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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, July 29, 2000.

By our staff Reporter 

Eluru, July 28.  Non-tribal farmers detained the Kovvuru RDO, Mr.  K Sridhar, for nearly 12 hours in Durbhagudem village of Jeelugumilli mandal of West Godavari district and released him at about 11.30 a.m, on Friday.  Mr Sridhar was returning from Jeelugumilli to when the farmers detained him.  About 200 non-tribal farmers staging a ‘rasta roko’ on the road mobbed the RDO’s jeep and prevented him from moving on.

 Tension has been brewing in the tribal mandals of the district since the hijacking of seven tractors in Taditota village in Buttayagudem mandal by tribals early this month. 

The agriculture season began with the police clamping section 144 in the tribal areas to provide non-tribal farmers protection to take up agricultural activity.

 After the “re-survey” conducted by the Revenue Department and the sakthi group tribals were asked to cultivate all disputed lands, and non-tribals were asked to cultivate the land which was not disputed.  But with the advent of the agricultural seasori difference cropped up between tribals and non-tribals at several places.

 Tribals hijacked the tractors of farmers at Taditota alleging that the latter were infringing on their lands.  The revenue and police officials were able to resolve the problem and the tractors were released. The tribals demanded that the section 144 promulgated in the areas be lifted.  They alleged that the law enforcement pickers deployed in the areas were harassing them and demanded that the harassment be stopped immediately.

 About a week ago the tractors of non-tribal farmer, Gangireddi, was hijacked and set ablaze by tribals in Durbhagudem village.  About a couple of days ago, tribals kidnapped a non-tribal farmer, Mr. A.Venkatarami Reddy of the same village, the kidnapping angered non-tribals who staged the rasta roko and detained the RDO.

 The charter of demands included compensation to Gangireddi, stringent action against tribals who attacked farmers and economic support to non-tribal farmers who suffered losses in raids by 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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