Another villager told ANI: "There was a Girijan
Ashram Pathsala working under Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) since 1978 and it was a primary school.
Cooperative Corporation (GCC) last year procured more than 1,500 metric tonnes of coffee beans.
The State Energy Conservation Mission, in association with the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), formed a firm 'Rampa Girijan
Mahila Samakhya' (RGMS) to create a sustainable business model for the local tribal women.
Chandrasekharan, who runs the NGO Girijan
Seva Samithi at Chintur in Khammam, said.
According to the study the socio-economic conditions of Girijans
in Andhra Pradesh had improved a lot due to various welfare measures implemented by the Girijan
Co-operative Corporation, which is an apex organization of 30 primary co-operative societies, making a modest beginning in 1956, and becoming operative in 13 districts of the State through 290 domestic requisite depots for the benefit of tribals.
Praising the state government for organising the festival properly, he said that the Medaram Jathara is a symbol of Girijan
culture and heritage that has been handed down for ages.
Chandrasekhar of Girijan
Seema Welfare Association.
The minister further stated that products sold by the Girijan
Cooperative Corporation of Andhra Pradesh, such as honey, coffee, soaps, and so on, be exempted from GST, in a bid to make these products more competitive with other brands.
Chandrasekhar, founder of Girijan
Seema Welfare Association, Chintoor.