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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. March 9, 1998 

KHAMMAM, March 8. 

The land issue has come to the fore once again in the district bwith the Tribals resuming the agitation after maintaining a long lull. About 500 Tribals came in a large procession to Lachapuram village of Dammapet mandal, and made a vain bid to occupy a cashew garden spread over an area of 27 acres on Saturday.

 The police reached the garden before the intruders could make any major damage and managed to disperse them. They assured the Tribals of an amicable settlement after the return of the Mandal Revenue Officer, who was away on leave. The Tribals, who belonged to villages such as Rachuripalli, Guttavarigudem, Bhimunigudem and Tallamada, obliged the police and silently walked away from the garden.

 They complained that an area of 27.19 acres, in which the cashew garden was developed, was originally assigned to six tribal beneficiaries by the revenue authorities.

 The land which was in the illegal occupation of the non-Tribals was illegally handed over to another tribal farmer of Malkaram village to avoid further complications. The Tribals wanted the land to be handed over to the genuine beneficiaries of the assignment.

 Tension is mounting in Patwarigudem area of Dammapet mandal as the tribals have started occupying the lands under the illegal possession of non-tribes for the past one week.

 They have staked claim for nearly 100 acres of land which is in the possession of non-tribal farmers - Mr. Jupalli Krishna Rao, Mr. Chelikani Ranga Rao and Mr. Kalakota Subba Rao. The farmers have developed cashew gardens and mango groves in eh lands over a period of time.

 The police reached the village on Friday and forced the tribes to leave the lands and suggested to non-tribes to prove their ownership. They took ten persons into custody in connection with the case and set them free on bail on Saturday. The 

Sathupalli division committee of the CPI (M) took strong exception to the stand taken by the police in the case.

 The party leaders said the Tribals were also in possession of valid documents to prove their ownership on the land. They wanted the police to be impartial in land related cases wherein the Tribals were at the receiving gend. Eh revenue authorities suggested to eh tribals to make an appeal to the legal cell of the ITDA specially constituted for dealing with such cases.

   

 

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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