The common features of scheduled areas in India include:
1. preponderance of tribal population
2. under-developed nature
3. marked disparity in economic standard of the people
4. suffering from anti-national activities
Select the correct statements from the codes given below:

Answer: [B] Only 1, 2 & 3

The criteria followed for declaring an area as Scheduled Area are as follows:
1. preponderance of tribal population;
2. compactness and reasonable size of the area
3. under-developed nature of the area; and
4. marked disparity in economic standard of the people.
Please note that these criteria are NOT spelt out in the Constitution but have become well established by custom

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module