Major part of the working mass is in the primary sector
agriculture. per family avergage farm size is low and the adoption of traditional form of
agriculture, the majority of peasants are earning for livelyhood only. the agricultural
labour is also sizable part of the total population.
Hindi is a common medium
of communication in the urban part of District. Nimari is spoken
in the rural area of North-West part of the District whereas Korku,
Bhili as the mode of communication in the tribal area respectively.
Northern part comprises of Malvi and Korku spoken
mass in the nontribal and tribal respectively. Gujarati, Rajasthani
etc. are also spoken in several social circles, like Bohra etc.
Structure of the
Major part of population are Hindu,
Muslim Sikhkha & Sindhi. Hindu consist approx. 80 % of the total
population. Mainly Rajput, Kunbi & Gujar & Maratha's form the agricultural social
structure and construct the rural mass. Jain, Banias (the caste engaged in trade &
commerce), Muslims, Sikhkhas and Sindhis, mainly prefer to live in urban areas and
form the trade oriented non-agricultural social structure. The Korkus, Bhils & Gond
are major scheduled tribes which live in the forest areas.
Communal life -
Pilgrim Centres and Jatras
Mandhata is famous pilgrim centre in the District.
Throughout the year, a number of pilgrims from distant parts of the country visit the
place. In the month of Kartika a fair is held at this place, which is attended by a number
of pilgrims. About 40 fairs are held in the District. Fairs or Jatras of importance are
held at Pipaliya-Singaji, Daata-Saheb's fair at Malagaon, Baba
Bukhardas's fair at Chhanera, Bageshwari Devi's fair at Borgaon, Kajal Devi's fair at
Punasa, Brahmagir Maharaja's fair at Sivna, Shivaratri's fairs at Rustumpur,
Suktakhurd , Nimbola, Sival, Khaknar, Dongergaon, fair in the name of Lord Shri Rama at
Jamaniya, in the name of Hanumaan at Barziri, Ukhadgaon, Mohangarh. Main urs of Muslim
community are urs-mahals urs at Guradiya, Khwaza Sahebs urs at Rahimpura, Navgaz Pir urs
||The rich heritage of communal dances is
still preserved by the Rajputs, Gujars,Korkus, Naagar Brahmins, and Banjaras. The Dance of
the Rajput male is known as Gair and Kimadi
while their female-folk is called khada. Among the Gujars, the
male folk, perform dip dance. The favourite male dance of Korkus
is susur, whereas gadolia is
female-folk of the same. Gujarati Communities female folk is garba.
Kathi is Nimar's famous folk dance.
The Ramleela and Gammat (Play) are the favourite pastimes of the rural mass.