New Tribal Welfare minister, Kidari Sravan addressed his first press meet in Vijayawada, after being sworn in as a minister in Chandrababu's cabinet. Sravan said that in the past few years connectivity has increased in villages. Most importantly, health benefits are reaching the poor on time, he said. Prior to 2014, most tribal people died due to lack of timely medical support, he revealed. In the recent times, roads etc have been laid, leading to timely help to the needy, decreasing the number of deaths due to small illnesses, he added. He said that he was saying this as a tribal youth.