Karnataka government sanctions houses for tribal who lived on a tree, 25 others
By Express News Service | Published: 04th August 2017 10:20 AM |
MYSURU: The state government has decided to allot houses to Jeenu Kuruba tribal Gajja who was residing on a mango tree for two years and 25 other families under Rajiv Gandhi Housing scheme.
After a story titled 'With no shelter, this man lives on a mango tree' was published in Express, the Revenue, Tribal Development and Panchayat officials visited Malanagere Tribal Colony and also gave a patient hearing to Gajja, whose damaged hut forced him to live on a mango tree.
Though the government under Tribal Rights Act has sanctioned 28 guntas land to all 26 families including Gajja, three Jenu Kuruba families are not in a position to erect their own hut.
Deputy Commissioner D Randeep said all the 26 families are now registered for houses under Rajiv Gandhi Housing Corporation. He said the officials will ensure that the houses are sanctioned at the earliest.
Since, Gajja said he can't afford to put up a hut, the district administration has also assured to extend financial support to Gajja and his two brothers to have their own huts till the Forest Department gives its nod for the housing project.The government will give funds to erect temporary shed.