How did pastoralists adapt to new times?
- Pastoralists did adapt to new times.
- They changed the paths of their annual movement, reduced their cattle numbers, pressed for rights to enter new areas, exerted political pressure on the government for relief and subsidy and demanded a right in the management of forests and water resources.
- Pastoralists are not relics of the past. They are not people who have no place in the modern world.
- Environmentalists and economists increasingly came to recognise that pastoral nomadism was a form of life that was perfectly suited to many hilly and dry regions of the world.