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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 9 A little experience of PRA exercise conducted at Mecluskigang

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 9 A little experience of PRA exercise conducted at Mecluskigang Mahadeo Sahu and Ranjan Tirkey Introduction Causal diagram of drinking habits Originally, Mecluskigang was an Anglo-Indian village set up during the middle forties by As these villages are dominated by the tribals, Anglo-Indians. There were about 750 families one of the major problems is drinking habits but now only 15 to 20 Anglo-Indian families which is considered a major obstacle in the are residing in the village. After independence process of development. We have tried to most of the outsiders, especially from Calcutta, analyse the positive and negative effects of were settled down. Mecluskigang is situated 58 drinking. For this purpose four groups of km from Ranchi city (Bihar) and had many different tolas were contacted for information forests. Apart from Anglo-Indian families, there gathering and was triangulated with different are also some other communities (e.g. Oraon, groups. The respondents were both male and Mahli, Muslim, Sahu and Mundas) in and female, drinkers and non-drinkers. We found around Mecluskigang. that most of the villagers drink liquor prepared out of Mahuwa flower and rice. Due to poverty The population is not very thick as its ...

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