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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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Translation of the Telugu pamphlet on wheel pump:  

 The above Wheel Pump was installed in Lepakshi, Anathapuram District.
In the above image from left to right: B. Venkateshwarlu (Sakti),
Sathya Narayana (Mechanic), Gangi Reddy (Chaithanya NGO)
  1. Remove the handle – fix the wheel.
  2. The wheel costs Rs.6000/- only
  3. It can be assembled in local workshop.  Maintenance cost are nominal.  The wheel can be shifted from one pump to another pump.
  4. Water at the depth of 120-200 can be pumped
  5. Electric power is not necessary.
  6. Farmers who left their pumps due to less yield ½ “ or 1” can fix this wheel and irrigate vegetables, fruit orchards.
  7. Don’t allow the water to flow on the ground.  Instead irrigate the plants through pipe.  For vegetable cultivation fix house sprinklers to the pipe.
  8. Can arrest wastage of water.
  9. Farmers having green house can grow vegetables in commercial way
  10. The wheel running on bearings in one rotation pumps 5 pots of water
  11. The water necessary for 50 plants can be provided with pot drip in 5 or 6 minutes.
  12. This wheel pump oil engine can be connected to use ordinary or sprinkler drip
  13. Small dalit farmers who are away from the village at the foot hill with sufficient water in their bores, this wheel pump is a blessing.
  14. The wheel pump if pushed twice, it automatically rotates another two rounds, because of the mechanical power.  Pumping of ground water is easy.
  15. It the bore well is in the premises of house – fix the wheel to pump up to the over head tank.
  16. During the drought, through protective or wet drip, wettings can provided for dry land crops.
  17. Poor farmers can raise nurseries, seed lings for transplantation.  Flower plants can be raised in plastic buckets or cement kundis.
  18. 5 to 6 farmers can collectively arrange and use this wheel pump.
  19. Women use hand pump for drinking water.  Their hardship shall come down.
  20. Can be fitted to new drinking water borewells.
  21. Will be useful for school children to fill the tubs and there from to provide water to plants in the school premises
  22. Government is spending 1200 crores for drip irrigation.  It can spend a part of it to this wheel pump and help the small and dalit farmers.
  23. The wheel can be shifted from a borewell to another pump on a cart or trolley, after caping the first pump.
  24. Fruit plantations can be successfully maintained through this wheel pump.
  25. This wheel pump can be introduced to ITDA, Scheduled caste development corporation
  26. This wheel pump can be made part of APRLP, water sheds, Jalajeevanam etc. programme.

 

Cautions

 

  1. Who ever wants to use this a ‘kunta’ (ditch) can be dug and proper bunds should be formed.
  2. In the nearby streams, , form small kuntas and stain with stone.
  3. If the farmers think that their livelihood will be safe with this wheel, they should not allow installation of irrigation borewells or submersible pump connections.
  4. Don’t allow the water to flow idle.  Provide water through pipe and spray dry grass to check evaporation.
  5. Through green house, cultivation of vegetables in pots or plastic buckets, economy of water increases.
  6. Go for mixed crops to save water.
  7. Keep ready, spanners, wrench, and grease.  Normally you don’t require a mechanic.
  8. If greenary is there on streams bunds and small hills,  water won’t evaporate.  The ground water shall increase.

 

   

 

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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