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
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
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
ESTIMATED CULTIVATION AREAS IN HEC:
Type of Crop
Area in Hec.
Millets and other cereals
Turmeric & Chillies
Other Oil feeds
LIVE STOCK POPULATION
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
Two SIDCO Industrial Estates are functioning in KARUR district
Name of the Estate
Total No. of Developed Plots
Area Extended in Acres
transport & communication
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.