Jyoti Kumari Ritu Dubey Dipak Kumar Bose Vandana Gupta


As per the census of 2011 the tribal population consists of 8.6% while it was 8.2% according to the census of 2001 in India. This paper addresses the socio-economic status of Tharu tribes in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh. The socio economic status is an important determinant of health, nutritional status, mortality and morbidity of an individual. Socio Economic Status also influences the accessibility, affordability, acceptability and actual utilization of available health facilities. To classify the socio-economic status of the respondents, Uday Pareek and Trivedi scale has been adopted with subject to preliminary test and slight modification as per the need of the study. Measuring the socio-economic conditions of Tharu tribes from Uday Pareek and Trivedi scale, it can be concluded that all the Tharu tribes belong to four categories viz: Upper Middle Class, Middle Class, Lower Middle Class and Lower Class. 0.28% respondent belonged to upper middle class, 5.33% were middle class, 75.56% belonged to lower middle class and 18.83% to lower class. The findings can be beneficial for implementing projects that can help in improving their situation of backwardness. 


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Education, Income, Occupation schedule tribes, Socio economic scale

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Kumari, J., Dubey, R., Bose, D. K., & Gupta, V. (2018). A study on socio- economic condition of Tharu tribes in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh in India. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 10(3), 939–944. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v10i3.1785
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