(Last Updated on : 28-01-2015)
Elampillai is a small Panchayat town in Salem
district of the southern state of India, Tamil Nadu
. It is located between 11.6 degree North latitude and 78.0 degree East longitude at a height of 257m above sea level. It is a thinly populated village. The people here are engaged in agriculture and handloom weaving. Textile industry is the backbone of this district. It is famous for the Powerloom textiles (Silk Sarees) and food item called "Paniyaaram" in Tamil
This town has three major temples which include, Mariamman
, Sowdeswariamman Temple and the Subramanya Swami Temple
Demographics of Elampillai
As of the 2001 census report, Elampillai had a population of 10,629 inhabitants. Males constitute 51% of the population and females constitute 49% of the population. In Elampillai, 11% of the population is less than six years of age. Elampillai has an average literacy rate of 74% which is higher than the national average of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 82% and the female literacy rate is 66%.
Economy of Elampillai
Elampillais economy depends mainly on the textile industry. It serves as a hub for marketing textiles produced in the surrounding villages. Elampillai is famous for iron ore containing Banded Magnetite Quartzite rocks. Elampillai is famous for traditional and fancy sarees, most of the peoples living here are "Kannada Devangas". Elampillai has nearly 10 banks with in 1 km surrounding; it is one of the industries cum marketing city to pay more tax to government.
Elampillai Silk Sarees
Elampillai silk sarees which are very famous is available at wholesale and retail in the market. Elampillai is well known for handloom products in silk
, polyester. The major community who is engaged in weaving is Vanniyar. The specialty of Elampillai Saree is the Butta designs in the pallu and border.
Elampillai handlooms are well known for the durability of the colours used in the yarn. The mixture of colour gives the durability. The count used in weaving gives the softness and hardness of the fabric.
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