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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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Mines & Tribes

Mines and Tribes News

  1. P.L.Application for Laterite Mineral over an extent of 14.455 hectors of Pandirimamidi Kota village, Maredumilli (M), East Godavari District. A/o M/s Pandava mining L.C.C. Society Reg - Letter No.22183/N3/89 - . - The 28th Mar 1991
  2. Fears over Alumina Project - Indian Express - The 25th oct 1991
  3. Jerrala Bauxite project - A Virtual mining bomb - Indian Express - 22nd june 1992
  4. State 'Violates' Central rules - Indian Express - The 17th Mar 1993
  5. Auction of Cashew gardens - Contrary to the provisions of LTR - 1/59- The auction confirmed by the Vice Chairman and Managing Director , APFDC, Hyderabad, Clarification - Letter No.1186/94/TRI/Rly - The 19th May 1994
  6. Private companies and indigenous people can work together for development - Human Development Report 2004 - OXFORD University Press.
  7. State digs into court orders - Deccan Chronicle - The 22nd November of 2000
  8. PSU selloff in State could run foul of 1/70 - Deccan Chronicle - The 30th March of 2002
  9. MP gets tribal land from State - Deccan Chronicle - The 17th May of 2002
  10. Tribal land mines flouts supreme court order - Times of India - The 29th August of 2002

Mines and Tribes Records


Mines and tribes cases
minesnminerals_cases
SI.No

W.P.No

Petitioner & Respondents

Relief sought / Relief granted

Filing/ Disposal/

Follow -up

1

W.P.No.9513/93 and 7725/94

Between:

SAMATA, (Regd No. 554/90), a rural Development, Society registered under the Societies Regulation, Act, 1860 having its registered Office at
Peda Mallapuram, Sankhavaram Mandal, East Godavari District, represented by its Executive Director, R.Ravi.…Petitioner.

AND

State of Andhra Pradesh, Represented by its Principle Secretary to Government, Science & Technology (Forests- III) Department, Secretariat Buildings, Hyderabad and others.


    

Relief Sought :  prayed that this Honorable Court may be pleased to issue any appropriate writ or order or direction particularly one in the nature of writ of Mandamus directing the respondents 1 to 4 to terminate the mining leases in existence in the Borra Gram Panchayat area of Anantagiri Mandal Visakhapatnam District and prosecute the persons responsible for violation of section 2 of Forest (Conservarion) Act 1980 and A.P scheduled Areas Land Transfer Regulation 1959 and pass such other order or orders as this Hon’ble Court may deem fit  the Circumstance of the case.

Relief granted : In view of the above discussion, we hold that there is no prohibition for grant of mining leases by the government either under regulation of 1959 or the . Act no.67 of 1957 until the issuance of the notification by the governor on 7-8-1991. The said notification does not direct imposition of restriction retrospectively, though the v schedule of the constitution empowers the governor to direct regulations to have retrospective effect of the notification issued by the governor on 7-8-1991, the notification comes intobeffect prospectively. We, therefore,see no force in the contention of the learned counsel for the petitioners that the leases granted earlier to the notification also have to be declared as void. In the result, the writ petitions are dismissed. But in the circumstances of the case without any order as to costs.

 

Dismissed on 8th Apr 1995

2

W.P.No.3734 of 1993.

SAKTI, a voluntary social organisation
for the upliftment of Tribal (Regd. No.
76/85), Rampachodavaram, East Godavari
District, represented by its Director,
Dr. P. Sivaramakrishna                                                                    ....Petitioner

VERSUS

1. State of Andhra Pradesh represented
by its Principal Secretary to Government,
Energy, Forests, Environments, Science &
Technology (Forests-III) Department,
Secretariat Buildings, Hyderabad.

2. The Director of Mines and Geology, Hyderabad.

3. The District Collector East Godavari
District, Kakinada.

4. The District Forest Officer, Kakinada.

5. Union of India represented by its
Secretary to Government Ministry of
Environment and Forests, Paryavaran
Bhavan, New Delhi.

6. M/s. Hyderabad Abrasives Limited, Hyderabad.

7. Adivasi Integrated Corporation : Rajahmundry.

8. Sangam Minerals, Rajahmundry.

9. M/s. Girijan Minerals, Rampachodavaram.

10. Smt. Suryakantam.

Relief Sought : seeking a direction to the respondents Nos. 1 to 4 to terminate the Mining Leases in existence in the scheduled areas of East Godavari District and to prosecute the persons responsible for violation of Section 2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Areas Land Transfer Regulations, 1959

Relief Granted: prohibited from mining operations in an area covered by the Act other than the area which they had already completed mining operations. However, they should be permitted to remove material already dug up and lying in the area under the supervision of the Joint Director of the District, Assistant Director of Mines and Geology and the Conservator of Forests, Rajahmundry. The Writ Petition is allowed with costs.

Order

 

Disposed On: 

13-Oct-1993

 

News

3

W.P.M.P.

30456/96

 

Karam Borrannadora

Vs

Asst.Director of the Mines & Minerals, and others

Relief Granted:" By the impugned order dt.23.10.96 the petitioner was directed not to carry on the quarry work and not to transport the quarry until further orders. The basis for issuance of such an order is on the ground that the work is being done by somebody else and not by the petitioner himself.

 

Under these circumstances the 3 rd respondent-MRO is directed to cause an enquiry about the truth or otherwise relating to the actual person that is doing quarrying work within a period of one month from the date of receipt of a copy of this order.

Interim direction ordered on 21.11.96 to continue until further orders."

Disposed on:

3 -12-1997

4

Civil appeals No.s 4601-02 of 1997

Samatha Vs

State of A.P and others
    

 

Order

5

W.P no.19282 of 1998.

BETWEEN:

1.Indian Rayon and Industries Ltd. a Company incorporated under the Registered office at Vereval (Gujarat)
2.   Arun Dega

 

And

  1. State of A.P. rep. By the Secretary to the Govt., Social Welfare Department Secretariat, Hyderabad.
  2. State of A.P. rep. By the Prl. Secretary To the Govt. Industries & Commerce
  3. Dept. Secretariat, Hyderabad.
  4. Union of India, rep. By the Secretary To the Government, Ministry of Steel & Mines, New Delhi.

 

 

 

Relief Sought:Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India praying that in the circumstances stated in the Affidavit filed herein the High Court will be pleased to issue a writ of mandamus or any other writ order or direction of like nature.

Relief Granted: The issue involved in this writ petition is squarely covered by the judgment of the Supreme Court reported in “SAMATA VS STATE OF A.P.”.

      Following the said judgment and for the reasons mentioned therein, this writ petition is dismissed.

Writ Petition is dismissed.

6

W.P no.1571/2006

Between:

1.“DHIMSA” a society registered under A.P. Societies Registration Act 2001 (No. 938 of 2003), having its office at D. No. 9-22, Lochaliputtu Colony, near Degree College, Paredu, Visakhapatnam District, Rep by its President K. Krishna Rao
2. “SANTI” a voluntary social organization for the uplifment of Tribes People, (Regd. No. 76/85) Rampachodavaram, East Godavari District, Represented by its Director, Dr. P. Sivaramakrishna

..Petitioners

AND

1. Government of Andhra Pradesh, Rep by its Principal Secretary to Government, Industries and Commerce (Mines) Department, Secretariat, Hyderabad


2. Principal secretary to Government, Energy, Forest, Environment, Sciences & Technology, Department, Secretariat, Hyderabad


3. Principal Secretary to Government, Tribunal Welfare Department, Secretariat, Hyderabad


4. Union of India, Rep by its Secretary to Government, Department of Environment, Forests & Wildlife, Paryavaran Bhavan, C. G. O. Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.


5. National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, 6th Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan


6. A.P. Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. No. 8-3-945, II floor, Pancom Business Center, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500 016 Rep by its Vice-chairman and Managing Director


7. M/s. Jindal South West Holdings Public Limited, Jindal Mansion, 5-A, Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai-400 026.


    

Relief Sought :  Petition under Article 226 of the constitution of India praying that in the circumstances stated in the Affidavit filed herein the High Court will be pleased to issue any appropriate Writ, Order or Direction, more particularly, one in the nature of Writ of Mandamus declaring the words “to an undertaking owned of controlled by the State or Central Government or “ in provise to sub-section 5 of section 11 of mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) act. 1957 as unconstitutional and void and consequently declaring the action of the 1st Respondent in entering in to an agreement with the 7th Respondent in as extent of 2,446 hectars in Araku And Sapparla area of Visakhapatnam district as violative of articles 14,21 and V Schedule to the constitution of India and the laws made there under including the provisions of A.P. Scheduled Area Land Transfer Regulation, Section 11(5) of Mines & Minerals (Regulation & Development) Act, 1958 and Forest (conservation) Act, 1980.

 

Order

7

W.P.No.1571 of 2006

Between

“DHIMSA”, a society registered under
A.P. Societies Registration  act, 2001, Paderu,
Visakhapatnam District
Rep, by its President K. Krishna Rao & another

……Petitioners

And

Government of Andhra Pradesh Rep, by its Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce (Mines) Department, Hyderabad & other.


    

Relief Sought :Petition under Article 226 of the constitution of India praying that in the circumstances stated in the Affidavit filed herein the High Court will be pleased to issue any appropriate Writ, Order or Direction, more particularly, one in the nature of Writ of Mandamus declaring the words “to an undertaking owned of controlled by the State or Central Government or “ in provise to sub-section 5 of section 11 of mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) act. 1957 as unconstitutional and void and consequently declaring the action of the 1st Respondent in entering in to an agreement with the 7th Respondent in as extent of 2,446 hectars in Araku And Sapparla area of Visakhapatnam district as violative of articles 14,21 and V Schedule to the constitution of India and the laws made there under including the provisions of A.P. Scheduled Area Land Transfer Regulation, Section 11(5) of Mines & Minerals (Regulation & Development) Act, 1958 and Forest (conservation) Act, 1980.

 

Relief Granted : While disposing of the Writ Petition in the manner indicated above, we make it clear that till the required permission is obtained by the State Government in terms of Section 2(2) of the Act as also environment clearance is granted by the competent authority, the agreement entered in to between respondent No. 1 and respondent No. 7 shall not be implemented.

Order

   

 

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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