A Tribal resettlement colony
name Chalil Colony in District Cannanore (Kerala) of koleyar panchayat .
When visited to them they were not happy and unhappy as they felt we were
politicians who come this time to seek votes and make false promises.
However, after long discussions they came forward to reflect some of their
problems and issues. I on the other hand promised would do the best as per
my capacity to bring this issue to concerned and publish in my website to
publicize this issue for attention. They disclosed following distressing
: Paniyar tribes
: Nearly 30 families in this village comprising 100
Literacy level : Only one person could
standard and still unemployed, all others are uneducated except the children
who go to primary schools one kms from the village.
Standard of life : All under below poverty line.
Population control : Almost negligible as have each family
has more that 3 children.
Employment facility : Terrible, they survive with partial
employment for 6 months in a year. Rest of the months they depend on forest
foods and seeds.
Medical Facility : Hospital situated 15kms from the
Other facilities : facility is not enough, even
houses constructed for them have no enough strength to defend against heavy
rain of kerala. No toilet facilities and pure drinking water taps could be
found in this tribal colony.
In this video clip,
you hear Mr. Balan and Velukkan (Moopar) explaining unemployment and poverty
crisis in his village. Many times, they contacted the Government and the
Panchayat to convey their issues but no proper attention from authorities.
There is water crisis and they have to get water from one kilometer away.
Employment crisis as they get regular employment for 2 moths in the year.
They do not medical facility near the village, the facilities available
15kms from the village. He also claimed there are several other tribal
colonies and villages in interior forest that are more horrifying.
This Video clip has a
glimpse of village view their traditional “Adivasi ganam” song at the end of
the clip. Language used in this video is Malayalam of Kerala India.
This video clip would help the social organizations and
NGO’s to contact the concerned authorities for their help.