Location of Ketti
Ketti is a small town nestled in a large valley of Ketti It is located in Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu State. This village is a revenue village of Coonoor Taluk of Tamil Nadu.
Demography of Ketti
According to the Population Census in the year 2001, Ketti had a population of 24,465. The males constitute 49 percent of the population and females 51 percent. Ketti has an average literacy rate of 75 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent. The male literacy rate is 83 percent, and the female literacy is 68 percent. In Ketti, 10 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
Education in Ketti
Ketti is one of the educated regions in tribal belt of Coonoor. However, in the past decade, it has seen a noticeable spurt of development. The establishment of CSI College of Engineering made an impetus in this region.
Economy of Ketti
Ketti is divided into two parts- Upper Ketti and Lower Ketti. Upper Ketti is another village called Yellanahalli, which is located on the main Coonoor to Ooty road. This is the location of Needle Industries the manufacturers of Pony Needles. The people of Ketti are manual labourers in majority. The agriculture, rearing livestock, masonry constitute the majority of the work done by the individuals in this place. In addition to this, they also take up jobs in the surrounding industrial establishments, such as the needle industries, mushroom factory and many others.
Culture of Ketti
The people of Ketti present here are mostly Badaga and Tamils with certain immigrants from other parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Sri Lankan Tamils. The chief language spoken here is Badaga language and Tamil language. Many people in Ketti understand English language, Malayalam language and Kannada language. The religion practised here is mostly Hinduism. However, strong influences remain of the Christian missionaries who lived here during the early 1900s.