|PEOPLE AND THEIR CULTURE|
The total population of district is 970294 that includes 491101 Males and 479193 Females ( As per Census 2001).Most of the density of population is located in Chamorshi taluka which is 1,34,670 and it's percentage is 17.11 % (Census 1991). ( Total Population of the district as per Census 1991 was 7,87,010 )
Most of the people living in district; are of tribal community. The population of tribals in the district is 3,71,696 & it's percentage is 38.30 % while the population of scheduled caste people is 1,08,824 & it's percentage is 11.2 % approx. ( Census 2001). Due to this, district is categorised as Tribal District. The Major community of tribals those reside in the district are Gond, Madia, Pardhan and Kolam. They have their own languages as "Gondi, Madiya".
The tribals in the district have their own culture. They are used to perform worships of their God "Persa Pen" and others. They do dance "Rela" on auspicious occasions and when new crops come. Rela dance is popular dance among the tribals. The other dance is "Dhol" dance. Holi, Dashehara and Deewali are the main festivals of tribals. The tribal community families reside in the dense forest of District.
The other community people have their own Festival such as Ganpati, Dashera, Diwali and Holi. In some part of district, villagers are interested in arranging "Natak, Tamasha" on the occassion of "Shankar-Pat" in the month of January and February and also arranges the culture programmes as "Dandar" on Festival days like Dashehara, Diwali, Holi etc.