Leading producer of Rice
Tiruvannamalai is one of the
most venerated places in Tamil Nadu. In ancient times, the term “Annamalai”
meant an inaccessible mountain. The word “Thiru” was prefixed to signify its
greatness, and coupled with the two terms, it is called Tiruvannamalai.
Tiruvannamalai District was
created from erstwhile North Arcot District on 30-09-1989. The district
is surrounded by Kanchipuram district in the East, Villupuram district in the
south, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri Districts in the West and Vellore District in
the North as its boundaries. Tiruvannamalai District is divided into 3
Revenue Divisions namely Tiruvannamalai, Arni and Cheyyar and 12 Taluks
namely Tiruvannamalai, Kilpennathur, Chengam, Thandarampattu, Kalasapakkam
Polur, Arni, Chetput, Cheyyar, Vembakkam, Vandavasi and
Jamanamarathur. They are further sub-divided into 18 development blocks, 4
Municipalities and 10 Town Panchayats and 860 Village Panchayats.
Tiruvannamalai District is leading producer of
Rice. The quality rice produced from Arni region is being exported to
throughout Tamil Nadu and to other States of India and foreign countries.
Thinai, Samai and Varagu millets, Seetha and Jackfruit are producing in Jawadhu
hills. Banana plantation is widely practiced in Padavedu region. Approximately
56 % of people are depended on Agriculture related works.