Telangana CM greets tribals, promises permanent solution to Podu land issue | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday extended greetings to the tribals on the occasion of World Tribal Day and sought to assure them that the government will soon provide a permanent solution to the Podu lands issue apart from conducting survey of forest lands.
The government is constructing Komaram Bheem Bhavan in Banjara Hills to showcase Telangana tribal culture. He promised to install the statue of Komaram Bheem on Tank Bund.
The government had set up museums in different parts of the State to conserve and protect respective tribal cultures.
Terming the Adivasis as children of the forest and nature, and symbols of purity of heart and affection in society, he said the government was implementing various programmes for development and welfare of STs.
KCR said the government has taken up steps for development of infrastructure in education, health, drinking water and electricity sector in Tribal hamlets. Unlike earlier, the government was able to contain widespread deaths of Tribals due to viral fevers.
“The Tribals have been made partners in self-governance of Telangana State by converting the tribal hamlets and habitations into gram panchayats. The ST Sub-Plan is also being implemented effectively,” he said.
World-class education is being provided to ST children through Tribal welfare residential schools having all modern facilities, IAS study circle, sports colleges and free power supply up to 101 units is also being given to tribal households through three-phase connections, the CM said.
The Chief Minister pointed out the government was organising the Samakka-Saralamma Jatara as well as Nagoba and Sewalal Maharaj birth anniversary celebrations officially on a big scale.
The Tupakula Gudem barrage was named after Sammakka as a token of respect. Apart from providing nutritious food to tribal children under ‘Giri Poshan’, the government is also marketing the forest produce collected by the Tribals under the brand of ‘Giri’ to ensure remunerative prices.
Measures are also being taken to promote entrepreneurship among tribals under the Chief Minister’s ST Entrepreneurship scheme, he added.

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