Monday, January 16, 2012

Why MoRD Team Visited Jarawa Tribes at Tirur?


THE LIGHT OF ANDAMANS | VOL 35 ISSUE 24 | 13 JAN 2012

Why MoRD Team Visited Jarawa Tribes at Tirur?

By Staff Reporter

What was the team from Ministry of Rural Development visiting the Islands to evaluate the Best Performing District under MGNREGA doing at Tirur Chadda of Jarawas at 6.00 pm on 7th January 2012? The team led by B K Saxena, Retd Chief Secretary, Bihar, Dr Rajesh Mal, Consultant, Dr Pradeep, Dean TISS, S K Singh, Director, MoRD and Nilairanjan, Coordinator visited the Jarawa shelter (Chadda) located at Tirur.
Such excursions by visiting VIPs and Officials cannot happen without the knowledge of the concerned department and officials. For years guests of Raj Nivas too had paid visit to the Jarawa territory to watch the Jarawas. It includes visiting officials as well as guests.
Jarawas might not be a curious object for the local settlers. They venture into the reserve for plundering the resources which attract punishment under PAT regulations.

1 comment:

DEBKUMAR BHADRA said...

Its unfortunate!
Don't mistake me. Its unfortunate because the question has been raised by an islander in a newspaper published locally. Had the question been raised by a foreigner in a foreign newspaper, we would have got an answer by this time.
Its really unfortunate!