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As of 2001[update] India census, Kagithapuran,Karur had a population of 5880. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Pugalur has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 75%. In Pugalur, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age. Its surface area is around 8 square kilometre.
Villages/towns in Kagithapuram,Karur
Kagithapuram, Karur is the place where TNPL, a large paper mill is located.
The other small towns/villages located in this panchayat are TNPL, Moolimangalam, Sottaiyur Velayuthampalayam, Pandipalayam, Sokkankadu,thirukkaduthurai,kandampalayam. The big city close to Kagithapuram is Karur.
Pughazhi Malai is a temple situated on a mount Aarunaatan Malai in the centre of the town. The temple is devoted to Lord Muruga.
BSNL, Aircel, Airtel, Reliance, Vodafone are the communication providers to the town Panchayat. The landline connections are provided by BSNL. The Internet is mostly dial-up. BSNL provide a broadband Internet connection.
The town is well connected by road and rail. By road, it is connected to other parts of the districts by Government and Private-run buses. Yet Karur continues to common place for passengers travelling to other parts of state and other states. By rail, it has Pugalur railway station (Code: PGR) falling under Salem division, where almost every passenger and express trains stop at the station for passengers travelling to Chennai, Trichy, Thanjavur, Madurai, Nagercoil, Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Palakkad and Ernakulam. TNPL has its own team track diverting from the Trichy - Erode railway line which facilitates its freight services.
It is governed by the Directorate of Town panchayat which has A Chairperson, Vice-chair and 12 ward councillors. They are the elected representatives of the town. Elections are conducted every five years.
The town Panchayat has three primary Tamil-medium schools, in Moolimangalam Moolimangalam, Masagoundanpudur and Kurukkapalayam. The most famous school in the town is TNPL Matriculation & Higher Secondary School, accredited with Five Star Status by Bharathidasan University, Trichy was established in 1984. The school is located within the TNPL Housing colony. Its students have entered the top medical and engineering colleges of the country. A grand Silver Jubilee celebration was celebrated on 19 December 2009.
The TNPL colony has the State Bank of India within the campus. ATMs is located just outside the housing colony are the State Bank of India and the Indian Overseas Bank. The branch offices and ATMs of the Bank of India, Karur Vysya Bank, Axis Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, IOB and Lakshmi Vilas Bank are located a few kilometres from the town.
Recognizing the fact that today’s youth are the future of India, TNPL conducts “Talent-Expo” providing a platform to the students from rural and semi urban areas to exhibit their talents. In the Talent-Expo 2008-09, 1200 students from 55 schools participated in 23 competitions.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.