The tubers collected from the forest are also prized for their use in traditional medicines for treating arthritis, cold, fever, cough, menstrual disorders, and skin diseases.
The CM said that these communities are being deprived of the benefits availed by STs though they have the same tribal characteristics as their respective notified STs.
Notably, the state government engages volunteers to protect forests and promote conservation practices.
Jajpur: The ‘Visthapan Virodhi Jan Manch’ observed ‘Sahid Smruti Diwas’ today to mark the 13th anniversary of Kalinganagar firing incident in which as many as 13 tribals were killed. The members of the ‘Visthapan Virodhi Jan Manch’ took out a rally towards ‘Birbhumi’ in Ambagadia in Jajpur district where the 2006 ‘police firing’ victims were […]
Rayagada: Maoists put up posters in three tribal villages of Rayagada district have sparked off panic in the region. The posters put up by the CPI Maoist BDN divisional committee, asked the locals to stay off from police and CRPF. As per reports, posters were put up at the Anganwadi centers of Muniguda and Rajulguda […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram accused the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led Odisha government of ignoring the tribals in the State. Speaking to the media, Jual Oram said that the state government is harassing the members of the tribal communities in Odisha in the name of caste certificates. Targeting the BJD government, the Union […]
Sundergarh: Dissatisfied with the state government’s inability to fulfil their demands, thousands of tribals in Bardengra village of Sundergarh have been running a parallel government known as “Pathergadi”. Under the Pathergadi tradition, rules are framed by the villagers and written on a big stone which is supposed to be followed by the locals. “We […]
Kandhamal: Tardy progress of an under-construction suspension bridge over river Khadaga has become a cause of concern for tribals of Kutungia Panchayat of Baliguda village in Kandhamal. The villagers have been facing problems to cross the river for day to day activities as much as medical emergency since long. According to sources, the work of […]
Jeypore: In a bid to lure the tribals of Kotia gram panchayat in Pottangi block of Koraput, the officials of Andhra Pradesh were seen distributing blankets and other materials to the locals at a special event today. Vizianagaram Collector and SP attended a programme named ‘Maa Uru’ or Janambhumi at Kotia, the event which is […]
Jajpur: Tribals from across the State today assembled at Kalinga Nagar in Jajpur district to observe the 12th anniversary of police firing in which 14 tribals were killed in 2006. For the first time, the anti and pro displacement fronts of tribals made joint arrangements to observe the day. They took out a rally from […]
Bolangir: Despite awareness campaign by district administration opposing animal slaughter, tribals in Bolangir district today sacrificed hundreds of animals and birds at Khairaguda as part of a ritual during ‘Sulia Jatra’ today. The sacrifice is believed to have been carried out to propitiate their presiding deity. Hundreds of animals and birds including goats, sheep, buffaloes, […]
Bhubaneswar: With an aim to uplift the economic condition of tribals as well as provide quality education to them in Odisha while keeping their unique identity intact, the State Cabinet today approved a proposal to set up the Tribal Special Development Council in nine districts. The development council will function in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Kandhamal, […]
Bhubaneswar: It’s time for mango lovers to celebrate the ‘king of fruits’ festival here in the city. A four-day mango festival that began here on Saturday by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) at its premises at IRC Village is attracting customers in large number. Different varieties of Mangoes are now being […]
Bhubaneswar: CM Naveen Patnaik today ordered the Balasore Collector to assist freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda’s daughter-in-law Sujata Panda in returning home when she boarded wrong train and got stranded after attending PM Modi’s felicitation ceremony in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, Sujata who had to go to Jeypore boarded a wrong train to Balasore. She […]
Malkangiri: The panicked villagers of Kadvata village under Mathili police station limits in Malkangiri district have deserted their village apprehending Maoist onslaught. Barring a handful of women and children, there is no one in this remote village as the tribals have taken shelter in the house of their kin in neighbouring villages. Notably, a majority […]