"Opinion towards Political Involvement of Okkaliga Community In Shimoga and Chikkamagaluru Districts of Karnataka State"


Dr. Dharme Gowda (H.M. & Associate Professor)
University Arts and Commerce College, Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta, Kuvempu University, Shimoga.


The purpose of the study is to explore the Political Participation of Okkaligas: A Case Study of Shimoga and Chickmangalore Districts in Karnataka. To understand the current political practices of Okkaliga people and what influences and informs their method of political participation.Since, the study is ex-post facto research, the descriptive, analytical, conceptual and empirical methods are used. Because, the study engaged and used both primary and secondary sources of data. The required primary data were gathered directly from the sample under study through the usage of a wellstructured questionnaire.Researcher Selected 500 respondents in total, of two districts i.e., 500, out of the total 250 with 50% from Shimoga District and 250 with 50% from Chickmangalore District.73% of survey respondents who agree that political participation is an essential for Indian democratization process, likened to a mere 14% of respondents who do not think that political participation is important to create more democracy in India.