Journal article / Challenges Faced by the Kadar Tribe

Sinitha Xavier. 2018. “The Problems and Challenges of the Kadar Tribe in Kerala“, Contemporary Voice of Dalit, 10 (2): 204-215.

Abstract: The present article unfurls the problems encountered by the Kadar tribe of Kerala. Kadar is one of the five particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs) located in the premises of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, in the Vazhachal Forest Division, to the south of it, and in the vicinity of the Athirappilly Waterfalls on the riverside of Chalakudy.

The particular problems extracted from the study were lack of adequate finance, exploitation by government officials, problems in finding employment for a minimum standard of living, lack of education, lack of stable income, threat of displacement, alcoholism among members of the family, long distance to educational, medical, and commercial institutions, rules and regulations of the government, delay in getting payments from government agencies, ill health and malnutrition, drain of forest resources and financial liability of the household, lack of infrastructure facilities like good roads to settlements, the existence of unwed mothers, no proper implementation of the Forest Regulation Act (2006), and no documents provided for the ownership of land.

More info: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2455328X18785454

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