The people of Bastar believe that each village was given its land by the Earh. In return they look after the Earth by making some offerings at each agricultural festival.
They also show rspect to the spirits of the river,the forest and the mountain.Local people look after all the natural resources within their country.
Suppose if people from a village want to take some wood from the forests of another village then they pay a small fee called devsari,dand or man in exchange.
In the annual big hunt where all the headmen of villagers in a pargana meet they discuss issues of concern which include forests.