|Project Status||Proposed (exploration phase)|
|Conflict outcome / response:||Compensation|
Environmental improvements, rehabilitation/restoration of area
Strengthening of participation
Violent targeting of activists
|Proposal and development of alternatives:||Although some villagers agreed to the mining project with the condition that some portion of land will be left untouched for their use, most of them were unwilling to give up their rights over the land. Villagers submitted their community forest rights claims on 456 hectares of forest in October 2011. Beside this the village also passed a resolution against the mining project on August 18, 2012 |
|Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:||No|
|Briefly explain:||Villagers, mostly the tribal are dead against the project. They want their forest right claim settled first. Government official and Company representatives claimed that villagers had given their consents for the project. However, the villagers had claimed that most of them had not given their permission  |
Unwilling villagers submitted memorandum to the Jharkhand Governor. They alleged that the gram sabha was held without their consent. So, the resolution passed by the Gramsabha (village meeting) was illegal .
Members of the Sub Divisonal Level Committee rejected the claims for community rights over the 456 hectares of forest, recognizing only two burial grounds as community land. The Forest Department had also falsely implicated a number of villagers (perhaps the unwilling villagers) for destroying forest and cutting trees .