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World Tribal Day 2020: Meet the first girl from Chhattisgarh’s Korwa community to become clerk

Rajkumari has secured the post of collectorate for the special backward tribe in Chhattisgarh.

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World Tribal Day 2020: Meet the first girl from Korwa community of Chhattisgarh to become clerk

Rajkumari, a girl from the Korwa tribe, the protected tribal society in Chhattisgarh is going to be the first clerk in her community. The woman has secured the post of collectorate for the special backward tribe in Chhattisgarh. She completed her diploma degree in Computer Application after 12th.

As per reports, on the orders of Chhattisgarh Government, Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Raipur, has laid out the vacancy for three posts of assistant grade-3 for special backward tribe candidates on November  23, 2019 at district headquarter. The computer course was mandatory with the 12th board degree.

Office Project Administrator Clerk Rakesh Padra said that once he arrived in Jharia on a visit with former project administrator AK Gadwal to distribute LED bulbs where Rajakumari also arrived to collect the bulb for her home. After collecting the bulb every other in the village had put down their thumb impressions for signature. Rajakumari then, signed in English. Later, she was provided financial assistance to apply for the post.

The Korwa is one of the scheduled tribes of central India. They live in the hills, valleys, and forests of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh. They speak a Munda language, also called Korwa, which belongs to the Austro-Asiatic language family.

People belonging to the Korwa tribe are primarily farmers and gatherers. They formerly used slash and burn agriculture, moving every two or three years to cultivate newly cleared plots. Rice, millet, and vegetables were the principal crops. Their income was supplemented by selling forest products, particularly firewood. In recent years, many have become settled farmers. The geographical isolation of the Paharia Korwa (hills dwellers) and the lack of communication have reduced most of them to the position of farm servants. Few of them own their land. A major portion of their farmlands has been mortgaged to the neighboring tribal and non-tribal communities.

Talking about the tribe, World Tribal Day or the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 annually. The day aims at protecting the rights of the world’s tribal population. The day also recognises the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.

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