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Efforts Underway to Fight Alcoholism Among Tribals

Chendu, a tribal from Alirajpur in Jhabua district, beat his wife to death. Reason? She asked him to stop drinking. In the same block,// another young man killed his brother with an arrow when the latter tried to extract toddy from the palm trees owned by him. Often the reasons for murders or...

Chhattisgarh Government To Set Up Hospital In Bastar For Tribals

Chhattisgarh plans to set up a 100-bed hospital at an estimated cost of Rs.1 billion to improve health facilities in the tribal district of Bastar//. The hospital will also have an attached medical college and is to be located in Jagdalpur, headquarters of Bastar district. Chief Ministe...

Malaria strikes Munger tribals

People of Bihar were facing the worst forms of nightmare over the past 3 weeks , now the reason isn't the political scenario but the threat of malaria . Malaria , not a new disease to this tropical country , invaded the tribal areas of Munger, 200 km (125 miles) southeast of the state capital,...

Feeding Programme Gives Hope to Tribal Mothers

...and get pregnant soon after. This is one of the causes for their poor health as well as that of their children. Secondly, a majority of the tribals live below the poverty line and most of the mothers work as wage labourers, leaving their young children under the care of their siblings. ...

Miners in Madhya Pradesh at High Risk of Developing TB

... illegal stone quarries because they get no other jobs, constant exposure to silica dust puts the laborers at high risk of getting TB. Saharia tribals and backward classes, most of whom suffer from tuberculosis, dominate the Pahargarh, Chhaina, Likhiganj and Sihonia villages of Madhya Pradesh's Moren...

Anthrax Claims Two Lives in Orissa

...e vaccination of animals. Orissa has reported cases of anthrax infection in the past too, specially from Kalahandi, Koraput and Rayagada where tribals often consume infected meat. Over 200 cattle and five people lost their lives to anthrax between 1994 and 2006. In 1998, as many as 43 cattle ...

India to Protect Its Forests With the Aid of Austrian NGO

...p was long overdue. With IIASA's expertise and experience, people working in this sector will benefit in protecting the forests as well as helping the tribals living in those areas sustain themselves." The workshop will see a number of eminent speakers from various forest research institutes across the...

Exports Of Herbal & Dietary Products Has Huge Potential

...mote cultivation of medicinal plants through farmers. This two pronged approach will not only ensure that medicinal plants that are collected by tribals and other forest dwellers for their livelihood are made available to the AYUSH industry but also that the farmers are able to cultivate medicinal plan...

Leading Polio Activist Doctor in Pakistan Killed

... Friday's incident in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Area (FARA) was the second in a week. tribals view with suspicion and resent the immunization //drive carried out by the government and NGOs. The official, Abdul Ghani Khan, chief surgeon a...

Madhya Pradesh Has India's Most Malnourished Kids

...neffective, 'costly' public healthcare are forcing tribals into cheaper 'options' like black magic and tradit... Doctors scolded her parents saying: "These tribals are so stupid. Is this the time to bring the child... Fertility is also very high in tribal areas. Many tribals procreate more because they do not know how many k...
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