Published on: October 28, 2021
‘PODU’ LAND ISSUE
What is in news : Telangana government has red-flagged encroachment of forests by non-tribals, who are indulging in the practice of shifting agriculture which is called PODU.
- Authorities would take all protective measures to ensure that forest land is not encroached upon.
- Rights and livelihood of traditional forest dwellers will be protected.
- Encroachers clear a portion of land to raise crops one season and move to a different location next season
- Tribal farmers who have been traditionally cultivating for decades will not be affected by this drive against illegal encroachers.