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• Antyodaya cardholders formed less than 3% of rural households and less than 1% of urban households * • In rural areas, the percentage of households having Antyodaya cards was 5% for scheduled tribes (ST), about 4.5% for Scheduled Castes (SC), and 2% for the other groups *   $* Economic Survey 2015-16, Ministry of Finance, Volume 1 and Volume 2     ** NSS 68th Round report entitled: Public Distributi

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Malnutrition

groups in Haryana, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Punjab have high levels of stunting. At the national level, among social groups, the prevalence of stunting is highest amongst children from the scheduled tribes (43.6 percent), followed by Scheduled Castes (42.5 percent) and Other Backwards Castes (38.6 percent). The prevalence of stunting in children from scheduled tribes in Rajasthan, Odisha and Megh

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Hunger Overview

ties. • Although the 2013 National Food Security Act (NFSA) created legal entitlements to existing governmental food and nutrition security programmes, dalits (Scheduled Castes) and adivasis (scheduled tribes) are still left behind in getting the full benefits of such publicly funded schemes/ programmes. According to the report, it is difficult to monitor the implementation of NFSA in remote tribal hamlets. • The dalits in India face e

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Right to Work (MG-NREGA)

found that Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have failed to meet statutory requirement of providing 1/3rd employment to the women beneficiaries. Employment to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs) •    Employment provided to the SC households (in person days) stood at 22.95 crore during 2006-07, 39.35 crore during 2007-08, 63.35 crore during 2008-09, 86.44 crore during 2009-10, 78.75 crore during 2010-1

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Migration

have pointed out that migration is not always permanent and seasonal and circular migration is widespread, especially among the socio-economically deprived groups, such as the Scheduled Castes (SCs), scheduled tribes (STs) and Other Backward Castes (OBCs), who are asset-poor and face resource and livelihood deficits (Deshingkar and Akter, 2009). •    Lead source states of internal migrants include Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan

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Debt Trap

• About 45% of the total agricultural households in the country belongs to Other Backward Classes (OBCs). About 16% of agricultural households are from Scheduled Castes (SCs) and 13% are from scheduled tribes (STs). During the same period about 45% of the rural households of the country belongs to OBCs. SCs and STs, respectively, have a share of about 20% and 12% among the rural households. • Agricultural households are dependent mainl

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