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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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Tribals sore over district administration's attitude
December 2, 1996.

Newsflash

Eluru, Dec. 1: The tribals are becoming increasingly critical of the district administration's style of functioning and performance. The main cause of concern is the land ownership and delay in implementation of LRT Act 1/70-the pro-non-tribal attitude as felt by the self disignated as sons and daughters of the soil-tribals.

The trouble in the tribal notified mandals of Buttayigedem, Jeelugumilli and Polavaram of West Godavari commences with the begining of transplantation and harvesting time of rabi crops.

This system was in vogue for a decade in this area. The seasonal internal dispute between tribals and non-tribals is taking shape into year-long fight due to official apathy, it is learnt.

Now some outside elements are coming forward in the garb of helping and rescuing innocent tribals with an ambition to climb political ladder. Further it is has become routine to enter into other's lands on benami names and take away the crop ready for harvesting.

During last kharif season the seats of mandal revenue officers at Jeelugumilli and Jangareddigudem were the target of attack by the angry non-tribals. The tribals blame that so far no action was taken against the persons who destroyed the valuable government records, whereas the 43 tribals were arrested and sent to Rajahmundry Central Jail; on the charge of involvement in Busarajupalli incident, when several non-tribals were injured and standing crops were taken away.

The Parliamentary elections and cyclone devastation make the administration to keep aside the agency problem till date.

The tribals who could not get favourable judgement in revenue divisional offices at Kovvur and not finalized at Collector's end as agent to Governor, the vexed tribals are now ready for it. Some hailing from Reddy Ganapavaram, Basurajapalli and other villages of Jelugumilli mandal are now excepting for nearly 200 acres of land ready for harvest.

Added to this, the CPM which had little impact in tribal area and the local tribal MLA, is said to be with an understanding with non-tribals who comprise more than 65 per cent of votes bank, had by supporting them in their demands and objecting to amendments to tribals acts introduced two decades ago for their benefit.

They have made Bhadrachalam tribal MLA, Mr. Kunja Bojji to take active part in their efforts to win tribal confidence.

Now it is not too late on the part of the district administrators and politicians to get alert and make the tribals to rely on their words.

But the differences in ruling Telugu Desam Party cadre in the district labelled as Panchayat Raj Minister, Mr. K. Vidyadhara Rao group and other (Mr. P.V. Krishna Rao, Kovvur, MLA) and Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Ms. Immeni Rajeswari factions.

The tribal MLA, Mr. Singanna Dora is in the fold of second group and not turned up to the meeting held by Mr. Vidyadhara Rao, our tribals' matters in September this year. The minister who assured to visit the tribal area and meet them had not fulfilled the promise.

Taking advantage of the back drop of the minister, the other faction is making frequent visits to tribal areas whenever opportunity arises.

The tribals are now heading to take possession of 2,000 acres of surplus lands and assessed waste land in Polavaram as informed by Mr. Kunja Bojji.

But it seems the mean at the helm of the affairs are seem to be thinking the other way.

 

 

 

   

 

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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