Socioeconomic and Demographic Status of Tribal Communities of Assam: A Comparative Study

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 PGT(Political Science), Laluk H.S. School, Lakhimpur, Assam(India)

2 PGT(Economics), Khoirabari H.S. School, Udalguri, Assam(India)


Tribal of Assam are mainly the Kirata people of Sino-Tibatan linguistic family of Tibeto-Burmese branch. These consist of Boro & Boro kachari, Miri(Mishing), Karbi, Rabha, Sonowal Kachari, Lalung(Tiwa), Garo, Dimasa Kachari, Deori, Hajong, Kuki Tribes, Naga Tribes, Khasi, Jaintia, Synteng, Pnar, War, Bhoi, Lyngngam etc. To understand the part of population of our country, especially the backward section or a part, it is imperative to know their detail scenario, causes, consequences and circumstances of existing socio-economic condition. A successful study on them can enhance the efficiency of policy measures to carry out interventional as well as welfare measurement. The socio-economic status is based on qualitative as well as quantitative approach to make some inference regarding life standard of tribal community. To examine the socio-economic status of tribal and nontribal, their population should be investigate under the head of demographic, education, health, poverty and employment. This paper attempt to analyze the socio-economic status of tribal communities of Assam(India) based on NSSO and census data .


Volume 12, Issue 1
International virtual conference on Newer Trends and Innovation in Nanotechnology Materials Science . Science and Technology
March 2021
Pages 426-445