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AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE ON THE UTILIZATION OF THE GODAVARI WATERS AND RESOURCES


 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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Office of the Commissioner of Tribal  Welfare 
Government of Andhrapradesh  

Vinod k Agarwal, IAS
Commissioner.  
Telugu Samkshema Bhavan,
Masab Tank, Hyderabad – 500 028. 

Off.:040-3390487; Fax: 3315236;
Res: 3413891.

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D.O.Lr.No.TRI/LTR/1450/01, Dt:5-01-02.

It has been represented to me that the chenchu tribess have been prevented from dropping fish seed in Rasul Cheruvu situated in the scheduled area of your district by one fisherman Cooperative Society of Kondanagula.

            I wish to draw your attention towards the provisions of A.P.S.A.L.T.R. which specifically prohibit any transfer of interest on any immovable property or its usufructs to the non-tribals in the scheduled areas.  This Provision also applies to the government land and tanks in the scheduled areas and as such giving any right to any fishermen Cooperative Society, not fully consisting of tribals, will be violative of the LTR.

            I request you to please get the matter looked into immediately and restore the right to the tribal over the said Rasul Cheruvu.

 

Yours sincerely,           

           Sd/-                  
      (VINOD AGRAWAL)     

To
Sri K.Madhusudana Rao, I.A.S.,
District Collector,
MAHABOOBNAGAR.

Copy to Dr.P.Siva Rama Krishna, SAKTI, #105 & 411, Janapriya Paradise,Opp. Syndicate Bank Lane, Ashoknagar-1. Hyderabad – 20.

(VINOD AGRAWAL)

T R A N S L A T I O N

To
The District Collector,
Mahaboobnagar District.

Sir,
Sub: Representation given by the Tribal Chenchus of village near Billakal within the G.P. of Balmur Mandal, Mahaboobnagar District.

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We chenchus belonging to S.T. and we belong to Chenchu Community of Billakal.  There is Rushula Cheruvu Tank of nearly 1000 acres.  This tank is only water source for our cattle and wild live including the tiger etc.,  Our villagers as well as the Rushula Tank are is situated in the schedule area.  We are the local tribals and poor and landless.  Many of the tribal families in this area migrating to Rajasthan and Maharashtra for search of good.

            For the villagers of our area two to three months food is provided by fish from Rushula Cheruvu.

            Of late some of the non-tribals coming from plains which is not in the schedule area have coming into this tank and picking fish and adding chemicals polluting the water and they are converting this into commercial tank by abusing us.  In the month of rearing fish they are putting traps around the bank and killing the wild life..  In some occasions the wild life animals as well as our cattle are dying as they are consuming a polluted water.  Forest around the tank is shrinking as these non-tribals are cutting away the forests.  Therefore, we request you to take steps to see that the non-tribals interference in our schedule area is curbed.  The water is polluted. We request you to take steps to see that the tribals can take out their livelihood from this tanks.

Date: 06-02-2002.
                                                                                    Sd: V.T.D.A. Ballakalu Chenchu.
                                                                                    Sd: N. Krishnaiah President VTDA.
                                                                                    Sd: N. Yerriah Secretary –do- 
                                                                                    Sd: V.Narasimlu President District
                                                                                    Chenchu Welfare Association.

   

 

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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