Mallur, Salem

Mallur is a village or town council (panchayat) in the Salem district, which is located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Mallur
Town Panchayat
Mallur is located in Tamil Nadu
Mallur
Mallur
Coordinates: 11°33′N 78°08′E / 11.55°N 78.13°E / 11.55; 78.13Coordinates: 11°33′N 78°08′E / 11.55°N 78.13°E / 11.55; 78.13
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictSalem
Government
 • TypeTown panchyat
Area
 • Total6.76 km2 (2.61 sq mi)
Elevation
293 m (961 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total10,331 [1]
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-90

EtymologyEdit

The village name Mallur is believed to be derived from the Mullia flower, which is heavily cultivated in the area.

GeographyEdit

Mallur is located at 11°33′N 78°08′E / 11.55°N 78.13°E / 11.55; 78.13.[2] It has an average elevation of 293 m (961 ft). Mallur is at a distance of 15 km (9.3 mi) from Salem and 13.5 km (8.4 mi) from Rasipuram. It is located near several mountain ranges in India.

The main economy are the numerous brick factories around Mallur. The Thursday Market is very popular for buying and selling fresh, locally grown produce. Mallur is quite famous for a local dish of spiced puffed rice.

DemographicsEdit

Mallur is in the district of Salem, a part of Tamil Nadu in India. Mallur is divided into 15 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. In 2011, Mallur had a population of 10,331 of which 5,112 were males and 5,219 were females.[1] Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 26.01% and 0.04% of the total population, respectively. Children up to 6 years of age make up 9.26% of the total population.

The literacy rate of Mallur is 75.65 %, lower than the state average of 80.09%.[3] In Mallur, male literacy is around 84.26% while the female literacy rate is 67.21%.[3] Mallur has over 2,754 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within the town.

Out of the Mallur total population, 4,749 are workers: 3,143 males and 1,606 females. In this census survey, a worker is defined as person who is in business, has a job, is in service, cultivates the land or is in some other labour activity. Of this total working population, 92.42% are engaged in full-time work, while 7.58% are part-time workers.

The Government sanctioned the laying of a four-lane road which has reduced traffic throughout the village. NH7, which is the longest National highway in India, bisects the village. TNSTC buses travel between Salem, Rasipuram, Namakkal, and the southern region of Tamil Nadu via Mallur via NH7.

Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
Hindu
98.98%
Muslim
0.74%
Christian
0.14%
Sikh
0.02%
Buddhist
0.0%
Jain
0.0%
Other
0.0%
No religion
0.13%

EducationEdit

Mallur has Eight schools: the Government Higher Secondary School, Government Primary Union School, Vee Gee Vikass Public school, Vetri Vikass Higher Secondary School, St.John's School, Merlin Matric School, Jothi Vidhyalaya School and the Kongu Polytechnic College.[4]

TemplesEdit

Eswaran Temple is located on the Sunai Karadu, a place famous for its natural flow of water.[citation needed] Perumal Temple on the Sunai Karadu contains a reclining representation of Vishnu, similar to Srirangam Temple in Trichy.[citation needed] Other temples include Kottai Meetu Perumal Kovil, Sokkanachiamman kovil, Maariamman Kovil, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

HospitalsEdit

There are two hospitals: Government Hospital Mallur, and Sree Jayam Ortho and Multi Speciality Hospital.

EntertainmentEdit

Outside the town there is a water theme park called Paravasa Ulagam.

TransportEdit

RoadEdit

Mallur is located in NH 7. There are many government and private buses are run from Salem to Rasipuram,Namakkal,Karur,Trichy,Madurai and Southern districts of Tamilnadu still kanyakumari then southern part of Kerala via Mallur is sub-urban area of Salem city.

RailEdit

Mallur-மல்லூர்-मल्लूर

Mallur Railway Station is on the Salem to Karur Track.[5] The railway code is MALR and the track is a single diesel BG. The station has three platforms and four trains: 56105/Salem Karur Passenger, 56107/Salem Karur Passenger, 56106/Karur Salem Passenger, and 56108/Karur Salem Passenger.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Census 2011, www.census2011.co.in Archived 17 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Mallur, India". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b Kongu Polytechnic College[full citation needed]
  4. ^ "The Kongu Polytechnic College". Thekongucollege.org. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  5. ^ "MALR/Mallur Railway Station Map/Atlas SR/Southern Zone - Railway Enquiry". Indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 26 October 2016.