Mainly Three Types of resources of economy which vary according to season cycle and area
Rajjis of UP
Birhors, hill khariya, parahiya, birjias and korwas of Bihar
parahiya, birjias and korwas of Bihar changing their economy from forest hunting type to agriculture.
Juangs of Odhisha.
Hill maria gonds of bastar
No example from Western India
Chenchus and yanadis of Andhra Pradesh
Kurumbas of malabar
Paliyans of madurai
Onge and jarawa of Andaman involve in fishing.
Low in numerical strength. Small settlement with about 5 to 15 Huts. Family is the productive unit.
Hunting of animals like deer Birds rabbits and fishes. Birhors hunt monkeys. Irulas hunt rats.
Traps. Rope nets by birhors for catching monkeys and rabbits. Pit traps used by lodhas of West Bengal to catch wild boar.
Hand missile. Bhala and labeda(thick wooden stick)
Projectiles. Bow and arrow, gulel
Hand operated. Axe and knife
Dogs are used by Chenchus and kadars.
For fishing the equipment is. Rope, yarn, bamboo. Harpoons and projectiles light sticks can be used. Fishing is also commonly done by hand.
for gathering they use digging sticks, iron Jungle knives, earthen pots or bamboo pots, bamboo baskets and sticks.
They may take part in activities individually or in groups. Roots Jungle fruits and leaves are collected for food. Juangs collect leaves for dress. Collection of firewood. Fibres are collected for making ropes.
Kadars used ropes and bamboo during Honey collecting activity. During Honey collection at the Cliffs if the person dies then the person holding the Rope has to look after the collector's widow. Ehrenfels 1952.
Lodhas cat snakes.bhiwmick 1963. and hunting is preceded and followed by rituals and Customs. Singa 1958. They worship their weapons and the nets in the name of forest or wild animal gods. Animal blood is offered on a leaf in the name of the Hunters ancestor.
Fishing is done on individual level. Also done on large scale by poisoning the pond. Fishing groups may also be formed with kin groups or tribal settlement groups.
Kuki life revolves around bamboo. They make baskets, Mats, tobacco pipes, fishing nets, animal traps and containers through this.