THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : In the wake of infant death in Attappadi, ST Development Minister P K Jayalakshmi has issued strict instructions to the officials for effective implementation of the Attappadi package.
Applications under the Forest Rights Act would be settled within three months. Directives regarding implementation of the Attappadi package were issued to ST Development Department director, Palakkad District Collector and Ottappalam Sub-Collector. Decision would be taken within three months on applications under the Forest Rights Act (for both individual rights and community rights) which are still pending. The Rs three-crore project for bringing back traditional farming in Attappady is currently going on.
A `12-crore PVTG project has also been sanctioned. Rs 11.40-crore has been sanctioned for construction of Anavayi-Chundakki road in Attappady. Construction of the road will start soon. Based on the data collected through Jathak Janani software from 5,874 children in Attappady, those with nutrition deficiency are being treated at the Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre, informed the Minister in a statement.
An amount of `1.60 crore has been sanctioned for various livelihood projects at Attappadi.