Scheduled Tribe

Telangana government hikes quota for STs to 10% with late night order

The increased quota will come into force with immediate effect.

published on : 1st October 2022

Kurmis lift rail blockade in Bengal after five-day agitation for Scheduled Tribe status

In Jharkhand and Odisha, however, the blockade of railway tracks was lifted on on September 20, but the protest at the two stations of Bengal continued.

published on : 25th September 2022

TPCC leaders discuss ST quota hike with Khurshid

TPCC president A Revanth Reddy, former Union minister Balram Naik, TPCC senior vice president Zafar Javeed and others were also present during the detailed discussion.

published on : 24th September 2022

Stir for ST status: Railway services affected as Kurmis continue blockade at two stations in Bengal

Besides the ST tag, the agitators are also demanding the inclusion of Kurmali language in the eighth schedule of the Constitution.

published on : 21st September 2022

Kurmis' agitation for Scheduled Tribe tag affects railway services in Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha

One of the agitators claimed that Kurmis were a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG), then known as Primitive Tribal Group (PTG), prior to 1950 but were removed from the ST list.

published on : 20th September 2022

Girijana Bandhu is a ‘mirage’: Uttam

In a statement, Uttam said that Rao’s Girijan Bandhu scheme announcement, providing Rs 10 lakh assistance to deserving ST families was just another mirage.

published on : 19th September 2022

Betta Kurubas get Scheduled Tribe status after 35 years

Opposition leader Siddaramaiah, former CM BS Yediyurappa, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi and other political leaders welcomed it, saying it would help uplift the community.

published on : 16th September 2022

Kudumi Sena observes ‘black day’ for delay in granting ST status

Founder of Kudumi Sena, Jamuni Mohanta said the community was given ST status till September 6, 1956 but it was withdrawn without any reason.

published on : 7th September 2022

12-year-old dream comes true, Kerala tribal girl becomes air hostess

Daughter of P Govindan and Viji, Gopika had a relatively colourless childhood and adolescence, as is the case with most tribal girls.

published on : 1st September 2022

Crimes against SC/ST communities increase by 1.2 per cent: NCRB report

With a population close to 54.3 lakh, a  total crime rate of 32.6 was registered under the ST category and a charge sheet was filed in 75.5 per cent of cases in the State.

published on : 30th August 2022

In poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, BJP promises ST status for Hatti community

Himachal Pradesh is slated to go to the polls later this year, along with Gujarat. Both the states are being currently ruled by BJP. 

published on : 20th August 2022

SC/ST panchayat chiefs hoist flag with Tamil Nadu government support, fear reprisal

Though happy, many panchayat presidents told TNIE they are now scared of reprisals and further isolation of their communities for raising the issue of caste-based discrimination.

published on : 16th August 2022

On top of world in Odisha's Bonda Hill, Karma writes exam record and fate

A student of Scheduled Tribe & Scheduled Caste Development (SSD) department-run Higher Secondary School at Govindpalli, Karma scored 82.66 per cent in the annual examination,

published on : 7th August 2022

81 per cent SC posts vacant in Union Education Ministry: Government data

Villupuram MP D Ravikumar questioned whether the Centre was implementing the Supreme Court’s judgment on reservation for SCs and STs in promotions.

published on : 25th July 2022

Pure honey now only a click away

Four types of forest honey — mango, neem, sesame and Palakodisa — are being marketed by the Telangana State Girijan Co-operative Corporation Ltd (GCC) under the brand name ‘Giri Nature.’

published on : 24th July 2022

BJP to hand out Droupadi Murmu pix, portray itself as pro-tribal

The direction to this effect has come from the party’s central leadership, which is going to do a similar exercise in tribal areas across the country.

published on : 21st July 2022

Literacy rate among tribal population still 46 per cent, says AP Commission chief K Ravi Babu

Ravi Babu said after taking charge, he has responded to the problems of all the ITDAs and gave necessary suggestions to the respective project officers and the tribal welfare department.

published on : 17th July 2022

NSA invoked against Indore man accused of assaulting tribal student; panel seeks report

NCST has taken suo moto (on its own motion) cognizance of the incident -- that had triggered protests -- and issued notices of the Indore district collector and the city's commissioner of police.

published on : 15th July 2022

Congress urges Centre to withdraw new 'anti-Adivasi' laws 

The party alleged that the new forest conservation rules will lead to disempowerment, dispossession, and displacement of STs and other traditional forest dwellers, and fuel conflict in tribal areas. 

published on : 13th July 2022

NCST summons Odisha government, seeks report on displaced Schedule Tribe people

In the undivided Koraput district alone, the tribal displacement was 58 per cent (pc), which comes to around six pc of the total population of the district.

published on : 8th July 2022
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