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According to Tribal Profile at a Glance (May 2013), prepared by Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India (please click here to download):

• The percentage of Schedules Tribes (STs) to total population has increased from 8.2 percent in 2001 to 8.6 percent in 2011 (based on Census 2001 and 2011).

• The sex ratio (i.e. number of females per 1000 males) among STs has improved from 978 in 2001 to 990 in 2011 (based on Census 2001 and 2011).

• Only 40.6 percent ST households live in 'good houses' as compared to 53.1 percent households belonging to all social groups (based on Census 2011).

• Only 22.6 percent ST households have latrine facility within the premises as compared to 46.9 percent households belonging to all social groups (based on Census 2011).

• Roughly 74.7 percent ST households practice open defecation as compared to 49.8 percent households belonging to all social groups (based on Census 2011).

• Nearly 53.7 percent ST households have separate kitchen inside as compared to 61.3 percent households belonging to all social groups (based on Census 2011).

• Only 19.7 percent ST households have source of drinking water within the premises as compared to 46.6 percent households belonging to all social groups (based on Census 2011).

• Literacy rate (for persons of age 5 years and above) among ST households is 63.1 percent whereas among households belonging to all social groups is 72.8 percent (based on Report no. 543 of NSS 66th round, 2009-10).

• The number of households having MGNREGS job cards per 1000 households is 541 in the case of STs and 347 in the case of all social groups (based on Report no. 543 of NSS 66th round, 2009-10).

• The average number of days worked during last 365 days in MGNREGA works by households that got work under the same is 42 in the case of STs and 37 in the case of all social groups (based on Report no. 543 of NSS 66th round, 2009-10).

• Based on Suresh Tendulkar methodology, the percentage of population below poverty line among ST households is 47.4 percent in rural areas and 30.4 percent in urban areas during 2009-10.  

 


 

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