Definition of scheduled caste in English:

scheduled caste

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noun

  • The official name given in India to the lowest caste, considered ‘untouchable’ in orthodox Hindu scriptures and practice, officially regarded as socially disadvantaged.
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    • Scheduled tribes and scheduled castes were more likely to consume tobacco than other caste groups.
    • A study of health care among scheduled castes showed that 38% sought private medical help when their children became ill, compared with 28% for government health facilities.
    • A higher proportion of intervention children came from the scheduled caste or tribes.

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