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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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 Girijans Feel Let Down

August 9, 1996.

Newsflash

Eluru, Aug 8: The dispute over the claim of right on land in agency area is "do or die" problem of the 2.5 lakh people of the area as it involves not less than 6000 acres of fertile land spread over the tribal mandals of Polavaram, Buttayigudem and Jeelugumilli.

According to statistics 3072 acres in Polavaram, 1650 acres in Buttaigudem and 1740 acres in Jeelugumilli mandal are considered as disputed land. In addition to this, 540 acres of government wasteland fit for cultivation is also involved in the dispute. The Girijans (tribals) claim all these lands are classified as government wastelands and they should be considered as beneficiaries in the spirit of LRT Act 1/70. But some extent of the land was assigned on d-form pattas to Dalits.

Hitherto the Girijans have not intereferred with the enjoyment of Dalits. But due to the changed circumstances and on suspicion that the Dalits were with non-tribals, the tribals obstructed their enjoyment.

The visit of the Minister for Panchyat Raj as envoy of the Chief Minister to the agency area on wednesday, his meeting with non-tribals and giving an assurance to them created dissatisfaction among tribals.

Add to this, according to police sources more than 130 Girijans were kept behind bars for their attack on non-tribals at Busarajupalli and so far not arresed a single non-tribal for setting ablaze valuable records of MRO office at Jangareddigudem and Jeelygumilli mandals.

Further the impact of large number of armed forces in the area made the Girijans keet calm for the time being.

This may not solve the burning problem permanently. However, the Joint Collector and the Superintendent of Police meeting both sections and creating confidence, before proposing any solution may help to some extent solve the problem.

Some outside elements may take this opportunity to provoke them and make the situation complicated. Girijans feel their claims were not considered and feel isolated.

 

 

 

   

 

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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