Korku is a scheduled tribe (ST) community predominantly living in the East Nimar (Khandwa and Burhanpur), Betul and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh and adjoining areas in Melghat region of Maharastra in India.
The malnutrition among Korku tribe of Khalwa Block in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh needs a re-look. With significant number of U5 children being stunted points to state of severe chronic malnutrition and its roots are certainly in the growing household food insecurity. The poor peoples' access to food and nutrition needs to be seriously looked in to.
Korku is the language of the Korku tribe of central India. It belongs to the Kolarian or Munda family. Korku has been classified as an endangered language of India. A census taken in 2001 reported 574,481 people claiming to speak Korku.