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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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SAKTI, an NGO was established in 1985 by Dr.Sivarama Krishna who got doctorate degree in 1982 on “Tribal Knowledge Systems”, from Osmania University. Sarada Devi married Sivaramakrishna and joined Sakti in '87


“The candidate has chosen a topical subject, very relevant to our thinking on culture, cognition and language. He has read widely and is familiar with the literature that matters. His linguistic and anthropological reasoning is sound. His language is clear and simple”.
     - Report of external examiner Prof. A.Munirathanam Reddy, S.V.University, Tirupati., 6-12-82

School teacher turned activist Sivaramakrishna is easily the one activist who has made a significant impact on marginalised people’s politics this past decade. He is variously known as the director of Sakti (search for action and knowledge for tribal initiative), a voluntary agency working with tribals in the four districts of East and West Godavari, Khammam and Kurnool, as being the initiator of several writ petitions on important issues concerning tribals, and over the past five years, as being intensely involved with tribals assertions over lands in the Agency area.

Lanky and unassuming with heavy glasses perched percariously on his nose, Sivaramakrishna melts into any background, rather than standing out officiously. He is an unlikely looking leader for the tribal movement in West and East Godavari and Khammam districts that conjured up romantic images. He is well-known in administrative and activist circles, yet, remains somewhat of an enigma, both because of his low profile and his distance from the old boys’ network where ‘you-scratch-my-back, I-scratch-yours’ is the rule. He is single-minded (people who are not fond of him would say he’s pig-headed), intelligent (the same people would say he’s devious) and he’s a hard worker (‘he does only his work’, say his detractors). Being a man, he’s at an disadvantage in the field of social activism where he towering figures are women and the agenda of the day is ‘women-empowerment’. A woman is almost ‘always sincere’, a man

"Even though I had taught tribals at Geddada for
seven years, I was taken aback when I discovered the
richness of tribal life while documenting
tribal knowledge in their songs and lore."


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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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