The CPI(M) leader visits some tribal hamlets of Attappady

Former Minister for Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes Welfare A.K. Balan, MLA, has urged the government to conduct a resurvey at Attappady to restore alienated land to the tribal people.

After visiting some tribal hamlets on Wednesday, the CPI(M) leader told the media at Agali that there were attempts to scuttle the Kurumba package announced by the government for the comprehensive development of the most primitive Kurumba  tribespeople.

He said there were moves to entrust the implementation of the Kurumba package to private parties, which would lead to irregularities as happened in many projects implemented by NGOs at Attappady. The government should directly implement the packages for the welfare of the tribal people.  Mr. Balan said the CPI(M) would organise a medical camp at Attappady and distribute 15 tonnes of rice and 1,500 kg of green gram to the tribal people from May 15 to 16. He toured the tribal hamlets at Vellakulam, Vechupathy, Sholayur, Kavuindikal and Nellipathy on Wednesday.