Tribals are the indigenous people who live in the lap of the nature, and depend on natural resources for their livelihood constitute the major segment of Indian society. Odisha is the home to 62 distinct tribal groups out of which 13 communities are declared as primitive tribes. The state has the third highest tribal population in the country. As the tribal dominated areas are endowed with rich minerals both national and international organizations are attracted towards these areas thus once peaceful area have tuned into battle ground. The life and livelihood of these innocent people is at stake with the impact of Globalised culture. Tribal men are moving to nearby towns or states in search of work. This is state of affairs despite the implementation of many poverty alleviation and rural developments programmes by both the Central and State Governments. Tribal women and children are the worst suffers.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN