ECONOMIC ORGANISATION, PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF JENNU KURUMBA'S
Presented by Melwin Kingsley
Jennu kurumbas are found mainly in the hills and forests of Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, Wayanad district of Kerala, and Mysore and Kodagu districts of Karnataka. In general, most of the Jennu kurumba habitat falls in the Mudumalai - Wayanad – Bandipur – Nagarhole wild life sanctuaries. Since Jennu kurumba is the more popular term known in all three states, we refer to both the community and the language as ‘Jennu kurumba.’
Earlier all Jennu kurumbas lived inside the forest. But in order to improve their economic condition, Government (esp. in Karnataka) has taken efforts to settle them in colonies built in the outskirts of the forest so that they can come into contact with the outside world.
ECONOMIC ORGANISATION AND PRODUCTION