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SDCs to Promote Tribal Culture


Source: TH

The Odisha government has implemented the Special Development Councils (SDCs) initiative to preserve and promote tribal culture while ensuring economic development.

The SDCs focus on:

  • Identifying and promoting important cultural markers of tribal identity, such as language, sacred groves, and tribal artisans
  • Over 21 tribal proficiency centres have been established to educate about tribal culture and dialect
  • More than 4,500 sacred groves are being conserved.
  • Artisan ID cards have been issued to over 40,000 tribal artisans to preserve culture and create employment opportunities
  • Ensuring cultural context is considered in the development projects.

Usage: The example can be used in an Indian Society/ Anthropology paper.