DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Mon, 20 May 2019

Seasonal Food Security Through Edible Leafy Weeds to Local Inhabitants of A Village In Ranchi District of Jharkhand During Rainy Season

Lal Ratnakar Singh

Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi, Jharkhand


Jharkhand state is blessed with a very rich diversity of wild leafy vegetables as nature’s gift to the local inhabitants of in and around forest areas. These are main source of food and nutrition to the poor tribal and other forest dwelling communities. The wild leafy vegetables are available in marshy border habitat of ponds, watersides of crop fields, its border areas, waste land, cultivated land and forest land. These wild leafy vegetables are available in plenty during the rainy season in particular. The present study was undertaken to explore the seasonal food security through wild leafy vegetables in a village having predominantly Oraon tribal community specifically with respect to seasonal availability, use, and traditional knowledge of wild leafy indigenous foods.

Keywords: Food security, Wild Leafy vegetable, traditional knowledge, nutrition.

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