• ISSUES AND CONCERNS OF TRIBAL CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO EDUCATION IN NORTH EAST STATES


    Dr. V. Chandranna


    Designation : Asst. Professor in Educational Studies, RIE-Mysore


    Journal Name : Reserach maGma




    Abstract :
    The objective of the paper is to study the issues and concerns of tribal children education in North east States of India. There are about 645 such tribal communities in India and about 145 tribal groups are living in North East States of which 78 are large and the rest small comprising 22.81% of northeast population. The tribal population constitutes a majority in the Northeast States. Mizoram is the largest tribal populated state in India with 94.46% followed by Nagaland 89.15%, Meghalaya 85.94%, Arunachal Pradesh 64.22%, Manipur 34.20%, Tripura 31.05%, Sikkim 20.60% and Assam 12.41%. The age group of 6-14 years of ST children in the country constitutes 8.95%. In case of North East States the school age group of 6-14years of ST children constitutes 2.14 million (1.5 million boys, and 1.4 million girls) which constitutes (28%) in the same age of all children (7.48 million) as on 2007.


    Keywords :
    Issue and Concerns, Children's Right to Education


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