COIMBATORE: Thanks to the announcement of the Lok Sabha election schedule, a tribal school at Dhoomanoor in a deep forest area in Anaikatty hills bordering Tamil Nadu and Kerala, will now get electricity connection.
Nearly 250 tribal people reside in 20 tribal villages including Alaramedu, Sembukarai, Kondanoor, Panappalli and Jambugandi that are located in Anaikatty hills in Western Ghats.
While Sembukarai, Milagaipathy and Dhooman-oor tribal villages are 15-km deep inside the reserve forest in Anaikatty hills, the tribal villages got electricity only couple of years ago. However, the government middle school in Dhoomanoor is yet to get power.
With that school notified as one of the polling booths for the tribes of those villages for the April 18 Lok Sabha polls, to help tribal voters avoid walking 150km to the nearest polling station, the school was provided electricity connection recently....