As of 2001[update], the Purigpa were classified as a Scheduled Tribe under the Indian government's reservation program of positive discrimination. As of 2011 Population Census of India, Purigpa population stands 39,101 with 20,119 males and 18,982 females. The adult sex ratio stands at 943 and child sex ratio at 971. They boast a better literacy rate of 67.5 per cent than the average tribal literacy rate in the state of Jammu and Kashmir 50.6 per cent.
- "List of Scheduled Tribes". Census of India: Government of India. 7 March 2007. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
- "12 Major Tribes of Jammu and Kashmir". Retrieved 5 April 2019.
- Statistical Profile of Scheduled Tribes in India (https://tribal.nic.in/ST/StatisticalProfileofSTs2013.pdf)
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