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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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By our Staff Reporter

The Hindu, July 2, 1998 

KHAMMAM, July 1, 

The tribal agitation is slipping out of the hands of Sakti, the Voluntary Organisation that had singularly spearheaded it so far in Khammam District. The situation is becoming tense in the villages of both Dammapet and Aswaraopet mandals as the confrontation is building up between Tribals and non-Tribals. 

Cashing in on the situation, the political outfits, which had so far been waiting on the wings to take over the movement, are getting into direct action. Backed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Atavi Pranta Girijana Snagham demonstrated its strength by occupying about 200 acres of Government land in Tirumalakunta and jaggaram villages. Led by the Sangham leader, Mr. Kanithi Lakshmaiah, a large number of tribals paraded across the lands which were reportedly in the occupation not only of non-Tribals but also some Tribals. 

Some Scheduled Caste ryots who were taking firewood from their farms in Mandalapalli village were prevented from doing so by another group of Tribals belonging to Kotturu village. They took away the bullock cart used by the farmers for transportation of firewood. The incident led to tension in the area as the SC farmers, supported by other non-tribal Communities, sought to settle scores with the Tribals.

The police intervened on Wednesday and restored the bullock cart to the SC farmers and managed to diffuse tension in the area. A group of Tribals served an ultimatum to some well-to-do farmers in Mandalapalli village two days ago asking them either to show valid documents in support of the ownership of their lands in their enjoyment or hand them over to the landless Tribals. The non-tribals immediately reported the matter to the revenue and police authorities. 

A delegation of non-tribal farmers also met the Minister for major Irrigation, Mr. T. Nageswara Rao, and apprised him of the situation prevailing in their villages. They also met the Superintendent of Police and sought protection for their lives and properties in the villages. The police in the two mandals were already on alert in view of the tribals protests. 

The police department had already kept a tab on the activities of the Sakti activists in the two mandals as well as in the neighbouring areas. The department officials have from time to time been summoning all those involved in orgainsing the Tribals against the non-tribal farmers allegedly occupying the Government land. The Sakti Volunteers were neutralized and their activities were more or less under check.

 But the police exercise had little impact on the CPI (M) activists. They made a study of the land related problems in selective villages like Tirumalakunta and formulated their own action plan to organize the Tribals. The congress party is more or less divided in the district on the tribal issue. One section was trying to settle political scores with, Mr. Nageswarar Rao by taking advantage of the problem.

 

 

 

   

 

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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