The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has sanctioned ₹2.26 Crores for various activities pertaining to MedaramJathara 2022.
MedaramJatara is the second-largest fair of India, after the Kumbh Mela, celebrated by the second-largest Tribal Community of Telangana- the Koya tribe for four days.
This year it is being celebrated from 16th-19th February, 2022.
The activities for which funds have been sanctioned by the Union Tribal Affairs Ministry include promotion of Medaram, Tribal Culture and Heritage, inclusive of the execution of the protection wall to the Sanctum of Chilakala Gutta and Murals on the walls and the Cultural Complex – Model Koya Tribal Village in the premises of Museum.
Considering the footfall of the festival and its auspicious significance, the Jathara was declared a State Festival in 1996.