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Cabinet approves addition of some Tribes to ST List


The Union Cabinet has approved the addition of some new tribes to the list of Scheduled Tribes, from Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

  • Himachal Pradesh: Hatti tribe -from the Trans-Giri area of Sirmour district.
  • Tamil Nadu: Narikoravan and Kurivikkaran hill tribes.
  • Chhattisgarh: Binjhia, who were listed as ST in Jharkhand and Odisha but not in Chhattisgarh. Also, the Cabinet approved synonyms for tribes like the Bharia (variations added include Bhumia and Bhuyian), Gadhwa (Gadwa), Dhanwar (Dhanawar, Dhanuwar), Nagesia (Nagasia, Kisan), and Pondh (Pond), among others.
  • Uttar Pradesh: Gond Community residing in 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh, under the ST list from the Scheduled Caste list. This includes the five subcategories of the Gond community (Dhuria, Nayak, Ojha, Pathari, and Rajgond).
  • Karnataka: The Cabinet approved ‘Betta-Kuruba’ as a synonym for the Kadu Kuruba tribe in Karnataka.