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Tirupur is located on the western part of Tamil Nadu. The city has a
moderate climate thanks to its proximity to the Western Ghats. Coimbatore is in the west of Tirupur and Erode
in the east. Tirupur district has a total area of 5106 sq.km. Since the
south western part of Tirupur is surrounded by the Western Ghats that
part receives maximum rainfall.
The remaining parts of Tirupur fall under a rain shadow region and have a salubrious climate. During summer Tirupur has a maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celcius and minimum temperature of 18 degrees Celcius. Tirupur receives an average annual rainfall of 700 mm. Noyyal and Amaravathi are the major rivers passing through Tirupur. The Amaravathy Dam and the Tirumurthy Dam are the major sources of irrigation in Tirupur. Tirupur is the 7th largest city in Tamilnadu and is one of the leading trade centers of India. Tirupur is one of the fastest developing cities in South India. Tirupur has an average elevation of 967 feet. The exact location of Tirupur is 11.18 degrees N, 77.25 degrees E. Tirupur has a population of 24, 71,000. Tirupur has mainly black soil, which is suitable for cultivation of cotton. Red soil is also found in some places.
Climate in Tirupur
Since Tirupur has a salubrious climate the temperature never goes to extreme levels. March, April and May are the summer months in Tirupur. During summer there will be mild showers and the temperature will not be very high. The winter season is September to January. June, July and August are the monsoon months for Tirupur. During monsoon the temperature will be low and the city receives a few mild showers. Tirupur receives rainfall mainly due to the south-west monsoon.
Agriculture in Tirupur
The main crops in Tirupur are paddy, millet, pulses, coconut, cotton and oilseeds. The ancient Chola carvings also reveal the fertility of the land in Tirupur. During ancient times also agriculture flourished in Tirupur because of the fertile soil. Even today Tirupur is a trading center for vegetables and cotton. The well irrigated agricultural farms of Tirupur are well known right from historic times. Most of the industrialists in Tirupur have an agricultural background.
Conserving Natural Resources
In order to protect and conserve the natural resources as well as the environment all the textile processing and dyeing industries in Tirupur are making use of zero discharge technology to the extend of 100%. Tirupur is also coming out of the energy crisis by way of generating more than 2000 MW of Wind Mill Energy. All these efforts are aimed at protecting the ecology of Tirupur and make it a better place to live. As a drive to protect the environment all the common effluent treatment plants as well as the individual industrial units have adopted the ZLD technology. All the industries in Tirupur are committed to the prevention of industrial pollution as well as conservation of all natural resources.