Tribals : news and updates

  • Dilemma of tribal rights and forest conservation
    Synopsis: Indigenous people are in a state of unrest ever since the ministry of environment and forests started identifying potential heritage sites. The dilemma of tribal rights and forest conservation requires an urgent solution.   Background  The indigenous people of the Western Ghats, including the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups, constitute 44.2% of the tribal population of 6.95% ...
  • ‘Any exploitation of Sentinel Island will wipe out tribals’
    Source: The Hindu News: Anthropological Survey of India(AnSI) has said that any exploitation of the North Sentinel Island of the Andamans for commercial and strategic gain would spell the death knell for its occupants, the Sentinelese, a most secluded, particularly vulnerable tribal group(PVTG). Facts: Sentinelese also known as the Sentineli are a negrito tribe who ...
  • Who are the Tharu tribals?
    Source : Click here Uttar Pradesh government has embarked upon a scheme to take the unique culture of its ethnic Tharu tribe across the world.The intention is to put Tharu villages on the tourism map and to create jobs and bring economic independence to the tribal population. Facts: Tharu: They are an ethnic group ...
  • Impact of COVID-19 on tribal communities
    Context – The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on forest community and their spirited efforts to tackle it.  What are the problems faced by forest community during COVID-19? Losses of livelihood and shelter-Due to sudden lockdown, the forest-dwelling communities who got stuck in the cities without any support system, shelter, food or water. The lockdown measures have badly affected ...
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