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Relief:Collector M. Vallalar, second from left, giving away a tricycle to a person from Vadakadu in Dindigul.
Relief:Collector M. Vallalar, second from left, giving away a tricycle to a person from Vadakadu in Dindigul.

Staff Reporter

Fear barrier of the tribal people should be broken: SP

DINDIGUL: To improve cordial relationship with tribal people residing in remote villages on hilly regions, mostly Naxalite prone zones, the police administration in association with district administration has started pumping in several welfare schemes and settling their long pending grievances.

To begin with, R. Rajendran (19), a differently abled tribe residing at Bethelpuram at Vada Kadu, a tribal populated village on Pachalur hill received a tri-cycle within no time at the grievance day meeting held here on Monday. The case was recommended by the Superintendent of Police, M.S. Muthusamy, who had camped at this village last week and gathered information about the basic needs and requirements of tribal people.

Responding to his recommendation, Collector M. Vallalar ordered the District Rehabilitation Officer to offer a tri-cycle to Mr. Rajendran on the spot.

A police personnel had brought him to the Collectorate in the morning from his village in his vehicle.

“It is only a beginning. More welfare schemes and benefits will reach tribal people on hills shortly. The District Rural Development Agency had agreed to construct individual toilets to the tribal colony at Kadaisi kadu, another remote tribal village on Pachalur hills,” said the SP.

Such efforts will not only solve their long pending needs but also help the police win their confidence and friendship. It will also encourage tribal people to come closer to the police and treat them as their friends. The fear barrier of the tribal people should be broken for free flow of information, Mr. Muthusamy told.

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