The Kerala Cabinet accepted the demands of tribes people on Wednesday, paving the way for the settlement of their ‘stand-up’ agitation in front of the Secretariat.

Four years since report on encroachments in Attappady.

Kerala signed an agreement with National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd. on Monday to set up a wind farm in Palakkad district.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Wednesday that proposals in the Solar Energy Policy of the government for use of tribal land for solar and other renewable energy projects would not lead t

Benefit-Sharing Model To Support Kani Tribes And The Tribal Community In Attapadi

Though the first ever benefit-sharing project to develop a health drug with the help of tribals was shelved in 2008, discussions to revive the project are currently underway. Jeevani — the general health tonic and herbal drug — was developed by the Tropical Botanical Garden Research Institute (TBGRI) in collaboration with Kani tribals. The institute has now mooted a fresh proposal to revive the project. The drug is expected to benefit the Kani tribes here as well as those at Attapadi in Palakkad.

Encourage Tribals In Attappadi To Grow & Eat Vegetables

In a bid to check malnutrition-related infant deaths in Attapadi, Hyderabad based National Institute of Nutrition, has recommended a slew of measures in a report submitted to the state government.

It suggests implementation of health, nutrition and development programmes

A study by the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, on the death of tribal infants in Attappady noted that “high maternal under-nutrition of 48 per cent of adult women leading to chronic energy deficiency” resulted in the death of a large number of infants.

New finds rekindle interest in melanism in the wild in Palakkad

Some of the wild animals in the forests of Silent Valley, Parambikulam, Nelliampathy and Attappady in the district are, it seems, not showing their true colours.

The latest survey by sickle Cell Disease Project in Attappady found that over 20 per cent of the 33,120-strong tribal population is affected by the dreaded genetic disorder of sickle cell anaemia.

Under the thick canopy of a peepal tree, beside the road that winds to Pallur Ooru in Attapady in the Western Ghats, is a small tribal burial ground.