FEMALE TRIBAL FOLK AND FOREST, A MEANS OF LIVELIHOOD AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED TRIBES OF HAZARIBAGH DISTRICT IN JHARKHAND
Keywords:Non Farm Products, Sustainable Development, Livelihood opportunities, Agro forestry
This paper attempts to assess the contribution of forests on livelihood generation of female tribal folk of Jharkhand and it also highlights the sustainable practices of these indigenous tribes used in preserving and conserving forests which is transmitted to generation after generation especially by the female folks of these tribes in Jharkhand. This paper discusses the types of forests products produced in Jharkhand its role in strengthening the economic and cultural identity of rural female tribal workforce. It also highlights the role of the rural female workforce in enriching their culture and ensuring their existence by conserving the forests and also helping to maintain this practice by transmitting the idea of forest conservation and sustainable practice to the coming generations.
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