Tribal education in India: a scenario of financial inclusion

International Journal of Development Research

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Review Article

Tribal education in India: a scenario of financial inclusion

Sanjeev, Sandeep, Chandrapal Singh Chauhan and Shweta Tewari


The Planned approach to socio-economic development has laid considerable focus on the access and outreach of education at all three levels – elementary, secondary and higher education. The emphasis has not been merely restricted to literacy, school enrolment and expansion of network of schools and spread of institutions of higher education. A great deal of effort has also been carried out to ensure and improve the quality of education in India (GoI, 2016). The literacy rate of total population has gone up from 18.33 per cent in 1951 to 74.04 per cent in 2011. The Eleventh Plan’s strategy on education is directed towards achieving inclusive growth. This strategy envisages bridging regional, social and gender gaps at all levels of education by eliciting a participatory development process. The Scheduled Tribes (STs) are among the most socio-economically backward community. Thus, the objective of inclusive growth would be fulfilled only if the education and economic status of STs are improved at par with other communities.

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