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PVTGs of Odisha infected with COVID-19

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  • September 24, 2020
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PVTGs of Odisha infected with COVID-19

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Issues related to SCs & STs; Health 

In news

  • Six members of two Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (Bondas and Didiayis) in Odisha have recently contracted Covid-19.
  • The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has sought a report from the state government and has termed it a “matter of grave concern”.

Important value additions

Bondas and Didiayis Tribes

  • They are found in the Malkangiri district of Odisha
  • The Bondas are believed to have come to India as part of the first wave of migration out of Africa about 60,000 years ago.
  • The Didayis are an Austro-Asiatic tribe.
  • The population of Didayis is 7,250 according to the 2011 Census. 
  • They live in the Konda Kamberu hills of Malkangiri.

Read more about Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group here

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