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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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Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, 26-04-1999 

FROM OUR BUREAU

Eluru, April 26: The clash between tribals and non-tribals on Friday at Bachuletikoyagudem in T Narsapur mandal in West Godavari district in which one farmer died and 20 others were : injured, some of them grievously, was a result of State govern­ment's apathy towards the needs of the tribals. It was learnt that the police department, probing into the clash, has also submitted a report, to the government that poverty among, the tribals from the vil­lage resulted in the raid on the non-tribal farmers.

 The seeds for Friday's clash were sown earlier this year in! January when the 40 tribal fami­lies, with most of their members, working as farm hands in the fields of non-tribal farmers, try­ing to take over the lands after Staking claim on them. 

This led to a clash between the two groups on January 30 following which cases were regis­tered, against 25 tribals. Immediately after the cases were registered, the tribals stopped working for the farmers and since then have been without work.

 One of the tribal leaders Poyam Laxmanaswami told a visiting team of reporters in the first week of April: "Since January we have been going hungry and trying to survive on toddy. Even our children are being fed toddy as we have nothing else too feed them with." 

Several other men from the vil­lage appealed to the government for assistance and pleaded that the authorities provide them work. 

Though these facts were report­ed in the vernacular dailies here, the district administration did not take any steps and it was only a matter of time before a flash point Was Beached with the nearing of the cropping season.

 The tribals also said that their village was never visited by offi­cials in charge of the employment assurance scheme. This too was brought to the notice of the district administration during a EAS review meeting on April 8 by the district Communist Party of India secretary M Vasanta Rao.

 However, following Friday's clash and the report from the police department, the govern­ment is understood to have issued instructions to take up works under the EAS pro­gramme in the village immediately.

   

 

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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