By profession , Asur tribes did the arduous jobs of iron smelting. However, presently, few amongst the Asur tribal community have chosen several other professions also. Some also have taken the task of producing beautiful metal works. Wonderful metal works are their specialty and these antic pieces that they have produced are in great demand, as many people prefer to buy them gifts, souvenirs and mementos. There are also few Asur tribes found in central India , who have still today stick to their age old practices of hunting , gathering animals and also 'shifting cultivation'. After a thorough survey and research work, several anthropologists have came to an unanimous decision of segregating the whole population of asur tribes into three sub groups , namely, three sub-tribal divisions, namely Bir(Kol) Asur, Birjia Asur and Agaria Asur. Music, festival, jovial feasts are part and parcel of the daily life of Asur tribes.
To save these ancient tribes to go in to oblivion, initiatives are being taken by the State Government. Also few NGOs, social organizations too are trying best to preserve these Asur tribes in their antiquity.