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Ethnobotanical study of sacred groves (jaher) of Sri Amra of Dumka block, Dumka district, Jharkhand

Joyena Marandi* & Prabhawati Bodra
University Department of Botany, S.K.M University, Dumka, Jharkhand, India
Received : 20th December, 2020 ; Revised : 09th January, 2021

Abstract : Sacred groves popularly known as Jaher by Santals serve as major contribution for in-situ conservation of nature. A significant change has been noticed regarding its conservation in recent years. In the present paper an attempt has been made for ethnobotanical study of sacred groves of Santals of Dumka block. Field observation, secondary data and several interviews have been conducted with the prominent village people (Pradhan, Naike) and other knowledgeable tribals to gather information. Various ethnobotanical uses of economically important plants used by Santal tribes have been discussed in this paper.

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