The District has a scheduled caste population of 25,573. The main communities are Pulaya, Paraya, Kanakka Panan, Mannaan, Perumannaan, Kalladi, Cheruma etc. Education is given priority in developmental programmes for the Scheduled Castes.

                   Various social welfare measures like house construction, providing land and house to the landless and houseless among the Scheduled Castes, thatching and filling grants, sanitation latrine construction, lumpsum grant and stipend to SC students, etc. are undertaken by the SC Development Department. Educational Assistance to Other Backward Communities, Other Eligible Communities, and financially backward students of forward communities are also given by this department.

         Last updated on 16-07-2005                              BACK