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Availability of Household Amenities in Rural Scheduled Tribe Population in India: A Regional Analysis


Nazish Naz , ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY, ALIGARH; Mehrun Nisa, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh


Amenities, Rural, Scheduled tribe population, Regional disparity, India


India has recorded the quickened rate of economic growth over the recent decades, but despite of that, full coverage of the population in terms of access to safe water supply, toilet facilities, sewage and electricity remains a major challenge in India. A lack of basic amenities has important implications for the quality of life of ordinary people and their health. It also has implications for achievement in other capabilities, for example, education. The certain group of society such as scheduled tribe population which has been historically impoverished and marginalized in terms of socio-economic development is still suffering from the deprivation of these basic amenities and facilities. The more specific issue of concern is the uneven accessibility of these facilities to these segments of India specifically among those belonging to rural areas where the bad connectivity of road, Having concerned to these points, the present study has been carried out to assess the regional variations in availability of amenities like drinking water, electricity, latrine facility, bathroom and kitchen to the scheduled tribe households particularly living in rural areas of India. The study is based on secondary sources of data obtained from census of India, publication, New Delhi 2011. To assess the regional variations in the distribution of accessibility of amenities, the techniques like z-score and composite standard score have been applied. The overall analysis of the distribution of the accessibility of amenities to ST household in India reveals that the availability of amenities is not evenly distributed among the scheduled tribe population rather it varies significantly one region to another.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I100164
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 10
Publication Date: 01/01/2020
Page(s): 345-355

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