A survey by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) put the OBC population in the country at 40.94%, the SC population at 19.59%, ST population at 8.63% and the rest at 30.80%.
What is the population of OBC in India?
The Mandal commission had estimated that OBCs constitute 52% of the population. Though the proportion of OBC students is lower than that estimate, the quota for them is clearly not proportional to their share in the population, unlike for SCs and STs.
Which caste in India has highest population?
The formation of these groups is a result of the historical social structure of the country. As of 2019, Other Backward Class (OBC) constituted the largest part of the Indian population accounting for more than 40 percent. On the other hand, Schedule Tribes formed less than ten percent of the population.
How many SC and ST are there in India?
Scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
|Proportion of SC/ST population (%)||Scheduled caste|
|75.0% or above||15,322|
|* No SC list applicable in 11 districts. ** No ST list applicable. Source : Primary Census Abstract, Census of India 2001.|
Which state has highest SC ST population?
Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Population
|State with highest proportion of Scheduled Castes||Punjab ( 28.9 %)|
|State with lowest proportion of Scheduled Castes||Mizoram ( 0.03 %)|
|UT with highest proportion of Scheduled Castes||Chandigarh (17.5%)|
Who is the richest caste in India?
Top 10 Richest Caste in India
- Sikh. …
- Kayasth. …
- Brahmin. …
- Banias. …
- Punjabi Khatri. …
- Sindhi. …
- Rajput. The Rajput group is typical of India’s ancient warrior or Kshatriya category. …
- Christians. Christianity is the country’s wealthiest faith.
Which caste is powerful in India?
Next to Brahmans are the Kshatriyas in varna ranking. They comprise very powerful castes as they are traditionally warriors and play a major role in defence.
Which is single largest caste in India?
Ahir or Yadavs are the single largest community in India. Comprising upto 16% of the total population in India.
Which religion is majority in India?
Hinduism is professed by the majority of population in India. The Hindus are most numerous in 27 states/Uts except in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab.
Which caste is under SC?
List of Scheduled Castes
|Official name as SC||Dates||States where have SC status|
|Barar, Burar, Berar||1950 designated||Punjab (1950)|
|Batwal||1950 designated||Punjab (1950)|
|Bauria, Bawaria||1950 designated||Punjab (1950)|
|Bazigar||1950 designated||Punjab (1950) Haryana (1950) Himachal Pradesh (1950) Rajasthan (1950, grouped with Madari)|
Is State SC caste certificate valid all over India?
This is not valid because the list of Castes is State specific. As such a member of SC/ST/OBC is eligible for benefits in his state of origin only.
Which state of India has no SC population?
Nagaland, Lakshwadeep and Andaman and Nicobar islands have no scheduled castes among their population. Though UP has the largest chunk of the total SC population, Punjab has the largest share of dalits in its population at 31.9%.