podu land

Tribal women of Kothagudem district in Telangana allege being beaten up by forest officials  

Several instances of confrontation between tribals and forest officials have been reported in recent years over-cultivation of podu lands.

published on : 27th June 2022

Bandi writes to KCR over podu lands

In his letter to the CM, Sanjay reminded that Rao had announced this on the floor of the State Assembly.

published on : 30th May 2022

Podu ryot dies by suicide in Telangana's Kothagudem

Kannaiah had distributed podu land which his family had been cultivating for decades among his four sons.

published on : 17th February 2022

Smuggling hits Kawal forest cover

Experts say that shortage of staff, funds and migration of tigers are also behind the decline

published on : 15th January 2022

Kothagudem shylocks lay clever debt traps for tribals from Agency areas

These moneylenders have the support of not just the Left parties, but all political parties which depend on them for funding party activities.

published on : 14th January 2022

Tension in Mahabubabad village after ryots obstruct forest officials from levelling podu lands

On Wednesday morning, a team of forest officials reached Neelampalli with earthmovers to dig trenches in four to five acres of forest land after demarcating the area.

published on : 9th December 2021

Independent survey shows non-tribals occupying thousands of acres of podu lands

A survey by AADHAR Society highlights this; biggest occupation in Polaram where non-tribals possess 555 acres

published on : 9th December 2021

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar holds review meet on Podu lands issue

During the review meeting, the Chief Secretary stated that special teams have been deployed at the gram panchayat, mandal and district levels across the State to resolve the issue. 

published on : 6th November 2021

Village committees crucial for podu land resolution, stresses Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar

The CS has also asked for special officers to be appointed in districts where the issue of podu lands is more widespread and asked for better execution.

published on : 28th October 2021

Tribal groups cry foul over Telangana CM’s relocation call

The activists felt that the move would not only kill the individual rights of tribals, but also their community rights.

published on : 22nd October 2021

Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar holds meeting on podu lands

It may be recalled that the CM had announced that podu lands within the forests would be moved to the outskirts in a bid to minimise conflicts and conserve the green cover of the State.

published on : 13th October 2021

KCR hatching plan to sell podu lands to corporates: Sharmila

YSRTP president YS Sharmila further stated that the TRS government purposefully deleted the Kastu column on Dharani applications to take back podu lands from tribals.

published on : 19th August 2021

Podu lands row: New Democracy cadre stage stir in Telangana

According to sources, soon after the party leaders launched the protests, New Democracy activists laid siege to the camp offices of all 10 MLAs in the erstwhile district.

published on : 17th August 2021