Nagarkurnool: Efforts are being made to provide quality education and healthcare to the Adivasis belonging to the Chenchu community, said District Collector L Sharman.
He was speaking during a medical camp conducted at Bourapur Chenchupenta by Palamuru University and Redcross.
He said the camp was held in line with the directions of Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan to offer quality education and medical facilities to the Adivasis.
About 29 specialists were part of the camp and about 250 people availed the services. Medical kits, Covid test kits and vaccines, and diagnostic kits along with other essentials were offered at the camp.
Efforts are being made to study the traditions and lifestyles of Chenchus to offer them required education and medical support. Redcross and other organisations have visited the habitats to understand their requirements, the Collector said and added that everyone in the current circumstances should get the Covid jab and follow the advice given by the medical fraternity.
Piped water is being provided in Chenchupentas and people should bring to the notice of officials in case of any repairs, he said adding check dams are being constructed as per the requests of Chenchus.
Achampet MLA and Government Chief Whip Guvvala Balraj said that Telangana Government has taken up several initiatives to protect the culture of Adivasis and Chenchu tribes. Some of the students from the hamlets are being given education in Chevella. Some students have even cracked competitive examinations like the NEET, he said.
The Government has already converted the Chenchupentas into gram panchayats. There are multiple schemes for the development of Chenchus but there is a need for bringing awareness on this, he said.
Governor’s Office Liaison Officer Seetharamulu, NIN scientist Srinivas, Redcross State secretary Madhanmohan Rao, Palamuru University Vice Chancellor Lakshmikanth Rathod, and others participated in the event, said a release.
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