Rajasthan's nomadic tribes suffer neglect as lack of unity, political apathy leave them on fringes of society
Successive state government in Rajasthan have failed to do justice to the nomadic communities, or the ghumantu jaatis.
For more than 8,000 years, Tibetan nomads have lived in perfect harmony with their surroundings.
The Banni Pashu Mela is organised by the Banni Breeders Association. It brings together all maaldhari communities in Banni. There are animal beauty contests, milking contests, races, and freestyle wrestling for men (locally known as bakhmalakdo) during the day, and soirées featuring Sufi and folk music in the evenings.
Maharashtra Cabinet approved several schemes worth Rs 736 crores for backward classes, including financial support in the forms of the individual loan, group loan and interest subvention to OBCs, SCs and STs
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Bakkarwals (literally ‘goat people’) are nomadic pastoralists from Jammu and Kashmir. They move to the plains of Jammu in winter, and the high mountains of Kashmir in the summer, making way not just for their flocks of sheep and goat, but also for the entire trekking industry in the state.
American photojournalist Michael Benanav chronicled the nomadic Van Gujjars' annual spring migration
The Van Gujjars, who trace their origins back to Kashmir, first came to the Shivaliks some 1,500 years ago
Goa government, along with a few social outfits, is trying to bring a monkey-hunting nomadic tribe into the mainstream society.
The Dhangars, a shepherd community, have traditionally voted for the NCP. They have now been wooed aggressively by the BJP, which has promised to include them in the ST category.