(Last Updated on : 02/02/2009)
There are quite a number of towns , cities and places have developed in every corner of the Indian subcontinent. The state of Tamil Nadu too houses numerous towns. There is a 'panchayat town' in the district of Madurai of the same state.
Without knowing the demography of the Indian Territory it is not possible to recognize the Harveypatti town. The Census report of the year 2001 is quite important in this regard. According to it, the total population of Harveypatti town has been enumerated to be 8135. The counting of males, females as well as children has been incorporated in the report. Females comprise of 50 percent, while the males comprise of 50 percent. In Harveypatti, children below six years of age constitutes of 10 percent of the total population. Literacy rate too throws some light on the city of Harveypatti. It is also interesting to note that the average literacy rate is quite high than that of the nation which has been counted to be 59.5 percent. The average literacy rate of Harveypatti town is as high as 83 percent. To be specific, female literacy rate is 79 percent , while the literacy rate of males is 87 percent.
Experts also have depicted few more information about the town of Harveypatti.
According to them , for the 'Madura Coats employees', the Harveypatti is a region full of 'Labour's Quartres'. There is another important data that has been found out about Harveypatti. In the whole of Madurai district , Harveypatti is the first 'township' that has got underground drainage system ever since the year 1950 and beyond. In order to facilitate transportation, the rail service was provided by the 'Maduracoats' for their employees as early as 1 and ½ decade. Train used to run from Harveypatti to Madura Coats without giving a halt in the largest "Madurai Railway Junction". Madurai Airport is the closest one. From Madurai, Tirumangalam and Thirupparankundram , Harveypatti can be reached by roads also .If one makes a visit to Harveypatti town , one can find that there are lot of places of interests in the nearby region. These include Avaniapuram in the east , Thirupparankundram in the south , Thirunagar in the south-west. Other tourists spots from Harveypatti are 'Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Rajaji Park, Gandhi Museum, Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Thirupparankundram Temple, Agastiswarar Temple, Ayannar Temple, Mariamman Teppakulam and Aappudaiyaar Kovil.' Important hotels like Hotel Chentoor, Hotel International, Hotel Park Plaza and Madura Park Inn in Madurai suffice the demand of huge tourists who make visit to the region.
Due to its belonging to the Madurai district , it become quite obvious that most of the people of Harveypatti too are going to follow the similar traits of the district as a whole.
Thus grains, lentils , vegetables and rice are an inseparable part of every Harveypatti household kitchen . Appam, curd rice, drumstick sambar , masala dosa , rasam. Tamarind rice etc are the names of some popular dishes of the entire populace.
In the lives of all the people of the Madurai district, education has become a top priority. Numerous colleges, schools, polytechnics have developed. According to the experts, in the city of Harveypatti, this trend too has been followed.