The dispersed nature of this minority community, in the villages, puts them at the perennial risk of suffering untouchability and discrimination. Their geographical location compels them into caste-related compulsory duties which are dehumanizing. This is forced labour.
They are the silent victims of caste bonded-labour. To redeem them from such conditions, creation of small hamlets (settlements) is being done by the TLM, at 4 places namely, Irumbedu-Thurumbar Nagar, Polur-Selvampettai, Pothuvai and Gedilam.