Muria Tribe

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The Muria tribe lacks access to primary education, safe drinking water, and social welfare benefits also remains a dream and they are at risk of displacement.

About Muria Tribe

  • Location: They are located in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha.
  • The Muria settlements are known as habitations of Internally Displaced People (IDPs), whose population is around 6,600 in A.P., and they here are referred to as ‘Gutti Koyas’ by the native tribes.
  • Language: They speak Koya, which is a Dravidian language.
  • They have progressive perspective towards marriage and life as a whole. The biggest example being the Ghotul (a commune or dormitory), which is meant to create an environment for Muria youth to understand their sexuality.

Gutti Koyas’ The held ST status in Chattisgarh but they were not granted ST status in their migrated states such as Telangana.

Q1: What is the aim of Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM-JANMAN)?

It aims to provide essential amenities such as secure housing, clean drinking water, sanitation, improved access to education, health, and nutrition, as well as enhanced road and telecom connectivity, and sustainable livelihood opportunities to PVTGs households and habitats.

Source: Muria tribe settlement in Chukkalapadu | Lost in the woods