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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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The Hindu, Saturday, April 1, 2000.

By Our Staff Reporter

ELURU, MARCH 31. A group of tribals supported by the CPI(M) raid­ed the house of the non- tribal sarpanch of Darbhagudem panchayat, Mr. Alavala Venkata Red­dy, and assaulted him on Thursday evening. According to reports, the tribals mainly from I Madakamvarigudem, Datlavari-j gudem, P. Rajavaram and other villages, ransacked his house and damaged furniture, electrical fix-.tures and household articles. Later, they beat up Mr. Venkata ; Reddy and paraded him in the village.

The incident has fuelled enmity between the supporters of SAKTI, an NGO and the CPI(M) in Jeelugumilli villages. Ironically, both are supporting the tribal land struggle in the agency but differ­ences have cropped up because of overlapping of their activities in some villages of Jeelugumilli mandal. The tribals led by SAKTI and non-tribals led by Mr. Venka­ta Reddy entered into a peace agreement recently by sharing the land in the ratio of 80 and 20. Since then, both tribals and non-tribals had harmonious relations in Darbhagudem village and its hamlets. Reprisal from the SAKTI tribals is feared to avenge the at­tack on Mr. Reddy.

Differences had cropped up be­tween the CPI(M) and SAKTI since the agreement. In Darbha­gudem village, non-tribal farmers shared over 450 acres with the tribals of Panduvarigudem, Cheemalavarigudem, Tabasivarigudem and Lakshmipuram villages. Mr. Venkata Reddy played an ac­tive role in convincing the non-tribal farmers to buy peace with tribals by sharing their land with tribals.

Mr. Venkata Reddy alleged that the CPI(M) nursed a grudge against him because he had moti­vated the farmers for a peaceful agreement. He alleged further that the CPI(M) leaders had asked non-tribals to accept its leader­ship to manage without giving 20 per cent land to tribals.

Mr. Reddy said non-tribal land owners were not in a mood to listen to anybody because nothing worked except sharing the land with tribals. Farmers who transferred 20 per cent from their holdings were able to cultivate the remaining land for the first time in your years. Orchards w vested for the first time in recent years.

Meanwhile, the CPI(M) leaders said the incident had nothing to do with the agreement they alleged that the tribals had gone to the house of Mr. Reddy to seek an explanation from him about the alleged conspiracy to attack the tribal leader of the party, Mr Madakam Venkateswara Rao.

   

 

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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