(Monetary Relief to SC/ST Victims of Atrocity)
The State of Odisha occupies an important place in the country having a high concentration of
and Scheduled Caste population. As per the latest 2011 census, it is ranked third
(numerically) in terms of ST
population whereas its position is eleventh (numerically) in terms of SC population in the
Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes together constitute nearly 40% of the State’s T
otal Population (S.Ts 22.85% and S.Cs 17.13%).