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Right to livelihood: Residents of Aaraikudi-Kovilangulam near Kamudhi showing their identity cards in Ramanathapuram on Monday.
Right to livelihood: Residents of Aaraikudi-Kovilangulam near Kamudhi showing their identity cards in Ramanathapuram on Monday.

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RAMANATHAPURAM: Several residents of Kovilankulam-Aaraikudi near Kamudhi on Monday thronged the Collectorate here to petition the Collector seeking employment under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. They said though they had received identity cards after registering themselves for employment as per the rules, they were not called for work. Though the village had a long list of avenues for undertaking rural job works, it had not been utilised properly. They added that since their areas were drought-prone they were not getting agricultural work. Hence, the authorities should take steps to take up rural job works.

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