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The Purigpa are a community found in Jammu and Kashmir in India.

Social status[edit]

As of 2001, the Purigpa were classified as a Scheduled Tribe under the Indian government's reservation program of positive discrimination.[1] 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.[2][3]

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Scheduled Tribes". Census of India: Government of India. 7 March 2007. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  2. ^ "12 Major Tribes of Jammu and Kashmir". Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. ^ Statistical Profile of Scheduled Tribes in India (https://tribal.nic.in/ST/StatisticalProfileofSTs2013.pdf)