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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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Court orders DNA test to ascertain paternity


-Indian Express Sunday April 11 1993


From our Legal Correspondent

Hyderabad, April 10: In a court order having far reaching consequences, Mr. Justice D J Jagannadha Raju of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, on Thursday directed Mr. Pakalapati Suryanarayana Raju, a contractor of non-tribal origin, to undergo a DNA paternity test to determine the parentage of P. Jogi Raju who claims to be his son.

The order was passed in a criminal petition filed by Mrs P Lakshmi, a tribal woman from Maredumilli in East Godavari district, who claimed that she fell prey to the false promises of Suryanarayana Raju the respondent.

In her petition, Mrs Lakshmi complained that Mr. Raju. Who came to her village on contract work, had seduced her in 1981 and lived with her, She gave birth to Jogi Raju in 1983, she added.

Suryanarayana Raju married one Nagamani in 1984 and deserted her and their child. The Rampachodavarm Sub-Divisional Magistrate had dismissed her petition for maintenance. When she sought a revision of the order, the Rajahmundry Additional Sessions Judge declined to grant maintenance.

In the petition before the AP High Court, Mrs Lakshmi contented that as a tribal, the provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act and the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act do not apply to her, and the only remedy for maintenance is available under the benevolent provision in the Code of Criminal Procedure.

She further pleaded that if she is asked by the court to establish that she is a legally wedded wife and her son is born to Suryanarayana Raju, she would be deprived of the only remedy of maintenance.

But CCMB declined to takeup the case since of their pre occupation with research work.

Maintenance cases: The State Government will examine the possibility of implementing the provisions of Cr.PC for awarding maintenance to women in tribal areas. Tribal Welfare Minister K.Bhim Rao told the BJP floor leader, Mr.Ch.Vidyasagar Rao.

Replying to a question on pending maintenance cases filed by tribal women in Rampachodavaram agency area, the minister said so far 48 cases had been filed (of which 22 by tribal women) in Rampachodavaram division.

Sharing the concern of the members Deputy Speaker A.DharmaRao, who was in the Chair said it was a genuine issue, following which the minister agreed to consider it.

-Indian Express Dt.7-10-90

SAKTI trained tribal women to argue their cases in local Courts. But in 1995 ITDA formed a free legal aid committee and entrusted it to local advocates there by distancing the tribal women from the participatory process intiated by SAKTI.

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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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