Officials visit Kodencherry panchayat

The district administration has promised to provide electricity and power to the backward and long-neglected tribal hamlets in Kodencherry grama panchayat as an Onam gift. The people brought the problems faced by them due to the lack of these facilities to a team of district officials, led by District Collector K.V. Mohan Kumar, that visited the panchayat on Saturday.

Around 300 tribal people partook of an Onam feast on the day, along with the team of officials and MLA C. Moieenkutty at Chembukadavu. The team visited Chembukadavu as part of the ‘Janasamaksham’ programme which is aimed at assessing first hand the problems faced by the people in the backward areas of Kozhikode district.

The tribal people’s demand was conveyed to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Minister for the Welfare of Scheduled Tribes P.K. Jayalakshmi and the Chief Minister directed the officials of the Kerala State Electricity Board and the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) to take necessary action. The District Collector also sanctioned Rs.50,000 to repair an anganwadi building at Pathippara, which was found to be in dilapidated condition.

The MLA and the Collector distributed ‘Ona pudava’ to the tribal people. The programme helped as many as 1,052 persons in the below poverty line category get ration cards on Saturday. The ration cards were distributed at a function held at St. Joseph’s LP School, Kodencherry.

District panchayat member V.D. Joseph, M.P. Shanawaz, MP, Kodencherry grama panchayat president Antony Neervelil, and Mr. Mohankumar spoke at the function.

  • Onam feast organised for tribal people

  • 1,052 BPL families given ration cards