Volume No. 2 Issue No.: 4C Page No.: 874-884 April-June 2008

 

TRENDS AND DETERMINANTS IMPACT OF ECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS ON HEALTH STATUS AMONG THE BAIGAS OF MANDLA (INDIA)

 

Arun K. Jain

Department of Anthropology, G.G.U. Bilaspur (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 20,2007

 

ABSTRACT

 

Man lived in relatively small isolated groups in varying ecological surroundings; and did not disturb the prevailing eco-system. In the vicinity of human settlements there existed a bond between certain faunal and floral species which was always mediated by humans causing some species to perish while other survived. The relation between resources and population was always variable as some human settlements were characterized by an abundance of resources, while others remained poor and hostile, these forcing humans to migrate to other congenial areas. The objective of the present paper is to study the ecology and health status among the Baigas of Mandla district (M.P.), India. The present investigation is based on interviews of 400 Baiga households from five different blocks of Mandla district. Mandla district is located in the east central part of the Madhya Pradesh. It lies between the latitude 220.2

 

Keywords : Ecological condition, Baiga, Congenial areas, Eco-systems

 

 

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