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Home Town- Theni, Tamil nadu

Home Town- Theni, Tamil nadu

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The
Department of Environment (DoE) 
is the nodal departmentfor dealing with environmental management of the State. The State hasbeen endowed with multitude of natural resources, judicious managementof, which is an essential for that sustainable development in all sectors.All effective management of resources calls for an in-depth assessment of their existing conditions and trends. A cursory evaluation of the presentstatus of our environment and natural resources including land, soil, water& air and the life support systems like forests, rivers & coastal areasindicates that the health of such systems is threatened by serious levels of degradation. Though different Government Departments / Agencies areresponsible for the management of the resources under their jurisdiction,information relating to the individual sector lies fragmented.To manage the environment in a holistic manner and to develop the
Environment Profile for Theni district
 
 
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environment friendly sustainable development perspective, it becomesnecessary to identify the gaps in the present management of resourcebases. Such intervention would be realistic when data collected from theprimary/secondary sources, compiled and presented in the form of districtenvironment profiles provides a strong database. Thus the
AIMSResearch
(A Joint Venture of TCW/ICICI, IDBI and ICICI)- a leadingconsultancy and research organisation has been engaged for thepreparation of such a report. This report will form the basis fordeveloping
Environmental Management Plans 
at district level and itwill spell out specific action programs to be implemented by local/stateinstitutions. This report provides a brief account of the manner in whichthe
district
has been prepared and presented.To achieve certain degree of uniformity in the presentation of Environmental data in the districts, it is considered necessary that certainstandardised formats are adopted for collection and presentation of therelevant data besides interpretations of the data thus collected.Accordingly the data compiled in the prescribed formats have beensynthesised and presented in the following chapters.
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History
:The district of Theni has been carved out as a separate
 
 
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district recently as a result of bifurcation of Madurai district. Accordingto the said bifurcation, three taluks namely Uttamapalaiyam, Periyakulamand Andipatti of the erstwhile Madurai district separated from its parentdistrict to form this new district. At present also this new district iscomprised of five taluks and eight Community Development Blocks.
Fairs and Festivals: 
Important festivals of this district are Pongal,Deepavali, Adi Kirthigai, Kanda Sashti and Chithirai. During the harvestor Pongal festival season in the month of January, the conduct of bullfights (Jallikattu), a unique rural sport of Tamilnadu, can bewitnessed near Madurai. Here the bull is allowed to run in an open stretchof land pursued by the bullfighter whose aim is to catch the bull and tameit and win a cash award usually tied to the horns of the bull.
Physical Features: 
The district can be divided into two naturaldivisions. Hilly areas constituted by parts of the three taluks viz.Periyakulam, Uttamapalaiyam and Andipatti with thick vegetation andperennial stream from the hills on the western side, and another one isCumbum valley which lies in Uttamapalaiyam taluk. The district lies atthe foot for western ghat and is diversified by several ranges and hills. Arange of hills which runs parallel to western ghats from north to southseparate the district from neighbouring Kerala State.
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Theni is one of the Southwestern districts of Tamilnadu State. It isbounded on the north by Dindigul district, on the east by Madurai district,on the south by portions of Virudhunagar district and Idukki district of Kerala State and on the west by Idukki (Kerala). The districtadministrative headquarters of this district is location at TheniAllinagaram town. The district lies between 9
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53’ and 10
0
22’ north

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