Socio Economic Condition of Oraon Tribe in Garal Bari Gram Panchayat of Jalpaiguri District, West Bengal

  • Ershad Ali Guest lecturer, Department of Geography, Ananda Chandra College, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
  • Arindam Basak Assistant Professor, Department of Geography & Applied Geography, University of North Bengal, West Bengal


The Adivasi society is the main keystone of inherent society in India. These nature worshipper tribes are aloof from modern civilization. The tribals live in isolated and inaccessible places in India. The Oraon tribes in Garal Bari gram panchayat of Jalpaiguri district is a socially, economically and culturally diversified village in compare to the surroundings area. The tribal dwellers of such region are deprived from basic necessities of life. Most of them are facing the problem of unemployment making their survival difficult. They could not maintain their livelihood due to their low incomes.  They are stressed with education, economic and social backwardness. Therefore, it is very important to explore the socio economic status of Oraon tribe in Garal Bari gram panchayat with respect to their occupation, lifestyle, income, education, sex structure, food habits etc. Therefore, in this paper an attempt has been made to analyze the socio economic conditions of Oraon tribe in Garal Bari gram panchayat of Jalpaiguri district.


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