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 The RoFR act recognizes the dwelling site, religious places, burial grounds, village council sites along with places of MFP, water resources, biodiverisity etc and also PVT tenures. As the implementation boils down to title deeds for house sites and lands under cultivation, SAKTI engaged the Chenchu youth to document their traditional knowledge in their idiom and dialect, in encouraging them to assert as inborn foresters, capable of managing these resources as envisaged in the Act.


"Since SAKTI activities are mostly issue based and covering a large area, here we concentrate on the forest-related programmes of SAKTI for the present study."


  

The Tribal Struggle for Property Rights

-Arun Kumar


SAKTI: Review Report by: Mukta Srivastava, Programme Officer, Oxfam GB in India - Hyderabad . DATE : 20-25 November 2002

 


RECONSTRUCTING A HISTORY OF LAND,

DISPOSSESSION OF ADIVASI LAND IN THE WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT OF A.P.

Bhukya Bhangya

Asst. Professor of History

Nizam College,

Osmania University,

Hyderabad

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE : ANDHRA PRADESH : HYDERABAD

W.P. No.3357 of 2002.

INDEX FOR MATERIAL PAPERS FILED BY RESPONDENT No.1

Sl. No.

Description of Documents

Page

1.

15-3-2002    Ref. No.353/S4/2002 of Divl.
                     Forest Officer, Wildlife
                     Management, Achampet.,

1

2.

4-4-2001      Ref.No.2085/S4/2000 of Divl.              
                     Forest Officer, Wildlife 
                     Management, Achampet.

2

3.

-do-              -do-

3

4.

  1. Letter of Govt., of India Ministry

of Environment & Forests.

4 to 9

5.

28-5-2001    Notification.

10 & 11

 

// true copies //

 

Hyderabad,
Dated: 2-4-2002                                                                      Govt. Pleader; Social Welfare
(2001).

 


 

Material Paper 1

Ref.No.353/S4/2002,Dated: 15-3-2002 

Office of the Divl. Forest officer, Wildlife Management, Achampet.

   

From,

Sri V.V. Rajan , B.Sc,

Div Forest Officer

Wildlife management

Achampet

 

To,

The District Collector & Magistrate ,

Mahaboob Nagar

 

 

 

Sir,

Sub:-    High Court – Writ Petition No.3357/2002 filed by Tribal Development Agency, Billakal Village of Balmoor Mandal for stopping fishing by Non-tribals in Rasul Cheruvu – Regarding.

Ref:-     1. Dist. Collector, MBNR Ref.No.F3/837/2002, dt.2-3-2002 received on 9-3-2002.
            2. This Office Ref.No.2085/S4/2000, dt.4-4-2001 addressed to the P.D. ITDA. SSLM.
            3. This Office Ref. No.2085/S4/2000, dt. 4-4-2001 addressed to the police authorities.

* * *

            It is submitted that, Nagarjuna Sagar – Srisailam wildlife sanctuary has been declared under Section 18 of the Wildlife (protection) Act 1972 (Central Act 53 of 1972) and notification have been approved vide G.O.Ms.No.485 F & RO (For.III) Dept. dt.5-7-1978.  The boundary of Sanctuary mark constructed on the western bank of Yemulapaya vagu.  Then it runs along the said vagu and the western boundary of Amrabad Reserve Forests of Achampet Division passing through village Lingal, Billakal, Banal etc., upto a point where the southern limits of the state high way from Hyderabad to Srisailam crosses the said reserve Forests line South-East of Rangapur (Village)  and then the line crosses up to the Foot-path from Amrabad to Bommanpally and the line runs along this foot-path in sourthernly direction and joins Amrabad village.

            As discussed above the Rasul Cheruvu tank which falls in the beat of Billakal of Achampet Range under NSTR sanctuary and as per orders of Central Govt. no activities either by the Department or by any other agency is permissible in the sanctuary area irrespective tribal or non-tribal and the request of fisherman co-operative society Kondanagula can not be considered as per the provision of wildlife protection act 1972.

            As such the requests of villagers of Billankal may not be considered.

            The Amendment of gazette notification issued by the Government of India are enclosed for kind perusal.

 

Yours faithfully,        

Sd/-      

           
Divisional Forest Officer,
Wildlife Management,
Achampet. 

Superintendent.      
Administrative Officer
 

      
 
// t.o.b.o.//

   .

 
Material Paper 2
Ref. No.2085/S4/2000,Dated: 4-4-2001.  
Office of the Divl. Forest Officer,

From,.

Sri. K. Prakasa Rao 
Divisional Forest Officer,
Wildlife Management, Achampet

To,

The Station House Officer, 
Balmoor

Sir,

Sub:-    Dispute between Chenchus and Non-Chenchus community of Billakal Village of Balmoor Mandal, Mahaboobnagar Dist., harvest of  Fish from Rasool Cheru Tank situated in R.F. area – Regarding.

* * *

            I am to inform you that, the Central Government have issued strict instruction to stop all illegal activities in sanctuary areas without knowledge the facts and without consulting with Forest Department the Project Officer, I.T.D.A. Srisailam given assistance of Rs.3,150/- to VTDA Billakal to release 20,000 fingerlings in Rasool Cheru, Resulting dispute arose between Chenchus and Bastas of Billakal Village.

            The Rasool Cheru Tank is situated under N.S.T.R. for which no permission can be granted for fishing etc.,

            It is requested to take necessary action with the help of Forest Officials and see that low and Order Problem in the Village Billakal may not arise and prolong.

            To-day I have sent Range Officer, Achampet along with staff to the spot.  About 40 persons from both groups were present at Rasool Cheru.  The Range Officer has explained that none of the parties have right for fishing in the tank and asked them to go away to their Villages.  All of them went away.  But is likely that the situation may turn tense at any moment.  Hence I request you to have a close watch over the situation and be in touch with the on phone.

 

 

Yours faithfully,         

Divisional Forest Officer,
Wildlife Management,
Achampet.    

Copy to the Circle Inspector, Achampet with a request to take necessary action to solve the problems.

Copy submitted to the Dist. Superintendent of Police for favour of kind information. Administrative Officer, Collectorate, Mahaboobnagar.

 

Material Paper 3

Ref. No.2085/S$/2000,Date: 4-4-2001.  
Office of the Divl. Forest Officer,
Wildlife Management, Achampet.

From,

Sri K.Prakasa Rao, 
Divisional FOrest Officer, 
Wildlife Management
Achampet

To,

The Projcet Officer, 
I.T.D.A ( P.T.G - Chenchu) 
Sundipenta.

Sir,

Sub:-    I.T.D.A. (PTG-Chenchu) Sundipenta – dispute between Chenchus and Non-Chenchu Community – Billakal (Vilg), Tank situated in R.F. area Clarification of R.F. Act towards Tribals in sanctuary area – Regarding.

Ref:-     1. Lr.No. FDO-CS/2000 dt. 22-11-2000 from Fisheries Development Officer, Chandranagar, together with Dist. Collector, Mahaboobnagar.  Ref.No.D2/7593/2000, dated: 16-11-2000 with a copy of A/o Fisherman Co-operative Society, Kondanagula Village, dated 14-11-2000.
            2. This Office Ref.No.2085/S4/2000, dt.27-11-2000. 
            3. Your Lr. No.H/4008/2000, dt.3-4-2001.

* * *

            With regard to your reference last cited above, I am to state that, the Fisherman Co-operative Society, Kondanagula Village submitted Application to the Honourable M.L.A., Achampet and District Collector, Mahaboobnagar requesting to permit them for fishing in “Rasool Cheru” Tank which falls in the beat Billankal of Range Achampet.  n response to reference 1st cited necessary reply was given stating that, the above Tank falls under N.S.T.R.(Sanctuary) and as per order of Central Government no permission can be accorded for fishing in the sanctuary area and the request to fisherman Co-operative Society Kondanagula was not considered.

            Now you have stated vide your reference last cited above, that on request of beneficiaries I.T.D.A. has given financial assistance to purchase finger lings and to release them in the Rasool Cheru Existing in R.F. area available to Chenchus of Billakal Village of Balmoor (Mandal).  The action of Project Government. Before giving financial assistance to Chenchu beneficiaries the Project Tiger, Srisailam to a certain the Rule position of Sanctuary.  You have given assistance from your and to chenchus to release the fingerlings in Rasool Cheru Tank. Because of this the situation in the Village has turned tense and Law and Order has become problem in the Village and as well as in the Forest at Rasool Cheru Large no. of people from either group gathered at Rasool Cheru and they are likely to right at any moment and likely to occur even casualties.  The assistance given by you to the Chenchus for release of fingerling.  In Rasool cheru has brought the situation to the present stage.  Releasing fingerlings in Rusool Cheru and fishing in it is an offence as per provisions of W.L. protection Act, 1972.  No one has got right to catch fish in Rasul Cheru.  Hence you are request to issue suitable instructions to your beneficiaries in order to avoid further complication.

   Yours faithfully,         

 

Divisional Forest Officer,
 (WLM) Achampet.     

Copy submitted to the Conservator of Forests & Field Director, Project Tiger, Srisailam for favor of kind information and necessary action.

 


Material Paper 4

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
WILDLIFE REGIONAL OFFICE (SOUTHERN REGION) 
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & FORESTS
C-2A, BHALAJI BHAVANBESANT NAGAR, CHENNAI – 600 090
TELEPHONE & FAX :  4 9 1 6 7 4 7.

No: 12-24/WSR/01.
 
Dated: 4/9/2001.

                                               

To:
PCCF & Chief Wildlife Warden, Karnataka,
Addl. PCCF & Chief Wildlife Warden, Andhra Pradesh,
Addl. PCCF & Chief Wildlife Warden, Tamil Nadu,
Chief Wildlife Warden, Kerala,
Chief Wildlife Warden, Andaman & Nicobar Islands,
Chief Wildlife Warden, Lakshdeep.

Sir,
            Sub:-    Amendments to the Schedule I and II of Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

            Please find it enclosed the photocopy of the Gazette of India (Extraordinary) dated 11th July 2001 which contain the amendments made to the Schedule I and II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 for your information and necessary action.

            Thanking you,

 

Yours faithfully,

(R.Hemanth Kumar),    
Regl. Dy. Director (WLP),
S.Region, Chennai.   

Enclose:
            Endt.No.2393/2001-WL3.O/o the Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests, Dated: 25-9-2001, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.

 

Communicated for information and necessary action.

Sd/- B.Varaprasad,      
for Prl. Chief Conservator Forest.

To
All Conservators of Forests (Territorial) & (Wildlife).
Copy to stock file.
Spare-1.

// t.o.b.o.//

 
Superintendent

 

.

 

Material Paper 5

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART –II Sec.3]

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 11th July, 2001

            S.O.665(E) – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section(1) of section 61 of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972), the Central Government, being of the opinion that it is expedient so to do, hereby makes the following further amendments in Schedule I and Schedule III of the said Act with effect from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette, namely:-

  1. In Schedule I to the said Act:-
               
    (a).       In Part II A relating to “Fishes”, after entry 1, the following entries shall be inserted, namely:-

               
  2. " Shark and Ray (All Elasmobranchii).
  3. Black Coral (All Antipatharians).
  4. Giant Grouper (Epinephelus lanccolatus).”;
(b).       After Part IV, relating to Crustacea & Insects, the following parts shall be inserted, namely:-

       
Part IV A – Coelenterates

  1. Reef Building Coral (All Seleractinians).
  2. Black Coral (All Antipatharians).
  3. Organ Pipe Coral (Tubipora musica).
  4. Fire Coral (All Millipora Species).
  5. Sea Fan (All Gorgonians).

Part IV B – Mollusca

  1. Charonia triotonis.
  2. Lambis truncata.
  3. Lambis chiragra.
  4. Lambis chiragra authitica.
  5. Lambis millepeda.
  6. Lambis crocea.
  7. Lambis scorpius.
  8. Conus bengalensis.
  9. Conus malne-edwardsi.
  10. Conus nobilis.
  11. Conus nobilis.
  12. Conus geographus.
  13. Conus marmoreus.
  14. Cypraea lamacina.
  15. Cypraea cribraria.
  16. Cypraea tigris.
  17. Cypraea mappa.
  18. Cypraea talpa.
  19. Cypraea carneola.
  20. Cypraea mauritiana.
  21. Cypraea onyx.
  22. Cypraea argus.
  23. Cypraea testudinaria.
  24. Cypraea moneta.
  25. Ovula ovum.
  26. Volva volva.
  27. Turbo marmopiatus.
  28. Trochus moloticus.
  29. Xancus pyrum.
  30. Harpulina lapponica.
  31. Harpulina arausiaca.
  32. Tudicla spiralis.
  33. Cypracasis rufa.
  34. Cassis cornuta.
  35. Murex palmorosae.
  36. Murex haustellum.
  37. Murex ramosus.
  38. Strombus plicatus sibbaldi.
  39. Strombus listeris
  40. Fasciolaria trapazium.
  41. Fusinus longicaudus.
  42. Mitra mitra.
  43. Mitra papalis.
  44. Cymatium pileare.
  45. Nautilus pompilius.
  46. Tridaena maxima.
  47. Tridaena squamosa.
  48. Hippopus hippopus.
  49. Piter erycina.
  50. Pteria brevilata.
  51. Placenta placenta
  52. Paphia ala-pepilionis.”.

 

Administrative Officer,
Collectorate, Mahaboobnagar.

 

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA :  EXTRAORDINARY [PART II – Sec. 3(ii)]

Part IV C-Echinodermata

            Sea Cucumber (All Holothurians).

  1. In Schedule III to the said Act, after entry 19 relating to Wild pig, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-
“20. Sponges (all Calcareans)”. 
  
[F.No.1-4/95/WL-1]
S.C. SHARMA, Addl. Director General of Forests (WL).

 

Note:- The entries in various Schedule of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 have been amended from time to time.  The last notification this regards was issued vide S.O.474 (E) dated the 29th May, 2001.

    Administrative Officer,          
Collectorate, Mahaboobnagar.

 
 

Telegram: PARYAVARAN,NEW DELHI.

Telephone:

E-Mail Address:

        GOVERNMENT OF INDIA                        
    MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & FORESTS            
PARYAVARAN BHAVAN, C.G.O. COMPLEX, LODHI ROAD,
NEW DELHI-110 003.          

Lr.No.1-2/2001/WL-1 , Dated 10.5.2001.

Sub:-    Gazette notification regarding inclusion of Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) in Schedule-I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. – distribution regarding.

Copy of the Gazette notification No.1-2/2001 WL-1 dated 28.5.2001 published in Part II Section___ Sub-section (ii).  Extraordinary of the Gazette of India is enclosed herewith for international necessary section.

(DR. ANMOL KUMAR)
DY. INSPECTOR GENERAL.(WL).

Distribution:

  1. President’s Secretariat/Vice President’s Secretariat.
  2. Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, New Delhi.
  3. Cabinet Secretary/Chief Wildlife wardens of all States/UTs.
  4. Forests Secretary/Chief Wildlife wardens of all States/UTs.
  5. Regional Dy. Directors (Wildlife preservation).  NR/SR/WR/ER.
  6. Director ZSI/Director BSI/Director. CMFRI/Director. WIL.
  7. PS to AIEF/PS to Secretary(E&F)TS to DGF/PS to Addl. DGP(WL).
  8. All Sections and Divisions of Ministry of Environment and Forests.

 

____No.23081/2001/WL-3, Dated: 08-06-2001

Office of Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests, 
Hyderabad, A.P.

   

           Communicated.

Sd/- K.Varaprasad,             
for Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests.

All the conservators of Forests (Wildlife) & (Territorial).

// t.o.b.o.//

SUPERINTENDENT.

Administrative Officer,
Collectorate, Mahaboobnagar.

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
FOREST DEPARTMENT

Rc.No.4215/2001/PTS, Dated: 7.7.2001.   

O/o. the Conservator of Forests/
Field Director, P.T. Srisailam.

  Sr. M.Prudhvi Raju, IPS.,
Conservator of Forests / Field Director.

Copy communicated to all the Divisional Forest Officers in this Circle for information.

Sd/- M.Prudhvi Raju,               
Conservator of Forests / Filed Director,
Project Tiger Circle, Srisailam.        

To,
 

The Divl. Forest Officers,

Wildlife Management,

Atmakur, Markapur, Achampet, N.Sagar and Flying Squads Party, Srisailam.

 

Copy to Asst. Conservator of Forests (Bio-Div.), Srisailam.

 

// t.o.b.o.//

Superintendent
Administrative Officer,
Collectorate, Mahaboobnagar.

 

(TO BE PUBLISHED IN PART II SECTION-3 SUB SECTION(ii), EXTRAORDINARY OF THE GAZETTE OF INDIA)

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS 
WILDLIFE SECTION-1

NOTIFICATION

NEW DELHI, THE 28th MAY, 2001.

No.......................... dated the 28, May, 2001 In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-section (1) of section 61 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972), the Central Government, being of the opinion that it is expedient so to do, hereby makes the following addition to the Schedule of the said Act with immediate effect.

In Schedule 1 to the said Act

After Part II. the following shall be added, namely:-

“Part II A – Fishes

1. Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)”

[No.1-2/2001 WL1]                            
(P.H. KHWAJA)                                 
JOINT SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA

   

 

W.P. No. 5515/87 M.P.No.7398/87 Date:May 1987

W.P. No. 6175/87 M.P.No.8273/87 Date:May 1987

 "Managing Director Godavari plywoods ltd. Rampachodavaram E.G.Dt. be and hereby is directed not to cut any mango trees, jamun and jack trees and cutting the forests of Maredumilli mandal, E.G.Dt."

 Only matured or dying trees were to be felled. Jeelugu (Caryota urens) palm, trees yielding minor forest produce like tamarind or cane brakes, creepers were not to be touched. A gap of 20 meters from a stream.)         --Times of India, April 30, 1991.

 

The candidate has chosen a topical subject, very relevant to our thinking on culture, cognition and language. He has red widely and is familiar with the literature that matters. His linguistic and anthropological reasoning is sound. His language is clear and simple.

...evidence of the investigator's ability as a linguist by special training and as a linguistic anthropologist by self - cultivated interest.

Prof. A.Munirathnam Reddy, Head, Department of Social Anthropology,S.V.University, Tirupati - 517502

 

Enabling the Community to Gain Command Over the Administrative Process is Empowerment.

 

"Today the development is manaement without governance and governanace is without proper participation."

 

 

A.P.Cabinet Sub - Committee Report on Left Wing Extrremists. - P.Sivaramakrishna.

The only information the government or media always compile carefully is on Naxalite encounters, never the violations of the instruments of rule of law such as minimum wages, fifth schedule, mismanagement of forests, equity in the distribution of welfare benefits, displacement, fragmentation of Socio-economic entities etc. 

        

INDIRA SAGAR (POLAVARAM) CENTRAL EMPOWERED COMMITTEE ORDER

if the R & R is found to be lagging with reference to the fixed bench marks, the construction should accordingly be deferred / stopped;

FORESTS ARE RESERVOIRS OF WATER AND LUNGS OF OUR ENVIRONMENTS.

SAVE THEM FROM MINING AND DESTRUCTION.

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