ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Orissa: Surviving against Odds

Kashipur's woes began with the displacement of a majority of its people from land and forests, they long had traditional rights to. Yet, despite their unevenly matched struggle against a government that remains indifferent, and against the sweeping tide of industrialisation, theirs remains a story of sustained agitation and hope that has now also encompassed disaffected tribals in other areas as well.

Marketing of Wild-Medicinal Plants

The extensive knowledge of medicine available from Indian forests lies only with the tribal societies that inhabit such regions. Ensuring an end to the age-old exploitation of tribal societies at the hands of intermediates and by the effective intervention of state governments and NGOs, the tribal economy based on sale and production of wild medicinal plants can truly thrive from its integration with the market economy.
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