70 adivasi families in Nedumangad to be relocated due to wildlife attack
Nedumangad: The State Wildlife Department is planning to shift Adivasi families who are under distress due the dangers posed by wild animals. The wildlife department has envisaged a plan worth Rs 17 crores in order to shift them to villages.
In the first phase, three colonies in the Kulathuppuzha range will be relocated. The representatives of these families met with Forest minister K Raju and handed over the consent form. The representatives were welcomed by the Minister at Arippa forest inspection bungalow. Mathrubhumi had reported about the necessity to relocate hundreds of adivasis living in different hamlets including Wayanad district.
The government will give Rs 15 lakhs to each family that moves out of the forest as per their own interest. And for land more than two hectares, an additional Rs 15 lakhs will be paid for every two hectares. A total of 70 families are included in this program. A total of Rs. 16.50 crores will be paid as compensation for these families. Minister K Raju visited the Arippa training institute to review ‘Break the Chain’ campaign at the center in the context of COVID-19.
The function was conducted without any gathering and with all kinds of safety precautions.