Palamalai is a village situated in Mettur taluka of Salem district in Tamil Nadu. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 777 families residing in the village Palamalai. The total population of Palamalai is 2,895 out of which 1,525 are males and 1,370 are females thus the Average Sex Ratio of Palamalai is 898.
The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Palamalai village is 312 which is 11% of the total population. There are 168 male children and 144 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Palamalai is 857 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (898) of Palamalai village.
As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Palamalai is 42.4%. Thus Palamalai village has lower literacy rate compared to 65.6% of Salem district. The male literacy rate is 48.86% and the female literacy rate is 35.24% in Palamalai village.
As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act (Amendment 1998), Palamalai village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of the village.
As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Palamalai village.
Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 0.2% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 98.7% of total population in Palamalai village.
In Palamalai village out of total population, 2,076 were engaged in work activities. 98.4% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 1.6% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 2,076 workers engaged in Main Work, 712 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 1,296 were Agricultural labourer.
Below are the list of villages near Palamalai village in Mettur.