The State of the Adivasis in Odisha 2014: A Human Development Analysis endeavours to identify and highlight the development concerns of the tribals of the state, explore their causes and provide an opportunity to the state planners in prioritising the human development issues specific to this community.
As one of the most excluded communities of India, Adivasis face many challenges in their daily lives: extreme poverty, social exclusion, poor access to healthcare, education and employment opportunities, displacement from their lands and forests and so on.
The key objective of this report is to understand these areas of deprivations. It is imperative for the government to ensure food and nutritional security to Adivasis. Efforts should be made for conservation of forests. The tribes need to be provided with hospitals, schools and basic infrastructural facilities. Equal participation of women in project committees at all levels and in training schemes and commercial ventures should be taken to reduce gender inequality. Based on primary and secondary data analysis, this report studies the poor socio-economic condition of the Adivasis and offers possible solutions for empowering the tribal community as a whole.
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Table of Contents
Foreword Cliff AllumPreface Dr N C SaxenaAcknowledgements Harishwar DayalExecutive SummaryIntroduction and overviewThe Adivasis: Their land and their lifeHealth statusEducation levelEmployment and livelihood patterns of Adivasis in OdishaPoverty among the tribalsDevelopment induced displacement of the AdivasisDeprivation, vulnerability and gender inequality of the tribalsDevelopment initiatives for Adivasis of OdishaConclusions and the way aheadAnnexuresBibliographyIndex