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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 23, 1998

KHAMMAM, July 21. 

Efforts being made by the administration to identify the land under illegal occupation of the non-tribal farmers in the scheduled area villages of Dammapet and Aswaraopet mandals in Khammam district are scuttled by the dearth of surveyors. As a result, uncertainty looms large over the completion of the survey exercise before the deadline of August 8 set by the Tribals

The problem is persisting due to lack of experienced people to ensure qualitative survey. When the tribal agitation was at its peak, the surveyors hesitated to take up the assignment. Those who shouldered the responsibility were forced to give it up within a day or two.

Though the Tribals are now firm on extending all cooperation to the administration, the surveyor are not readily available. At any point of time there were not more than four to five surveyors at work in each mandal. The Revenue Department thought of drafting some surveyors from neighbouring districts like Nalgonda, but it did not materialize. 

Some of the surveyors engaged in the two mandals are fresh recruits. One of them deputed to Naravarigudem village recently took more than one full day for surveying nine acres. The tardy progress in some of the villages is due to hurdles posed by the tribal and non-tribal sections. The Tribals had accused the surveyors of siding with the landlords. 

In order to dispel their fears, the revenue officials suggested to the Tribals leaders to keep their own surveyors, preferably those from within the district, to point out errors or omissions right on the spot. But they are also finding it difficult to have surveyors of their choice for the purpose.

Despite all the odds, the department could complete survey of 1, 656 acres in the two mandals till Tuesday. Altogether, 1, 613 acres thus taken over from the farmers were distributed to the Tribals beneficiaries well before they suspended the agitation on July 8 to facilitate speedy completion of the survey work. 

In Aswaraopet mandal, about 120 acres were readily available for distribution. The administration id keen on distributing a minimum of 300 acres on July 26 to install confidence among the tribal.

 

 

 

   

 

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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