A latest study by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has ranked the performance of nine erstwhile districts of Telangana based on the infrastructure available in their tribal villages.
The activists felt that the move would not only kill the individual rights of tribals, but also their community rights.
The PIL stated that the Forest Department officials and police personnel were instead forcibly evicting tribals from their lands.
Their leaf plates have already become a big hit in both Asifabad and Mancherial districts. The villagers now manufacture about 2,000 to 2,500 plates on a daily basis.
Podu cultivation, in which forest land is cleared by burning to grow crops, is a means of livelihood for tribals. But the forest department has to protect the ecology and promote biodiversity.
Several villages in Agency areas of Mulugu dist do not have PHCs
The goal is to slowly win the tribals' trust in this form of medicine and avoid adverse events which can fracture this trust, they say.
Several tribals and citizens have now come forward demanding that the government immediately call back those doctors sent to various hospitals on deputation.
The officials convinced the patients and shifted them to the isolation centre, after arranging food and medical supplies to treat them there.
The Gottikoyas are not able to find work in villages as, unlike last year, all activities have come to a grinding halt after the enforcement of lockdown.
While Lambadas from Amrabad staged protest at SHRC office, state Tribal welfare minister Satyavathi Rathod assured action against the responsible forest officials.
Bhatti said that residents of Chenchu Palugu tanda and Gumpanpally village in Achampet mandal of Nagarkurnool district went into the forest near Bandachelmi to collect mahua.