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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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Tension again in agency area
The Hindu, December 22, 1996.

From Our Staff Reporter

Eluru, Dec. 21: Though Reddyganapavaram, which witnessed a violent clash between the police and tribals remained peaceful, tension prevailed in parts of the agency area of West Godavari district on Saturday.

According to reports reaching here, 200 tribals led by Mrs. Bhulakshmi, who is spearheading the land struggle in Polavaram area, reaped paddy in 13 acres belonging to non-tribal farmers at Ramannapalem on Saturday. Much significance is attached to the development as for the first time the tribals stepped into the fields of farmers belonging to an influential community in the area. The police fear reprisal from non-tribal farmers.

Meanwhile, tribals who descended on Reddyganapavaram in support of their clansmen, destroyed tobacco crop on 190 acres belonging to non-tribal farmers while returning to their villages on Friday. The tribals trampled on tender tobacco plants and caused serious damage.

Confusion prevailed at the police headquarters here on Saturday as Reddyganapavaram could not be contacted on telephone. The Superintendent of Police, Mr. Punna Rao, proceeded to Buttayagudem for an on-the-spot study of the situation. Jangareddygudem Dy. SP, Mr. J. Brahmareddy, is already camping at Buttayagudem and monitoring the situation. Prohibitory orders were promulgated in sensitive villages to avoid any law and order problem.

Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural Workers' Union , affiliated to the CPI(M), district president, Mr. M. Eswaraiah, and secretary, Mr. Mantena Seetharam, condemned the police raid on Reddyganapavaram and demanded action against the officers responsible for it. In a press note they alleged that the raid was the result of connivance of the Government machinery with the landlords. Instead of freeing the lands under the occupation of landlords and assigning them to tribals, the administration was dragging its feet on the issue and allowing the problem to aggravate, they charged. The leaders stated that the struggle would go on until the lands were restored to tribals.

 

 

 

   

 

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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