Irani pointed out various shortcomings, like lack of water connections to around 1.35 lakh households, non-screening for health issues common among tribals, non-digitisation of their land records and ensuring skill development among the tribals, in the district which were brought to her attention.
Aralikkonam, which falls in the Puthur panchayat, is one of the 192 tribal hamlets (ooru) of Attappady. The anganwadi building was constructed in the area in 2003. It has been lying unused for five years.
The pregnant women are included in the list, while considering several health parameters such as anaemia, malnutrition, risk of miscarriage, sickle cell, risk of abortion, underweight, and congenital diabetes.