Jda at a glance

Jda at a glance

JUANG DEVELOPMENT AGENCY,GONASIKA AT A GLANCE
(As per Base line Survey made during 2015)
       
1. Date of Functioning : 07.10.1978
2. Geographical Area : 641.44 Sq.K.M.
3. No.of G.P : 06
4. No.of Villages/ Hamlet : 35
5. No. of Households : 2054
6. Total no. of Juang Population : 9046 ( Male- 4471 ) (Female-4575)
7. Sex Ratio : 1027 females/ 1000males
8. Literacy rate : 38.18%
9. Male Literacy Rate : 46.31%
10. Female Literacy Rate : 30.05%
11. No. of High Schools run by ST.&.SC.Dev. Deptt. : 2
12. No. of Tribal Girls (Juang) Educational Complex. : 1


BASIC DATA ABOUT PTG(Juangs)

1. Brief profile of PTG ( Basic features, Life Style )

      Basic features & Life Style

  • Inhabitants of the Gonasika Hill Ranges in Keonjhar District.
  • Speak Juanga ,a dialect of Munda language
  • Shifting cultivator and depend upon forest produce
  • Grow a variety of cereals and pulses in their swiddens
  • Live in uniclan village settlement
  • Organized into strong corporate clan groups 'Barabhai' at the village level, Pirha at the regional level
  • Practice village exogamy
  • Youth dormitory - cum - community center called Mandaghara /Majang.

2. Main Occupation and Source (s) of Income

      Main Occupation

  • Shifting Cultivation
  • Horticulture
  • Collection Major Forest Produce

      Sources of Income

  • Hill Farm Product Like Pulses, Jhuna , Ragi etc and legumes like Arhar , Black Gram , Maize , Oil Seeds Like Caster , Mustard , Niger etc.
  • Fruit orchards like Mango , Jack fruit , Banana, Citrus and Spices cultivation like Turmeric , Ginger, Chili etc
  • Minor forest produce like Mahua flowers and seeds , Siali fibers & leaves , Sal leaves & seeds resin , gum, yarn etc.
  • Goat rearing and pig rearing
  • Wage Earning
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