India has about 563 tribal communities having age-old traditional knowledge through their long association with the forests. They have accumulated valuable knowledge on the use of wild plants in their daily life for food, fuel, fodder, clothing, health-care and other purposes. Botanical Survey of India initiated recording and documenting this ethnobotanical data of all tribes belonging to the states of Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Orissa Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Uttaranchal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal for critical studies leading to sustainable utilisation of bioresources, documentations of traditional knowledge system.
Tribal lady is making plate at Ganjam, Odisha
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