As per Census-2011, Madhya Pradesh has the highest population of Scheduled Tribes among states. The total population of Schedule Tribes found in Madhya Pradesh is 152.3 Lakh or 1.52 Crore.
Out of 46 recognized Scheduled Tribes in Madhya Pradesh, 3 belongs to ‘Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PTGs) (formerly known as ‘Special Primitive Tribal Groups’).
‘As per census-2011, the number of scheduled tribes in India is 84,326,240 which was 8.2% of the total population in India. Out of 10.42 Crore, a total of 9.38 crore people belonging to scheduled tribes reside in rural areas whereas 1.04 crore people in urban areas.