Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday called for an exhaustive survey to identify the community, family, and individual-based needs in primitive tribal habitations.
“The exhaustive survey will help take up individual-need based nutritional interventions”, she added directing to come up with other infrastructure and development initiatives necessary in the village.
The Governor, through a video conference from Puducherry, was interacting with the sarpanch, other villagers, health workers, officials, and other representatives of the Pusukunta tribal habitation of Konda Reddy community in Dhammapet mandal of Bhadradri Kothagudem district.
During the video conference, the Governor in response to their appeal assured them to visit Pusukunta at the earliest. She also enquired about the welfare schemes and other programmes being availed by the tribal people in their habitations and sought to know if there were any difficulties in accessing them.
The Governor appreciated the efforts of the Raj Bhavan team-led by her Joint Secretary J Bhavani Shankar and IRCS Bhadradri-Kothagudem district branch in conducting the health camps for the children, distributing the health and hygiene kits, and providing medical services to the Konda Reddy primitive tribal people in Pusukunta.
The team comprised experts from the National Institute of Nutrition, ESIC Medical College, and the Indian Red Cross Society.
Dhammapet ZPTC Paidi Venkateshwarlu, Pusukunta Sarpanch Ummilla Durga, Anganwadi Helper Sujatha, tribal habitation elder Raji Reddy and other mandal level officials were among others who took part in the video conference from Dhammapet Mandal Parishad Office with the Governor.
Later, the team led by Joint Secretary to Governor J. Bhavani Shankar also visited trained the mandal level officials of Aswaraopet mandal at Tahsildar office on the modalities of the exhaustive survey in another selected Kondareddy habitation at Gogulapudi.