Socio Economic Analysis of Sillekyatha Community in Mysore City, Karnataka

The study was conducted to assess the Socio-economic status of the Sillekyatha community of Ekalavyanagara, Mysore city of Karnataka. More than half of the respondents belonged to middle age group and were illiterates. Their traditional occupation was the leather puppet show (Togalu Gombe Aata). Most of them live in kutcha (hut) dwellings (98%). More than half of the respondents belonged to the low income group and had a nuclear family (93%). They live in poor sanitation conditions and unhygienic routine practices (lack of toilets and sanitary conditions for women in the community) with a semi-nomadic lifestyle and unhealthy feeding habits.