Melakottai is a village situated in Palani taluka of Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 391 families residing in the village Melakottai. The total population of Melakottai is 1,309 out of which 653 are males and 656 are females thus the Average Sex Ratio of Melakottai is 1,005.
The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Melakottai village is 96 which is 7% of the total population. There are 53 male children and 43 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Melakottai is 811 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,005) of Melakottai village.
As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Melakottai is 68.4%. Thus Melakottai village has lower literacy rate compared to 68.6% of Dindigul district. The male literacy rate is 77.67% and the female literacy rate is 59.38% in Melakottai village.
As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act (Amendment 1998), Melakottai 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 Melakottai village.
Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 23.5% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0% of total population in Melakottai village.
In Melakottai village out of total population, 763 were engaged in work activities. 95.5% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 4.5% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 763 workers engaged in Main Work, 301 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 327 were Agricultural labourer.
Below are the list of villages near Melakottai village in Palani.