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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 

ELURU, APRIL 6. Non-tribal farmers received substan­tial relief from the judgments given by the High Court on land disputes recently. 

A bench comprising the Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Manmohan Singh Liberhan, and Mr. Justice R. Ramanujam, stayed the orders of the single judge, Mr. Justice Swamy, who in his earlier order appointed a court commissioner to oversee the implementation of tribal law. A non-tribal farmer, Mr. P. Srihari, chal­lenged the appointment of the court commissioner (a retired district judge) on the ground that they had been subjected to harassment by repetition of title verification process.

 In another order, a bench comprising Mr. Justice B. Subhashan Reddy and Mr. Justice Ghulam Mo­hammad, assailed the decision of the Mandal Reve­nue Officer to reopen the cases already disposed of by the Special Deputy Collector, who is superior to him. Responding to the petition filed by Mrs. Gadde Hymavathi, a non-tribal land owner, the court held that the officer had no power to review the order of the quasi-judicial authority passed in 1992. The court made an important observation that the au­thorities could not go in appeal in the upper court (agent's court) now because of lapse of long time.

 The decision of the High Court would curtail the freedom of the revenue authorities now to file cases indiscriminately against non-tribals to prove their ownership. If the land happened to be reviewed by the Special Deputy Collector earlier, fresh cases could not be filed now or could not be appealed in the upper court if the time lapse is more.

 Meanwhile, differences between the CPI(M) and the SAKTI, an NGO, have widened in the Jeelugumilli area with the former disapproving the ad hoc agree­ment between the tribals and nort-tribals locally. SAKTI has been the proponent of the agreement. The CPI(M) dissuaded non-tribal farmers some villages from sharing their landholdings with tribals in the ratio of 80 and 20. This led £° Animosity be­tween the tribals supported by the CPI(M) and SAK­TI. Sporadic clashes were report between the two groups. 

   

 

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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