IFSK Balamurugan, an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer from the West Bengal cadre, has adopted his native village, Siruvathur in Tamil Nadu, to help 2,500 families of the village get clean drinking water, street lights and other basic amenities.

Siruvathur is currently situated in an isolated area and the residents have to take a longer circuitous 15 km route around the Keedalam river to get to another village called Panikamkuppam. The officer is working with the local authorities to construct a route between the two villages.

According to TOI report, Balamurugan is also working toward restoring and renovating the government high school in his village.

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