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DYNAMICS OF RURAL TRIBAL MARKETS: EXPLORING TRIBAL PEOPLE’S NEEDS AND EXPERIENCES Dr. SUNEETHA KANDI NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COMMODITY RESEARCH 10 October.

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1 DYNAMICS OF RURAL TRIBAL MARKETS: EXPLORING TRIBAL PEOPLE’S NEEDS AND EXPERIENCES Dr. SUNEETHA KANDI NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COMMODITY RESEARCH 10 October 2007, New Delhi Associate Fellow Council for Social Development Southern Regional Centre Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh Ph:

2 DYNAMICS OF RURAL TRIBAL MARKETS: EXPLORING TRIBAL PEOPLE’S NEEDS AND EXPERIENCES Dr. SUNEETHA KANDI NATIONAL WORKSHOP OF COMMODITY RESEARCH 10 October 2007, New Delhi Associate Fellow Council for Social Development Southern Regional Centre Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – Ph:

3 Tribal Population of India 8.43 crores (2001 census of India) 8.2 % of the total population 700 Scheduled Tribes 33 tribes inhabit state of Andhra Pradesh Andh, Bagata, Bhil, Gond, Porja, Lambadis, Valmiki, Koya, Kotia, Jatapus, Konda Doras etc Illiterate, Innocent, Poor, easily taken advantage of, Ignorant Access to valuable forest produce, fresh and cheap commodities

4 Tribal families visit to sell surplus produce & buy essential commodities One of the most decentralized & sustainable economic activity Tribal Markets (Shandies) Main marketing place, social and news disseminating centre 200 villages in a km. radius Wholesale buyers Artisans Service providers Transport Agencies Monitoring Agencies Annual Turnover of a shandy in Halia village of Nalgonda District is Rs.1.5 crores. Producers of – Agricultural Products Forest Products Animal Products Cosmetics Cloth products etc

5 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY To Study the Demand-Supply of commodities in tribal markets. To explore the needs of tribal people with reference to commodities To record the experiences of tribal people regarding perceptions of present tribal markets and expectations of future markets. To study aspects such as barter system, role of middlemen & others, typical to tribal markets and assess their impact.

6 STUDY SAMPLE SRIKAKULAM 2 Markets VISAKHAPATNAM 2 Markets KHAMMAM 2 Markets ADILABAD 2 Markets MAHBUBNAGAR 2 Markets NELLORE 2 Markets Total 12 Markets 1 Interior Market 1 Well Connected Market

7 Srikakulam Visakhapatnam Khammam Adilabad Mahbubnagar Nellore Tribal Rural Population STUDY SAMPLE DISTRICTS

8 Data pertaining to Types of commodities being sold Prices and Demand-supply aspects Facilities in markets Needs & Experiences of Tribal People Future needs Data collection from  Tribal buyers & sellers  Non Tribal buyers & sellers  Financial Institutions including money lenders  Other market agencies METHODOLOGY

9 Participatory Observation Interviews Focus Group Discussions Qualitative & Quantitative statistical analysis SWOT Analysis of the tribal markets Data Collection Methods Data Analysis Tools Checklists Interviews Schedules

10 S.NoActivities/ tasksMonths 1Preparatory work and Review of Literature 01 2Construction of data collection tools, printing of schedules 01 3Data Collection03 4Data Processing and Data Analysis01 5Drafting & Finalization of report02 Total Period08 DURATION OF THE PROJECT

11 MAJOR IMPLICATIONS Is a comprehensive study designed to understand the dynamics of unregulated tribal markets Will provide valid information on the tribal markets which has a high potential for growth Will Initiate directions for future research in this relatively unexplored area Will help in framing several policies for initiating action for the proper development of these markets

12 THANK YOU


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