Oddanchatram

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Oddanchatram
ஒட்டன்சத்திரம்
Town
Oddanchatram is located in Tamil Nadu
Oddanchatram
Oddanchatram
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°28′48″N 77°45′00″E / 10.4800°N 77.7500°E / 10.4800; 77.7500Coordinates: 10°28′48″N 77°45′00″E / 10.4800°N 77.7500°E / 10.4800; 77.7500
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Dindigul
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Oddanchatram municipal council
 • Member of the Legislative Assembly (India) R. Sakkarapani
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 30,064
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 624619
Telephone code 04553
Vehicle registration TN 57
Website oddanchatram.in

Oddanchatram is a municipal town in Dindigul district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located at the base of the western ghats (the tail end of the Palani Hills) in South India. As of 2011, the town had a population of 30,064. It is known as the vegetable city of Tamil Nadu.

Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 census, Oddanchatram had a population of 30,064 with a gender-ratio of 994 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[2] A total of 2,676 were under the age of six, constituting 1,378 males and 1,298 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 20.3% and .06% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 77.11%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[2] The town had a total of : 8046 households. There were a total of 12,738 workers, comprising 1,127 cultivators, 1,983 main agricultural labourers, 164 in house hold industries, 9,048 other workers, 416 marginal workers, 9 marginal cultivators, 134 marginal agricultural labourers, 16 marginal workers in household industries and 257 other marginal workers.[1]

Economics[edit]

Oddanchatram is popular for its large vegetable market.

Voters[edit]

As per 2016, totally 2,23,628 (1,10,979 Males, 1,12,643 Females & 6 Others) voters are in Oddanchatram Constituency.

Politics[edit]

Oddanchatram assembly constituency is part of Dindigul (Lok Sabha constituency).[3] Oddanchatram elects one MLA to the legislative assembly of the State. Current MLA is Mr.Sakarabani (DMK)

Year Winner Party
1952 Subramaniya Lakshmipathi Naicker Independent
1957 Karuthappa Gounder Indian National Congress
1962 A. Senapathi Gounder Indian National Congress
1967 N. Gounder Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1971 N. Nachimuthu Goundar Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1977 A. P. Palaniappan Indian National Congress
1980 K. Kuppuswamy Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1984 K. Kuppusamy Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1989 P. Kaliappan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1991 A. T. Sellasamy Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1996 R. Sakkarapani Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2001 R. Sakkarapani Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2006 R. Sakkarapani Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2011 R. Sakkarapani Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2016 R. Sakkarapani Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Oddanchatram". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 31, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 

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