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Livelihood Related to Forest Among Hill Korwa Tribes of Chhattisgarh


Dr. Maousami
Ph.D Scholar,
Division of Extension Education,
IVRI, Izatnagar
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B. P. Singh
Principal Scientist,
Division of Extension Education,
ICAR- IVRI, Izatnagar
Uttar Pradesh 243122 India


Abstract


The study was conducted to find out the livelihood pattern of Hill Korwa tribes related to forest. Surguja district of Chhattisgarh was selected purposively for this study, as having highest population of Hill Korwa tribes. Four blocks were selected randomly from Surguja district. Data were collected through observation, semi structured interview schedule, discussion, diary writing and secondary sources. Result shows that Hill Korwa tribes depend heavily on forest. Non-edible and edible forest produce were collected by them for supporting their livelihood. Non-edible forest produces were fuel wood, timber, bark, and leaves whereas, edible forest produces were various kinds of fruits, tubers, twigs, flowers, roots, leaves and games. The study also reveals the food gathering schedule and income generation from different forest products among Hill Korwa Tribes. For sustainable livelihood among Hill Korwa tribes sustainability of forest sector should be ensured. Government should also take measures to strengthen the marketing infrastructure for Hill Korwa tribes to profit maximization


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