Tribes of India


Tribals constitute 8.61% of the total population of the country, numbering 104.28 million (2011 Census) and cover about 15% of the country's area. The fact that tribal people need special attention can be observed from their low social, economic and participatory indicators. Whether it is maternal and child mortality, size of agricultural holdings or access to drinking water and electricity, tribal communities lag far behind the general population

Konda Reddis

The Konda Reddis are the largest Primitive tribal Group in Andhra Pradesh, India. Their population is about 60,000. The Konda Reddis or Hill Reddis inhabit mountains, river-side and forests. Poverty is rampant among this tribal group. Live is thatched or tiled roofs with mud or bamboo walls. Physical features- dark skinned, short stature, curly hair, flat nose. Subsistence economy based on shifting cultivation, hunting and gathering. They are mainly concentrated in the river side Districts of east Godavri, West Godvri, and Khammam of Andhra Pradsh. Based on the geographical settlements, they are divided into three distinct zones- hill settlements, settlements, and settlements of lower track and plains.

Links to various resources

  1. Ministry of Tribal welfare.
  2. Anthropological Survey of India.
  3. Tribal Cultural Research & Training Institute Hyderabad.
  4. Tribal Research and Development Institute Bhopal.
  5. Tribal Research and Training Institute Pune.
  6. Tribal Research Institute Manipur.
  7. SC & ST Research & Training Institute Bhubneswar.
  8. Gujarat Vidyapith: Tribal Research and Training Institute Ahmedabad.
  9. kerala Institute for Research Training & Development Studies of Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribes Kojhikode.
  10. Tribal Research & Cultural Institute Agartala.