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The Biobrio 7(3 & 4), 2020

Ecological Study Of Sacred Groves (Jaher) of Karharbil of Dumka Block, District Dumka, Jharkhand.

Joyena Marandi, Prabhawati Bodra

ABSTRACT:

Sacred groves popularly known as Jaher by Santals serve as major contribution for in-situ conservation of
nature. A significant change has been noticed regarding its conservation in recent years. In the present paper an
attempt has been made for ecological study of sacred groves of Santals of Dumka block. Field observation,
secondary data and several interviews have been conducted with the prominent village people (Pradhan,
Naike) and other knowledgeable tribals to gather information.

Keywords:    Sacred groves, Ecology, Dumka, Santals



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