The Census collects only Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) wise data. Other Backward Classes (OBCs) data is not collected in Census. As per 2011 Census of total population, total SCs population and total STs Population are as under:
|Total SC Population||201378372|
|Total ST Population||104545716|
Further, Census collects data on various socio-economic parameters and educational status, such as literates/illiterates, educational level, gender, workers, main workers, marginal workers, occupational and industrial classification of workers etc.
2011 Census data on various socio-economic and educational parameters of SCs and STs are available at the following link:
Government has taken numerous steps for improving the socio-economic and educational conditions of the vulnerable sections of the Society. These, inter-alia, includes reservation in education and employment. A list of several welfare schemes being implemented for improving the socio-economic and educational conditions of the SCs, STs and OBCs is annexed.
List of Schemes being implemented for strengthening the socio-economic and educational conditions of the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs):