Hattis Community


    In News

    • Recently, Centre started  drafting a Bill to include Hattis to ST list in Himachal Pradesh.

    About Hatti Community

    • It lives between the Giri and Tons rivers, both of which flow in the south-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh and finally into the Yamuna.
    • The Hattis are a close-knit community who got their name from their tradition of selling homegrown vegetables, crops, meat and wool etc. at small markets called ‘haat’ in towns.
    • The Hattis are governed by a traditional council called Khumbli, which like the khaps of Haryana, decide community matters.
      •  The Khumbli’s power has remained unchallenged despite the establishment of the Panchayati Raj System.