Vol. 9, Special Issue 4 (2020)
Analysis of socio-economic status of hill Khadia tribe covered under ‘HKMDA’ in Mayurbhanj District of Odisha
Author(s): R Mohanta, RS Panigrahi, BP Mohapatra and B Parasar
Abstract: Mayurbhanj’ is a tribal dominated district of ‘Odisha’. Hill-Khadia is a Particularly Vulnarable Tribal Group (PVTG) mainly found in Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Keonjhar & Sundargarh districts of Odisha, but the majority of population is limited to Mayurbhanj district. This tribe also found in some district of Jharkhand and West Bengal. In Mayurbhanj, the Hill-Khadia are mainly found in Jashipur and Karanjia blocks. They are called “Pahadi (Hill) Khadia” because they live in the midest of forest and depend on forest product. Hill Khadia are hunting and gathering tribe, moves inside the forest in search of food. But, hunting and gathering has been prohibited after declaration of Similipal as National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary in 1958 & Tiger reserve in 1973. Therefore, to analyse the socio-economic conditions of Hill Khadia people a study was conducted on 8 villages of two panchayatsamities of Mayurbhanj district. A sample of 240 respondents were selected randomly. The pre-tested structured interview schedule was used to collect data personally. The collected data were processed, tabulated and analysed by using frequency, percentage, mean score, rank, etc.
How to cite this article:
R Mohanta, RS Panigrahi, BP Mohapatra and B Parasar. Analysis of socio-economic status of hill Khadia tribe covered under ‘HKMDA’ in Mayurbhanj District of Odisha. 2020; 9(4S): 214-218.