International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Social Work | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024


Charting the Journey: The Struggle of the Katkari Tribe for Sustainable Livelihood and Socio - Economic Development

Chayanlal R. Pardhi


Abstract: This wide - ranging review delves into the socioeconomic and livelihood trajectories of tribal communities, focusing on the Katkari tribe in Maharashtra, designated as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs). The Katkari face multifaceted challenges in health, education, and livelihoods. With a population of around 1.75 lakh, their traditional occupations, including catechu production and forest - based practices, have declined over the years. The paper scrutinizes the health, education, and overall socio - economic status of the Katkari tribe, highlighting persistent challenges such as malnutrition, lack of educational infrastructure, and limited employment opportunities. It discusses the impact of industrialization on tribal livelihoods, emphasizing issues related to displacement, environmental degradation, and the socio - economic consequences of large - scale development projects. This review paper examines the Katkari tribe's challenges in achieving equity and sustainable development despite existing government schemes. It emphasizes the pivotal role of social movements and non - governmental organizations in advocating for Katkari rights. Acknowledging positive impacts, the review underscores the need for ongoing efforts, policy interventions, and community - centric approaches to empower the Katkari tribe, ensuring their inclusion in the nation's development narrative.


Keywords: Livelihood, Indigenous Communities, PVTGs,, Socio Economic, Marginalized communities


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 1646 - 1653


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