Eco-development and Tribal Empowerment
AbstractThe fruits of economic development have not been percolated down to the tribes and marginalized communities. In the Indian experience, neither more than half a century’s economic planning nor official communal reservation mandates helped to better their lot. Myriads of schemes are being announced and launched to address the social and economic well-being of the tribe communities in the national and regional levels. In this backdrop, a case study was done based on the experience of a participatory bio-diversity conservation programme initiated in a well-known Protected Area in India. The study discloses that how marginalized indigenous communities, through decentralized decision making, developed equations for symbiotic livelihood security and biodiversity conservation.
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Tribes; empowerment; innovation; Periyar; participatory; biodiversity conservation; social capital; Ecodevelopment;
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- Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics
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- NEP-ALL-2010-05-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENV-2010-05-02 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-TUR-2010-05-02 (Tourism Economics)
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- K. Rajasekharan Pillai & B. Suchintha, 2006. "Women empowerment for biodiversity conservation through self help groups: a case from Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India," International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(4), pages 338-355.
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