A Study on the Factors for Low Literacy Rate among the Tribal Tea Labourers of the Nilgiris District, Tamilnadu, India
J.A. Raja1, V. Krishnaveni2

1J.A. Raja, Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Management, Karpagam Academy for Higher Education, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. V. Krishnaveni, Associate Professor, Department of Management, Karpagam Academy for Higher Education, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 26 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 08 May 2019 | PP: 544-546 | Volume-7 Issue-5S3 February 2019 | Retrieval Number: E11960275S19/19©BEIESP
Open Access | Editorial and Publishing Policies | Cite | Mendeley | Indexing and Abstracting
© The Authors. Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication (BEIESP). This is an open access article under the CC-BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

Abstract: Education is considered the basic right of every citizen, irrespective of his social and economic status. But, it has been seen that some people are denied their right to education due to oppression prevailing in society even now. It might be due to lack of awareness among the people or some other economic and political factors. The paper deals with the issue on the poor literacy rate of the tribes belonging to the Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu. The tribes constitute six to seven per cent of the population in the district. The researcher tries to bring out the factors and reasons which prove to be barriers for the education of the children of the tribal community. The study speaks about the tribal tea labourers’ problems which deprive them of the minimum level of education. There are a number of reason like poverty, indirect human rights violation in the work place, lack of awareness, custom of the tribal community etc. Recommendation and suggestions were given on the basis of the above mentioned issues. The steps which have to be taken by the NGOs, Social activists and Government bodies have been suggested in the paper. The paper concludes that education, being a birth right should not be denied for the citizens in a democratic country like India.
Keywords: Tea Labours, Tribal Tea Labours, Literacy Rate, Higher Education.
Scope of the Article: Disaster Management