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Daily News Analysis


19th October, 2023 Environment

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  • Members of the Muthuvan tribe of the Anamalai hills have joined hands with the Tamil Nadu Forest Department for a unique task.


  • The Muthuvans or Mudugars are tribe of cultivators in hills of Coimbatore and Madurai.
  • They are also found in Adimali and Devikulam forest regions of Idukki district, Kerala.
  • The word "Muthu" means elder and literal meaning of "Muthuvar" is elders.
  • Muthuvan are the ancient tribes of this land.
  • The Muthuvans are very independent and reluctant to interact with the outside world.
  • The Muthuva tribe grows ragi, cardamom and lemon grass.
  • Now they are also cultivating banana and tapioca for their daily usage.