Pradeep Pattanayak

A team from Andhra Pradesh on Thursday visited the tribal museum in Koraput district. They said they were there to get an idea of a tribal museum as their government is going to set up a similar museum in their state spending Rs 35 crore.

The five-member team led by chief engineer of Tribal Welfare department Shreenivas reached the tribal museum in Koraput. The team has two professors and two curators. They visited all the galleries of the museum.

The reason behind this visit is that the AP government is going to set up a tribal museum in its state at a project cost of Rs 35 crore. The objective of the proposed museum is to preserve Dangar culture. To get more information regarding its structure and design, the team visited the Koraput museum. 

“We are establishing one museum at Lamsingi under Chintapali Mandal by spending an amount of Rs 35 crore. We are here to see the museum in Koraput,” said Shreenivas. 

Director of Koraput Tribal Welfare Museum Jagabandhu Samal said it is a good thing that Odisha’s museum is inspiring others. 

“A team from the Tribal department of Andhra Pradesh visited our museum. Their government sent them. The AP government is mulling setting up a tribal museum in its state. It is a matter of pleasure that they visited our museum and are going to construct their museum replicating our design,” Samal observed. 

Notably, the museum in Koraput was established in 1992. It has been an attraction for tourists. It is a treasure trove of mines, hand-woven clothes, weapons, musical instruments and many more.