Malliamman Durgham tribal received work under MNREGS for the first time
| Friday | 16th October, 2020
The hamlet is located in the dense forests of Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR) in Kadambur hills that can be reached after taking up the eight-km non-motor able road from Kadambur.
Residents of Malliamman Durgham, whose main source of income is through selling of guava, will soon have a stable income as they were allotted works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for the first time in their hamlet.
The hamlet is located in the dense forests of Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR) in Kadambur hills that can be reached after taking up the eight-km non-motor able road from Kadambur. As per 2011 revenue records, the settlement had 159 families.
However, in the absence of road connectivity, lack of access to healthcare facilities and poor income, many families had moved to Kadambur as currently 82 families are residing in the hamlet that has only solar lighting systems.
M.K. Subramani of the hamlet stated that for the first time works were executed under the scheme and people are eager to receive their wages in the coming weeks. “There is no scope for jobs and the only income for us by selling guava also did not yield results this year due to COVID-19 pandemic”, he stated.
A week ago, work began to dig a 10-metre deep well at the hamlet at an estimated cost of ? 9.08 lakh. A total of 54 persons were involved in digging the well that will help in storing the rain water and surplus water in the hamlet.
With the two existing wells serving the water needs of the people, the new well will have a 5 HP solar water pumping system to serve them.
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