DISTRICT INDUSTRIES CENTRE

KARUR

KARUR DISTRICT MAP

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Karur Drstrict , with headquarters at Karur, is the most centrally located district of TamilNadu . Karur has a very long history and has been sung by various sangam poets. In history, it has been the battleground of various Tamil kings like chera, chola, pandya and pallavas because of strategic location . The district has a very rich and varied cultural heritage .The district is made fertile by the perennial flows of cauvery on the northern side and Amaravathi, Nanganjiyar and Noyyal rivers. Its ecnomy is mainly agrarian. Presently , the district is famous world-wide for its handloom products. .

KARUR DISTRICT : TALUKS

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Karur Taluk which was once a part of Coimbatore District, was merged with Tiruchirappalli district during 1910. A separate Karur District was formed on 30th September 1995 by trifurcating Tiruchirappalli District. Initially, Karur District was carved out of the composite Tiruchirappalli District, consisting of three Taluks namely. Karur, Kulithalai and Manaparai Subsequently Manaparai Taluk was decoupled and Musiri Taluk was include in Karur District. Later Musiri Taluk was decoupled from Karur District. At present, Karur District consists of 4 Taluks i.e., Karur, Kulithalai, Krishnarayapuram and Aravakurichi. Karur District includes the following Revenue Division, Taluks and Panchayat Unions/Blocks.

KARUR DISTRICT : BLOCK

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Karur District has 4 Municipalities, 169 Village Panchayats and 203 Revenue Villages, Karur District has 4 Assembly constituencies of which one is a reserved namely Krishnarayapuram Constituency. Karur Parliamentary constitutes 6 Assembly constituencies, 2 are from Tiruchirappalli revenue district, namely Marungapuri and Thottiam a Assembly Constituencies from Karur.

KARUR DISTRICT : REVENUE DIVISIONS

Name of the Revenue Division Name of the Taluks Name of the Panchayat Union
Karur Karur Karur Thanthoni
Karur Manmangalam Karur
Karur Aravakurichi Aravakurichi K.Paramathi
Kulithalai Krishnarayapuram Krishnarayapuram
Kulithalai Kulithalai Kulithalai
Kulithalai Kadavoor Thogamalai Kadavoor

ESTIMATED CULTIVATION AREAS IN HEC:

Sl.No Type of Crop Area in Hec.
1 Paddy 18233
2 Millets and other cereals 1913
3 Pulses 175
4 sugarcane (Gur) 2255
5 Groundnut 4284
6 Turmeric & Chillies 916
7 Coconut 4023
8 Other Oil feeds 5605
9 Cotton (BT) 329
10 Others 6425
Total 44158

LIVE STOCK POPULATION

Animals Population
Buffaloes 91,546
Cattle 1,29,867
Sheep 2,60,599
Goats 1,54,213
Poultry Birds 8,14,145

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Veterinary Institutions:

  • a.Veterinary Hospitals -10
  • b. Veterinary Dispensaries -25
  • c. Clinical Centres -2
  • There are Four milk chilling plants. District offers considerable scope for development of goat and sheep rearing.

    Poultry Development :

  • a. Chicks produced in hatcheries (Lakh Nos.) -1080
  • b. Birds sold for breeding (Lakh Nos.) -3.89
  • industrial estates

    Two SIDCO Industrial Estates are functioning in KARUR district

  • S. Vellalapatti
  • Athur.
  • Sl.No. Name of the Estate Total No. of Developed Plots No.of Sheds Area Extended in Acres
    1 S. Vellalapatti 26 16 26.63
    2 Athur 99 - 36.129

    transport & communication

    National Highways

    NH-47 Connecting Salem - Madurai -Kanyakumari passes via Dindigul, and Tirunelveli

    NH-209 connecting Bangalore - Hosur -Krishnagiri passes via Salem, Dharmapuri

    The District Head quarters is well connected with major cities of the State by Road and Rail.

    proposed highways

    NH 67-a, connecting Karur -Erode

    NH 47 connecting Karur -Coimbatore

    education

    Institutions Number
    Arts & Science College 10
    Engineering College 6
    Colleges for Special Education 1
    Teacher Training School 8
    Higher Secondary School 55
    High School 54
    Middle School 186
    Primary School 698
    Pre-Primary School 38

    Tourist Spots

    The district has the following tourist spots.
  • Shree Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple (Thiru Aanilai), Karur.
  • Shree Abayapradhana Ranganathar Temple, Karur.
  • Shree Karuvur Mariyamman Temple, Karur.
  • Thanthondrimalai Shree Kalyana Venkataramanaswamy Temple.
  • Vennaimalai Shree Balathandayuthapani Temple.
  • Pugazhimalai Shree ArupadaiMurugan Temple.
  • Nerur Shree Sadhasiva Bhrameendhraal Temple.
  • Madhukkarai Sellandiyamman Temple.
  • Mahadhanapuram Mahalaksmiamman Temple.
  • Kulithalai Kadambar Temple
  • Iyermalai Siva Temple
  • Shivayam Siva Temple
  • Lalapet Sri Jaya Anjaneya (300 Years Old).
  • Places of interest and Large Scale Projects

  • Mayanur - Kaveri bed regulator, River side park
  • Tirumukkudal - Kaveri - Amaravathi rivers coincide here
  • Noyyal - Kaveri - Noyyal rivers coincide here
  • Nerur - Sacred madham. Meditation. River side park
  • LARGE SCALE PROJECTS

    Proposed Large Scale Projects In the offing / Thrust sector Activities Identified for Growth in the next five years.

  • Ready Made Garments
  • Modern Rice Mill
  • Bio Mass Products
  • Granite Polishing
  • Dairy Development
  • Herbal units
  • EXPORT POTENTIAL

    The following products have wide Export potential in this District.
  • Furnishing Cotton Fabrics
  • Herbal Products
  • Drumstick leaf powder
  • Coir Briquettes
  • Cotton Fabrics and Madeups
  • Body built Buses
  • Granites
  • OTHER POTENTIAL NON FARM SECTOR TYPE OF INDUSTRIES IN KARUR DISTRICT

    RAW MATERIAL BASED

  • Paddy
  • Turmeric
  • Granite

  • Demand Based

  • Modern Rice Mills
  • Dairy Products
  • Herbal Products
  • Ready made Garments

  • Skill Based

  • Embroidering cloth
  • Readymade Garments
  • Jardhoshi Work.

  • Export Oriented

  • Ready made Garments
  • Herbal Products
  • Spice Powders

  • Rural artisans based

  • Wood Craving
  • Terrakotta
  • district industries centre, karur details of two digit code wise - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Registered in the year 2014-15

    Sl.No. NIC Description No.of units
    1 1 Agriculture, Hunting and Related Service Activities 8
    2 13 Mining of Metal Ores 2
    3 14 Other Mining and Quarrying 4
    4 15 Mfq of Food Products and Beverages 72
    5 17 Mfg of Textiles 401
    6 18 Mfg of Wearing apparel Dressing 211
    7 19 Mfg of Leather & Leather Products 3
    8 20 Mfg of Wood and Wood Products 8
    9 21 Mfg of Paper & Paper Products 17
    10 22 Publishing, printing and reproduction of records 21
    11 23 Mfg of Coke and Refined Petroleum Products 1
    12 24 Mfg of Chemical & Chemical Procucts 16
    13 25 Mfg of Rubber & Plastics Products 30
    14 26 Mfg of Other Non - metallic Mineral Products 33
    15 27 Mfg of Basic Metals 8
    16 28 Mfg of Fabricated Metal Products 59
    17 29 Mfg of Machinery and Equipments 46
    18 30 Mfg of Office, Accounting and Computing Machinery 1
    19 31 Mfg of Electrical Machiner and Apparatus 8
    20 32 Mfg of Radio, Television and communication Equipment 5

    district industries centre, karur details of two digit code wise - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Registered in the year 2014-15

    Sl.No. NIC Description No.of units
    21 33 Mfg of Medical, Precision and Optical Instruments 4
    22 34 Mfg of Motor Vehicles, Trailers and Semi-trailers 17
    23 36 Mfg of Furniture Manufacturing NEC 16
    24 37 Recycling 2
    25 40 Electricity Gas, Steam and water 1
    26 45 Construction 2
    27 50 Repair & Maintanance of Motor Vehicles, Retail sale of Automotive Fuel 13
    28 51 Wholesale of Trade and Commission Trade 86
    29 52 Repair and Maintenance of Personal and household Goods Retails Trade 57
    30 63 Support and Auxiliary Transport and Travel activities 1
    31 64 Post and Telecommunication 3
    32 65 Financial Intermediation, Except Insurance and Pension Funding 9
    33 70 Real Estate Activities 7
    34 71 Renting of Machinery Equipment with Operators 1
    35 72 Computer and Related Activities 54
    36 74 Other Business Activities 68
    37 75 Public Administration and Defense Compulsory social Security 4
    38 80 Education 3
    39 85 Health and Social Work 13
    40 93 Other Service Activities 20
    41 97 Undifferentiated Service Producing activities of Private Household 49