Muthalamada (Palakkad): A tribal village based in Parambikulam, home to four indigenous tribes, will be set up soon.
The Palakkad district collector has handed over a report to the Land Revenue Commissioner in this regard. As per the direction, the Parambikulam tribal village office should be formed by bifurcating Muthalamada Village 1, along with the formation of Thenmala taluk based in Kollankodu.
Earlier, the suggestion to form a tribal village for the indigenous communities of Parambikulam was put forward during a Development Committee meeting of the Chittur taluk.
Currently, the residents of tribal hamlets such as Kuriyarkutty, Kadavu, Fifth Colony, Earthdam Colony, Sungam, and Pooppara have to traverse to Muthalamada 1 village office, Kambrathuchalla in Muthalamada panchayat, for various requirements and to get certificates to avail of various government benefits. They have to walk on foot through the dense forest route for 14 kms just to reach Parambikulam from Pooppara, the tribal village settlement of the Muthuvaan tribe.
Similarly, the residents of Kuriyarkutty have to cover nine kms to reach Parambikulam. And from Parambikulam, they have to travel another 40 kms to finally reach the village office and panchayat headquarters. Only limited commutation facilities are available from Parambikulam to the panchayat headquarters. Hence, the residents would lose out on a day’s work just to reach the village office and collect their Community Certificates.
They will be spared of the trouble upon setting up a village office in Parambikulam itself.