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Moolimangalam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°2′15″N 78°0′11″E / 11.03750°N 78.00306°E / 11.03750; 78.00306Coordinates: 11°2′15″N 78°0′11″E / 11.03750°N 78.00306°E / 11.03750; 78.00306
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Karur
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 639136
Telephone code 04324

Moolimangalam is a small urban area located in Karur district[1] in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is situated in the 3rd and 4th wards of Tamil Nadu Kagitha Alai Town Panchayat.


This town has around 250 homes with a population of 1000.[citation needed]


Moolimangalam is about 11 km northwest of Karur and just south of the Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers complex at TNPL Pugalur.[2] The adjacent villages are Sottaiyur, Kurukkapalayam, Sokkankadu, Pandipalayam, Masagoundanpudur, Pazhamapuram, Thadampalayam and Ponniagoundanpudur. It has an average elevation of 125 meters (413 feet).[3]


BSNL, Aircel, Airtel, Reliance ,jio and Vodafone are the telecommunication providers. The well penetrated landline connections are provided by BSNL again. The availability of internet connectivity is fair (Mostly dial-up connections).


The town has very good transport facilities in the form of Private Mini Bus, Government run buses. Most of the people commute by bi-cycles or two wheeler motorcycles.

The nearby town pugalur (Code:PGR) has a railway station which is well connected to Erode, Coimbatore, Trichy, Chennai and cochin. Both passenger trains and express trains pass through this station.

The nearest airport is in Trichy (87 km). Major Airport is located at Coimbatore (115 km).


There are no cinema theaters in and around Moolimangalam. Pugalur Annai [புகழூர் அன்னை] and Velayuthampalayam Caveri [வேலாயுதம்பாளையம் காவேரி]' were the two nearby theaters / cinema halls, functional a long time back but not now. One has to travel to 'Karur' or 'Paramathi Velur' for a movie. Most of the town residents have access to almost all television channels.


The main occupation is Agriculture. Many work in the TNPL company. The agro business has tremendously improved especially after the TEWLIS project where effluent water is pumped from TNPL to this village by pipelines.TNPL gets water from Thirukkattuthurai village panchayat located in Cauvery river bank.The main crops grown are Sugarcane and paddy. In recent days coconut trees have become more popular. Some go to karur to work in textile industry. The notable person from this village who excelled in his business venture is Er. Ramaswamy who after completing his civil engineering has moved to Karur .


The town has one primary Panchayat school. The medium of instruction is Tamil. The literacy rate is around 30-40%. In recent days because of increased awareness children go to nearby TNPL Matriculation & Higher secondary school, Pugalur Public School, Pugalur Boys and Girls High School.

M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering (MKCE), Thalavapalayam, 639 113, is a landmark on the National Highway No.7, located on the Karur – Salem route. It is located 5 kilometers away from Moolimangalam. The college is affiliated to the Anna University, Chennai and also approved by the All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi.[4] It is the major engineering college close to this town.

This town has produced a physician, lawyer and many engineering graduates being employed by big multinational companies.


The town has Pillaiyar temple(which has recently been reconstructed in 2009), sellandiamman temple, Maruthaiveeran temple (Dalits) and unnamed temple for Naidus. The village has also one public library. It has 2 wells for public and many water taps maintained by the TNPL Panchayat.


An ultimate festival is Mariamman festival(for evidence ask anyone in the area). The temple is located in Nanaparappu which is 4 kilometers away from the town. People do celebrate Pongal, Deepavali (conducting function adal padal by youngsters).

The most famous festival of the village is sellandiamman festival which is celebrated during the Tamil month of 'Panguni'. During this festival the villagers invite all of their relatives for the function. The festival lasts for 2 days and happen during Wednesday and Thursday. The staged drama (Natakam in Tamil) enacted by the village youth is the most popular entertainment show in the entire TNPL panchayat. People from neighbouring villages come to see this drama.

New clonal research center[edit]

The Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) has commissioned a state-of-the-art clonal propagation centre with a capacity to produce 10 crore clonal plants a year. The centre at Moolimangalam in the district is said to be the largest clonal production, research and development centre in a single location in India.[5]


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