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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 3, 1999. 

BHADRACHALAM, March 2.

The Atavi Pranta Girijana Sangham organized a big tribal rally here on Monday evening with a slogan that had little to do with the tribes. 

Stream of people who came from the remote areas, waving red flags and banners, took part in the rally that was spearheaded by the CPI (M) leadership. As the usual practice required, the main demand in a tribal rally organized in association with the Marxists should be protection to the tribes becoming victims of the flawed implementation of the scheduled area regulation 1/70. 

But the focus of the rally was otherwise. It was more a demonstration of support for the small non-tribal farmers tilling lands-which are not legally theirs in the scheduled area villages. The rallyists wanted exemption for the non-tribal farmers with five (wet) to ten (dry) acres of land from the scheduled area norms. 

The demand was indicative of the CPI (M)'s change in the stand and its effort to woo non-tribes. It was keen on dispelling the fears harbored by the non-tribal farmers about the party stand on the regulation 1/70. The CPI (M) is the only party which opposed the demand for amending the regulation which has put a blanket ban on the enjoyment of the tribal land by the non-tribes and paid a price for it. 

The CPI (M) national council member and farmer M. P. Mr. Tammineni Veerabhadram said that there was a false propaganda about the CPI (M) stand on the regulation. "Certain forces created wrong impression that the party sought to drive the non-tribes away from the scheduled area". But it was not true. The party had been asking the Government to spare the small non-tribal farmers in the scheduled areas. 

He said that the exemption for small non-tribal farmers was not a new demand. The party had not touched such farmers in the tribal agitation for land. Some people questioned as to why the exemption for the non-tribes with small holdings should not be incorporated in the law? Such an amendment would result in transforming the big holdings of the non-tribal farmers into small holding almost overnight, he said.

 The CPI (M) leader reiterated the demand for setting up a tribal council at Bhadrachalam to safeguard the interests of the tribes in the State. He said that the party would organize Tribals injects- from srikakulam to Adilabad- so as to mount pressure on the Government for setting up the council. He wanted the collection charges of beedi leaf enhanced to Rs. 1.75 paise per bundle (of 100 leaves). 

He said the distribution of land to the Tribals of Dammapet needed a further review. Though the Government had been claiming to have handed over Rs. 20 crores worth of land to the landless tribes in the area, the extent of land really distributed would be around 400 acres. The CPI (M) had made a study of the distribution so as to give a feedback to the administration. 

Mr. Kunjam Bojji, Bhadrachalam MLA and State Convenor of he Atavi Pranta Girijana Sangam, made a scathing attack on the Government agencies involved in marketing minor forest produce. He said the Girijan Cooperatives had become profit - oriented and very little of the margins were being passed on to the tribes. He said that the Government failed to help the tribes on the land issue.

 

 

 

   

 

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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