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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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Cops assaulted, taken hostage by tribals
Friday, December 20, 1996.

Express News Service

Jangareddigudem,(West Godavari dt), Dec 19: Tension built up in Reddyganapavaram of Buttayagudem mandal today after tribals beat up a few of 80 policemen who went there to arrest them in connection with a case of illegal harvesting of paddy raised by non-tribals and held the entire force 'hostage'.

The tribals set them free late in the night after the senior revenue and police officials 'apologised' for not employing women police while dealing with women and for the 'excesses' the police had reportedly committed and promising that such incidents would not occur in future.

The tribals took objection to the police investigation of the case an caused injuries to two constables took away a rifle from a police constable after throwing chilli powder in their eyes and roughied up several others. They also deflated the tyre of the vehicles in which the police men went there.

About 1,500 tribals from nearly 10 villages laid siege to Reddyganaparam making it almost impossible for the police to withdraw from the action scene armed with bows and arrows. According to reports, the tribals did not allow supply of water to their 'captives'.

When the situation was getting out of control, Jangareddygudem Deputy Superiendent of Police J. Brahma Reddy reached the village and tried to hold talks with the tribals who sought to know why the police were after the tribals who were innocent. At one stage it appeared as if the DSP himself had become a captive in the tribals' hands.

Joint Collector Subrahmanyam, Additional Superiendent of Police Lakshmi Reddy, Kovvur Revenue Divisional Officer Sarada Devi, Kovvur DSP Tilak reached the village in the afternoon. But only in the evening the tribals relented on their stand.

According to reports reaching here, several tribal leaders entered into heated arguments with the officials questioning them why they were after them when they were innocent. They wanted to know what crime they had committed to become accused in a police case. The efforts of the officials to convine the tribals that the harvesting of paddy belonging to non-tribals constituted a crime and therefore the law had to take its course only heightened tension. The tribals accused the police of using force unnecessarily against them to which complaint the Joint Collector assured the tribals that he would have their allegation investigated. But the assurance could not pacify the tribals who stuck to their guns saying they would not set free the policemen held "hostage" by them. Only after persuation until late in the night did the tribals relent.

 

 

 

   

 

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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