User: subbu Topic: Adivasi
Category: Specific Issues :: Displacement
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Diddalli row: Tribal leaders divided over rehabilitation 29.4.2017 Deccan Herald - District
A day after the row relating to Diddalli tribals appeared to near end, tribal leaders were a divided lot. On Saturday, affected tribals were yet to decide on moving to the sites identified by the district administration. Tribal leaders GKMutthamma and GKAppaji fulminated both the activists and district administration for taking them for a ride. "Some of the activists are trying to divert the cause by themselves sending Swamy and Anita as representatives to the meeting chaired by DeputyCommissioner Richard Vincent D'Souza at his office on Friday," Mutthamma alleged. "Nirvanappa, who is a self-declared convener of Bhoomi Matthu Vasati Hakku Vanchitara Horata Samiti, is also trying to mislead tribals, while advocate A KSubbaiah has asked the tribals to go by district administration's words," the leaders said. The duo vouched to take the issue to none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with a delegation of displaced tribals, seeking his help in rehabilitating tribals at the Devamucchi forest area ...
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Diddalli tribals agree to relocate 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - State
As many as 528 tribals, who were evicted from forest land at Diddalli in the district, have finally agreed to shift to the locations identified by the district administration, thus ending their five-month-long agitation.

The district administration has planned to relocate the displaced to three locations in Virajpet and Somwarpet taluks.

The Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation will construct houses for the displaced tribals.
To begin with, temporary sheds will be erected at the locations identified for relocation.

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Diddalli tribals agree to shift to new locations 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
In what appears to be a truce, the five-month-long protest of Diddalli tribals ended with the displaced 528 tribals agreeing to abide by the words of the district administration. The apparent truce followed the tough stance taken by Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa, who took stock of the situation by visiting the disputed site at Devamucchi forest in the district recently. The minister, who had alleged a political conspiracy behind the contentious issue, had refused firmly to rehabilitate the tribals in the forest area. Kagodu had, instead, instructed the tribals to relocate to sites identified at three places in Virajpet and Somwarpet taluk in the district. Change of stand Intermittent rainfall, accompanied by winds and lightning, also had smoothened the hard stand of the tribals, who were forced to spend days make-shift tents with rainwater seeping in. Buoyed by this, Deputy Commissioner Richard Vincent D'Souza has also promised to distribute title deeds within a week to the beneficiary tribals for ...
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How green was our valley 21.4.2017 Hindu: Home
A tiny hamlet that was once on the edge of a forest and is now perched grimly near an endlessly encroaching coal mine
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Tribals will get back sites, if Diddalli was paisari land: Kagodu 15.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa has declared that in case the records reveal that the Diddalli land belonged to the Forest Department, the government cannot rehabilitate tribals at the same place. "If it was not a reserve forest, then all the 577 families will be rehabilitated at Diddalli. If it is, however, a forest land, then the government is committed to give three-acre land to each families in the place that is acceptable to the tribals," said the minister. He was speaking after listening to the woes of tribals at Diddalli on Saturday. Verification of land The minister said that the officials have been directed to verify the documents and ascertain whether the land at Diddalli comes under reserve forest or was Paisari land (land earmarked to be distributed among landless). Another round of meeting with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will be convened on April 19 to find a permanent solution to the problems faced by the tribals, he assured. "The tribals should not be adamant on getting rehabilitated at ...
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Siddaramaiah holds meeting to resolve Diddalli tribals' eviction issue 11.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Now, it is the responsibility of Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa to rehabilitate Diddalli tribals of Kodagu. They have been evacuated by the forest department from Devamacchi reserve forest. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah held a meeting in Bengaluru on Tuesday to discuss ways of rehabilitating the tribals. On behalf of the displaced tribals, freedom fighter HSDoreswamy, advocate A K Subbaiah, Sirimane Nagaraj, film actor Chethan and others participated. The forest department razed the huts of 577 tribals at Diddalli last December saying they had encroached upon the reserve forest. Since then, the tribals, with support from non-government organisations and some individuals, have been staging protests condemning the eviction and demanding rehabilitation. After the meeting, Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa told reporters that as many 577 tribal families were evicted overnight. They have been provided with temporary sheds. In Tuesday's meeting, the ways of providing permanent dwellings were discussed, he ...
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Displaced Diddalli tribals pin hopes on Siddaramaiah 10.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A meeting has been convened by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to look into the demands put forth by Diddalli tribals, who were evacuated by the forest department from Devamacchi Reserve Forest in Kodagu district, at Bengaluru on Tuesday. The meeting will be attended by Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa, Minister for Forest and Ecology Ramanath Rai, Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya, Kodagu District-In-Charge Minister M R Seethaam, Kodagu in-charge DC Charulatha Somal, forest department officials and ITDP officials. Leaders who have been demanding justice for displaced tribals led by freedom fighter H S Doraiswamy, Advocate A K Subbaiah, Bhoomi mathu Vasathi Hakku Vanchithara Horata Samithi district president B S Nirvanappa, Madikeri CMC member Ameen Mohisin, activists Gauri Lankesh, Sirimane Nagarj, Noor Sridhar, tribal leader Appajji and Muthamma will take part in the meeting. On December 7, the forest department officials had cleared the huts of 588 tribals at Diddalli, accusing the tribals of ...
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Land sought for poor, siteless tribals 25.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Former MLC and advocate A K Subbaiah has urged the state government to take back 36,000 acres of C and D land in Kodagu district from the forest department and distribute it among poor siteless tribals. He was speaking after inaugurating a convention of siteless and homeless people in Kodagu, organised by Bhoomi Matthu Vasathi Vanchithara Horata Samithi at Gandhi Maidan in the city on Saturday. He said, "36,000 acres of C and D land was handed over to the forest department to increase the green cover in the district. But the forest department has failed to plant trees on the land. There is also 8,500 acre Paisari land at Diddalli in Chennangi, which should be distributed among the landless individuals." Subbaiah urged the authorities to distribute sites at Diddalli to the displaced tribals. Two acres of land should be distributed for the tribals at Palemadu, Godibasavanahalli and Chattalli. There are 5,000 tribal families which do not have land in the district, he said. He said the condition of tribals ...
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On the boundaries 14.3.2017 FrontLine: Books
A collection of essays that looks at how the history of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was shaped by colonial intervention. By BURTON CLEETUS
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Tribal oustees demand compensation, job 10.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Kothagudem-Sattupalli rail line work expected to begin soon
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Protecting the rights of tribals 27.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Even as bilateral investment treaties are strengthened, domestic legislation must be implemented
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Naxal-hit villages field own candidates in local body polls 19.2.2017 DNA: India
Lalsu Nogoti, 35, is a practising lawyer in the Naxal-affected Bhamragad tehsil of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. He is the most educated person from the area, which is characterised by dense and remote forest, spread up to the hills of Abhujhmad on Chhattisgarh border. Lalsu is one of the four contestants trying their luck from Arewada-Nelgunda (ST) constituency in the Zilla Parishad polls slated to held on February 21. Backed by 70 tribal gram sabhas, this independent candidate is pitted against the old guards of the BJP, NCP and a Congress rebel. Most of the legal cases he dealt with pertain to police atrocities against a tribal community to which he himself belongs to. ILS Law College and Fergusson College (both Pune) graduate Lalsu completed his schooling at Baba Amte's Ashram (Gadchiroli). His father had passed away when he was still a toddler and his mother had got remarried. According to the villagers – who are pooling Rs 20 from each household in 70 villages to campaign for their candidate ...
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BJP to stage protest against govt's 'failure' 17.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Bharatiya Janata Party will stage a protest against the state government's failure in tackling the problems of the district in the city on February 20, MLA K G Bopaiah said. Briefing reporters here on Friday, he said a protest march will be taken out from General Thimmaiah Circle to the deputy commissioner's office. "The state government has no control over officials. The behaviour of the chief minister has made his Cabinet collegues and officials engage in corruption," he charged. Saying that he had asked not to plant acacia and eucalyptus plants as they are not conducive for ecology, the MLA said that in spite of an appeal made in Legislative Assembly, the officials from Forest Department are coming forward to plant the same saplings. District In-charge minister had promised to give 10 guntas of land to the displaced tribals at Diddalli in Channayyanakote of Virajpet taluk. However, now he is stating that if the land is given in forest area, then he would land up in jail. False promises are creating ...
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Docu sheds light on scars left by communal riot 15.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Villagers protest mining in Gadchiroli 26.1.2017 Hindu: Other States
Activists claim promise of employment won’t hold as tribals will only get temporary jobs
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Assam Rifles selects 75 from Mizoram Bru refugee camps 21.1.2017 Hindu: News
Pre-recruitment rally at Naisingpara, Ashapara and Hajachara; more camps will be covered soon
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As Maharashtra makes big mining push, tribals push back (Special to IANS) 21.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Etapalli and Bhamragad talukas, Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): Over two nights in early January, Madia Gond tribals -- or Adivasis, as they prefer to be called -- of southeastern Maharashtra gather every year in a clearing to celebrate their pre-harvest festival. They sing, dance and feast on pork and mutton as they worship their deity, Thakur Dev.
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Kaleshwaram oustees seek better deal 10.1.2017 Hindu: National
Farmers who would be affected by the lift irrigation projects stage day-long protest at tahsildar’s office
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CUK promises jobs to 16 through outsourcing agencies 8.1.2017 Hindu: News
50-day agitation by evicted families called off
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Don’t treat dam oustees as beasts: SC to MP govt 6.1.2017 TOI: Home
The Supreme Court castigated the Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday for giving Rs 11,000 as interim help to families displaced by construction of minor dams as against Rs 50,000 given to those who lost their homes to major dam projects.
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