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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 snowballing into law and order problem
The Hindu, December 18, 1996.


Eluru, Dec.17: The land problem in tribal areas of West Godavari district is snowballing into a major law and order issue. Tribals armed with bows and arrows are organising raids on the fields of non-tribals and caring away the grain.

In the last 20 days, paddy from 50 acres was reported to have been taken away by Buttayagudem and the latest was Ramannapalem in Polavaram mandal. The presence of the Kovvur revenue divisional officer, Mrs. Sarada, and Jangareddygudem Deputy Superiendent of Police, Mr. J. Brahma Reddy did not defer the tribals on Monday. As discussions were on between the leaders and officials, the tribals went about cutting and threshing.

The police department fears that any delay in attending to the problem might trigger clashes between tribals and non-tribals. Sixty villages in Buttayagudem, Jeelugumilli and Polavaram mandals were identified as hyper-sensitive. The police are in a helpless state in the absence of clear diagnosis of the problem. The Deputy Superiendent of Police, Mr. Brahma Reddy, says unless assisted by revenue staff and landowners, the police cannot protect the fields and were unable to act as ownership was claimed both by tribal and non-tribal farmers.

It was physically impossible to post security personnel to each and every field. Moreover, non-tribal farmers were seeking the help of revenue and police even harvest crops, he said.

The tribals, who are in an aggressive mood, say that they can never get lands if they sit with their hands folded. They argue that non-tribals are creating obstacles even for transfer of lands in clear cases by taking the matter to higher courts.

The non-tribal farmers are angry over revenue and police officials accusing them of indifference. A few days ago a group of non-tribal farmers barged into the office of the District Collector, Mr. D. Ramakrishna and picked up an argument with him. They demanded action against the tribals who tresspassed into their fields.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist which is backing the tribals, began organising them. The party MLA from Bhadrachalam, Mr. Kunja Bojji, toured the agency areas of the district recently and spoke in support of them.

Mr. Eswaraiah, the CPM divisional secretary at Jangareddygudem, stated that the stand of tribals was justified as they were for the asking for the lands assigned to them by lower-level tribal courts. The Joint Collector, Mr. Subrahmanyam, sees a socio-economic angle to the problem and feels that the issue could be tackled effectively by expediting the development process through the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA).

 

 

 

 

   

 

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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