Marketing of Sabai Grass in Socio-Economic Development of Tribals in Mayurbhanj District, Orissa (India)

  •  Priti Ranjan Hathy    
  •  Upendra Nath Sahu    


Socio-Economic development involves an increase in the material well being of the society. In a country like India, about 80 per cent of the population living in rural area and around 70 per cent of the population dependent on agriculture. Mayurbhanj is one of the richest districts in Orissa so far as forest and mineral wealth are concerned. Sabai grass industry plays a predominant role in shaping the economic destiny of the rural people in the district. The objective of this paper is to analyse the innovative schemes and the role of Sabai grass industry for the economic developments of growers of the district; Results show that the tribal of Mayurbhanj district generates the Sabai grass product marketing demand in national and international market so as to develop their economic status.

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