Category Archives: Particularly vulnerable tribal group

The Dhebar commission (1960) and the Shilu Ao (1969) team recommended the Government of India that primitive tribal communities should be taken as a special category for which special programmes would have to be initiated as quickly as possible for their all-round development. [S]eventy five tribal groups have been categorised as ‘Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups’ (PVTG) in India. The main criteria adopted for identification of such tribe are: (i) Pre- agricultural level of technology, (ii) Very low level of literacy, and (iii) Stagnant or declining population. As these tribes are in a very poor state of economy, a separate special Central assistance is provided to the state for their development. Total primitive tribal population in India is 27, 68322 and in Kerala is 20,186 (2001 Census). – Role of gender and social capital in sustainable livelihood promotion of Kadar tribe in Kerala (PhD thesis by Sujeesh, M.K, The Gandhigram Rural Institute, 2014, Introduction, p. 4)
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Are there any privileges or special rights for Scheduled Tribes?
Scheduled Tribes being backward and isolated from the rest of the population are not able to exercise their rights. In order to empower them to be able to exercise their rights special provisions have been made in the Constitution […] so that Scheduled Tribes can avail the opportunities and exercise their rights and safeguards.
– National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (FAQ)
http://www.ncst.gov.in/content/frequently-asked-questions

Video | Honey gathering tribes assert their ancestral rights and way of life – Tamil Nadu & Karnataka

The Kattunayakans are a honey gathering community in the Gudalur valley. Over generations they have mastered the skills required to take honey out of hives. – Priyashri Mani (upload information 3 July 2012 on Youtube) “Don’t fund our eviction”: honey-collecting tribe … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Odisha (Orissa)

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In support of India’s tribal women: Find information provided on Government and NGO websites

The concept of a mixed economy as envisaged in the Indian constitution gave way to a modern free market economy. As a result, the ground gained over the previous two decades in the fight against poverty began to slide out … Continue reading

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Research on tribal communities, their customs, languages and rights facilitated by Indian universities: PhD theses published on Shodhganga (public access)

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Tips | Nature, wildlife and more

Suggestions for search words: “tribal wildlife”,”biodiversity forest dwellers”, “Adivasi forest rights”, “nature conservation tribe”; for better search results, combine these words with a particular state or region of special interest: e.g. Madhya Pradesh, Bastar, Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya Gandhi believed that … Continue reading

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