Votavagu Tribal Hamlet

Gutti Koya Tribes

Location: Vutavagu tribal hamlet, Kamepalle Village, Khammam district, Telangana.

Numbers of families: 21

Date of visit: 18 January, 2021


  • Demonstration on WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)
  • Awareness on best practices for preventing Covid-19
  • Distribution of hygiene kits
  • Baseline survey on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Behaviour Change Communication through mass media

Major findings

  1. Single hand pump to all 21 families
  2. A hut for multipurpose use to deliver essential health services
  3. Nutrition through home gardens and cow milk
  4. No power supply, manage with kerosene lamps
  5. No toilets, 100% open defecation practice
  6. Prevalence of malarial and diarrhoeal diseases
  7. Home delivery of pregnant mothers by traditional birth attendents
  8. Emergency issues more challenging to seek assistance during night
Baseline Survey on WASH

Planned interventions

  • Installation of solar light at common outdoor and in health facility establishment
  • Basic training to local dais for supplementing ASHA in preventive health care
  • Nutrition supplements to under 5 children and elders to complement their dietary needs
  • Health promotion programs monthly as a part of Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Day

Duration of implementating intervention : 3 Months

Funds estimation : ₹ 10,000