Government’s effort to help tribals in forests

To ensure that tribal people living in forests are not deprived of food during the rainy season, the government has been supplying food, including 30 kg of rice and 30 eggs, each month to each family for free.

The Social Welfare Department has been supplying food to 35,000 families residing in forest areas of Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. The food was being supplied from June to December, Social Welfare Minister H. Anjaneya told presspersons here.

He said 2 litres of cooking oil, 30 kg of rice, 30 eggs and 5 kg of sugar were being supplied to tribal families who were unable to come out of the forests during the rainy season. Families were also eligible to obtain items supplied by the Food and Civil Supplies Department, he said.

He said title deeds had been issued to 7,000 families residing in forest areas under the Forest Rights Act.

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