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About FIAN Coordination - Andhra Pradesh

FIAN - Andhra Pradesh group was formed on 5th October 2003. It was the result of a few concerned Human Rights Activists in Andhra Pradesh along with their associates from outside Andhra Pradesh. These deliberations led to the evolution of a program on human rights aimed at a continued process of monitoring, leading to make the State accountable to its citizens for the violations of Right to Food that occur within the state of Andhra Pradesh and simultaneously work for the promotion of human rights culture.

Vision and Mission of FIAN AP
A brief overview of status of right to food in the state
How to get involved

Focusing in field area:
Name of the District Number of Mandals Number of people
1. Ranga Reddy 8 - Mandals 47
2. Kadapa 21 - Mandals 68
3. Krishana 17 - Mandals 74
4. Nellore 7 - Mandals 40
5. Prakasham 5 - Mandals 31
6. Guntur 3 - Mandals 21
Total Districts -
Total Mandals -
Total FIAN Andhra Pradesh -
The executive Committee -
Coordination committee -
6 ( 6 local units)
61 ( Mandal consisting of 22 villages)
T9 members
27 members

FIAN Andhra Pradesh Collaborated with:
  1. Andhra Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) -Vijayawada
  2. Society For Enlightenment And Reorganization of The Village - Ends (SERVE)-Hyderabad
  3. Association of Relief Volunteers (ARV) -Machilipatnam
  4. Rayalaseema Dalita Vedika (RDV) - Kadapa
  5. Nava Kanthi (NK) - Machilipatnam
  6. SHRINE - Nuzvid
  7. Society for Accelerating Humanizing Actions Initiatives (SAHAI) - Marripudi

AT Work

  1. Monitoring Public Distribution Schemes (survey)

    18 villages surveyed and factual data submitted to the Collector and MRO for the following demands:
    • Reform and expansion of the public distribution system (PDS);
    • Realization of the right to work, especially in drought-effected areas;
    • Functional anganwadis in every habitation;


    • Anganwadi started in 6 villages.
    • Ration cards issued 143 families
    • Food For Work Program sanctioned in 4 villages
  2. Monitoring Starvation Deaths (case work)
    • Fact-finding conducted for 11 cases.
    • Reports prepared with factual data
    • Disseminated reports to the NHRC and Concerned Government Officials


    • 4 starvation deaths has been given a relief package by the Andhra Pradesh Government on the initiative of the National Human Rights Commission as "Starvation death victim's family and village gets relief."
    • Besides this, various measures have been taken up in the victim's village to ensure "Right to Food" to the people.
    • Based on the report, the commission requested into Special Rapporteur Mr. K. R. Venugopal to make an on-the-spot investigation, which revealed several shortcomings on the part of the local administration.
    • The commission then took up the matter with the State Government, which informed it that the relief measures have been carried out.
  3. Land Rights: Land issues (case work)

    The FIAN AP has taken up 3 Land major cases:
    • Involvement in Land struggle for Dalits in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh (209) acres
    • Land issue of Prakasham-Vengamukkalapalem, Andhra Pradesh
    • Action on Kolleru Lake, Krishna and Godavari districts, Andhra Pradesh


  • Agricultural laborers were got 209 acres of land
  • Pass books also distributed to all families in the name of women
  • Government issued order to the Revenue authorities of west Godavari district to investigate the issue and submit a detail report.
  • The government of Andhra Pradesh formed a House Committee comprising all political parties to study the whole issue and to give necessary guide lines and recommendations.
  • Forestry department has been planning to protect lake in order to make tourism place.
  1. Human Rights Education & Training (HRE)

    • Human Rights training for media professionals, Vijayawada- 4th Aug, 04
    • Human Rights Education for College students, Secunderabad - 7th Oct, 04
    • Human Rights Education for Teachers - Vijayawada - 19th Feb, 05
    • Right to food awareness program - Nuzvid - 2oth Feb, 05
    • Right to Food Awareness Program - 4,5,6th of March 05 - Nellore.
    • Manual scavenging Awareness Program - Prakasham - 16th Oct, 04


    • The HR Education programme made the Student community to act as Monitors of HR violations.
    • Participants understood the objective and vision of FIAN international and various aspects of Right to Food
    • Indian Journalists Union (IJU) President K. Sreenivasa Reddy and Andhra Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) Requested FIAN AP coordination team to organise more trainings on ESCR rights for media professionals in all Districts and at the state level.
    • N.G.Os are asking to conduct Human Rights Training programs at Organizational level especially on Right to Food.
    • 4 local NGOs joined hands to work with FIAN - AP in 3 Districrts.

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