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Adivasi Mela, at Kanakakunnu Palace THIRUVANANTHAPURAM. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State government will hold a tribal people’s festival, ‘Adivasi Mela,’ from January 19 to 26, 2010 as part of the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival. Nishagandhi Festival January | by hrdngnair
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Adivasi Mela, at Kanakakunnu Palace THIRUVANANTHAPURAM. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State government will hold a tribal people’s festival, ‘Adivasi Mela,’ from January 19 to 26, 2010 as part of the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival. Nishagandhi Festival January

Adivasi Mela, at Kanakakunnu Palace THIRUVANANTHAPURAM. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State government will hold a tribal people’s festival, ‘Adivasi Mela,’ from January 19 to 26, 2010 as part of the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival. Nishagandhi Festival January 20 - 26, Kanakakunnu, Trivandrum. Kerala: There are 36 Adivasi communities listed in this state. The majority of them belongs to the following tribes: Paniyas, Malakuravans, Malayarayans, Malavetans, Malayans, Mannans, Ullatans, Uralis, Vishawans, Arandans, Kattunaykans, Koragas, Kadar, Kurichiyans, Kurumans, Pulayans, Malsars and Kurumbas. The share of Adivasis’ population in the state is 1.14 percent. Adivasis’ literacy rate in Kerala is 57.22 percent, among them 63.38 percent are men and 51.07 percent are women. About 82 percent of Adivasis are living under the poverty line. 54 percent of Adivasis do not have permanent employment in this state. The PTVGs in Kerala are Chola Naikker, Kattunaikker, Kurumbar, Kadar and Korugar.

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