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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 

KHAMMAM, Nov. 6:

Tension prevailed in Malkaram village of Dammapet mandal following a violent clash between tribals and non-tribals on Friday. According to reports reaching here, at least 24 persons were injured in he clash. Most of them happened to be tribals supporting rival groups of Sakti. The injured were admitted to Sathupalli hospital and the serious cases were referred to the district headquarters hospital.

 Trouble started as a non-tribal farmer sought to move to the market a tractor load of bananas from his plantation. Part of he land is disputed and the revenue authorities are expected to alienate it for distribution to the tribals. One group of Sakti volunteers led by Mr. Punem Ramesh tried to prevent the farmer from taking away the crop while the rival group headed by Mr. Soyam Venkateswarlu wanted the non-tribal to be allowed to take away the banana load.

 What started off with fisticuffs between the leaders resulted in a confrontation between the two sides. Those injured included Punem Ramulu, Madaka Mutyalu, Vanga Ramda, Kolli Purnachandra Rao and Challa Ramakrishna. The tribals armed with bows and arrows made a beeline to Malkaram village from the neighbouring hamlets. Police forces which arrived on the spot dispersed people of both sides. 

The joint Collector, Mr. Mohd. Ali Rafat rushed to Sathupalli to take stock of the Situation. 

The CPI (M) district committee in a statement issued here appealed to he district administration to ensure protection to he 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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