Habitat Economy and Society of the Tribal of Vindhyan region of India
Prof. Mishra Skand Kumar*
Head, Botany and Biotechnology, Govt. New Science College, Rewa (M.P) 486001
*Corresponding Author E-mail: email@example.com
Online published on 24 October, 2018.
The tribes and local forests are intimately correlated socially and economically, the tribes depend on forest their behaviours working convention and agriculture practices are in relation to the natural protection. The present study, aim at highlighting the habitat, economy and society of the tribal of Vindhyan region of India. The tribal people of the study area practice a varied range of occupations like hunting, fishing, ploughing and agriculture as their main stay. Regardless of their principal mode of subsistence, all of them collect and consume major and minor eatable forest products. Some important plants of economic, commercial and industrial values are Oryaza sativa, Tritricum aestivum, Madhuca longifolia, Buchanania lanzan, Butea monosperma, Bauhinia vahlii, Phoenix acaulis, Bambusa arundinacea etc. Liquor distilled out of the flower of Mahua (Madhuca longifolia) is the most important binding factor in any social gathering. ‘Dhan’ (paddy) is the most important basis of all their social relationship. They celebrate the festivals of new crops. Thus, it is evident that the environmental and cultural factors play a great role in the life and progress of tribal groups. It is difficult to imagine forests without tribals and vice-versa. Conclusively, it is obvious that the local forests have their own importance in the habitat, sociology and economy of these tribes.
Habitat, Economy, Society, Tribal, Vindhyan region.