Staff Reporter

ERODE: The medical department should take special care of tribal people, especially tribal children, and the Government was ready to render all help to them, said the Handloom and Textiles Minister, N.K.K.P. Raja, on Sunday at Burgur hill area where he inaugurated the medical camp for the tribal people.

Quality food

Mr Raja also visited the residential school at Burgur and instructed the officials in charge of the school to provide quality food for the students. He directed them to provide two eggs a week as per the instruction of the Government. The Minister received many petitions and the tribal people complained to the minister about lack of infrastructure facilities. The Minister asked the officials to grant old age pension to eligible persons and free pattas to them. The tribal people urged the Minister to have group houses constructed in their area. The minister promised that he would do the needful.

He said he would visit other hill areas soon and that the Government was determined to improve the lot of the tribal people. He wanted the officials to visit the hill areas periodically and redress the grievances of the people living there. Anthiyur MLA S. Gurusamy and other officials accompanied the Minister.