribe) is also located inside the forest of Sonakhan range which has been claimed under CFR. Villagers came to know about the fencing inside the forest in September 2017 through the beat guard. Losing their Dev Sthal and source of livelihood agitated them. More so, none of the village Gram Sabha's were consulted or informed before starting the fencing work. Now the village residents have started to organize meetings of all the affected villages to form the strategy against the fencing, as it is the violation of the FRA.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

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Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

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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Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department

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Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Sajag Dalit Adivasi Manch

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