Konda Reddy Tribe | 24 Dec 2019

  • It is one of the most backward tribal groups in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
  • They inhabit on both the banks of the Godavari River (East and West Godavari districts), in the hilly-forest region of Khammam (Telangana) and Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh).
  • They live in the interior forest areas largely cut-off from the mainstream. Traditionally, they were shifting cultivators and recently, some of them have adopted settled agriculture and horticulture
    • Collection of non timber forest products and basket-making supplement the sources of their livelihood.
  • Their mother tongue is Telugu with a unique accent.
  • Konda Reddis have also been recognized as Primitive Tribal Group (now Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups)
  • The Konda Reddis are known for their eco-friendly practices such as use of household articles made of bamboo, bottle gourd, and seed.