Backward Classes Welfare Department, Purulia

 

Features of Birhor in Purulia

 

The Birhor is a small community, with a poor literacy rate, economically backward and still use traditional technology in their crafts. It has been learnt that most of the Birhors of Purulia migrated from Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Dhanbad of Jharkhand State more than 150 years ago and finally settled in 3 blocks of Purulia like Baghmundi, Jhalda-I and Balarampur. At present they are found living in Bareriya,  and Bhupatipalli village in Baghmundi Block, Chhotobakad in Jhalda-I Block and Bersa village under Balarampur Block.

           

This tribal folk were previously habituated to live in the in-accessible forests and hill areas of Purulia district and preferred to live in leaf huts. But at present they are living in houses built by B.C.W. Deptt. Previously they did not send their wards to educational institutions, were not adapted to visiting hospitals or health centres to treat themselves from various critical ailments. Even the housewives did not show any interest for healthcare of their wards. But at present they are sending their wards to educational Institution and accepting Health facilities. MANT an N.G.O. is providing Mobile Health Care facilities to the Birhor. At present they are involved in various economic activities like animal husbandry Babui Rope making etc.

 

Due to various intervention by Govt. in the B.C.W. Deptt. it has been observed that the Birhors are slowly but steadily undergoing a certain amount of change in their general life style. With the passage of time Birhors are becoming connected with main stream society.

 

(Birhor Dev.) Pigary Scheme

(Birhor Dev.) Rope Making

Birhor Pry. School

 

Developmental Schemes taken up for the Birhors of Bagmundih till 2008-09

 

Sl

Name of the Scheme

Unit

Amount / unit

Total Amount involved

1.

Const. of Bhupatipally Pry.Ashram Hostel

1

3,05,220/-

3,05,220/-

2.

Low Cost Houses

31

76,596/-

23,74,476/-

Low Cost House

21

1,38,000/-

28,87,028/-

3

Sanitary Latrine

25

6,000/-

1,50,000/-

4

Tube Well

03

84,228/-

2,52,684/-

5

Drinking water well

01

39,661/-

39,661/-

6

Repair of Drinking water well

03

13,641/-

40,923/-

7

Improvement of  Road

01

35,000/-

35,000/-

8

Goatary Scheme

22

15,000/-

3,30,000/-

9

Piggary Scheme

23

22,855/-

5,25,665/-

10

Agriculture and Irrigation Scheme

01

1,48,903/-

1,48,903/-

11

Const. of Boundary wall at Bhupatipally Pry. Ashram Hostel

01

1,38,000/-

1,38,000/-

12

Improvement of Pry. Ashram Hostel

01

2,22,000/-

2,22,000/-

13

Babui Rope Making (@ 12,000/- per unity

15

12,000/-

1,80,000/-

14

Mobile Medical Unit

01

4,00,000/-

4,00,000/-

 

Developmental Schemes taken up for the Birhors of Balarampur till 2008-09

 

Sl.

Name of the Scheme

Unit

Amount / unit

Total Amount involved

1.

Low Cost Houses

8

76,596/-

6,12,768/-

2.

Sanitary Latrine

8

48,000/-

48,000/-

3.

Tube Well

01

28,076/-

28,076/-

4.

Drinking water well

01

39,661/-

39,661/-

5.

Babui Rope making

05

12,000/-

60,000/-

 

Developmental Schemes taken up for the Birhors of Jhalda-I till 2008-09

 

Sl

Name of the Scheme

Unit

Amount / unit

Total Amount involved

1.

Low Cost Houses

10

76,596/-

7,65,960/-

2.

Sanitary Latrine

10

6,000/-

60,000/-

3.

Tube Well

02

28,076/-

56,152/-

4.

Drinking water well

01

39,661/-

39,661/-

5

Repair of drinking water well

01

15,000/-

15,000/-

6

Approach Road

01

4,88,000/-

4,88,000/-

7

Approach Road

01

70,000/-

70,000/-

8

Babui Rope Making (@ 12,000/- per unity

08

12,000/-

96,000/-

 

(Source: PO cum DWO, BCW, Purulia)