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Veerakeralampudur

Veerakeralampudur

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Veerakeralampudur is a taluk in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Economy

Agriculture

Agriculture is the main occupation. Most of the people work in farm fields and rolling Beedi. The main crops are paddy, onion, tomato, brinjal, tamarind, green chili, red chili, coconut.It is also known for its vast paddy and coconut fields. Most of the last generation of residents were farmers; however, many are now employed in various parts of India and in foreign countries such as the United States, Singapore, Malaysia and the Persian Gulf.

Geography and Climate

It has an average elevation of 101 meters above mean sea level. The climate is dry and hot, with Southwest monsoon rains during October–December. Temperatures during summer reach a maximum of 40 and a minimum of 26.3 °C, though temperatures over 43 °C are not uncommon. Winter temperatures range between 29.6 and 18 °C. The average annual rainfall is about 85 cm.

The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River.

Administration

Revenue Villages

  • Achankuttam
  • Agaram
  • Anaikulam
  • Karuvantha
  • Keelakalangal
  • Kulaiyaneri
  • Kurichampatti
  • Marukkalankulam
  • Melakalangal
  • Melamaruthappapuram
  • Muthammalpuram
  • Navaneethakrishnapuram
  • Palapathiraramapuram
  • Rajagopalaperi
  • Sivagurunathapuram
  • Surandai
  • Uthumalai
  • Vadakkukavalakurichi
  • Vadi
  • Veerakeralampudur
  • Veeranam
  • Vellakkal
  • Zaminsurandai

Demographics

Veerakeralampudur – Rural

Parameter Total Male Female Percentage Sex Ratio
Population 6483 3211 3272 100 1019
Population (0-6) 704 323 381 12.18 1180
Scheduled Castes 202 102 100 3.5 980
Scheduled Tribes 0 0 0 0 0
Literates 4373 2538 1835 75.67 723
Illiterates 2110 673 1437 24.33 2135
Workers 3533 1831 1702 54.5 930
Main Workers 3416 1737 1679 52.69 967
Main Cultivatorss 522 435 87 15.28 200
Main Agricultural labourer 778 588 190 22.78 756
Main Workers in household industries 1373 67 1306 40.19 19493
Main Other Workers 743 647 96 21.75 273
Marginal Workers 117 94 23 1.8 479
Marginal Cultivators 10 9 1 8.55 111
Marginal Agricultural labourers 87 71 16 74.36 225
Marginal Workers in Household industries 4 1 3 3.42 3000
Marginal Other Workers 16 13 3 13.68 231
Non WorkersHouseholds 2950 1380 1570 45.5 1138
Households 1675

Religion

Temples in Veerakeralampudur

  • Arulmigu Navaneetha Krishna Swamy Temple – (Golden dwajasthambha(kodimaram) is in this temple)
  • Arulmigu Iruthalaya Eswarar Alayam (sivan temple)
  • Arulmigu Uchimahali Amman Temple
  • Arulmigu Vadakkuvasal Selvi amman Temple
  • Arulmigu Karuppanna swamy Temple
  • Arulmigu Muppidathi Amman Temple

Churches

  • Good Shepherd Assembly Church (Pentecostal)
  • R.C. Church (Church of St. Xavier)
  • C.S.I. Church

Mosque

  • Mosque (near North bus stop)

Factories T Ganapathy Modern Rice Mills in Veeranam road

Education

Schools

  • Government Hr. sec School
  • Anna Boys Hr. sec School
  • St. Antony’s Hr. sec School
  • RC Primary School
  • Government Primary School
  • Anna Primary School

Colleges Near Veerakeralampudur

Festival

  • Sri Navaneethekrishna Swamy Temple Car Festival.
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