Re: Issues that are of concerns to tribals and others in the state of Chhattisgarh
I agree with praveen patel.. through vanvasi kalyan ashram, i heard that the outsiders come to tribal areas, buy things cheaply which they can sell at high profit outside..
I dont know from when onwards this trend is happening..
My grandfather often used to tell me about some incidents.. there used to be a market in the nearby town, on those days.. the people from hills would come down with all their products, and people from villages in the plains also assemble in the same day..
On those days, the tribals had their own share of the sale directly and most of the times there seemed to be no middle men..
Except for mining regions, i think we can bring about changes in the rest of the area.. Today's generation of tribals are changing gradually.. But, it needs government's support and restoration of their old rights, for them to stand straight..
In tamilnadu, veerappan was a sandalwood smuggler, and he influenced the entire forest region of sathyamangalam, dharmapuri, and adjoining karnataka areas of the forest.. till he was there, the people from plains did not dare to go there and buy land.. (Kannada actor rajkumar was kidnapped)..
But after he was killed by state police, the plains people are now buying numerous acres of land, and encroaching illegally too..
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