Pahariya Tribe

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Jharkhand’s Pahariya tribe aims to achieve seed independence by depositing native varieties in community-led banks.

About Pahariya Tribe

  • The community name Paharia is “believed to have been derived from the word pahar meaning hills.
  • They live mainly in the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal. There are also scattered groups of them in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha.
  • They practise jhum or shifting cultivation which involves clearing land by burning vegetation for farming for a few years.
  • In Jharkhand, there are two types of Pahariyas.
  • Religious Practices

Q1: Who is a Tribe?

A tribe is a collection of families bearing a common name, speaking a common dialect, and occupying or professing to occupy a common territory. India is known as a Melting pot of tribes and races.

Source: Seeds of solace