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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 8 The Thippapur experience: a PRA diary

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 8 The Thippapur experience: a PRA diary Somesh Kumar and A Santhi Kumari The people are from an ethnic group called Introduction `Koyas'. There are 63 households in the village divided into two clusters with a distinct We report on a Participatory Rural Appraisal gap in between. To a common eye they all (PRA) conducted over two and a half days in look alike. But a deeper probe did reveal that a the village of Thippapur, of Cherla Mandal in rigid social stratification exists between them. Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh State in Koyas have a social hierarchy which has four India. It was selected because Thippapur is an communities in all, each having a specific entirely tribal village, virtually cut off from the status in their society. They are Dorasetty rest of the world by being located in the Koyas, Linga Koyas, Koyas and interior of the forest. We wanted to see the Gothilla/Gutta Koyas - in that order. applicability of PRA in an isolated tribal Thippapur is inhabited by the Koyas and village for plan preparation for local Gothillas. The Koyas look down upon development by the villagers. The present Gothillas who ...

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