Author(s): M. Venkata Ratnam, D. Venkata Rao, L. Giridhar,

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Address: M. Venkata Ratnam, D. Venkata Rao, L. Giridhar,
1Guest Faculty, Department of Anthropology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
2Research Assistant, Department of Economics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
3Department of Anthropology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Published In:   Volume - 5,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2014


ABSTRACT:
Deforestation is an environmental issue which received much attention globally from anthropologists, environmentalists, ecologists, planners, administrators, natural scientists and social scientists. Currently, a lot of debate is going on this issue at the national and international levels. The government has also initiated aforestation programmes with different strategies to regenerate the forest in order to maintain natural balance. Deforestation has created survival problem to them, which has much influence, as their livelihood directly depend on forest resources. At present, the problem of deforestation directly affected the livelihoods of tribes including chenchus and thus creating food insecurity. Poverty and food insecurity are the major problems to chenchus which are closely linked with deforestation. The present study focuses on these issues and provides certain suggestions and policy recommendation for the betterment of life of chenchus.


Cite this article:
M. Venkata Ratnam, D. Venkata Rao, L. Giridhar. Effects of Deforestation on Chenchu Life. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(1): January-March, 2014, 82-89.


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