Helping for backward tribes in kerala
Attappadi Reserve Forest is a protected area comprising 249 km² of land covering the westernmost part of the 745 km² Attappadi block of Mannarghat Taluk in Palakkad district of Kerala, south India. It is one of many reserved forests and protected forests of India.
Attappady is the land of tribal people in Kerala. Agali, Pudur and Sholayur are the tribal villages in Attappady. Kurumbas, Mudugas and Irula are the tribes living in Attappady.
Irula tribe Attappady
Irula tribe is the largest group tribes in Attappadi and they are traditionally engaged in cultivation,mainly cotton and indigenous grains. More than 80 percent of tribes living in Attappady are Irula tribes. There is not much communication between Irula with other two tribes in Attappady.
Mudugas tribe Attappady
The Mudugas have the highest rate of literacy. They are shivites,worshipping Lord Shiva. Mudugas consider themselves superior to Kurumbas and Irulas. though they have marriage relationship with the Kurumbas. The Irulas are considered lower caste and are not allowed to enter their huts.The caste sytem is still prevalent among the tribes. They occupy around 10 % of the total tribal population.
Kurumba tribe Attappady
Kurumbas are the most primitive and they are still in the interior forest area. Kurumbas are shifting cultivators. When the Badugas started colonizing the Nilgiris,these people move down to Attappady valley. They are the smallest tribal group.They occupy nearly 5% of the total tribal population.