Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik releases 5-volume ‘Encyclopedia of Tribes’ – Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik released the ‘Encyclopaedia of Tribes’ in Odisha which covers the traditions and cultures of all the 62 tribal communities living in the state. The Books will act as a treasure and repository for all academicians, researchers, policymakers and those interested to know about the tribal communities of the state.
- Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute and Odisha State Tribal Museum have prepared the five-volume encyclopaedia.
- It has 3,800 pages and 418 research articles on the tribals, including 13 particularly vulnerable tribal groups.
- SCSTRTI Director Prof AB Otta and his Consultant SC Mohanty carried out the painstaking job of editing, compilation and republication in the last four years.
- The chief minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the tribal museum in 2001, and the second one in 2009, which is exclusively devoted to the PVTG.
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