Adivasis tell Governor to help raise horticulture crops
Deccan Chronicle.| A ravindra seshu
After giving a patient hearing to the Adivasis, the Governor said that she had adopted Pusukuntla and Gogulagudem
Adivasi farmers told the Governor that while they were interested in raising horticulture crops in their lands such as palm oil etc., if officials provided saplings, the government, was discouraging them. Representational image/DC
PUSUKUNTLA (BHADRADRI): Adivasis of Pusukuntla and Gogulagudem in Dammapet mandal in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district poured out their woes to Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, who visited their villages on Tuesday.
Adivasi farmers said while they are interested in raising horticulture crops in their lands such as palm oil etc., if officials provided saplings, the government, is discouraging them. They said the government is discouraging them despite claiming that Dammapet and Aswaraopet mandals form a horticulture hub.
Speaking on civic amenities, Unnam Narayanamma apprised the Governor that rainwater enters their houses during monsoon and asked her to help in the construction of a protection wall near the hillocks. She also requested the Governor to use her good offices to get pucca houses sanctioned for the Adivasis.
After giving a patient hearing to the Adivasis, the Governor said that she had adopted Pusukuntla and Gogulagudem and all facilities are being provided in a phased manner, one by one.
She said that Adivasi women should be cautious of the health of their kids. "I am very happy to visit your village. I wish to develop these habitations on all fronts and make use of all government schemes," she said.
She set the foundation stone to the community halls and primary school building in these two habitations. She visited some of the houses and interacted with them and she inaugurated a free medical camp on the occasion.
Earlier the Adivasis welcomes the Governor with the traditional kommu dance. Later, she handed over two autorickshaws to the elders of these villages to be used for transportation of the residents to the other places. The Indian Red Cross Society donated the vehicles. to these habitations.