आज़ादी के पचहत्तर साल बाद एक ऐतिहासिक पहल की घोषणा। २०२४ की राष्ट्रीय पशु गणना में घुमंतू पशुपालक समुदायों की पशुओं को भी शामिल किया जाएगा। इससे संभवतः हमें इस देश के घुमंतू पशुपालकों की खुद की संख्या का भी
Pastoralists are traditional livestock herders who have a mobile lifestyle, i.e., they migrate seasonally with their herds, often across long distances.
The full form of the Forest Rights Act, namely ‘The Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006’, makes it clear at the very outset that.....
One is the outraged assertion that we have the world’s second largest sheep population, produce 40 million kilos of wool every year, but discard 32 million kilos out of it....
At CfP we are interested in Pastoralism not only because of the economic value it brings to herders and all those dependent on pastoral economies, but also because Pastoral cultures excite us. What does it mean to live a life on the move?
We want to put everything related to pastoralism in one place to make such information easily accessible and to increase the prominence of individual pieces of work.
Despite having the second highest sheep population of the world at 74.26 million animal heads, and producing a fairly large amount of wool, India continues to rely on imported raw wool for meeting a large share of its industry requirements.
When COVID-19 struck the world, many countries responded by imposing a lockdown to check the spread of the virus. India put in place one of the strictest restrictions on movement during the lockdown.
Although pastoral communities make significant contributions to the meat, dairy, leather and wool industries in the country, and are thought to be more climate resilient than many other rural communities, there is a growing pace of sedentarisation amongst these communities.
As with tribals and other forest dwellers, pastoralists’ access to land and forests has been affected primarily because of the process of consolidation of state forests with the creation of reserve forests and other categories of forests.
Blessed with a huge livestock population, India has the world’s highest cattle population and second highest sheep population. Besides supporting millions of livelihoods, the value of these numbers also needs to be understood in light of the role native animal breeds play in maintaining a balance in different ecological systems.
CfP connects pastoralists with government, dairies, and entrepreneurs with pastoralists in Gujarat and Rajasthan in an attempt to enhance pastoral livelihoods.
The idea for an Atlas on Indian Pastoralism was born out of a need to emphasise the magnitude of pastoral presence in the Indian landscape. This Atlas will document the temporal, spatial, ecological and cultural routes of pastoral people, across multiple geographies in the country.