Analysis of Socio Economic Status of Tribals and Pig Husbandry Practices in Kolli Hills, Namakkal District of Tamil Nadu, India

V. Ramesh, S. Vigneshwaran, K. Sivakumar, D. Anandha Prakash Singh, S. Ramakrishnan, K. Chinnamani


The present study was carried out to analyse the socio economic status of tribals and their
involvement in agriculture and animal husbandry activities with special reference to pig husbandry
practices. The results revealed that most of the farmers belong to scheduled tribes (97.40 per cent)
and were educated at primary level school education (58.78 per cent). It was observed that majority
of farmers (58.33 per cent) were having an annual income less than Rs. 30,000. Among the animal
husbandry activities dairy contributed the major sector in the study area. Analysis of pig husbandry
practices revealed that, all the respondents reared the desi pigs for fattening purpose and not for
breeding purpose. Majority of farmers reared the pigs in open shed and followed swill feeding. Most
of the farmers did not follow any deworming and vaccination to their pigs. Pigs were marketed at
80 to 90 kg body weight at the rate of Rs. 90 to 100 per kg live weight.


Socio economic status, Tribals, Kolli Hills, Pig husbandry practices

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