The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes comprise about 16.6% and 8.6%, respectively, of India’s population (according to the 2011 census).
What is the percentage of SC in India?
Scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
|Proportion of SC/ST population (%)||Scheduled caste||Scheduled tribes|
|75.0% or above||78,507|
|* No SC list applicable in 11 districts. ** No ST list applicable. Source : Primary Census Abstract, Census of India 2001.|
Which state has highest percentage of scheduled caste in India?
Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Population
|State with highest proportion of Scheduled Castes||Punjab ( 28.9 %)|
|State with lowest proportion of Scheduled Castes||Mizoram ( 0.03 %)|
|UT with highest proportion of Scheduled Castes||Chandigarh (17.5%)|
Which is richest caste in India?
Top 10 Richest Caste in India
- Sikh. …
- Kayasth. …
- Brahmin. …
- Banias. …
- Punjabi Khatri. …
- Sindhi. …
- Rajput. The Rajput group is typical of India’s ancient warrior or Kshatriya category. …
- Christians. Christianity is the country’s wealthiest faith.
Are SC ST Hindu?
Under the constitutional order, 1950 as amended in 1990, SCs can be only from Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists while STs can be from any of the religions.
Which caste is powerful in India?
Next to Brahmans are the Kshatriyas in varna ranking. They comprise very powerful castes as they are traditionally warriors and play a major role in defence.
Which caste is general?
Forward caste (referred as General Class/General Category/Open Category) is a term used in India to denote castes whose members are on average ahead of other Indians economically and socially.
Which is the single largest caste in India?
Ahir or Yadavs are the single largest community in India. Comprising upto 16% of the total population in India.
Which caste in India is poor?
Brahmins have taken for granted the poverty among other castes.
How many castes are there in India in 2020?
The main castes were further divided into about 3,000 castes and 25,000 sub-castes, each based on their specific occupation.