Talasari Taluka in the Palghar district is 140 km from Mumbai, located near the Maharashtra- Gujarat border. It is one of the most poverty-stricken and backward districts in Maharashtra. Poor education and nutrition, and lack of healthcare facilities, and the resulting ills, have left the area economically and socially backward. The community largely comprises tribal folk engaged in farming or fishing.
Talasari has a population of 154,217 living in 21,539 households across 185 villages and 21 panchayats. Nearly 90% of the residents are below the poverty line. The area is home to tribal communities specializing in Warli painting, a tribal art form prevalent in the North Sahyadri mountain ranges.
The area has a lower literacy rate in comparison with the average prevailing in the state of Maharashtra and the lowest in the district of Palghar. In 2011, the literacy rate at Talasari was 44.80% compared to 82.34% in Maharashtra. Male literacy stands at 56.55% while the female literacy rate was 33.35%.