Amid acute poverty, M.P.’s Saharia children battle malnutrition

News: Saharias,a particularly vulnerable tribal group has been facing acute malnutrition due to crushing poverty, delayed breastfeeding, premature pregnancies and seasonal migrations. Facts: About Saharias: Sahariya tribe comes under particularly vulnerable tribal group(PVTGs) The Saharias are mainly found in many districts of Madhya Pradesh and Baran district of Rajasthan. Due to the fact that it… Continue reading Amid acute poverty, M.P.’s Saharia children battle malnutrition

Habitat rights for Chhattisgarh tribals in Naxal area soon

The Chhattisgarh government is processing habitat rights under Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 for Abujh Marias, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG). The Abujh Marias live in Abujhmarh forest area in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights)… Continue reading Habitat rights for Chhattisgarh tribals in Naxal area soon

Chenchus believe the fox ushers in fortune

The Chenchu tribal families have succeeded in domesticating the fox.They believe that the fox ushers in fortune.However,the conservation of fox falls under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972,according to which hunting or domesticating it is an offence. Chenchus are a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group(PVTGs).They are forest dwellers whose home is the Nallamala forest range.It spreads… Continue reading Chenchus believe the fox ushers in fortune