ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Vulnerable Communities

Strengthening government schools is a concrete step that ought to be taken.


Kalpana Kannabiran, professor and director at the Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, writes:

Results from a recent survey have highlighted again thespecific and continuing vulnerabilities of “denotified,” nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes—especially in relation to the persistent disparities in access to education and employment and the ever-looming fear of stigma and criminalisation faced by these communities. In the past, these issues have been highlighted by the National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes (Renke Commission 2008), the Report of the National Advisory Council Working Group on Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (2011), and the Report of the High Level Committee on Socio-economic, Health and Educational Status of Tribal Communities of India (Xaxa Committee 2014), among others. Given the paucity of reliable data on socio-economic and educational status of these communities, the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) sponsored a study covering nine states to examine the socio-economic status and educational attainment of these communities.

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Updated On : 24th Nov, 2017
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