Dissemination Workshop at Hotel Suryansh on 13th & 14th December 2018

A “Dissemination Workshop on Tribal Eco System” was organised at Hotel Suryansh, Bhubaneswar on 13th and 14th December 2018 by Agragamee with collaboration of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS).
Organic farmers from tribal areas like Kandhamal, Nabarangrpur, Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati, number of academicians, agriculturist, researchers, anthropologist, social workers were participated this workshop. Tribal community leaders like Kui samaj from Phulbani, Kandha Samaj from Nabarangpur, Paraja Samaj from Koraput, Nabarangpur, Jhodia Samaj from Rayagada, Ho Samaj from Mayurbhanj were actively participated with raising their voice on current situations.
The theme of the workshop was- “what are the need of tribal? What are they getting? What are they lacking? What are the problems they facing? and What are the steps they have to take?”
Mrs. Vidhya Das, Joint Director, Agragamee, presented a research study on “Sasu Bohu Mali” a tribal based area surrounding of hills and 67 fountains. The presentation and research study was actually prepared by Mr. Abhiram Jhodia and Mr.Ramesh Majhi, two youth from tribal community. The research study was a clear picture on their culture, tradition, thought and life style. They prefer to keep distance from the control of Government. They have invented many way to avoid Government and they feel protected to stay away from their touch.
Mr. Achyut Das, Director, Agragamee, addressed participant for their land, water, forest rights.All community leader should have to understand their need as well as discuss with their community to save their custom, tradition, dance, songs, life style, agriculture systems etc.
Prof. A.B. Otta, Director, SCST RTI spoke that Government has tried many development schemes for the tribal community. He asked for the higher participation among the tribal in the development process.
Mr. Rangalal Jamuda, Chairman, State Food Commission, told that Government has implemented many laws and schemes like PESA Act, Forest Right Act for the benefit and survival of the tribal, but those are not implemented properly in the ground level.
Mr. Bedyadhar Maharana discussed about the challenges faced by tribal community. he also addressed tribal leaders to become aware about their needs, to protect their land and forest as well as to understand the values of natural resources.
Mr. Prabhu Charan Lenka spoke about various tribal knowledge system on organic farming.
Dr. Aurobindo Behera was presided the two day sessions. He explained that how urban people are demanding more trbal cultivated produces like milleta while tribal are lacking interest that. Tribal should aware for their need and we have to help them for their development.
Tribal leader and organic farmers from tribal pockets of Odisha ike Mr. Bajuram Ho from Mayurbhanj, Mrs. Bari Muduli from Nabarangpur, Mrs. Sumani Jhodia from Rayagada, Mrs. Sarada Majhi from Kalahandi, Mr. Sudarsan Kahanr from Kandhamal explained and share their thoughts and practice systems.