Idappadi (Edapady) is a taluk of Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The administrative centre is the town of Edappadi. The taluk contains two panchayat towns, Konganapuram and Poolampatti and ten panchayat villages. The Idappadi revenue block is co-terminus with the taluk.
Brick manufacturing is prevalent in Pakkandu panchayat which is famous for its red soil. Rock deposited area of western Kavadikaranoor village are famous for granite quaries. The taluk has a considerable migrating population that comes in to cut the sugarcane crop. Chairman of panchayat union council in 2012 was Thiru A. Madhes. Crops in the area are mostly rainfed except for irrigation in Nedungulam panchayat which lies on the banks of Cauvery River. Most of the people in the taluk belong to the meenavar and Vanniar people and Kongu Vellalar. The taluk has scheduled caste and some others people also with brotherhood relation.
According to the 2011 census, the taluk of Idappadi had a population of 222,856 with 116,241 males and 106,615 females. There were 917 women for every 1000 men. The taluk had a literacy rate of 57.03. Child population in the age group below 6 was 10,962 Males and 9,755 Females. R
- Avaniperur East
- Chithoor (Chittur)
- Dadhapuram (Dadapuram)
Other villages include:
- Pakkanadu R.F.
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- "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: Village Panchayat Names of Idappadi, Salem, Tamil Nadu". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
- "Provisional Population Totals - Tamil Nadu-Census 2011" (PDF). Census Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
- "Map: Salem: Idappadi Block - Panchayat Villages".
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