Residential Conditions of 'Hill Korwa' Primitive Tribe in North-Eastern Chhattisgarh: A Geographical Study


Authors : Dr. Shivnath Ekka

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7811109

Abstract : Residential conditions have an important place in determining the family environment of a region. Housing is an indicator of the socio-economic status of the family. Therefore, residential status is an important unit of determining the quality of life of any population. The research paper presented is entirely on primary data. Raigarh, Jashpur, Surguja and Balrampur districts are located in the north-eastern region of the state of Chhattisgarh and in these areas there is majority of Hill Korwa primitive tribes. The total population of 1218 Hill Korwa families is 4701 in the Hill Korwa tribe families of the study area, in which 52.03 percent is male and 47.97 percent is female population of the total surveyed Hill Korwa tribe families of the study area, the highest number of 93.84 percent families have kutcha houses. It is clear from the analysis of the study area that in the surveyed village Kamarima (Jashpur district) of the state has got more than >30.01 positive housing index was obtained. Village Kamarima is a part of Jashpur Pat region, which has got more literate and educated population as compared to other surveyed areas and concentration of most educational centers is also visible in this village and it is necessary that an analytical study of the currently available residential facilities should be done. Accordingly on the basis of the analyzed study, a detailed planning outline should be prepared for the development of the area.

Keywords : Type of House, Number of Rooms, Electrical System, Source of Drinking Water and Residential Status.

Residential conditions have an important place in determining the family environment of a region. Housing is an indicator of the socio-economic status of the family. Therefore, residential status is an important unit of determining the quality of life of any population. The research paper presented is entirely on primary data. Raigarh, Jashpur, Surguja and Balrampur districts are located in the north-eastern region of the state of Chhattisgarh and in these areas there is majority of Hill Korwa primitive tribes. The total population of 1218 Hill Korwa families is 4701 in the Hill Korwa tribe families of the study area, in which 52.03 percent is male and 47.97 percent is female population of the total surveyed Hill Korwa tribe families of the study area, the highest number of 93.84 percent families have kutcha houses. It is clear from the analysis of the study area that in the surveyed village Kamarima (Jashpur district) of the state has got more than >30.01 positive housing index was obtained. Village Kamarima is a part of Jashpur Pat region, which has got more literate and educated population as compared to other surveyed areas and concentration of most educational centers is also visible in this village and it is necessary that an analytical study of the currently available residential facilities should be done. Accordingly on the basis of the analyzed study, a detailed planning outline should be prepared for the development of the area.

Keywords : Type of House, Number of Rooms, Electrical System, Source of Drinking Water and Residential Status.

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