स्वास्थ्य और आहार-पोषण
Health issues are of critical concern determining the overall development of Scheduled Tribe population.
The health indicators for STs are generally poorer than those for the general population. According to the latest estimates
of NFHS-3, ST population in general and ST women & children in particular, fared worst in all parameters of health and nourishment such as infant mortality rate, child mortality rate, poor maternal health, child sex ratio, malnutrition, high prevalence of anaemia, malaria, etc. The adverse scores for these health parameters have a serious demographic and
socio-economic consequence that needs immediate attention. Initiatives undertaken with regard to health and nutrition
aspects of ST population are: