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In 10 states, compensatory afforestation violating forest rights and conservation laws

15 Nov 2017

In 10 states, compensatory afforestation violating forest rights and conservation laws

Photo: In many areas, plantations were fenced off, blocking access of local communities to the forest. Credit: Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava / Flickr All the 52 compensatory afforestation plantations in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha were taken up on community forest lands. Plantations carried out under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) in 10 states are in violations of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (FRA), …

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