Social and economic justice, equality of status and opportunities, assurance of the individual’s dignity are insured by the Constitution of India for all the citizens among other things. The constitution of India is enriched with several provisions for schedule castes and schedule tribes to safeguard and promote their cultural, social, educational, and economic interests to bring them in the mainstream of the nation. This paper addresses the socioeconomic status of the scheduled tribes in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh State (India). In the sample, the majority of the households are the tribe of Konda Dora. Further, the majority of the sample households in the study area are Hindus and more than 70 percent of the sample population are illiterate. Cultivation is the primary occupation participated by the maximum heads of the sample households. Income from cultivation supports the majority of the sample population. More than 53 percent of the cultivators have farm income around ₹ 2,000.00 to ₹ 5,000.00. Even though, the wage labourers are more in the sample population, the share of income derived from that is less when compared to cultivation. Therefore, there is a need to put more attention on educational aspects of scheduled tribes, where this only can motivate them for future life.
Social & economic status, Schedule tribes, Indian government, Visakhapatnam.
Chauduri, Buddadeb (1992), Socio Economic and Ecological Development, Inter-India Publishers, New Delhi, India.
Das, Rajat Kanti (1988), Tribal Social Structure: A study of the maring society of Manipur, Inter-India Publishers, New Delhi, India.
Keller, Stephen (1975), Uprooting and Social change- Refugees, Manohar Book Services, Delhi, India.
Khare, P. K. (1991), Social Change of Indian Tribes: Impact of planning and economic development, Deep & Deep Publications, New Delhi, India.
Pandey, G. D. and Tiwari, R. S. (2003), “A study of socio cultural factors affecting reproductive health among the primitive tribes of Madhya Pradesh” in Adak, eds, “Demography and Health profile of the tribes”, Anmol Publications, New Delhi, India.
Raja, Ratnam, B. (2004), “Impact of institutional credit on socioeconomic development of tribal: A study of Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh”, Journal of Rural Development, Vol. 23, No. 2.
Sachidanand (1978), “Social structure, status and Morbidity patterns: The case of tribal women” Man in India, Vol. 58, No.1, Jan-March.
Singh, Ajit Kumar (1998), Forest and Tribals in India, Classical Publishing House, New Delhi, India.
Singh, K. P. (1988), Tribal Development in India: Problems and Implications, Uppal Publishing House, New Delhi, India.
Singh, R. S. (1986), Challenges occupational Structure of Scheduled Tribe, One India Publications, New York.
Sunder Raj, D. and Venkata, Ravi (2005), “Tribal Development in India : A Panoramic View” in Vasudeva Rao, B.S, eds, “Tribal Developmental Studies”, Associated Publishers, Ambala, India.
Valentina, G. (2005), “Impact of road improvement in the Tribal economy of Orissa” in Vasudeva Rao, B.S, eds, “Tribal Developmental Studies”, Associated Publishers, Ambala, India.
Lives and Livelihood of Tribals in Naxalite Affected Villages: A Study in Sundargarh District of Odisha
Asian Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities November (2013) 2 (4): 94-107
» Full Text (PDF) Analysis of Socio-economic Status of Schedule Tribes in Andhra Pradesh
International Journal of Development Research November (2013) 3 (11): 136-140
» Full Text (PDF) Critical Assessment of the Scheduled Tribe Women Empowerment in Present Social Order
Reviews of Literature September (2014) 2 (2): 01-10
» Full Text (PDF) Socio-Economic Status and Associate Problems of the Tribals: A Case Study of a Village in Kurung Kumey District of Arunachal Pradesh
Modern Research Studies: An International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences September (2014) 1 (2): 325–340
» Full Text (PDF) Education Experiences, Career Preferences and Marginalised Groups: a Case Study from Kerala, India
Lund University Publications (2014) Spring: 01–54
» Full Text (PDF) Socio Economic Status of Scheduled Caste in Kanupur Village in Birbhum District
Journal of Business Management & Social Sciences Research May (2015) 4 (5): 393-400
» Full Text (PDF) Assessing Knowledge of Tribal Farmers Regarding Scientific Animal Husbandry Practices Indian Research Journal of Extension Education May (2015) 15 (2): 91-94
» Full Text (PDF) Implication and Alleviation of Poverty in India
MERC Global’s International Journal of Social Science & Management 2015 2(4): 231-234
» Abstract (PDF) A Study on Socio Economic Conditions of Farmers in Kurnool District
MERC Global’s International Journal of Social Science & Management 2015 2(4): 281-288
» Abstract (PDF) A Geographical Study of Working Women from Kinwat Region
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention August 2015 4(8): 25-30
» Abstract (PDF) Electoral Participation of Scheduled Tribes in Maharashtra, India: A case study of Nashik
District, from 1992 to 2012
DOCTORAL THESIS UNIVERSITY OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN 01-337
» Fulltext (PDF) Impact Assessment of Support Schemes on Socioeconomic Development of Scheduled Tribes: A Case Study of Rajouri District of J&K State
Thesis, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (J&K), India 01-306
» Fulltext Empowerment of the Tribal Women in Karnataka in Present Social Order: A Sociological Analysis
International Journal of Academic Research October-December, 2015 4(1):132-138
» Fulltext (PDF)