Women protest against alleged Land-Grabbing under Afforestation Program in Jharkhand

Reported by

Bhasker TripathiLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict




This is A Schedule Five District

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Reason or Cause of Conflict




Type of Land


Private and Common

Type of Common Land





Conservation and Forestry

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by Conflict


Investment Affected (in Crores)

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)


In Tilabad village, Sundar Pahadi block, Godda district of Jharkhand, 31.56 ha. land in the village has IFR claims over it by 39 villagers, of which 10 claims have so far been granted. 70.81 ha. of CFR land has been set aside by the Forest department to use for plantations, affecting 105 families. The planted area falls under the potential CFR land for which claims have not been filed so far.The move has greatly inconvenienced the villagers but it has also awakened them to their rights. The women folk are also adversely affected as they are not being allowed to collect fuelwood for their domestic needs. They have gotten together to form the "Mahila Van Adhikar Samiti" to attract attention towards their grievances.

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Forest Department of Jharkhand

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