A study on socio economic status with special reference to tribes in nilgiris

Sivasankaran M.S and Vadivel C

Tribal people are living in different parts of the Nilgiris district. The tribal people differ in their social organizations and marital customs rites and rituals, foods and other customs from the people of the rest of the state. Most of the tribal people speak in their own languages. This paper presents a current socio – economic conditions of the tribal groups on the basis of the data collected through field survey and secondary data. The survey covered a random sample of 6 taluks. This paper reveals that the tribal people of the Nilgiristribes’ socio economic status behind with respect to their income level, GDP, health issues, social status, expenditure pattern and life style.

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