Karnataka

Basic facilities yet to be made available in tandas declared as revenue villages

Jalaja Naik, Chairperson, Karnataka Tanda Development Corporation, addressing presspersons in Vijayapura on Monday.— PHOTO: RAJENDRA SINGH HAJERI

Jalaja Naik, Chairperson, Karnataka Tanda Development Corporation, addressing presspersons in Vijayapura on Monday.— PHOTO: RAJENDRA SINGH HAJERI

Jalaja Naik, Chairperson, Karnataka Thanda Development Corporation, has regretted that despite government declaring several Lambani Tandas as revenue villages, basic facilities are yet to be provided in those villages.

Addressing presspersons here on Monday, she said that the objective of converting tandas into revenue villages was to provide better living standards and infrastructure to the residents.

“But it is unfortunate that this very facility is missing in the tandas that have been converted into revenue villages,” she said.

Ms. Naik said that she has constituted a committee of officials to check the status of tandas that have been declared revenue villages and see whether facilities have been provided or not.

She said that to provide clear details on norms that are framed for declaring tandas as revenue villages, the corporation has come up with a booklet.

Lamenting that migration for better livelihood was a severe problem among Lambanis, she said that to stop migration, the corporation has decided to set up a tribal park in 34 acres of land in Humanabad taluk of Bidar district.

She said that the park would have a full-fledged service, including a handicraft training centre, a skill development centre, marketing facility, residential schools and hospitals.

The government has set aside Rs. 12 crore for the purpose, she said and added that it was a first of its kind project for Lambanis in the country.

She said that Suryagondanakoppa, a small hamlet in Honnali taluk of Davangere district, which is believed to be the birthplace of Sardar Sevalal, the deity of Lambanis, is being developed.

Stating that the State has 3,351 tandas and the government has allocated Rs. 100 crore for them, she urged the government to grant at least Rs. 1,000 crore to the corporation annually for the development of all tandas.

Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep was present.


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