logo

Requirements

Get Adobe Flash player


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

Read full article


 

 

 

 

65 policemen being held captive by tribals
The Hindu, Friday, December 20, 1996.

From Our Staff Reporter

Eluru, Dec. 19: A posse of 65 policemen, including five officers, has been held captive by tribals of Reddygudem village of Buttayagudem mandal in West Godavari district, 76 km from here, since early hours of Thursday.

According to information reaching here, the police went to the village to arrest Mrs. Gowramma, a tribal woman who is leading a land movement in the area. The tribals, armed with bows and arrows, attacked the police party and hurt a constable, Mr. Abraham, and snatched a rifle from another constable. They surrounded the policemen and did not allow them to move demanding the presence of the District Collector, Mr. D. Ramakrishna, and an assurance from him to land issue. About 500 tribals reportedly participated in the attack. It is stated that two Inspectors and three Sub-Inspectors, 50 APSP constables and 10 constables have been held captive. On learning about the incident, Mr. M. Subrahmanyam, Joint Collector and Mr. Lakshma Reddy, Additional Superintendent of Police, rushed to the village to hold negotiations with the tribals. Mr. Punna Rao, Superintendent of Police, is monitoring the situation from Eluru.

The land problem has assumed alarming proportions in the tribal areas of West Godavari district. Non-tribals had purchased or occupied the land and brought it under cultivation in the last few decades. But some voluntary organizations stepped up campaign to protect the rights of the tribals and evict non-tribals from their lands, when the lower courts gave judgement in favour of tribals, the non-tribals moved higher courts and obtained stay of their eviction.

Meanwhile, the tribals organized themselves to force the eviction of the non-tribals leading to law and order problems. Tribals resorted to reaping the crop sowed by the non-tribals in Bhusarajupalli last year when the land issue came to the fore. Tribals are harvesting the crops wherever they could mobilize their strength. Reddygudem is just five km from Bhusarajupalli. The problem has become acute in the three tribal mandals of Buttayagudem, Jeelugumilli and Polavaram. The tribals are seeking implementation of Sec 1 (70) of the Tribal Land Act to protect their right on the land.

 

 

 

   

 

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.

Click here to Bauxite Case: Read full article.