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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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SEARCH FOR ACTION & KNOWLEDGE OF TRIBAL INITIATIVE 

Review Report by:

Mukta Srivastava, Programme Officer

Oxfam GB in India - Hyderabad . 

DATE : 20-25 November 2002  

They fear ! what do they fear ? Why do they fear despite wealth and weapons? They fear! that .. Some day unarmed poor men and women will stop fearing them.

CONTENTS 

  1. Chapter - 1 Terms of Reference and schedule.
  2. Chapter - 2 Programme Review
  3. hapter - 3 Finance Review
  4. hapter - 4 Conclusion and Recommendations
  5. nnexure - A Details of Disbursement to SAKTI
  6. Annexure - B 1 to B 5 Statement of Accounts
  7. Annexure - C Compliance Sheet.

Chapter - 1

TOR for the Review 

Context:

Oxfam GB's work in South India has gone through several changes over the past few months. Keeping in mind the strategic changes in Oxfam, we are in the process of reviewing our partnership in South India .

SAKTI and Oxfam cherish a long-term partnership. Thus in order to take decision for future partnership, we would like to review the programme supported by Oxfam. The review will include: 1. 'Tribal Empowerment Programme . Coastal Andhra Disaster Preparedness Programme (CAP). This will also be an opportunity to learn from each other. 

Objectives:

  1. To study the impact of the programme supported by Oxfam, as against the stated objectives.
  2. To review the financial management aspect of the programme in the past five years against the agreed allocations of resources.
  3. To ascertain the strategic-fit in view of the changes in Oxfam.
  4. Mutual learning.

Components of the Review:

1. Impact of the programme in terms of

•  Direct and indirect impact on the lives of poor men women and children.

•  Gender sensitivity

•  Sustainability

•  Environmental impact

2. Effectiveness:

•  The extent to which the objectives have been achieved as a result of the project

•  The extent to which other factors have influenced the results. 

3.  Efficiency:

•  A review of the results of the programme in relation to the resources used and time taken.

•  To review utilisation of funds as per programme objectives & the budget allocated to the partner agency.

•  Office Management 

Methodology

1. Secondary Material Review:

•  Programme related documents:

•  Finance and legal documents:

•  Office management related Documents:

2.Field visits and meeting with the SAKTI team.

•  Review of physical work

•  Review Gender mainstreaming activities

•  Community interaction and meeting

•  Meeting and presentation by SAKTI team

•  Visit the fields related to both CAP programme and "Tribal Empowerment Programme" 

Process of review

•  TOR to be shared with SAKTI team

•  SAKTI to take care of Field related Logistics.

•  SAKTI to produce the following documents at their Hyderabad Office:

A. Finance Related :

•  Books of accounts,

•  Budget, balance-sheet(s),

•  Receipt and payments,

•  Income and expenditure,

•  FC-3, bank pass books,

•  Utilisation certificate(s),

•  Stock book,

•  Other relevant documents

B. Programme Related:

•  Proposal

•  Progress reports

•  Meeting registers, Village level documents, Tour reports, field workers diary, reports of meetings and workshops.

•  Annual reports

•  Other relevant documents 

•  Meetings with communities and individual members

•  Group presentation by SAKTI staff about the progress of work done during the last five years

•  Group as well as individual meeting with the SAKTI team vis-à-vis Oxfam review team.

•  The draft findings to be shared with SAKTI team members. 

The Review Team:

Ravindra Singh - Finance Officer, Oxfam GB

Mukta Srivastav- Programme Officer, Oxfam GB

Cheryl Xavier - Programme Support Oxfam GB (only for Finance review part)

P. Sharda Devi - Programme Co-ordinator, SAKTI 

Date of Review:

•  Field Visits: 20-21-22 of November 2002

•  Finance review and meeting with office team: 23-24-25 of November 2002 

Detailed Programme Schedule


Date:

From

To

Time and distance

Activities

20-11-2002

Rajahmundry

Rampachodavaram

54 kms -1hour -30 minutes journey

staff meeting , field visits. night halt -Rajamundry, hotel Anand Regency

21-11-2002

Rajamundry

Amalapuram

2hours journey

CAP programme

field visits

night halt -AML/RJY

22-11-2002

Amalapuram / Rajahmundry

Jeelugumilli

100 kms , 2 hours journey.

West and Khammam tribal areas

Field visits

To Eluru (100km)

Departure from Eluru to Hyderbad (10p.m. Gowthami Exp.)

23-11-2002 

Eluru

Hyderabad in the morning

 

.

23-11-02

To

25-11-02

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Financial Review at SAKTI office Hyderbad

   

 

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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