Thally is identified as the backward block in the district due to its hilly nature, poor infrastructure and socio-economic background of the people in the region. This region was affected by Naxals till 1990 which hindered the progress of the block. Thalli region is now Naxal free. Industries have started coming to Thally block since 1991.
The nearest major town is Hosur. The current chairman for (2011-2013) of Thally block is Mrs. Jayshree Chandrappa. The current MLA for Thally constituency (2011-2013) is Mr.Ramachandran.