A Study On Socio – Economic Conditions Of Tribes In Kollihills Of Namakkal District
India is a pluralist country, with rich diversity, reflected in the multitude of cultures, religions, languages and racial stocks. The India population includes different castes, communities and social groups. The prevalence of such pluralism has made the social fabric stratified and hierarchical, consequently, social and economic opportunities are differentially distributed on the lines of caste and class affiliations. At the geographical level also, India has equally pervasive and diverse features. It has large tracts of hinterland, hilly terrain, a dense forest cover and fertile coastal belts besides Indo-Gang etic plains. Such divergence in ecology and geography has ensured an occupational and spatial differentiation, but the predominant occupation is agriculture, which is major occupation of three quarters of Indians. Apart from a minuscule minority the rest live in the rural areas of India; almost 80 per cent of India’s population live in rural areas.