Medaram, Jan 29 (PTI) ‘Sammakka Saaralamma Maha Jathara’, a tribal festival, will start in the forest of Eturunagaram from January 31. Also Read - Selfie Gone Wrong! Chhattisgarh Man Trampled to Death by Wild Elephant When He Tried to Take a Picture With It

During the festival, the tribals worship ‘Sammakka’, the tribal folk goddess. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre, States Discuss Fresh Spurt in Cases; Nationwide Lockdown on Cards Again?

The district administration has made adequate arrangements for the festival, officials said today. Also Read - Chhattisgarh Shocker: Woman Beaten to Death by Son's Friend For Resisting Rape Attempt

Tribals from states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh are expected to visit the festival, they said.

In-charge District Collector of Jayashankar Bhupalpally R V Karnam said around 20 lakh water sachets would be distributed in the festival.

Officials said free Wi-Fi service would also be available.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up for the fest rival as around 10,000 police personnel will be deployed at the venue.

“We are using four drone Cameras for crowd management,” said Superintendent of Police, Jayashankar Bhupalpally R Bhaskaran.

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