In-situ livelihood and conservation in Odisha

In-situ livelihood and conservation in Odisha

In Nayagarh district, Odisha, Adim Adivasi Mukti Manch continues to strengthen in-situ livelihood and conservation of herbal knowledge. Herbal practitioners play a vital role in conservation of herbs and meet the often-neglected health needs of remote rural Odisha. 150 herbal practitioners have been identified by the sangathan and meetings have been organised to discuss protection of herbs along with other valuable forest resources in light of forest rights recognition through FRA 2006. Shivirs at 3 different clusters were also organized to discuss in-situ conservation, FRA, sustainable livelihood options, herbal gardens, herbal medicine preparation and marketing. Ways to best use 5 acres land that was donated for a community herbal garden were also explored. 

Last Updated: 04/03/2012 01:07 PM