This research will rely entirely on document analysis, surveys, in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, and field observation to investigate the anthropogenic mechanisms taking place at the local level and the frames of Culture and customary rules of Indigenous healers existing issues and challenges. Data generated through these methods are of crucial importance for understanding the divergent values and beliefs as well as the dynamics associated with them. The purpose of this research is to understand how culture and customary rules of indigenous healers are perceived and maintained by the selected communities of Ethiopia and India. Thus this study will examine the structures and frames of the customary rules of healers in Ethiopia and India. In order to draw a complete understanding on this, the study will include an examination of the national and regional policies, strategies and frameworks and the different rural community members of the study area. The local communities in forest regions of both the countries have not been adequately empowered and strengthened in terms of their informal institutions to participate in resource generation and control as well as planning and implementation of natural resource management protocols. There are different issues and challenges relating to sustainable use of natural resources as interlinked with local health tradition and indigenous knowledge. This piece of research has been conceptualized to explore sensitive areas of interrelationship of different variables and institutional matrix of local health tradition and indigenous knowledge. Community participation in environmental decisions exerts pressure on planners to find new ways of fusing the expertise of scientists with insights from the local knowledge of communities. How can policy culture and customary rules of indigenous healers become issues of development in Ethiopia and India shall be critically examined and answered through this ethnographic research.
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Shefare (2016). Culture and Customary Rules of Indigenous Healers, Issues and Challenges: Contrastive Studies on Selected Communities of Ethiopia and India. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 29(1), pp.91-92.