The forest department’s decision to fence off a community’s forest and plant new trees is uprooting local livelihoods in Pidikia village.
BY GAURAV MADAN ON 20/07/2017
|Forest department board behind a fence in Pidikia village of Odisha informing of compensatory afforestation plantation. Credit: Gaurav Madan|
|The forest land that has been fenced off in Pidikia. Credit: Gaurav Madan|
|Houses in Kandhamal district of Odisha. The targeting of podu lands has had profound impacts on livelihoods of the district. Credit: Gaurav Madan|