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Odisha releases India’s first tribal community-based encyclopedia

Current Affairs

  • Odisha became the first state in the country to come up with an encyclopedia to document the life, history, culture, and development of the tribal communities.
  • “These books will serve as a treasure and repository for all academicians, researchers, policymakers, and those interested to know about the tribal communities of the state.”
  • The encyclopedia documents the unique and old-age traditions and culture of Odisha. Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRTI)  and Odisha State Tribal Museum published the encyclopedia. 
  • Tribes constitute 22.85% of the population in Odisha. A total number of 62 tribal communities live in the state. 

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