Finally, long-awaited renovation works of the Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum, which showcases the rich culture and heritage of different tribal groups under one roof, is now being renovated. The renovation works of the museum at Masab Tank in the city have been completed at an estimated budget of Rs 1.50 crore.
The one-of-its-kind museum in the State offers a sneak peek into the lives of Gond, Koya, Yerukala, Lambaba, Andh, Kolam, Chenchus, Konda Reddis and Thoti tribes and brings together their culture, food, lifestyle and beliefs and provides detailed information about the tribes in Telangana. Marking the World Tribal Day on Sunday, Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum was formally inaugurated by Tribal Welfare Minister Satyavathi Rathod, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and TSWREIS Secretary RS Praveen Kumar.
Established in 2003, the tribal museum for long was in a neglected state with little prominence given to the tribal culture of Telangana. After the State bifurcation, officials realized that the museum hosted 70 percent of the presentations from the AP with Telangana tribal traditions and heritage getting just about 30 percent of space. This prompted Tribal Welfare Department to write a letter to the Centre to release funds for revamping the museum. Sprawling in three floors over 20,000 sqft, the revamp works began in 2017.