Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy said that, "Educating people in tribal and remote on developmental programmes and welfare schemes is a big challenge and the government is trying to do its best."
"We have to reach out to these areas. Once educated, they will automatically come to know about their benefits and drive their due shares", he added.
He also released a publication ‘From the Bottom Up', the work of ‘Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows'(PMRDFs) in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday at the Marri Channa Reddy HRD Institute.
He said, "Once we develop confidence among the people of these tribal areas, it is easy to reach out to them on the programmes and policies of the government.''
According to the source, the publication presents the main interventions taken up in terms of improving livelihoods based on Tussar silk, mini apparel unit, bamboo, coffee and rural BPOs in tribal regions. It also presents efforts to improve the entitlements of tribals under the Forest Rights Act and mobilise youth for social mobilisation.