High Range Colonization Scheme: A Critical Analysis

  • Vimal kumar C.L Assistant Professor Dept of History, K.N.M.Govt Arts & Science College, Kanjiramkulam
Keywords: Kuthakapattam, Annas, Prathidwani,, Pattayam, Blocks, encroachments, Pilot colony.

Abstract

            Land has numerous utilizations however its accessibility is constrained. Amid the early broad nourishment deficiencies happened all through Travancore. Thus, the government opened forestlands on a crisis reason for sustenance development and in 1941 conceded select development rights known as 'Kuthakapattam' (cultivation on a short-term lease) in state timberland territories. Not long after freedom, India chose to re-sort out state limits on an etymological premise. The State reorganization period carried with Tamil-Malayali fight for control of the High Ranges. The Government of Travancore-Cochin started settlement programs in the High Range zones with a specific end goal to change the territorial semantic adjust. Pattom settlement, which was supported by Pattom Thanupillai service, as a piece of High Range colonization scheme. The aggregate settlement objective never came to. In spite of the plan's deficiency, dissemination of settlement pieces ceased in 1956.

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A hand book on the administration of the High range colonization scheme part I, Government of Travancore cochin,1964,p.1.
Ibid.
Marcus Moench,’Politics of Deforestation: Case Study of Cardamom Hills of Kerala’ Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Jan. 26, 1991), p.52.

The Hindu, May 22 and 26, 1954.
Marcus Moench,op.cit
Government of Kerala., Status Paper, Idukki District, District Planning Office, Idukki, 1982,p. 232.
G.O.No.A10-9309/54/Food Dept.,dated 5th January 1955,of Government of Travancore Cochin

G.O.No.A10-10917., dated 11th February 1955 of Government of Travancore Cochin

G.O.A10-1312/55/FD.,dated 10th March 1955 of Government of Travancore Cochin
G.O.Ms.17002/57/LAD, dated 13th December 1957 of Government of Travencore Cochin,p.2.
Proceedings of Travancore-Cochin legislative Assembly Order A.10-9309/s4/Fd.D Dated 23rd December 1954
Copy of Government Proceedings No.A-10-9309/54/Fd. D dated 23rd December, 1954 from the Food Department - Agriculture B Section to the Special Officer for Colonization, Devicolam, The Secretary, Board of Revenue

Ibid

Copy of Government Order No. A. 10-9309/54/Fd. D dated 5th January, 1955 from the Food Department - Agriculture B Section .

Copy of Government Proceedings No.A-10-9309/54/Fd. D dated 23rd December, 1954 from the Food Department - Agriculture B Section to the Special Officer for Colonisation, Devicolam.

Letter no 15/55 dated 08/01/1955 of Mohammad Kunju, the special officer, for Survey Colonization and Resettlemet Devicolam to Secretary to the Sub inspector of police,Kumily
Letter no 15/55 dated 10/01/1955 of Mohammad Kunju, the special officer, for Survey Colonization and Resettlement Devicolam to the Chief Secretary to the Government, Trivandrum.

Proceedings of Travancore-Cochin Government Order No A.10-9309/54/Fd.D Dated 11th January 1955
Ibid
Copy of ‘Thanks giving speech’ made by P.Muhammed Kunju at the inauguration function of the Pilot Colony at Kallar On 20th January 1955.P.1.

Ibid.,p.2
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