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International Journal Of Rural Development, Environment And Health Research(IJREH)

Sustainable Livelihood and Resilience of the Van Gujjars

Sitaram Kasana

International Journal of Rural Development, Environment and Health Research(IJREH), Vol-4,Issue-5, September - October 2020, Pages 211-217, 10.22161/ijreh.4.5.6

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The Van Gujjars, a nomadic pastoral community inhabiting the Upper Yamuna River Basin, epitomize a resilient way of life intricately linked to their environment. This abstract introduces a comprehensive study that delves into the sustainable livelihood strategies and remarkable resilience exhibited by the Van Gujjars in the face of contemporary challenges. Their intricate dance with tradition and adaptation offers profound insights into the interplay between human communities and their natural surroundings. The Van Gujjars, renowned for their nomadic heritage and harmonious interaction with forest ecosystems, are at the heart of a study that examines their sustainable livelihood strategies and exceptional resilience in the Upper Yamuna River Basin. This research endeavors to unravel the intricacies of how the Van Gujjars have forged a path towards sustainable coexistence with their environment, while navigating the complexities of modernization, conservation, and changing socio-economic dynamics.

Van Gujjars, adaptation, nomadic heritage, modernization

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