What are the main problems of Tribal communities?

The tribal communities face many challenges and problems. A few common ones are listed below:

  • Poverty and exploitation.
  • Economic and technological backwardness.
  • Socio-cultural handicaps.
  • Problems of assimilation with the non-tribal population.
  • Illiteracy among tribals is a major hindrance to their development.
  • The problem of health and nutrition is very common among tribals due to the lack of proper medical and sanitary facilities and poverty.
  • Indebtedness due to lack of adequate sources of income.
  • Tribals living in a village along with caste groups, sects and religious groups and maintaining their identity
  • Tribals who have been degraded to the status of untouchables.

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