TN to conduct field study on marginalised communities

Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary V. Irai Anbu has directed the District Collectors across the state to conduct a detailed field study in their respective districts on the marginalised communities.

This is following Chief Minister M.K. Stalin’s visit to Poonjeri village near Mammalapuram where he has announced various schemes for the marginalised people.

The state is soon embarking on the mission to conduct a district-wise enumeration of Nairkuruvas, tribals, and other members of the community.

The Chief Secretary has also directed the District Collectors to send a study report on their economic status also.

The basic infrastructure facilities available to these communities will have to be assessed by the revenue officials and reported back to the Chief secretary, according to an order issued by the office of the Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary.

A Need Assessment format will check on the marginalised communities like Naikuruvar having voter identity cards, Aadhaar, community certificate, ration cards, old age pension, MGNERGS job card, Chief Minister’s health insurance, and old-age pension.

The Chief Secretary has directed the District Collectors to coordinate with the department concerned to take steps to solve the grievances of the marginalised people.

He also said that the Special Progamme Implementation Department would monitor the cards.

The Collectors are also directed to take up the work on priority and to take necessary steps for uplifting the status of the marginalised people.