Members of this community who had been neglected for many years since Liberation finally hope for upliftment of their community. These people have been living in
mud houses with thatched roofs and occupationally involve themselves in cultivating tenanted fields and fishing.
By JOAO SOUSA M | NT NeTWORK
MARGAO: After being ignored for decades in post-Liberation
Goa, the Komarpant community has finally seen light with the government deciding to include the community into the OBC category. The inclusion has given a glimmer of hope to the community as it will go a long way in upliftment of the community, which has been neglected for years after Goa’s liberation.
Ms Parvathi Komarpant, who lost her husband some 7 years back, is battling hard to make both ends meet as she has seven children but no bread earner as her son is unable to gain employment. She also informed that she has not been receiving any aid from the government. She said that she has been working in fields of the landlords to earn livelihood.
When informed that the community has now been added to the OBC category, she expressed hope that now at least her son, Mr Girish Komarpant would get some government job.
Source - Navhind Times