The Adivasi community forcibly brought to Assam as indentured labourers in the 19th century to work in the tea gardens, is one of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in Assam. They have never ever received the minimum wage of workers from the plantation management. 50% of them are temporary workers with no guarantee of regular work/ration by the management. The school drop-out rates, the infant mortality rate, maternal mortality rate etc. are the highest in the Adivasi community in Assam.