Category Archives: Western region –  Western Zonal Council

“Western Zonal Council, comprising the States of Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and  Daman & Diu” – Government of India in “Zonal Councils – Genesis” (accessed 3 April 2021)
http://interstatecouncil.nic.in/genesis/

Zonal Cultural Centres
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=13904

“[With a tribal population of 10.5 million or 9.35 percent of the total population according to the Census of 2011, Maharashtra] has the second largest tribal population in the country, next only to Madhya Pradesh, with 10 percent of the total ST population of India. Numerically, Maharashtra state has the largest number of tribal population in the country.” – Foreword to “Tribal Sub-Plan in Maharashtra: A Diagnostic Study” (TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai supported by Unicef Maharashtra, December 2015)
https://cdnbbsr.s3waas.gov.in/s3c8758b517083196f05ac29810b924aca/uploads/2019/11/2019112971.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=31354

“The idea of creation of Zonal Councils was mooted by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1956 […] ‘to develop the habit of cooperative working’ among these States.” –  Government of India in “Zonal Councils” (accessed 3 April 2021)
https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/ZCS-CitiCharter-130710_0.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?page_id=20801

Methods of education that create enthusiasm for learning and reduce the school dropout rate: A success story – West Bengal

Challenges The issues in tribal education are the conflict between the state’s policy of assimilating minorities into the mainstream culture and the tribal people’s reluctance to abandon and insistence on maintaining their identity. Rural tribal children face a severe dilemma … Continue reading

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Factors for a better life: An analysis of rural poverty and improvements for tribal communities – Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Maharashtra & Mizoram

The abominable plight of migrant workers in recent weeks has invaded television screens and stirred the nation’s conscience. Alas, this is just the tip of the wave of hardships that is sweeping through the country. The situation looks increasingly alarming … Continue reading

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Appreciation for paintings from Maharashtra’s ‘Pinguli Chitragathi’ and Rajasthan’s ‘Mewar School’: An astonishing variety of local art

“Our country, being home to so many states and cultures, has an astonishing variety of local art. Most people, however, are not aware of it.”   Meena Verma, the founder-director of ‘Arts of the Earth’ gallery in Lado Sarai (Delhi) | … Continue reading

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“I would talk to the people before starting a project”: Tribals youths on traditional way of governance and lifestyle

What would you like to see for your tribe in the next 10 years?’ the professor askd. Lakhmara, a tall young tribal from the Garasiya tribe in Rajasthan stood up, cleared his throat and said: “Ten years from now, we … Continue reading

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Western India’s cotton-growing and -dyeing technologies traced to Indus Valley civilization – Western region

The western region consists of the desert states of Gujarat and Rajasthan as well as Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh and western Madhya Pradesh. […] The region is home to a wide variety of people with different religions and cultures, most … Continue reading

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