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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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TRIBALS UP IN ARMS AGAINST SALE OF ARRACK
Indian Express – June 14, 1985:

Tribal villagers of Kakavada of Rampachodavaram taluk agitating against the opening of an arrack depot in their village, a board displayed by the villagers declares "Maa vurulo saara kottu vaddu" (We do not want liquer shop in our village)



Express News Service
Rajahmundry, June 13. The tribal population of Kakavada, 15 km from Rampachodavaram, in the East Godavari agency area, has risen in revolt against the opening of an arrack depot in their village.

The main reason for the resistance from the villagers to the running of arrack sales in the village is the fact that people who had their heart’s fill quarrelled among themselves and become victims of harassment from men of Andhra Pradesh Special Police camping near the village.

The villagers, certainly an over whelming majority of them expressed themselves against the functioning of the arrack shop in the village in view of the fact that it attracted a number of tribals from other villages and became a centre of constant feuds.

Moreover, the arrack shop, according to the villagers, is not a licensed one. The people who got the right to sell arrack spread to centres orginally not authorised for the purpose to increase their sales. Kakavada is one of them.

The educated among the tribals aided by social workers from outside started an agitation against the arrack sales in the shop which was opened on May 8. Twice last week the villagers tried to stop the sales by seizing the arrack cans and putting them in a hut under lock and key.

The police on a complaint from the arrack shoip people arrested four tribal youths. One of the youths, V.Samaiah, is a student of Veeresalingam Theistic College at Rajahmundry while another, S AdiReddy, runs a kirans shop started with the help of the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA). The two other held are it. Chinnalu Dora and N.Adinarayana of the same village.

A non-tribal arrested in connection with the same case is Dr.P.Sivaramakrishna director of Sakti (Search for Action and Knowledge of Tribal Initiative) a voluntary organisation working for the furtherance of tribal welfare programme in co-ordination with ITDA. Dr Sivaramakrishna was a school teacher in the area before. He later did research and was awarded a doctorate for this work on anthropology and folklore in the tribal areas.

Dr.Sivaramakrishna is understood to have tried to help the tribal agitators in stopping the arrack sales by the new shop in the village. He tried to bring about a peaceful and in the matter by persuading the arrack shop people to clos down the shop conceding the just demand of the villagers.

The social worker as also the four tribal youths wee released on bail on the night of June 8 itself. But the cases against them which includes wrongful confinement of persons, outraging the modesty of woman, simple hurt and criminal intimidation continue in the records as also the agitation by the villagers for

   

 

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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