CM releases “Encyclopaedia of Tribes in Odisha”


Bhubaneswar, September 26: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday released five edited volumes of “Encyclopaedia of Tribes in Odisha” published by SC &ST Research and Training Institute and Odisha State Tribal Museum in the Museum complex here.

Odisha is the only State till now to publish an Encyclopaedia of all Tribes. All the five edited volumes contain 3,800 pages and 418 research articles covering all the 62 Scheduled Tribe Communities and 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups.

“This book will certainly be a great treasure and repository for all the academicians, researchers, policy makers and those interested to know about the tribal communities of the State,” said CM Patnaik.

The Chief Minister also went around PVTG Museum and saw newly established interactive 3-D Projection Mapping.

ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Class Welfare Minister Jagannath Saraka, Department Principal Secretary Saswat Mishra, and Chief Advisor to CMO R Balakrishnan were present.

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