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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, August 5, 2002.

ELURU AUG 4:

Non-tribal sympathisers of the Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday urged the party politburo member, Koratala Satyanarayana, to reconsider the party's stand on enforcement of the one of '70 Act with respect to alienation of lands in scheduled areas.

Even as the party senior leader had been to Mulaalampalli in Jeelugumilli mandal as part of his visit to drought hit areas, mobs of small and middle farmers sympathetic to the CPI (M) drew the farmer's attention to their plight in the crossfire between tribals and non-tribals landlords. They wanted the CPI (M) to take a liberal approach on the issue so that the interests of the poor and small farmers were safeguarded.

"As I have two acres of land which I inherited from my father, one acre was hit by the Land Transfer Regulation (LTR) Act of 1970 on the ground that the land transactions that took place after 1970 will lose legal validity. Now I have to eke out my livelihood with the remaining one acre of land", bemoaned P. Satyanarayana.

"I have been associated with the CPI (M) for nearly four decades. Yet I have become a victim of the land struggles, instigated by the CPI (M)", said C. Subba Rao of Gangannagudem. He lost his entire six acres of land as it was grabbed and enjoyed by the tribals.

Similarly, a piece of 23 acres of land, owned by D. Suryanarayana has remained fallow due to the tribal/non-tribal conflict for the last four years. Another small farmer, D. Sivaiah, has become landless as his two acres of land was grabbed by the tribals, Mulagalampalli is one of the CPI (M) strongholds in the agency. According to information, about 100 small and medium farmers lost 120 acres of land in the village as a result of the conflict.

Meanwhile, Mr. Koratala Satyanarayana told The Hindu that the CPI (M) had been adopting a stand in such a way that the interests of small and medium farmers were taken care of on the one hand and justice was meted out to the innocent tribals on he other. Yet there could be some lapses here and there in carrying out the spirit of the party stand vis-à-vis the one of 1970 Act, he added.

It is ironic that the outcome of struggle for land by the tribals hardly brought any cheers to them. Take the cases of Jainavarigudem and Reddyganapavaram for instance. The tribals in these habitations complained to he visiting CPI (M) delegation - which comprised S. Rajaiah (MLA from Bhadrachalam), Alluri Satyanarayana (Member of the State Secretariat) and Mr. R. Satyanarayana Raju (secretary, the district committee) - that they were denied work by the landlords as a fallout of land struggles.

   

 

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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