ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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LABOUR-How Relevant Are Our Trade Unions

keeper who does not take some remuneration from the tribals is an exception rather than the rule. In Rajpipla town itself one may find the residences of at least 10 village land record-keepers. A document which the citizens are entitled to get free of charge is not available to the tribals in their own villages according to the rules. They are made to spend approximately Rs 25 on travelling to town and back for the purpose of getting the document, Goitre is a disease common among tribals and it is caused by lack of iodine in their diet. The incidence of goitre may be prevented by using iodised salt in one's food. The high rate of incidence of goitre in Gadher, a tribal village 50 kms away from Rajpipla was brought to the notice of the health authorities in the district, more than three years ago. To this date iodised salt is not available in the village. In Mandod taluka alone, there may be about a thousand patients with very enlarged goitre. The health authorities are not very much bothered as the affected persons are mostly illiterate and poor tribals.

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