International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2022)

Tribal dependency on forests resources: Minor forest products


Soni V K, Hemant Baghel

Bamboos are a very important non-wood forest resources found in forest as well as non-forest areas in the country. They are fast growing, widely present, renewable, versatile and low cost natural resource with the growing demand of timber. Bamboos grow in extreme diverse ranges of soil conditions varying from organically poor to mineral rich soil; and moisture level from drought to flooding which makes them effective for reclaiming degraded lands. Bamboo species are environmental-enhancing resource, source of versatile and useful products and means of income for millions of people.The potential of bamboo species to proper utilization for economic growth to the tribal people of Bastar are identified. The Bastar tribes are collected the bamboo raw materials and making various products for income and livelihood purposes. Therefore, the availability of bamboo resources in Bastar region and the tribal dependency on bamboo in Chhattisgarh as employment generation, and the identification and potential of bamboo species to proper utilization for economic growth to the tribal people. The study was conducted during June 2018 to July 2018 by interviewing with respondents of different ages groups at two villages namely Dhansara and Lingoguda of Bakawand block, Bastar district, Chhattisgarh. The information was collected with an open questionnaire which consists of question like demographic data, socio-economic status of families/households, land resources, livestock profile, economic activity, bamboo manufacturing technique etc. The Bamboo artisians of the study area are highly involved in making various traditional handicrafts. They make the six domestic useful products of bamboos viz. Gopa, Takra, Tukna, Supa, Mat, Dhuti etc, and sold at local weekly markets. It was found that the maximum monthly income from bamboo products is Rs. 8730.00 at village Dhansara and whereas Rs.11500.00 in village Lingoguda among bamboo artisian. They directly benefited to bamboo resources in Bastar forests. Mainly three species; Lathi Bans (Dendrocalamus strictus), & Pahari Bans (Bambusa burmanica), Barya Bans (Bambusa balcooa) are used for making bamboo articles by the tribal people and these are easily found in Bastar forest floor. Present study emphasizes the sources of income from the different handicrafts prepared by the Bastar artisians with the sustainable utilization of minor forest products / forest resources.
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Soni V K, Hemant Baghel. Tribal dependency on forests resources: Minor forest products. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 74-78
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