Visakhapatnam: Gadaba tribes of Alluri Sitharama Raju district have requested the State authorities to not deprive them from the best to fish in Thatipudi Reservoir. They’re seething with over lack of livelihood following the choice to not enable them to eke out a residing from fishing.
Social activist and former IAS officer EAS Sarma mentioned on Monday that almost 130 Gadaba Adivasi households of Mettapalem, Dabbalapadu and Jeedugulapadu villages of Ananthagiri mandal are in search of fishing rights and allotment of boats/nets to allow them to enhance their livelihoods by taking on fishing exercise in Thatipudi Reservoir, the development of which induced their displacement many years in the past.
Gadabas belong to a Significantly Weak Tribal Group (PVTG), notified as such by the State authorities. Sarma in a illustration to the Fisheries Commissioner and the District Collector of ASR district mentioned the native authorities are anticipated to succeed in out to them and guarantee their wellbeing. He enclosed info on an ethnographic examine on Gadabas, commissioned up to now by the State Tribal Welfare Division.
The activist requested the authorities to ask the ITDA to contact them, get additional particulars and lengthen no matter assist they’re in want of.