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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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Women and Governance in South Asia

Edited by:

Yasmin Tambiah

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Annual Report-2005-06

Water Governance Issues and Participatory Hydrological Monitorning

SPWD and SAKTI are working collaboratively on the issue of water Governance in Andhra Pradesh. The issue of water cannot be seen in isolation from the life support systems of the people.It cuts across many sectors and the general change in the country's policy environment has strong bearings on this sector . The institutional changes that are being suggested have many unstated and unproven underlying assumptions.Ecology and poverty are two concerns that remain unresolved in normal functioning of civil society,notwithstanding assertions to the contrary by pro-community and pro-market civil society activists.This calls for the intervention of the state.The state itself is neirther monolithic nor without ideology.They effectiveness of civil society institutions in involving as broad a mass as is affected by the changes depend upon

    • Knowledge about working of various state and other institution that contribute mainly to decision making. 
    • Data and empirical studies available with the different institutions 
    • How does an issue get conceptualized in various institutions? Or in our case,how is the category "water" worked out ? 
    • Knowledge of the process of decision-making. 
    • The gaps in existing database or biases in data gathering. 
    • Alternate analysis. 
    • Mobilization and advocacy to effect decision making.

The ongoing study comprises of mapping of various institutions working on water in AP, the changes in their roles, the emergence of new in institutions like Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs) etc, the political and administrative basis for these changes. Liaision is being done with state institutions working on water and allied sectors loke power,agriculture,rural development,etc at Hyderabad as well as Anantapur level to collect the data and empirical studies available with these. Minutes of the departmental meeting,district and state orders and notifications are being gathered. The existing conceptualization of category 'water' is being worked out.The process of decision making related to water is being understood by reviewing the available literature which includes acts and policies,assembly debates,minutes of the conferences/workshop,newspaper coberage,study reports and documents related to water. The gaps will be worked out and shared in a state level workshop involving select NGO workers, academics,researchers,state departments personal ,etc. This will be used to find out any alternate studies available and ways to bridge the gap.SAKTI will chalk out the plan for mobilization and advocacy at the state level. This willculminate in a state level forum or will be an input to any existing state level forum

   

 

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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