Indigenous Communication System in Kokana Tribes

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  • J. M. Gavit , M. C. Ahire and S. H. Ban


The study was conducted in tribal villages from Surgana tehsil of Nasik District of Maharashtra state. The data were
collected from 120 respondents. Majority of the Kokana tribes belonged to the age group of 45 years and above. More than
th one-third (35.00 %) of the Kokana tribes were educated up to pre-primary level i.e. up to 4 standard. Maximum families
of Kokana tribe's had agriculture as main occupation and having annual income between ` 50,001/- to `1.00,000/-. Most
of them possessed medium size of land holding i.e. up to 1.01 to 2.00 ha. They had nuclear family type and medium sized
family i.e. 5 to 6 members. They had medium level of participation in any social organisation. Regarding indigenous
communication systems cent per cent Kokana tribes knew about their traditional Kokana dance, and performed during the
marriage ceremony.Cent per cent of them sang their traditional spiritual songs during Dongerdev festival, Avasar festival
and Navratra festival for community, personal health and personal aim (Navas).Most of the Kokana tribe knows about the
government schemes like Paryavaran Santulan Yojana, Village water Supply Scheme, Sarva ShikSha Abhiyan, Gaon
Tanta Mukti Abhiayan, Jal Swaraj Prakalp, Watershed development programme, National Horticulture Mission, National
Rural Health Mission and Zilla Parishad schemes which are running in the village






How to Cite

Indigenous Communication System in Kokana Tribes. (2013). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 49(3&4), 58-62.