A bench mark survey on the Profile Characteristics of Malayali Tribes in Pachamalai Hills
In Tamil Nadu state of India the total tribal population is rather small and scattered all over the state. The tribal population in Tamil Nadu state is about 5.2 lakhs representing 1.10 percent of the total population. Among the various tribal communities “Malayali Gounders” of Pachamalai hills in one of the predominant tribal communities in Tamil Nadu state. This paper focused about the socio – economic and psychological characteristics of tribal farmers. This study was conducted in Pachamalai Hills of Trichy district in Tamil Nadu. A sample size of three hundred tribal farmers was selected randomly from twenty villages. Data were collected by interview with the help of well-structured interview schedule. Majority of the farmer were young aged with primary education, most of them had agriculture their this primary occupation.