Below figures and conditions explained by villagers who experience this real poverty.
I visited a village
name Oornaikapatti its main village name is Thondamikinam in district Karur ( Tamil Nadu, India). I met Mr kannayan and Palanisami.
They explained as following:
Oornaikapatti has nearly 100 families. Approximately 60 persons are of old aged.
Number of children are approximately 400; for this 100 family.
Occupation is agriculture and land availability per family is around 3-4 acres. Main crops
are rice, maize but for the last 3 years there was no rain most of their land is dry. No other occupation they have for survival
except to search jobs in cities for whatever salary and jobs.
Regarding education: It is only 10% of them 5 or 6 people can be found with educated up
to 10th standard rest in 10% have completed up to 5th standard.
Palanisami says they did not have rain for the last 3 years. Water is serious crisis for
them as they are not able to grow crops in their land. Even burrowing does not help them get water as digging up to 600
feet down earn gives no water in many areas.
Average income per family is Rs.3000-5000 per family, roughly comes to US$ 66 to US$
111 per year by the crops.
School facility: Primary 3 kms from the village and high school is nearly 5 kms away.
Village has electricity but many houses do not have. Reason people can not afford. How
has rural electrification helped growth of the village?
young leaves to seek jobs (in unorganized sectors of urban Karur (Tamil Nadu, India) district which has textile units).
Average salary they get is Rs. 40-50 per day and spend Rs. 20/- per day
by way of bus fare to and from Karur, that means their net earning is Rs 20-30 per day equal to US$ 0.44- 0.66 per day. Some thing is better than nothing.
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