Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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N.A. Vijay Avinashilingam, Upayana Singh, Ram Kumar
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1Division of Dairy Extension, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal - 132 001, India
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Cite article:- Avinashilingam Vijay N.A., Singh Upayana, Kumar Ram (2023). PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SIX MAJOR DAIRY TRIBES OF NILGIRIS DISTRICT OF TAMILNADU. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 41(2): 79 - 85. doi: .
Dairying is one of the most important and economically viable occupation for the tribal
households. The present study was carried out in Nilgiris District of Tamilnadu. A total sample
of 306 tribal households for the six tribes namely Todas, Kotas, Kurumbas, Irulas, Paniyas and
Kattunaickas was studied. The personal profile of dairy tribal households was studied under
three sub-heads viz., Age, Family size and Educational status. The data of all the tribes revealed
that majority of the respondents belonged to middle age group (35-45 years) and medium
family size (4-6 members). The study reflected that majority of males were in the category of
secondary education followed by middle, higher secondary, illiterate, primary and college going
whereas in the case of female respondents majority were in primary category followed by
higher secondary, middle, illiterate and secondary. No female respondent was found to be
college going.
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