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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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ARREST OF SOCIAL WORKER
Express News Service

- Indian Express June 16 th 1985.


 

Rampachodavaram June 15 : The arrest of Dr. P. Sivaramakrishna, a social worker, working for the cause of tribals in the area, on June 6, created resentment among the tribals and the taluk officials of Rampachodavaram.

 

Dr. Sivaramakrishna, known as ‘Gendada Panthulu’ was arrested allegedly with no substantial reason.

 

With no political affiliation, Dr. Sivaramakrishna has been working as a catalyst between tribals and government agencies to ensure benefits sanctioned to the tribals reach them.

 

He helps them from falling into the minds of middlemen, who often exploit them. He teaches them latest farming techniques.

 

Dr. Sivaramakrishna has been propagation social foresty programme sponsored by the .... Tribal Development Agency. He had been conferred doctorate for his research on tribals and their culture and traditions.

 

It is alleged that the arrack contractors and the police themselves were behind the arrest.

 

Dr. Sivaramakrishna told ENS recently that he was not given the reason behind the arrest. He alleged that the police were not allowing him to talk to them.

 

He charged that the police pressurising people to compromise with the arrack contractors ‘for their selfish ends’ was not justifiable.

 

The police allegedly lent a deaf. ear even to the recommendation of the taluk second class inagistrate for his immediate release on the grounds that he was a, social worker having no concern with any political party.

 

The police have reportedly violated the rule that the arresting should be produced before the court within 24 hours of the attention.

 

Moreover, Dr. Sitaramakrishna alleged that the police were pressurising him not to get into confront with them and the arrack contractors.

 

The reasons behind the whole issue was said to be the objection for selling of arrack at Kakavada village its residents some time ago.

 

The tribals of the village have requested the arrack contractors not to sell arrack at their village. Even the excise officials have ordered the contractors to discontinue their sales at the village.

 

But the police, camping at the village to check extremist activities in the taluk, have reportedly pressurised the contractors for the supply of arrack. But the tribals have obstructed the sale. The police, suspecting the hand of Dr.Sivaramakrishna behind their objection, reportedly had a grouse against him, which eventually is stated to have led to his detention.

 

When the correspondent met the circle inspector recently, he reportedly said that he was on sick leave and was ignorant of the arrest.

 

Even the sub-inspector, who was reportedly out of station on the time of the arrest, said that he did not know the reason behind the arrest of Dr.Sivaramakrishna.

Meanwhile, the villagers of Kakawada have alleged that the police have been restricting their movements.

   

 

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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