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Title: Livelihood Pattern of Fringe Communities of Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary: A Study in Udalguri District of BTAD, Assam
Authors: Daimary, Pranjon
Keywords: EESD-2014
Saikia, Abhinandan
Bornadi Wildlife-Fringe Communities
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: TISS Guwahati Campus
Abstract: The livelihood pattern of fringe communities of any Protected Forest Areas is has closely interlinked with the ecology of a landscape. The livelihood dependency on socio-economic factors and cultural practices of different forest dweller communities are needed to study with a proper analysis. This study looks into the various communities’ livelihood pattern of fringe people like Boro, Garo, Nepali, Assamese, Rabha, and some minority people who are directly and indirectly playing a significance influences through the change of Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS). Due to change of Agriculture system into cash crops from the mono crops in periphery villagers of Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary, it’s reducing the others farming practices within the fringe communities and concept of food securities on traditional seeds are also decreasing. The community people are looking towards the cash crops agriculture due to its high income. This leads the market demands into high amounts for the others crops as it’s reduced the traditional farming seeds. This study was carried out in state of Assam (India), under Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) of Udalguri District from the three villages known as Tenky Basti no.1, Tenky Basty No.3, and Ghopa Basti.
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