A study of sacred grove of a village sargiguda in Kalahandi, Odisha
Basant Kumar Panda and Bebina Mund
Sacred forests are being protected by means of cultural and religious beliefs by the local communities. Sacred forests are one of the oldest forms of biodiversity conservation sites effectively managed by local tribes as in present study which was carried out in the village Sargiguda of Kalahandi district as to collect the information regarding the role and potential of sacred groves. The present paper therefore, explores the role of sacred groves in conservation and management of biodiversity in Indian tribes.