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Socio Economic Status in a Hilly Region: A Case Study of Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Geography, Presidency University, Kolkata, West Bengal, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (12), Pages 21-27, December,14 (2015)


This paper is mainly focused on the socio-economic status of a hilly region of India. The present study is confined in the socio-economic character in Munnar, Kerala. Socio-economic framework is the basic key for country’s development. Munnar is a beautiful clean hilly area of Kerala state in India. It is an important tourist spot of Kerala government. Socio-economic condition and its significant scenario are the main factors for country’s progress. Social structure, political stability, government policy, economic growth, educational pattern, demographic graph, women empowerment and food security- these are most important features in this area. Here ‘Kerala Model’ is apt for this type of work. Hilly region basically shows an under developed and isolated from main traditional society in 3rd world and developing country but here Munnar socio-economic structure is different. Socio-economic structure is dynamic; it is changing over time to time. This work examines the present socio-economic condition of Munnar by Primary survey and field experience.


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