19 April, 2020
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Covid-19 tests among the tribal population living along the Godavari river valley area
Part of: GS-I- CULTURE-Geography (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST)
Recently, a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court for directing the Andhra Pradesh government to conduct Covid-19 tests among the tribal population living along the Godavari river valley area.
Lack of awareness among the tribal people, who live in dense forest and other scheduled areas of the river valley, made them more prone to Covid-19 infections. Konda reddis, Koyas and Kolam are the popular tribes living in godavari valley. Konda reddis and Kolam are part of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG).
Polavaram Irrigation Project
Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)
Among the 75 listed PVTG’s the highest number are found in Odisha.
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