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Attacks and Resistance Remain the Order of the Day for Dalits This Year - P Ambedkar

n (TSP) in the Union Budget 2017.   These Special Component Plans, introduced in the 1970s, was to allocate funds for the developmental schemes and programmes for the Scheduled Castes and the scheduled tribes. According to the SCSP and TSP, funds were allocated in proportion to their population sizes. These were introduced so as to catch up with the rest of society in the so-called developmental race. This year’s budget not only disc

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Sex crimes against SCs/STs rising since 2014, experts say it's power play -Sanya Dhingra

against SCs included rape or sexual assault. In 2015 and 2014, these crimes constituted 12.73 per cent and 10.9 per cent of all crimes respectively. In 2016, similar patterns were recorded against scheduled tribes (ST). Rape accounted for 14.8 per cent of all crimes reported against STs, followed only by 12.7 per cent cases of assault on women, with intent to outrage their modesty. About 973 cases of rape were reported in 2016 against ST women,

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India's rising inequality is taking the shine off its growth story even in the world's eyes -Riaz Hassan

y of the nation’s surging economic development and poverty rates are also significantly lower among the upper caste Hindus rather than the Hindu other backward classes, the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, and Muslims. One third of Muslim and Hindu scheduled castes and tribes are in poverty compared to 10% of the upper castes Hindu. Altogether, 28% or around 360 million Indians are living in conditions of severe poverty. Please click he

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Uttarakhand district violates Forest Rights Act for Pancheshwar dam project -Ishan Kukreti

cting to the manner in which district administrative authorities in Pithoragarh have been seeking No Objection Certificates (NoCs) from Gram Sabhas for the Pancheshwar Dam under the provisions of the scheduled tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (FRA). “The DM got the people to sign the NoCs. The people, because they were not fully aware of the rights given to them under FRA, signed the docume

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Government eases norms as Dr. Ambedkar Foundation Scheme for Inter-Caste Marriages fails to take off -Rakesh Dubbudu

inter-caste marriages, where one of the spouses belongs to a Scheduled Castes. This scheme was part of the implementation of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 and the Scheduled Castes and the scheduled tribes (Prevention of atrocities) Act, 1989. Rajasthan provides Rs 5 lakh as incentive, the highest in the country A key element of the central assistance to states is to provide incentive for inter- caste marriages, where one of the spous

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Whose development is it anyway? -TK Rajalakshmi and Akshay Deshmane

”. The MMR at 122 and the IMR at 22 per lakh live births was rather high, falling slightly below the national average of 178 (MMR) and 44 (IMR). The IMR and the MMR for the Scheduled Castes and scheduled tribes, including the Under Five Mortality Rate, were all higher than the national average. The Human Development Index [HDI], a tool for measuring the overall development in a country, including social and economic aspects, placed Gujarat at nu

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Global Hunger Index: We need significant improvements to dent malnutrition -Dipa Sinha

hildren of mothers who had no education are stunted compared to 31per cent of children of mothers who have completed secondary education or more. Similarly, while 44 per cent of children belonging to scheduled tribes (STs) are stunted, 31 per cent is the rate of stunting amongst those belonging to the General category. There are severe inequalities by wealth too, with 51 per centof children in lowest wealth quintile being stunted compared to 22 per ce

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India's hunger ranking affected by wasting among children, depicts new report

nbsp;   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 endemic

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Nutrition red flag in survey -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The prevalence of low body weight, stunting and wasting is "significantly higher" among children from the Scheduled Castes and scheduled tribes, according to a government survey that nutrition experts say underscores challenges that demand solutions beyond just the availability of more food. The survey, carried out this year, has documented 39 per cent stunting (impaired growth with possible long-term impact

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Restored farm ponds help Sahariyas tide over drought -Nachiket Sule

of Kalothra’s population. The Sahariyas have been classified as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) by the Government of India, indicating that they are more underprivileged than the scheduled tribes (ST) and are at the lowest rung of the caste hierarchy. They have been classified as PVTG because of their low development index, a stagnant or declining population, extremely low literacy and a subsistence level of economy. Please cli

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