22nd International Day of World’s Indigenous People Empowering Indigenous People of North Eastern Region

Authors(1) :-Dr. Amrit Patel

Ninth August 2016 was the 22nd International Day of the World’s Indigenous People aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of world’s indigenous people. The concept of indigenous peoples has often been questioned in India. The Supreme Court of India’s landmark judgment pronounced on 5th January 2011, while dismissing the criminal appellate jurisdiction, unequivocally asserted that scheduled tribes are indigenous people of India. The people of North Eastern region have evolved as traditional tribal communities or clans with unique socio cultural moorings deeply embedded in the forests, hills, rivers and local biodiversity. In the context of 9th August 2016 which had been the 22nd international day of world’s indigenous people, this paper reviews in brief the impact of development initiatives in eight States of the North Eastern Region on agriculture, horticulture, etc. and suggests aspects of strategic action plan to empower indigenous people of the NER so as to enable them to promote agricultural development during the next five years & protect their rights to comfortable livelihoods.

Authors and Affiliations

Dr. Amrit Patel
[From Dr Former Deputy General Manager, Bank of Baroda], Agricultural & Rural Credit Consultant, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India


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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 5 | September-October 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-10-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 101-112
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162522
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Dr. Amrit Patel, " 22nd International Day of World’s Indigenous People Empowering Indigenous People of North Eastern Region", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp.101-112, September-October-2016.
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST162522

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