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Hakki Pikki tribe seeks employment under MGREGA

Staff Correspondent

Hassan: Members of the Hakki Pikki tribal community who live in Angadihalli village in Belur taluk have registered themselves in the gram panchayat seeking employment under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Following their registration, each of them registered for employment under the MGREGA got a bank account also. However, none of them have got any job under MGREGA till date, says Hansaraju, a tribal man.

Nomads

Traditionally the members of the Hakki Pikki tribe were nomads and made a living by hunting animals and birds in the forest. But after a ban was imposed on hunting of animals and birds, many of them took to stealing to earn their livelihood.

Rehabilitation

As part of the rehabilitation package, the Government provided each of the 80 families an acre of land in Angadihalli village on Hassan-Belur Main Road, where they now reside. Their population in the village is around 1,500.

There is only one primary school in Angadihalli. For high school education, children are sent to Hagare, which is a km away from Angadihalli.

At the moment there are five boys of the Hakki Pikki community studying in a degree college in Hassan. However, there are many youngsters of the community who are school or college dropouts and spend time idly in the village for lack of gainful employment.

Several problems

Besides unemployment, the members of the Hakki Pikki tribe face several other problems. Basic amenities such as drinking water supply and streetlights are not there in the village. A borewell was dug six months ago but it is yet to be energised. People of the Hakki Pikki community say gainful employment and basic amenities in their village is what they seek to make a decent living.

At the moment, in the absence of employment and basic amenities Hakki Pikki community lives a life of deprivation.

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