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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. April 24, 2000. 

KHAMMAM, April 23.

The much-talked about 'Khammam model' of approach to the tribal land issue will be missing its schemer. The superintendent of police, Mr. P.S.R. Anjanelu, who had successfully silenced the rebellious Tribals by ensuring them of their due, has been transferred to Kurnool . He handed over the charge to Mr. Rajarathnam Naidu on Sunday.

His stint, which lasted two and half years, has seen the rise and fall of the tribal agitatin. At no point of time, the police lost their cool and restraint. Nearly, 4,000 acres of land which had been in the illegal occupation of the well-to-do non-tribal farmers was handed over to the landless Tribals and the lands were transferred without bloodshed.

 Strange are the ways he adopted to deal with the Tribals. He devoted much of his time for tribal relations. By calling them to his camp, giving them a patient listening and attending to their problems, he maintained a live channel of liaison with the tribal leaders. There were occasions when the Tribals made representations to him for small official favours.

 'Touch no money' was his advise to the police personnel

Whoever was posted in the tribal areas, particularly the two mandals of Aswaraopet and Dammapet, which had occupied centre stage of tribal, non-tribal face off? The police officers from the rank of sub-inspector working in the area were all the time abreast with details of tribal lands and Government lands in the illegal enjoyment of non-Tribals.

 The non-Tribals who had to give their claim over the lands which were not their's were also happy for a different reason. The tribal agitation which resulted in sporadic violence in the neighbouring West Godavari had hardly any impact on the normal life in Dammapet and Aswaraopet. The non-tribal properties were given all protection.

 Almost every landless tribal in the two mandals was given land ranging from one acre to four acres. Some of them were lucky enough to get orchards developed over the years by the non-tribal farmers.

 A marked change he had brought about in the police stations in the district was the dealing of the department personnel with the public. For the past two years, the calls made by the public to the police stations were being received with a mandatory 'namaste. It has also been made obligatory on the part of the police personnel to receive well all those approaching them with a complaint or grievance.

   

 

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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