santhal tribe food

12 • FOOD The staples of the Gond diet are two millets known as kodo and kutki . A total of 525 species are used for fibre, 400 species as fodder, 300 species in preparation and extraction of chemicals, which are used as naturally-occurring insecticides and pesticides and 300 species for extraction of gum, resins, dyes and perfumes. Downs, Shauna With a population of more than 49000, Santhal tribes are the third largest tribes in India. Goldberg, Gail They eat wild edible foods in the forms of roots, seeds, fruits and as agricultural and horticultural plants.