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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Socio-economic and livelihood pattern of ethnic group Baiga in Baiga-chak of Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh

Author(s):
Geeta Singh, MK Dubey, SRK Singh and Minakshi Meshram
Abstract:
The Baiga are an ethnic group found in central India primarily in the state of Madhya Pradesh and in smaller numbers in the surrounding states of U.P., C.G. and Jharkhand. The larger number of Baigas found in Baiga-chak in Dindori and Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh. The presence studies on socio -economic and livelihood pattern of ethnic group Baiga tribe in Baiga-chak belt of Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh state. Which has predominance of forest with large number of different vegetation. In India about 10 to 12 million hectare area representing 14 to 16% of the total forest area of the country. MP state has broader diversity among ethnic groups the present study has been conducted in tribal pocket of Dindori district there is predominance of Baiga and Gond tribe. The Baiga tribe community living in MP state has immense knowledge about plant wealth. This knowledge has been documented in the present study. The information was collected from personal interview schedule, PRA and group discussion from the Baiga tribe.
Baigas have been living in forest fringes in chhadda, Bajag forest for last several hundreds of years and are dependent on forest flora for their social and livelihood needs. During the study on socio-economic pattern of Baiga tribe various herbs, shrubs and trees have been recorded being used for edible purpose, building construction and thatching purpose, extraction of vegetable dye used in colouring of clothes, gum collection for edible purpose and also used in ceramics industry and various plants documented as used for medicinal purposes, making country liquor, extraction of tannin making of agricultural implements.
Pages: 1791-1797  |  649 Views  389 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Geeta Singh, MK Dubey, SRK Singh and Minakshi Meshram. Socio-economic and livelihood pattern of ethnic group Baiga in Baiga-chak of Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 1791-1797.

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