No power, school or health centre, Velips of Cotigao hamlet want to join the mainstream

Atop the Ravana hill deep inside Cotigao wildlife sanctuary, the 100-odd residents of Keri hamlet follow a primitive lifestyle. Despite the government’s declaration of having achieved 100% electrification of households in Goa, the Velip and Gaonkar tribal community members of Keri are yet to see what an electricity connection looks like.