'Deogudi' sacred grove - A tribal concept of conservatgion of plants in Bastar district, Chhattisgarh

The socio-religious practices prevalent among Gond, Murias, Halba and Maria tribes of Bastar region of Chhattisgarh state are helpful in conservation of plants. This practice of nature conservation is a very ancient tradition and indigenous culture in Bastar as well as in other parts of the country.