Baigas are a central Indian tribe who recently received habitat rights under the Forest Rights Act
The Baiga tribals gathered in Rajni Sarai village in Madhya Pradesh to celebrate the recognition of their habitat rights. In January 2016, they became the first community in India to be given these rights
The Baiga community is one of the 75 particularly vulnerable tribal groups or PVTGs, who now have habitat rights in seven villages of Dindhori district
Tattoos are considered an important part of Baiga culture. The community maintains a uniform style of tattoos
The tribe has around 150,000 people spread over forested areas of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
They rely mostly on shifting cultivation, forest produce and fishing for sustenance
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