why nomads oppse the colined forest rule
how the colinesd rule eface the life of nomade

Asked by Rabindra | 4th Jan, 2016, 08:37: PM

Expert Answer:

The nomads opposed the colonial forest rules mainly because of the following reasons:

  • The tribals and villagers used various forest products like fodder, leaves, flowers etc to satisfy their needs. Wood was the main source of fuel in households. The British classified forests were classified into ‘protected’, reserved’ and ‘village forests’. The entry of villagers and nomads who survived on the forest products into reserved forests was prohibited and they were only allowed to collect essential items from the protected and village forests.
  • Forest Acts made collecting wood, fruits, roots, hunting and grazing cattle as illegal. This adversely affected the tribals and villagers.
  • Due to ban on grazing, hunting activities and collection of forest produce, many pastoralists and nomadic communities like Korava, Yerukula and Karacha of the Madras Presidency lost the means of earning their livelihoods. They were then forced to work in factories, mines and plantations.

Please ask other question as a separate query.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 5th Jan, 2016, 12:56: PM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.