IMPACT OF COMMERCIAL NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCE FOR LIVELIHOOD SECURITY AMONG THE CHENCHU
The present study attempts to delineate an extent, dependence and livelihood security of Commercial Non-Timber Forest Produce (CNTFPs) for the Chenchu, particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) of Andhra Pradesh and to suggest the strategies for their sustainable development and utilization. Qualitative data on CNTFPs for livelihood substance collected from total 120 households belonging Chenchu tribe including males, females and children purposively in four settlements of the two mandals i.e. Atmakur and Kottapalli, Kurnool district by informal interview and direct observation methods include Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) during July 2014 to May, 2015.
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