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Sottaiyur

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Country  India
District  Karur
PIN  639136
Population  50 (2011)
State  Tamil Nadu
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code  04324
Area code  04324

Sottaiyur is a small village located in Karur District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is very close to TNPL Pugalur and falls under its jurisdiction. There are few other villages near by Nalliyampalayam, Onavakkalmedu, Sokkankadu, Moolimangalam, Pandipalayam, Masagoundanpudur and Palamapuram.

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Demographics

This is quiet small village surrounded by agriculture farms.

Communication

BSNL, Aircel, Airtel, Tata Indicom, Reliance are the communication providers. The well penetrated landline connections are provided by BSNL again. The availability of internet is fair (Mostly dial-up connections).

Transport

Transport facilities are low. Most of the people commute by bi-cycles or two wheeler motorcycles.

The nearby place pugalur (Code:PGR) has a railway station which is well connected to Erode, Coimbatore, Trichy, Chennai and cochin. Both passenger trains and express trains pass through this station.

The nearest airport is in Trichy (87 km). Major Airport is located at Coimbatore (115 km).

Entertainment

There are some theaters nearby (Paramathi Velur & karur) which are 7 and 14 kilometers respectively away from the village. Most of the residents have access to almost all satellite television channels and DVD players. No of people to visit theaters are very less.

Occupation

The main occupation is Agriculture. Many work in the TNPL company. The agriculture business has tremendously improved especially after the TEWLIS project where effluent water is pumped from TNPL to this village by pipelines. TNPL gets water from Thirukkattuthurai village panchayat located in the Cauvery river bank. The main crops grown are sugarcane and rice.

Education

The village doesn't have any schools in it. Children usually go to moolimangalam panchayat school one primary Panchayat school. The medium of instruction is Tamil. The literacy rate is around 30-40%. In recent days because of increased awareness children go to nearby TNPL Matriculation & Higher secondary school, Pugalur Public School, Pugalur Boys and Girls High School.

M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering (MKCE), Thalavapalayam, 639 113, is a landmark on the National Highway No.7, located on the Karur – Salem route. It is located 5 kilometers away from Moolimangalam. The college is affiliated to the Anna University, Chennai and also approved by the All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi. It is the major engineering college close to this town.

Facilities

The village has a pillaiyar temple, one public well, water tape and tank available. People take water from tank and tape for drinking purpose.

Festivals

The most famous festival of the village is Bhagavathi amman festival which is celebrated during the Tamil month of 'Panguni'. During this festival the villagers invite all of their relatives for the function. The festival lasts for 2 days and happen during Wednesday and Thursday.

The second most famous festival is Mariamman festival. The temple is located in Nanaparappu which is 2 kilometers away from the village. People do celebrate Pongal, Deepavali,

References

Sottaiyur Wikipedia


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