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Horticulture transforming lives of Parahiyas in Jharkhand

The Parahiyas are one of the eight primitive tribes of Jharkhand that are on the verge of extinction. Now, this Adivasi community has adopted horticulture as the means for comprehensive socio-economic change and is seeing the results too

Latehar district is around 190 kilometres from Ranchi. There is a village in the Manika block of this district called Lanka. Around 80 families of Parahiya community live in a section of the village called “Tola Uchuvabal”. The Parahiyas are one of the eight primitive tribes of Jharkhand that are on the verge of extinction. This community is mainly found in the Latehar, Palamu and Gadwa districts of Palamu division. According to Ashwini Kumar Pankaj, a social worker who has studied Adivasi cultures of Jharkhand closely, the population of Parahiya community is now less than 10,000.

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About The Author

Vishad Kumar

Vishad Kumar, who penned stories and poems, bid goodbye to the world of literature about two decades back and took to journalism. He did reporting for newspapers like Aawaz, Prabhat Khabar, Bihar Observer, Dainik Jagran, Hindustan, Senior India and Itwar, among others. Besides, he also wrote articles for Amar Ujala, Dainik Bhaskar and Navbharat Times. Currently, he is a freelance journalist committed to bringing about socio-political change. His interests include painting and photography

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