Located in the Tiruppur district of the state, Tiruppur is one of the
most important industrial centers of Tamilnadu. The town is situated at a
distance of 448 kms to the South-West of Chennai and at the intersection 70 º
22’ Longitude and 11º 6’ latitude. River Noyyal, originating from the Velliangiri
Hills and flowing through the city center in the flowing through the city center
in the easterly direction and the western Ghats on the near west, are the
major geographical features of this region.
Spread over an area of 159º sq.kms. With a population of over 8.7 lakhs, the economy of the town revolves around the manufacture of hosiery and cotton products. The hot and dry climate prevailing in the region has been one of the various factors contributing to the growth of the hosiery industry in the town.
AgricultureThe town is well developed with knitting Industries, The town has been grown commercially.
TransportGovernment Transport Corporations play number of buses, Private transports and mini bus services are also operated day and night. Bus stand with all its facilities is housed in the heart of the town. There is a good transport network system in the town.
ECONIMIC BASEThe economy of the town is concentrated around the cotton trade and the hostery products market. The Knitting industry of the town has grown abut 5 times from 415 industries in 1971 to around 2500 units by the year 1989. The industry was able to net a turnover of Rs. 2500 crores in 1994 in comparison to about Rs.18 crores in 1984. A salient feature of the Tiruppur Knitwear industry is the decentralisation of the production process and some of the initial processes are performed as household industry. In terms of work force, the participation ratio has increased from 35.8% of the total population in 1971 to 37.22% in 1991. Of the work force the secondary and teritary sector constitutes 58.12% and 38.14% respectively.
Occupational Pattern of Tiruppur
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