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.