STRENGTHENING CIVIL SOCIETY ACTION FOR PVT GROUPS

To be marginalised is to be excluded from the national discourse and, more often than not, development. This rings sadly true for the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal (PVT) Groups of India. Geographic isolation has compounded problems like poverty, illiteracy, unhygienic living conditions, unavailability of healthcare and nutritional services, deforestation, pre-agricultural levels of technology and lack of access to safe drinking water. And being the poorest of the poor, they have been hit hardest by climate change.