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Map | Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups & Endangered languages

1.9. Functional Activities 1.9.1 The Commission receives a large number of petitions from all parts of the country in relation to the grievances relating to (i) alleged violation of service safeguards, (ii) matters relating to alienation of land, admission in … Continue reading

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“They do so not just for themselves but for the larger good of the country and the ecological health of the world”: In support of a syllabus reflecting Adivasi knowledge systems and ways of life

KISS is a boarding school exclusively for Adivasi children based in Bhubaneswar. Founder Achyuta Samanta is the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Lok Sabha MP from Kandhamal, Odisha. KISS houses about 30,000 girls and boys of different Adivasi communities from Odisha, … Continue reading

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Zonal Cultural Centres: List of “Component States” allocated to each centre – Government of India

North Central Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: AllahabadComponent States: Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Harayana, Bihar & Delhi North Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: PatialaComponent States: Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kasmir, Rajasthan, Harayana, Punjab, UT Chandigarh West Zone Cultural Centre – Headquarter: UdaipurComponent States: Goa, Gujarat, … Continue reading

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Tribal communities without social bias against women: Attitudes to female children according to census data – Government of India

Rukmini S, The Hindu, New Delhi, October 31, 2013 | To read the full story with statistics, click here >> Despite having lower literacy rates than “others”, scheduled caste households have higher sex ratios, and tribals the highest of all, newly released Census … Continue reading

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Adivasis (Scheduled Tribes) are the largest tribal population in the world – World Directory of Minorities

Profile | To read the full article, click here >> Adivasis is the collective name used for the many indigenous peoples of India. The term Adivasi derives from the Hindi word ‘adi’ which means of earliest times or from the … Continue reading

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