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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 D. Chandra Bhasakar Rao 

The Hindu. Jan 31, 1998 

KHAMMAM, Jan, 30 .

In the run-up to the elections. The CPI (M) is facing a delicate situation in Khammam. The party has devoted two long years on twin issues - minimum wages and land distribution. The party also took a lead in the agitation of the Tribals for the restoration of their lands in the scheduled areas. Its stand, which is viewed more as an ideological one, has irked its own allies, TDP and CPI. They are the last to defend the party on issues which are against the wishes of the influential peasantry.

 The Congress (I) has mounted the attack on the CPI (M) by dubbing it as anti-farmer. The peasantry had a bitter harvest this year in the scheduled areas. The Tribals agitated in almost all mandals of the Sathupalli Assembly segment staking claims for hundreds of acres of land which were being illegally enjoyed for decades together by the rich no0n-Tribals farmers.

 The CPI (M) which was the lone political party to support the tribal agitation in the scheduled areas was held responsible for the tribal unrest. Voluntary organisation such as Sakti had identified over 19000 hectares of land to be distributed for the Tribals in Palvancha revenue division, thus creating more apprehensions among the non-tribal farmers in the area. As per the revenue records, 16, 755 acres of land was available for assignment to the landless in Khammam district.

 The CPI (M) cadres have made a village wise survey of the land under illegal occupation and brought pressure on the administration for settlement of such cases. The effort made by the party to sort out the land issue resulted in alienating those sections which had for years been enjoying the Government land and surplus lands by keeping the revenue authorities at bay.

 Besides this, the party wanted the implantation of the Regulation 1 of 1970 to safeguard the interest of the Tribals in the scheduled areas of the district. The non-Tribals have for long been demanding an amendment to relax the regulation which has imposed a blanket ban on the transaction of lands in favor of the non-Tribals in the area. All other political parties, including leaders of its allies CPI and Telugu Desam, had also supported the demand for amendment to regulation 1/1970.

 Both the Tribals and non-tribals had organized meetings and rallies for and again the scheduled area regulation thus generating much heat well before the election. Though the CPI and Telugu Desam had been supporting the CPI (M) in the election as part of their electoral understanding, the Congress(I) hopes to enlist the support of the non-tribal sections across all political parties in the scheduled area mandals.

 The CPI (M) had taken the fight for minimum wage to over 200 villages in the Sathupally assembly segment this year. It was successful in achieving a marginal increase in the wages for the farm workers. The well-to-do farms who had been thriving on commercial crops in Aswaraopet and Dammapet mandals, looked upon the CPI (M) sponsored activity as the main reason of the labour problems. Even a member of Paliament, Mr. Tamminenu Verabhadram, had paid due attention to organize the farm workers besides taking the wage struggles to remote areas.

   

 

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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