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  • HRDS India helps tribes to their dream come true

    Published on January 22, 2019

    It’s the realization of a dream. Every tribal wants to live in dignity and very soon the Tribals of Kerala will have a decent house to stay. HRDS INDIA has brought about a revolution in the lives of 1000 Tribal families in the Attapadi Tribal Block in the Palakkad district by ensuring each one of them has a proper house. Out of this 300 houses have been completed and will be handed over to the tribal families shortly.

    For long the Tribals in various states have been neglected and  marginalized a lot. Most of them don’t have even the basic requisites like housing and clothing. Now for the first time in the history of independent India, the Tribals are going to get 1000 pucca houses by an NGO in Kerala. Well, this great feat has been made possible by HRDS INDIA, an NGO dedicated to uplifting and improving the conditions of the tribal population in the country. This is the first time that such a large scale housing scheme has been launched exclusively for the Tribals in the country and HRDS INDIA are the pioneers in this field.

    The Sadhgraha Tribal Housing Project is India’s unique initiative started by HRDS INDIA, the only one in the country which caters to all the needs of the Tribals and particularly to give them the self esteem—something which they have been deprived of from ancient times. All the other sections of society have evolved, but not the tribes.

    The Sadhgraha Tribal Housing Project will be a game changer in the annals of tribal history. For the Tribals they will build houses across the length and breadth of India. ‘We have plans to build similar houses for  Tribals in Jharkhand, Odisha, Tripura, Gujarat,  and  Northeast States of India,” said AjiKrishnan Founder and Secretary of HRDS INDIA.

    HRDS INDIA, an NGO started in 1997 has  been relentlessly working at improving the betterment of the Tribals in the state. The NGO has had a chequered history by becoming the first organization in India to fructify the homes of Tribals—no where has any organisation taken up the task of building houses for Tribals on such a large scale.

    On his part, Mr. Krishnan, founder and secretary of HRDS INDIA outlined the fact that he had worked closely with the tribal people for the last 20 years. He said to know how the Tribals lived, he and some members of the HRDS INDIA adopted a novel method of acclamitasing with them, they started to live with them.

    “We had to know how they lead their lives.. The sort of challenges they face, their aspirations for this we had to be part of their lives. The members of HRDS INDIA started staying with them in order to `get used to their way of life and also the problems faced by them on a day to day basis. This was the only way we could get a clear peek into their lives and understand them,”.

    Well lets now have a small glimpse of to come to the details of the Attappadi Tribal Block we have to understand certain things. It must be mentioned here that Attappadi is a large geographical area located on Western Ghats near to Silent valley wild life sanctuary. The 60% of the population in Attappadi Block is Tribal people. Irula, Maduga, Kurumba are the main Tribal communities in Attappadi Block. There are 192 Tribal hamlets in Attappadi and a total tribal population of around 30000 people.

    So how difficult was it to work initially with the Tribals? Well surprisingly, there was no such thing called difficulty.  They are very simple people who generally keep their problems and worries to themselves. They are very self respecting lot and will never come out and ask for redressal of their problems,” said Mr. Krishnan.

    Our Team with Tribes

    When asked to elaborate on what sort of material they use to build the houses , Mr. Krishnan explained ‘HRDS INDIA introducing Fibre Cement Panels which is an innovative building material for individual houses in the proposed project site. Fibre Cement Panels are certified green products which are help to conserve the environment in many aspects. Fibre Cement Board is composed  of a composite matrix containing special grade cellulose fibres, ordinary Portland cement, fine silica, quartz, and some mineral additives. Its main advantages are eco – friendly, less time consuming, easy installation and cost effective. As per the project, HRDS INDIA is constructing 370sq.ft. Pre – Fabricated House for the Tribal Homeless family. Sadhgraha Tribal Housing Project closely follows a Traditional Indian design which includes 2 Bed Rooms, Hall, Kitchen, Attached Bathroom and a small verandah etc. Moreover, it will take only 12 days to complete an Individual Sadhgraha house’.


    20 Responses for “ HRDS India helps tribes to their dream come true ”

    • BIJU KRISHNAN says:

      Excellent work

    • gayatri says:

      Happy to see that some of them are working hard to help out the needy. This is truly commendable and more people should get to know about HRDS INDIA.Wishing a great success ahead to HRDS INDIA and its team members. APN news has brought forward the humanitarian gestures which are rarely noticed.

    • Archana S says:

      After i came to know about the above described news article, i narrowed down the efforts taken by HRDS INDIA to elevate the living standards of people , truly praiseworthy.
      the people who work behind the curtains should be appreciated. looking forward to see more of works by hrds india, not only in Attapaddy but whole of India.

    • ARUN says:

      Great Job. Both APN and HRDS has done a great job. These kind of news are expecting from your side. Hats off to the NGO HRDS INDIA for their great work. Wishing them all the very best to achieve their goal to provide houses to all homeless Tribal families in India.

    • SHYPU P says:

      so happy to know that kind hearted people work for the good cause.
      congrats to HRDS INDIA and its team members. good wishes for your future projects.

    • Archana S says:

      after reading the article, i narrowed down the efforts taken by the same team for the elevation opf living standards of downtrodden, truly praise worthy,
      wishes and prayers to HRDS INDIA, hoping to see their works more all over india.
      thank you HRDS team for such a humanitarian initiative.

    • Arya P says:

      HRDS INDIA team has done a great job.

    • Palak arora says:

      The efforts are truely great..

    • Pratishtha says:

      So great work

    • Arya P says:

      HRDS INDIA team has done a great job. Congrats to all HRDS INDIA team.

    • Josh Joshi says:

      I think this is a great effort towards fulfilling the dream of thousands of people who dream of having a home but cannot be fulfilled because of various reasons. Great work and keep up with the efforts. God bless you all

    • Josh Joshi says:

      I think HRDS India is doing a gret job of fulfilling the dreams of many people of having a home. Great work, keep up the efforts. God bless you all

    • Swapna says:

      Congrats HRDS for fulfilling the Dream Home of the tribal people

    • Sundar Singh says:

      Hats off to HRDS TEAM

      Plant flowers in others’ gardens and your life becomes a bouquet!!

    • JoyMathew says:

      HRDS INDIA doing a great job for the homeless TribalPeople allover India. HRDS INDIA Team lead by Mr. AjiKrishnan and Dr. S. KrishnakumarIAS, hats off you all,,, for this good effort,,,, Wishyou all the best,,

    • Nidhi Chouhan says:

      Heads up HRDS for bringing such great humanitarian projects !!

    • Nidhi Chouhan says:

      Heads up HRDS for such humanitarian projects !

    • Manshi says:

      Really happy to see such kind of efforts to help out needy people. Hats off to the team of HRDS INDIA. You guys are really doing a great job. All the very best to you and God bless you all.

      “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”

    • Manshi says:

      Really happy to see such kind of efforts to help out needy people. Hats off to the team of HRDS INDIA. You guys are really doing a great job. All the very best and God bless you all.

      “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”

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