Aruvankadu railway station
|Elevation||1,890 m (6,200 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TN 43|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Nilgiris|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Coonoor|
|Temperature from Batchmates.com|
Aruvankadu, is a small town located in The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located between Coonoor and Ooty on the NH 67, at distances 6 km from Coonoor town and 12 km from Ooty respectively.
It houses the Cordite Factory, one of the 40 Indian Ordnance Factories. It is one of the oldest Defence Factories coming under the rein of the Ministry of Defence and the Indian Ordnance Factories. The Cordite Factory was established in 1903 by the then British Government on a huge campus and it still caters to the Defence Services by manufacturing Cordite (gunpowder, as it is generally known) which is used in manufacturing arms and ammunition and also as a propellant in various armed tanks.
It is surrounded by small villages such as Balaji Nagar, Kara Korai, Jagathala, Ossaty .
There are Four Schools (Kendriya Vidyalaya, Society School, Cordite Factory HSS and St. Anns Convent). There is also an apprentice college affiliated to the Cordite Factory.
The main source of income for the residents include employment at the Cordite factory, cultivation of Nilgiri tea and vegetables.
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