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ST population growing up by 18.23% in Chhattisgarh State.

 Raipur, May 03, 2013

Population growth among scheduled caste has registered a quantum jump as compared to scheduled tribes during 2001-2011 in tribal dominated state of Chhattisgarh where sex ratio is one of the best in India. An abstract released by the directorate of census operations indicates that scheduled caste population increased by 37.37% in the decade as compared to 18.23% growth among scheduled tribes during the corresponding period. Tribes constitute 30.62% of the state's population..

         Releasing state's Primary Census Abstract, census operations director Renu Pillai told newsmen that as on March 2011, the state's population stood at more than 2.56 crore, including over 1.27 crore females. This constitutes 2.11% of the country's population. Raipur district is the highest populated district with 40.63 lakh people while tribal Narayanpur district has  the lowest population of 1.39 lakh.

       Population growth in the state has registered a growth of 22.61% as compared to the national averaqge of 17.69% during 201-2011. The sex ration in the state in 991 females per 1000 males and female-male ration is above 1000 in seven districts of tribbal Bastar, Dantewada, Kanker, Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon, Dhamtari and Jashpur. Female male ration in Bastar is the best at 1023 and the lowest at 968 in Koriya..



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