The State should address the issues of the marginalised sections of society to achieve overall development, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Ramesh Chennithala has said.
Launching the ‘Gandhigramam’ programme of the KPCC at the Thelampetta tribal colony, near Naikatty, in the district on Saturday, Mr. Chennithala said successive governments had implemented various projects for the welfare of tribesmen but its benefits were yet to reach all the intended beneficiaries. Hence, the KPCC had decided to launch a ‘visiting programme’ in all the tribal colonies in the State from the next Gandhi Jayanti day.
The KPPC would exert pressure on officials and the government for effective implementation of various welfare projects. The organisation would adopt the Thelampetta tribal colony and develop it as a model hamlet after executing developmental activities at a cost of Rs.1 crore in one year, Mr. Chennithala said.
The tribespeople had been facing various issues related to land, education, and health due to the negligence of the government and the officials. The aim of the visits to tribal colonies was to bring such issues to the notice of the government, he said.