Officially recognized by the Indian government as "Scheduled Tribes" in the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of India, they are often grouped together with scheduled castes in the category "Scheduled Castes and Tribes", which is eligible for certain affirmative action measures.
Superstitions particularly related to health problems.
Excess consumption of alcohol.
EXAMPLE OF MAHARASHTRA 12% 86% Delivery by TBA 4.2 3.8 Family Size 40% 28% LBW babies Not available 2 Maternal mortality rate 13 7.9 Crude death rate 110 59 Infant mortality rate Tribal Situation Situation in Maharashtra Indicators
It is necessary to continue with primary health care educational activities, National health and tribal health programmes and other measures of providing proper nutrition and counseling and with the help from experts from multi-disciplinary fields, the health status of the tribal population can be improved.