This hill state witnessed sudden surge in schedule tribe population as current data released here today claimed that tribal head count registers rise by 60.3 PC in the last one decade that of rise of 12.9 PC in general census.
Releasing census figure, Directorate of Census Shimla said that ST population stands at 3,92,126 (1,96,118 ST male and 1,96,008 ST female).
According to fresh census Chamba is highest ST populated district with 1,35,500 (growth rate 15.30 PC), Kangra 84564 (growth rate 5195.2 PC), Kinnaur 48,746 (growth rate minus 13.4 PC) Lahaul and Spiti 25,707 (6.1 PC), Sirmaur 11,262 (89 PC), Kullu 16,822 (48.2 PC), and Mandi 12787 (21 PC) etc.
The rise in ST population was reported due to inclusion of Gujjar in list of ST due to recent notification of state government.
Percentage wise Chamba is highest populated district with 34.56 PC ST population followed by Kangra district which is highest populated with 21.57 percent ST population and Kinnaur 12.43 PC. In 2001 population, Kinnaur was second largest ST populated, now stood at third position by Kangra district. Lahaul and Spiti was third largest populated district in 2001 census now stood at fourth place.
The rise in schedule caste census is recorded 5.7 PC with 17,29,252 heads ( 8,76,300 SC male and 8,52,952 SC female ).
Kangra district contained 3,19,385 SC heads followed by Mandi 2,93,739 and 2,15,777 respectively.
Kangra is highest SC census populated with 18.47 percent followed by Mandi 16,99 PC and Shimla 12.48 PC respectively.