Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups


The Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, recognized Kathodi and Kotwalia tribes of Gujarat as primitive tribes in the year 1976, while Padhars and Siddis were declared as Primitive Tribes in 1982 and Kolghas in the year 1983-84. The population of primitive groups is spread over 8 districts viz. Surat, Tapi, Valsad, Navsari, Dangs, Bharuch, Narmada and Sabarkantha covered under Tribal Area Sub Plan and same districts viz. Ahmedabad, Surendranagar, Junagadh, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Jamnagar which are outside the ITDP area.

Years of Declaration of PVTGs

Years of Declaration of PVTGs

The PVTGs are mainly concentrated under:

Primitive Tribe Name District of Concentration Population, 2011Share to Total PVTG PopulationTraditional ActivitiesEconomic Activities
Kotwalia Surat, Valsad, Dangs, Bharuch, Navsari 24,24916.77 %Making Bamboo basketsSelling of Bamboo products and Manual Labourers
KolghaSurat, Valsad, Dangs, Navsari67,11946.42 %Animal grazersManual Labourers
KathodiSurat, Dangs, Sabarkantha, Narmada, Navsari13,6329.43 %Collect Kattha for Betel-leavesManual Labourers
SiddiJunagadh, Bhavnagar, Amreli, Porbandar, Rajkot8,6615.99 %-Peasants, cultivators, servicemen
PadharAhmedabad, Surendranagar30,93221.39 %Collect root vegetable and fishCultivators, Manual Labourers
Total1,44,593100 %  
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