DINDIGUL - PROFILE
DISTRICT PROFILE GLANCE
GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION
North Latitude Between 100 05’ and 100 09’
East Longitude Between 770 30’ and 780 20’
AREA AND POPULATION 1991 Census 2001 Census
Area (Sq.Km) 6266.64 6266.64
Population 17,60,601 19,23,014
Density 281 306
Main Workers
Total Workers 832493 973332
Male Workers 529891 585146
Female Workers 302602 388186
Rural Workers 707218 699276
Urban Workers 125275 274056
Cultivators 216559 183218
Agricultural Labourers 366338 313195
Household Industry 18655 25180
Other Workers 230941 320300
Marginal Workers 32277 131439
Non-Workers 895831 949682
TEMPERATURE (in Celsius) Maximum Minimum
Plains 34.3 22.5
Hill Stations 22.0 8.0
RAINFALL (in mm) Normal Actual
North East Monsoon 399.2 741.2
South West Monsoon 251.4 247.5
AGRICULTURE
Total Cultivated Area (Hec.) 2,61,758
Net Area Sown (Hec.) 253505
Area Sown more than once (Hec.) 8253
Area and Production ofPrincipal Crops Area (Hec.) Production (Tonnes)
Paddy 23735 8378
Millets and Other Cereals 81610 11011
Pulses 27135 37310
Sugarcane (Gur) 7014 8136
Groundnut 22070 580441
Gingelly 1459 655091
Cotton (BL) 1999 5657
Agricultural Land Holdings Holdings Area Average Size of Holdings
302711 334835 1.11.0


IRRIGATION
I. Net Area Irrigated by (Hec.)
a. Government Canals 7901
b . Private Canals --
c. Tanks 3603
d. Tube Wells 2368
e. Open Wells 89847
f. Other Sources 973
Total Net Area Irrigated 104672
II. Gross Area Irrigated 112071
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
I. Veterinary Institutions
a.Veterinary Hospitals 5
b.Veterinary Dispensaries 43
c.Clinician Centre 1
II. Poultry Development
a. Chicks produced in hatcheries (Lakh Nos) -
b. Birds sold for breeding (Lakh Nos.) 3.73
c. Birds sold for food (Lakh Nos.) 23.47
III. Livestock Census (Poultry Population)
a. Cattle 245116
b. Buffaloes 68112
c. Sheep 214143
d. Goat 351211
e. Poultry 2037985
DAIRY DEVELOPMENT
a. Dairies 1
b. Milk Chilling Plants 2
c. Milk Production (Lakh Litres)
Flush Season 7651126
Lean Season 6576372
FOREST Area (Hec.)
a. Reserved Forests 123367.29
b. Unclassified Forests -
c. Reserved Lands 21667.98
Modern Medicine
a. No.of Hospitals 12
b. Primary Health Centres 49
c. Health Sub Centres 311
d. Beds in Hospitals and Dispensaries 1227
e. Total Number of Doctors 224
f. Total Number of Nurses 619
INDIAN MEDICINE
a. No.of Hospitals 14
b. Primary Health Centres 12
EDUCATION
1. Universities 2
2. Arts and Science Colleges 13
3. Engineering and Technology 5
4. Colleges for Special Education 1
5. Schools for General Education 2006
TRANSPORT
Road Length (Km.)
1. National Highways 148.75
2. State Highways 2268.66
3. Corporation and Municipal Road 237.46
4. Panchayat Union and Panchayat Road 3225.12
5. Town Panchayat and Townships Road 597.29
6. Others (Forest Roads) 416.35
Registered Motor Vehicles
1. Commercial 12610
2. Non-Commercial 144136
Railway Length
1. Route Length (Km.)
i. Broad Gauge 65.98
ii. Meter Gauge 116.08
2. Track Length (Km.)
i. Broad Gauge 79.36
ii. Meter Gauge 123.24
3. Number of Railway Stations 11
Number of Sea Ports 0
Number of Air Ports 1 Private
CO-OPERATION
a. Primary Land Development Banks 6
b. Co-operative Apex Banks (TNSC) 0
c. District Central Co-operative Banks(Inc.Branches) 29
d. Urban Banks 6
e. Primary Agricultural Credit Societies 193
f. Housing Co-operative Societies 26
g. Employees Co-operative Societies 56
h. Lift Irrigation Societies 0
i. Weavers Co-operative Societies 34
j. Industrial Co-operative Societies -
k. Khadi & Village Industries Societies -
l. Co-operative Stores 12
m. Co-operative Marketing Society 3
SOCIAL WELFARE (in Nos.)
a. Old Age Pensioners 10666
b. Aid for Pregnancy 3975
c. Aid for Marriage 204
d. Aid for Handicapped 1216
e. Aid for Others (Specify) -
f. Women Welfare Cooperative Societies 3
g. Training Centre -
h. Mahalir Mandram 10114
i. Women Development Centre -
j. Beneficiaries -