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MCAP-Support To Tribal People Of Plappilly Forest Of Ranni Division,Pathanamthitta Dated 26.11.2018

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Plappally is a settlement located in the Goodrical range of Ranni forest division in the Pathanamthitta, state of Kerala, India. The place is an intersection point of Mannarakulanji–Chalakkayam state highway and there is a forest station in Plappally under the Kerala State Forest and Wildlife Department. 27 person including 10 elders and 17 children belonging to 8 families are dwelling in a tribal colony located in the deep forest zone of Plappalli. These peoples deprived of pure drinking water and these tribal hamlets are not electrified and don’t have any facilities for the primary needs such as a house or even toilets and wells. They are staying in small sheds made up of plastic sheets in an area where elephant threat is very common. These families do not have any access to an emergency medical care. According to the Indian environment ministry, 1,144 people were killed in elephant and tiger attacks between April 2014 and May 2017. Experts say the numbers could be much higher if attacks by leopards and other wild animals were included in the list. But elephants are thought to kill about 500 people each year, far more than any other wild animal. They used to find shelter in the nearby forest station during elephant attacks with their small kids. They can’t even repair their sheds destructed by the elephants as they lack regular earnings. Each family is depending on the minimum quantity of food materials (15kg rice, 1 kg of coconut oil, salt and pea) supplied by the Tribal department. The whole colony depends on the earnings of 3-4 elders. They used to go to deep forests to collect honey and dammer and sell it to local people for money to run their daily life. During Sabarimala pilgrimage season they used to make money from the plastic wastes collected from the forests. 12 children of this colony are getting their schooling in nearby Tribal school. Most of them used to drop out from schools at the primary level itself because of the lack of necessary study materials or even a kerosene lamp. After 6 in the evening, their life is in darkness. None of the families has ration card and so they are not getting food items or others supplied by the government. The hygienic condition is pathetic; they lacking sanitary latrines. Their life is in deep danger by struggling against nature, wild animals and finally with their fate. Officials of Mercy Cops, accidentally visited the colony and experienced the struggles and difficulties of these people directly. As a primary help to them, they have supplied necessary emergency lights, torches, tables, chairs, pen, pencils, and books for students, plastic buckets for collecting water on 26.11.2018. They have also made an agreement with Mr. Radhakrishna Pillai, a grocery merchant in Angamuzhi, so that each family can buy commodities for an amount of Rs. 2000 in every month and the corresponding amount will be deposited to the merchant’s account by MERCY COPS under Mercy Cops Annapoorna Project (MCAP). Facility is also made available at the nearby forest office for charging their emergency lights. Apart from this, for the improvement of their education system, Mr. Sachin, a B. Com holder native of Angamuzhi has been appointed as Education Master and he will gave a private tuition to the student during 4.30 pm-6.30 pm in everyday. The salary of the tuition master will be paid from the Mercy Cops Educare Project (MCEP), which aimed to improve their economic, educational and social conditions

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