Q. “Raikas” – The Nomadic Pastoralists, are associated with which of the following states?

[A] Kerala

[B] Karnataka

[C] Rajasthan

[D] Madhya Pradesh

Answer: C

The Raika tribes are a nomadic people, occupying the western districts of Rajasthan and Gujurat, including the Thar Desert.  

  • One estimate put their number at about 500,000, though Raikas many are abandoning the pastoralist way of life in the face of social, economic and legal pressures.  
  • They are known for their Arabian camels, or dromedaries, but many Raika families raise sheep and goats. 

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/the-peoples-biodiversity-register-meant-to-empower-local-communities-is-leaving-them-out/article32869691