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chairman sivaprakasam.MLA OF THE ARUPPUKOTTAI CONSITENCY "VAIGAI SELVAN"
|• Body||A grade municipality|
|Elevation||97 m (318 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TN 67 BZ|
Aruppukottai is a town and a municipality in Virudhunagar district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Aruppukottai's classical name is "sengattu irukkai edathuvali". Aruppukottai is about 48 km from Madurai. It is in the middle of Madurai-Tuticorin National Highways NH-45B.The small villages and towns surrounding Aruppukottai are famous for production of jasmine.Aruppukottai is always famous for producing Yarn, aruppukottai sri ramalinga mills,it was the second biggest spinning mill in Asia. Sri Ramana Maharishi was born in Tiruchuli near Aruppukottai town. Aruppukottai was part of king Sethupathi of Ramnad.King Sethupathi has Zamin Palace in Palyampatti.Aruppukottai is well known for its high quality educational institutions. Aruppukottai maintains the state top place in tenth and plus2 examinations among the 68 educational districts in Tamil Nadu for the last 26 years.
The climate is dry and hot, with rains during October–December. Temperatures during summer reach a maximum of 40 and a minimum of 17 degrees Celsius. Winter temperatures range between 30 and 18 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall is about 70 cm.
As of the census of India 2001, Aruppukkottai had a population of 84,029 comprising 41,929 males and 42,100 females, making the sex ratio (number of females per thousand males) of the town to 1,004. A total of 8,338 people were under six years of age and the child sex ratio (number of females per thousand males under six years of age) stood at 955. The town had an average literacy of 86.07%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. A total of 5,106 comprising 6.75% of the population belonged to Scheduled Castes (SC) and 125 comprising 0.17% of the population belonged to Scheduled tribes (ST). There were are total of 20,469 households in the town. As of 2001, Aruppukkottai had a total of 38,368 main workers: 344 cultivators, 1,143 agricultural labourers, 9,941 in house hold industries and 26,940 other workers. There was a total of 1,565 marginal workers: 15 marginal cultivators, 91 marginal agricultural labourers, 792 marginal workers in household industries and 667 other marginal workers.
Aruppukottai acts mainly as an educational and commercial hub for the surrounding villages. It is noted for its cotton industries mainly spinning mills. Rice mills and limestone industries, hand loom, power loom, printing press, and some small-scale industries such as school note book and daily calendar manufacturing. Hand loom, power loom is the main job in Vellaikottai area. Major employers are spinning mills, weaving sectors (handloom and powerloom), rice mills, private transport and government sector apart from agriculture. Aruppukottai has mixed population town. Aruppukottai was once known for its handloom weaving industry and for Agricultural Millets very much famous.
Virudhunagar district continued to be on the top in the State in Plus Two and SSLC examination results for more than two decades now. In the SSLC exam conducted in 2010, Aruppukottai educational district tops all the 68 educational districts in the State with a record success rate of 97.51 percentage. Forty schools, including record 24 Government schools, produced centum results in the Aruppukottai educational district alone. Main reasons for this are the sustained monitoring of individual schools and the competition among the students in scoring high marks.
Recently, an e-smart classroom was launched by Ex-Minister for Information and Technology Poongothai Aladi Aruna and School Education Ex-Minister Thangam Thennarasu at a Government Higher Secondary School in Mallankinaru near Aruppukottai.
On seeing success of Virudhunagar district, teams from Trichy district will visit schools to study best practices in Virudhunagar district that has been maintaining the first position for the last two decades. According to the CEO of Trichy district, Mr. T. Mohanakumar, Headmasters and subject teachers from top-notch schools in Virudhunagar district will also be invited to Tiruchi to guide their counterparts to scale up their performance.
There are five police stations for the public convenience One Is DSP Office,Second one is Taluk Police Station,Third is For Town Police Station,fourth one is traffic police station and fifth one is All Women police Station. A Sub-Court, a District Munsif Court and a Judicial Magistrate Court are functioning in Aruppukottai, and are located in a Combined Court Complex.
Aruppukkottai Railway station has a broad gauge railway line that connects to Manamadurai and Virudhunagar.it's is the main route to connecting south districts to delta districts,and it is the route virudhunagar-aruppukkottai-manmamadurai-karaikudi-trichy, alternate route for virudhunagar-madurai-dindugal-trichy to chennai.Further more now Railway department is starting a new railway line between Madurai to Thoothukudi New railway line through madurai - thiruparangundram - Kariapatti - Aruppukottai - Vilathikulam -Thoothukudi.
Aruppukottai state assembly constituency is part of Virudhunagar Lok Sabha Constituency. Aruppukottai is a separate constituency of legislative election.
- MG.Ramachandran(MGR)became first time as chief minister of Tamil Nadu,when he got selected from Aruppukottai constituency.
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