IF WE COMPARE.
1. The Kolis lack the support and source to improve their living conditions and live in deplorable surrounding without minimum hygiene ,they earn a paltry sum of Rs 5000/($100)-a month with a family of minimum 6 people.
2. The Kolis are getting better oppurtunity for education but their children are forced to do work related to fishing which keeps them busy through out the year .
3. Kolis face serious threats in the form of pollution ,which destroys their fishing nets.Their boats cost them
Rs 1,25000/- while these boats lasted 10 to 12 years before , due to industrial effluents they last only for 5 years now.The constuction works deprive them of their homes and the use of Trawlers and motor boats in the sea tear their nets which are painstakingly made during the monsoon season.
4. The government supports them by providing loans and subsidizing for their needs but they fail to repay and face debts .
5. Their poverty leads them to follow anti -social element who take advantage of their innocence .
6. The biggest threat they face is to their life itself as they work even during the turbulent monsoon season for a quick catch, as it is their livelihood .
7.The role of the kolis cannot however be underestimated as they are the key to the 3.5 billion export market of sea food .
The Kolis share their washrooms as they don't have enough sanitation facilities.
The Kolis live in a conjusted area. These areas are unhygenic.