Some socio-economic plants of tribal dominated parts of southern Rajasthan, India
GS Deora, MS Rathore
Ancient peoples were totally depending on the plants and plants products growing their nearby areas to fulfill their need to build houses and their requirements for their survival. Even today, tribal people residing in the remote areas which are far away from the modern facilities still uses plants and plants products for their survival. Keeping this in mind present study was carried out in the tribal dominated areas to collect, identify and document some socio economic plants and their use in the tribal dominated areas of Rajasthan such as Banswara, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Pratapgarh and Udaipur districts. The study was based on field surveys, personal and group interviews to gather informations about socio economic plants particularly used for house hold, food, fodder, agricultural implements etc. In the present investigation total 75 plant species belonging to 67genera and 52 families have been collected, identified and information about their uses have been documented.