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With Forest Department help, tribal families get new kitchens


With the help of the Forest Department, more than 30 tribal families in Nedugalcombai near Coonoor now have kitchens where they could have LPG connections in the future.

The initiative, aimed at minimising the need for the Irula families in the region to collect firewood from the surrounding forests and thereby reduce the number of human-animal interactions, has been welcomed by the families residing in the village.

M. Raman, the village headman in Nedugalcombai, told The Hindu that the Forest Department had asked the villagers what they required the most. “We told them that we want LPG connections, as we ...


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