Jatropha's negative impact on livelihood of rural communities in Chhattisgarh in India (IN)

The State government in Chhattisgarh claimed this area as "the Land of Jatropha" in 2006. Where jatropha seedling were planted anywhere forest, non-forest and agricultural lands discriminating the rights of tribal, indigenous and local people

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Land use conflicts
Resources agricultural products
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords jatropha, protest, tribal people, India, biofuel, Chhattisgarh
References http://www.tourism-watch.de/en/content/failure-jatropha
Start date 2006
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests The forest development company willing to expand bioenergy crops in India, however in Chhattisgarh it was planted also on lands which are vital livelihood of local people
Barriers for dialogue No communication between the forest development company and local people which resulted in conflict
Forums for dialogue Open and transparent dialog which will avoid any discrimination in relation to already claimed land with the compromise solution
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation open and transparent dialog