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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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Land disputes in agency areas deepen

The Indian Express, July 18, 1996.

Express News Service

Eluru, July 17: The situation in the agency region here was tense over the land disputes between Girijans and non-Girijans. The Girijans have been preventing the non-Girijans from carrying out the agricultural works.

Meanwhile, the government orders treating the Dalit as non-Girijans deepened the problem. The non-Girijans and Scheduled Caste people were taking up an agitation for their rights over lands. While the officials were trying to pacify both the groups by settling the land disputes.

Six teams of officials were pressed into service to survey the lands under dispute and pattas being prepared to distribute poramboke land to the Girijans in the agency region.

The officials had taken up the task of seizing the lands under the occupation of non-Girijans. With this, agricultural operations in the agency region were stalled. At last, the Rytu Sangh leaders represented to the Collector that they had no objection to distribute the banjar lands to Girijans.

Polavaram MLAP. Singanna Dora signed the agreement in the presence of Minister Kotagiri Vidyadhara Rao in this matter. The ryots delegation handed over the proposals to the district collector D. Ramakrishna on Saturday.

The officials heaved a sign of relief as the MLA signed the agreement on the land distribution. They feel that if the non-Girijans are bound to the agreement they entered the survey of the land would be easy for them.

The revenue officials have to visit the Girijan village and survey the lands and seize the surplus lands. The programme was postponed as the district collector D. Ramakrishna went to Pune for training.

Meanwhile, the survey of land in the agency region which was under the possession of non-Girijans was carried out by the officials. The officials were trying to distribute the seized surplus land of 6.4 acres to Girijans immediately.

The officials were verifying the records of the lands in Orrinkalapadu village as the Girijans expressed doubts over the possession of the land by the non-Girijans.

The officials are trying to distribute the seized lands immediately to the eligible Girijans to avoid the non-Girijans get stay orders from the courts. Recently a non-Girijan got stay order over the land seized by the government in Panduvarigudem.

The officials are fearing that they have to face the wrath of Girijans if the land distribution was kept pending with the litigations. The dispute over the possession of land between Girijans and non-Girijans had an impact on the lands belonging to Scheduled Caste people.

The government has distributed the forest banjar lands to Scheduled Castes people earlier. A large number of Scheduled Caste people are cultivating the agency lands in Polavaram, Buttayagudem and Jeelugumilli mandals. But under the 1/70 Act of the government they were considered as non-Girijans.

With this the officials are trying to seize their lands. The Dalits in Buttayagudem have taken up agitation over the abolition of D pattas in Busarajupalli village.

They staged relay hunger-strikes at the Buttayagudem mandal revenue office urging the government to consider the Scheduled Caste people who are residing in agency regions as Konda Harijans. When asked about the lands seizure joint collector Sudharani said the seizure of lands of Harijans was stopped.

She said there was a possibility of the government sparing the seizure of lands belonging to Scheduled Caste people. She said efforts were on to see that the Girijans did not prevent the agricultural works of non-Girijans. She expressed the confidence that the government measures were increasing the confidence among the Girijans.

 

 

 

   

 

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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