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General Information

Udumalpet town is located abutting the NH 209 (Dindigul – Mysore) Road. The town is situated at an attitude of 1208 feet above mean sea level (MSL). The town is well connected by NH, State Highways is with other nearby Urban centers – Coimbatore, Pollachi, Palani, Dharapuram, Tiruppur and Dindigul. It is a taluk head quarter and a transhipment point for railway network. It is connected with Madurai, Rameswaram, Coimbatore and Palghat by Railway. Udumalpet is also known as “ POOR MAN’s OOTY’ for its enjoyable climate.

Literacy Rate

Udumalpet town has recorded with a literacy rate of 81% in the year 2001 which is a 6.1% increase from the year 1991. Among the literate population 51.68% are male and 48.31% are female. Generally, the composition of female literate among the female population has increased from 68.59% (1991) to 76% (2001) which is higher than the male literate from 81.03% (1991 ) to 85% (2001).

Occupational Pattern

According to 1991 Census 33.82% of the total population of the town constitutes the working force. The Secondary and tertiary sectors were the major components of the working population accounting for 32.22% and 60.27% respectively. The primary sector accounted only for 7.81%. The predominant occupation of the town is trade and commerce activities. Trade and Commerce, Manufacturing industrial activities and other services accounts to 27.52%, 24.74% and 23.50% respectively of the total working force.

Town Profile

Udumalaipettai town is situated at a distance of 559 km from Chennai and 69 km from Coimbatore, The area of this town is 7.41Sq.km and the town is Taluk Head Quarters. This town lies on the Dindigul-Mysore National Highways (NH No.209). The important town around Udumalaipettai are Pollachi at a distance of 29km in the west and Palani at a distance of 34km in the east. Being the taluk head quarters, the town extends ever an area of 7.41Sq.km. and is an important trading and commercial and industrial centre for cotton, jaggry, rice and other food grains. The town commands a rich agriculture hinder land fed by the Parambikulam-Aliyar irrigation projects and is directly linked to Munnar. There are coffee and tea estates in the western ghats in the neighboring Kerala State.

Infrastructure

Udumalpet town is well connected with Coimbatore, the District Head quarters and other nearby urban settlements by an articulate system of railway and road transport facilities. The total length of roads, streets within corporate limits is about at 83.022km. Consisting of 8.983 km of concrete road, 47,772 km. Of B.T roads and 26.627km of other types of roads. The National highways NH 209, Dindigul-Mysore road and two major district roads (MDR) connecting the Udumalpet town with important urban centers in Coimbatore –Nilgiris Region. The main arterial road for this town is Dindigul-Mysore Road(NH-209). Udumalpet-Dharapuram road, Udumalpet-Tiruppur road and Udumalpet-Dhali road are the sub arterial roads linking with the main west-east arterial namely Dindigul Mysore NH road. The street pattern with in the town are generally narrow about 83.022 km of roads are within the corporate area and about 9.0 km belonging to the category of Major District Roads and National Highways.

Agriculture

The average altitude of the town is 1208 feet above MSL. The topography is undulated and general slope is from west to North. Black clay soil is the predominant soil of the area. Only 1.25% of land to the total area of the town is covered under agricultural usage. Mainly coconut trees and vegetables are grown in this area., where as, agricultural activities are developed mainly in the hinterlands of the town, wherever water facility is available, wet crops like paddy, sugarcane, etc., are grown in those areas.


Transport

The town is well connected with rail line and is the the major made of transport for the town. The National Highway Dindigul-Mysore(NH) is the major road linking all the surrounding roads to the town is also main way of transport for the town. The bus stand is also, located along Pollachi-Palani national Highways and the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Depot is located near the bus stand.

Ward No.

Name of the Transports Institutions

Door No.

Details of Street

9

Sri Ranga Transports

120 B

Palani Road

9

J.S.R Trams[prts

120 A

Palani Road

3

Kerala Transports

27A

Tiruppur Road

3

TVS Transports

28C

Tiruppur Road

3

ARC Transports

28C

Tiruppur Road

3

Patel Roadways

28C

Tiruppur Road

3

Lakshmi Transports

28C

Tiruppur Road

3

East India Roadways

3

Tiruppur Road

3

KRS Kerala Roadways

3

Tiruppur Road

4

PGS Bus Transports

3

Tiruppur Road

4

RSR Bus Transports

13/2

Dharapuram Road

4

Kanakam Bus Service

10D

Dharapuram Road

3

Sivasakthi Transports

4

Anusam Road

4

Savani Transports

7B

R.K.R.Street

5

Kabilan Travals

B31

Gandhi Nagar

6

SMT Bus Service

24,25

Arumugam Layout

7

Prabhu Bus Service

5

Komaralingam Road

15

RVR Bus Service

16

Pollachi Road

15

SST Bus Service

262B

Pollachi Road

17

Velan Bus Service

44B

Big Bazaar Street


Name of the Municipality

Udumalpettai

Grade

Selection Grade

Area

7.41 Sq.Kms

Population - 1981 Census

54,852

1991 Census

58,678

2001 Census

59,639

Male

29,293

Female

30,347

Number of Wards

33


Other information

Name of the Municipality : Udumalpet
Date of Constitution as Grade III Municipality : 01.01.1918
Date of constitution as Grade II Municipality : 12.12.1970
Date of constitution as Grade I Municipality : 09.08.1974
Date of Constitution as Selection Municipality : 01.04.1984
Area of the Municipality : 7.41 Sq.km.
Revenue Villages : 4
Population : 59639
Total No. of Wards : 33
Reserved for Women : 10
Reserved for SC Women : 1
Reserved for SC men : 2
Reserved for men : 20
No. of Households : 9480
No. of Slum houses : 1953
No. of people below poverty Line list : 5354