Rehabilitate tribals in Hunsur: Samithi
MYSORE: Nagarahole Budakattu Hakku Sthapana Samithi convenor P K Ramu has urged Deputy Commissioner B Basavaraju to rehabilitate 75 landless tribal families in Veeranahosahalli village of Hunsur taluk.
He said all these families should be given a house and five acres of land each in Bettadakadu as they are deprived of a livelihood.
He said the Deputy Commissioner, at a meeting held on Jan 22, had decided to allocate 25 houses to tribals in Hunsur and Nagarahole.
However, these houses were occupied by employees working in the forest department, he charged.
A survey report of tribals has revealed that four families were forcibly evicted.
Samithi convenor P K Ramu said the Deputy Commissioner should immediately rehabilitate four families of Nagapur immediately and 71 other families in Veeranahosahalli.
CM seeks more Central funds for tribal welfare
BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged the Centre to release additional funds to undertake welfare measures for the tribal population living below the poverty line in the State.
Speaking at a seminar on ‘Problems faced by the tribals’, organised by the Satya Sai Seva Sangha here on Monday, Patnaik asserted that the development of the tribals is important for overall growth of the State. Lack of knowledge about their rights, limited access to education and poor economic status were making them susceptible to exploitation, he added.
While reiterating the Government’s commitment to provide primary education, safe drinking water, healthcare and road facilities in the tribal dominated areas, he informed that the facilities of the Food Bank would be extended to different tribal areas in a phase-wise manner.