Paharias: the struggle of a tribe for recognition

This study includes a socio-economic profile of the Paharia community of Nuapada district and the adjoining areas of Orissa with an analysis of their human, financial, social, physical and natural capitalbase and specific vulnerabilities. A sample of 24 out of a total 79 Paharia villages in Nuapada district was selected for this purpose. The study suggests immediate measures that can be taken up by the state and central government with respect to granting them the Scheduled Tribe status as well as to improve their livelihoods.