Patnaik releases first-ever tribal atlas of Odisha

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik released the first tribal atlas of Odisha — a set of maps and statistics highlighting the tribal demography of the state.

The atlas has been prepared by the SC & ST Research and Training Institute in collaboration with the Academy of Tribal Language and Culture.

The atlas has been edited by Prof A B Ota, director of SC & ST Research Institute, and reviewed by development commissioner R Balakrishnan.

It will be available at the SC & ST Research and Training Institute located at Nayapalli in Bhubaneshwar.

The atlas has been brought out utilizing the data of Census 2011 and other relevant statistics, which is said to be the first of its kind in the country.

The atlas displays the salient features of the tribal population of Odisha with a series of maps, charts, and diagrams.

The atlas contains 60 plates of maps along with corresponding graphs and diagrams which portray the distributional aspects of the Odisha’s tribal population, the ecological setting of the tribal habitats, their socio-cultural attributes such as linguistic/dialectical affinity, sex composition, and literary levels.

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