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Road work: Collector fulfills dream of tribals of Kathiri Hill

Road work: Collector fulfills dream of tribals of Kathiri Hill

Collector H. Krishnanunni inspected the road laying work in Kathiri Hill to fulfill the 70 year old demand of the people of Kathirimalai.
Kathirimalai is a border village in the Erode district and a part of Bargur hill Panchayat in the Anthiyur Panchayat Union. It has 76 families and a school  for their children.
It has no convenient roads for vehicles.  The rough single track was very difficult for people to move.  It was the most neglected area as the officers face difficulty to access it. 

A few years ago, a solar power plant was set up to provide electricity to the public in Kathirimalai.  In this context, Erode District Collector H. Krishnanunni, who has been taking a keen interest in the life and economic development of the hill tribes, has taken some steps to uplift the living standards of the people of the Kathirimalai area.

The people of Kathirimalai area spoke to the Chief Minister MK Stalin on 10-1-2022 through a video.  At that time they demanded proper road facilities for their area. 
Following this, on the orders of the First Minister, the construction work of the road from the Kathiripatti forest boundary in Kathirimalai to the Isalankadu area began.  For this, Rs. 8 crore 52 lakhs has been allocated under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme on behalf of the Rural Development and Panchayat Department. 
Currently the road work has been started and the earthern road has been paved for vehicles movement.  It is soon to be converted as a metal road.
In this context, Erode District Collector H. Krishnanunni  inspected the road work yesterday.  Gobi R.D.O.  Palani Devi, Anthiyur Tashildar Vijayakumar, BDO Sivasankar and Assistant Chief Engineer Sivaprasad were also present.
 At present, initial work on the road has been completed at a cost of Rs. 1 crore 47 lakhs.  
The Collector, who saw it, advised the authorities to quickly remove the rocks that were obstructing the construction of the road there and make it a quality road. From there, Collector went to the villages of Madampatti and
within the Kathirimalai. 
He went to the government residential middle school for tribes and discussed with the students and visited the e-learning training held in the school campus.  He asked the students to use the internet to learn and develop their skills.

During the programme, he provided seeds and bio-fertilizers to the hill village farmers to raise  crops including green gram, black gram, sorghum etc.  
He inspected 8 sheep sheds constructed at a cost of Rs. 14 lakh 28 thousand, roads laid at a cost of Rs. 1 crore 47 lakhs, 20 green houses constructed with solar power facility at a cost of Rs.20 lakh, 7 houses, a well dug at a cost of Rs. 13 lakh 79 thousand in the area and received petitions from the public.