Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Question

Why are the economic and social conditions of tribals in North-Eastern states worse than non-tribal concentration states like Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh etc?

Answer

These regions are treasure of minera resources hence, British Indian Government and Indian Union government (viz. government of India) had reserved most forest tracts for their own use i.e. for mining purposes. Moreover, lumbering at commercial level is still carrying on. In these circumstances, their livelihood through food gathering and shifting agriculture has jeopardised considerably.

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