Forest biomass and tribal economy – A case study of Daitari hill ranges of Keonjhar district, Odisha, India.

G.B. Prusty


A case study was carried out in six tribal dominated villages of Daitari hill ranges of Keonjhar district, Odisha to assess the dependence of tribals on forest biomass in the form of minor forest products during study period 2013-14. The study shows that the local tribes collect different types of minor forest products from the nearby forest during the harvest season. An analysis by the data reveals that the minor forest products play a significant role in tribal economy.


Forest biomass, Minor Forest product, Tribal economy

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