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Ananthagiri mandal

Ananthagiri is a mandal in Visakhapatnam district.

Locations

  • Pedagangaram
  • Jeenabadu

A High Court order in 2009 resulted in the ejection of non-tribals from 432 acres of land in Pedagangaram and Jeenabadu villages. This resulted in a long-drawn process of assigning of lands to tribals that saw non-tribals file a counter writ petition in High Court. The High Court directed the government to file a counter and gave four weeks from July 16, 2015. As of January 2016, the counter has not been filed. Vinayaka Girijana Seva Sangam is representing the non-tribals in the case.

2016

On January 13, Ananthagiri Police arrested two persons smuggling 200 kgs of dry ganga in Ananthagiri. The contraband was seized and a case has been registered.