ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Forest Rights Act and Kendu Leaf Trade in Odisha

One of the main objectives of nationalisation was the elimination of private traders from the kendu leaf trade in order to reduce the exploitation of the pluckers. Unfortunately, things have not changed much for the primary collectors since the only difference is that the state has replaced the private traders. Tribal and other traditional forest dwellers are already involved in all practicalities of the kendu leaf trade. Given an opportunity, they will prove that they are second to none.

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