DISTRICT  PROFILE - PART III

19. COMMUNICATION
   
               i.        Post & Telegraph (In Number)  
                              a.  Post Offices doing posted business   Alone :                    550
                              b.  Post Offices doing Post &  Telegraph :                      40
                                                                         Business  
   
                   ii.  Telephones  
                               a. No.of Telephones in use   :                123027
                               b. No.of Public Call Offices :                   8137  
                               c. No.of Telephones Exchanges :                     85
                                
 20. CO-OPERATION
   
                i. Primary Land Development Banks :                        9
   
                   ii. Cooperative Apex Banks (TNSC) :                       Nil  
   
                   iii. District Central Cooperative Banks  
                                           (Including Branches) :    1 (Branches - 35)
   
                   iv. Urban Banks    (Including Branches)  :                       20 
   
                   v. Primary Agricultural Credit Societies :                      182
   
                   vi. Housing Cooperative Societies :                       29
   
                   vii. Employees Cooperative Societies  :                       66
   
                   viii. Lift Irrigation Societies  :                      Nil
   
                   ix. Weavers Cooperative Societies  :                      49
   
                   x. Industrial Cooperative Societies :                      13
   
                   xi. Khadi & Village Industries Societies :                      33  
   
                   xii. Primary Cooperative Stores  :                     18
   
                   xiii. Cooperative Sugar Mills :                       3  
   
                   xiv.  Co-operative Marketing Societies :                       7
   
                   xv.   Other Co-operative Societies :                    175
 
21. REGISTRATIONS
   
                 i. No.of Registration Offices :                     27
   
                    ii.Aggregte Value of property Transferred  
                                                          (Rs.in Crores) :                   314.5 
   
                    iii.Total Receipts (Rs.in Crores)  :                      58.22
   
 22. HOUSING
   
                i.   No.of tenements constructed by  
                           Tamil Nadu Housing Board :                     Nil
   
                   ii.  Deputy Registrar  Housing :                     Nil
   
                   iii.  No.of tenements constructed by  
                           Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board :                     Nil 
   
                   iv. Police Housing Board :                     Nil 
   
                   v.   Deputy Registrar, Housing – Rural  :                     ---  
   
                   vi.  Deputy Registrar,  Housing – Urban :                     ---    
   
                   vii.  Samathuvapuram :                        7
   
                    viii. Total No.of Households :
                                     a. S.C. :                     --- 
                                     b. S.T. :                     --- 
                                     c. Others  :                     --- 
   
                    ix. No.of Households below poverty line :                     --- 
   
 23.  SOCIAL WELFARE (in Nos.)
        No. of Beneficiaries under Oldage Pension Scheme  
                i. a. Indira Gandhi National Oldage Pension :                  115970
                      b. Destitute Physically Handicapped Pension :                  20963
                      c.  Destitute Widow Pension :                    51893
                      d. Destitute Agricultural Labourers Pension :                  69402
                      e. Destitute and Deserted Wives Pension  :                    19757
                      f. Unmarried Poor Women Pension             :                 1786
                                  Total :               279772
                  ii. Dr.Muthulakshmi  Reddy Ammaiyar Ninaivu :                    ----
                          Mahapperu  Udhavi  Thittam  
                            (National Maternity Benefit Scheme) :                    8568 
   
                  iii. Marriage Assistance  
                           a.       Moovalur  Ramamirtham Ammaiyar          General          SC+ST
                                 Ninaivu Thirumana Udhavi  Thittam :           8004            3369
                           b. Marriage Assistance for daughter of Poor  
                                                                    Widows (E.V.R. Maniyamai) :            222                 106
                           c. Dr. Dharmambal Ammaiyar (Widow  
                                                              Remarriage ) Thittam :               4                  --
                           d. Marriage Assistance to orphan girls  :               43                   11
                           e. Anjugam Ammaiyar Ninaivu Kalappu  
                                 Thirumana Nidhi Udhavi Thittam :             7                  486
   
                 iv.  Aid  for  Handicapped :                    Nil
   
                 v. Aid for others (specify) :                    Nil
   
                 vi. Women Welfare Co-operative Societies :                     4
   
                 vii. Training Centres :                     1
   
                 viii.Mahalir suya uthavi kuzhukkal  
                                             (i) Group :                19548
                                             (ii) Member :              324585
   
                 ix.  Women Development Centre :                  Nil
   
                 x.  Beneficiaries :                  Nil
   
                 xi.  Uzhavar Santhai :                    9
   
 24.  NUTRITIOUS MEALS PROGRAMME
   
              Name of the Programme              No.of Total
       Centres                Beneficiaries
              i.   Purachi Thalaivar M.G.R. :       2195                   311915
   
              ii.  I.C.D.S :        2992                  64200
   
 25.  REVENUE ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
   
                          a. Revenue Divisions :                  3
                               b. Revenue Taluks :                  9
                               c. Revenue Firkas :                52
                               d. Revenue Villages :               842
   
 26.   LOCAL BODIES
   
                         a. Corporations :                1
                              b. Municipalities :                11
                              c. Panchayat Unions :                20  
                              d. Town Panchayats :                16
                              e. Village Panchayats :               743
   
 27. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
   
                         a. No.of Development Divisions :                 3
                         b. No.of Blocks Covered :               20
                         c. Population Covered (in Lakhs) :               34.83
                         d. Area Covered (in Sq.Km.) :            6077
   
 28. POLICE AND PRISONS
   
                 i.        Police  
                           a. Police Force  
                            i.  Local  :             1162
                            ii. Armed Reserve :               534
                           b. Police Stations  :                33
                           c. Police Outposts :                 4
   
                    ii.  Prisons  
                           a. Central Prisons  :                 2   
                           b. Other Prisons :                 6
   
 29. LEGISLATURE
   
                 i. Members of the Legislative  Assembly   
                              a. Elected  :                13
                              b. Nominated :                Nil
   
                   ii. Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha) :                 2
                                
                   iii. Members of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) :               Nil
   
 30. CINEMA THEATRES (in Nos.)
   
                i. Permanent  
                             a. Air-conditioned :                 3
                             b. Non-Air conditioned  :                73  
                             c. Air Cooled :                  1 
   
                   ii.  Open Air Theatres  :                ---   
   
                   iii.  Semi Permanent :                 5
   
                   iv.  Touring :               19
   
 31.BANKS AND INSURANCE
   
                i. Bank Officers :               247 
                       Primary Co-op. Banks :               182  
   
                   ii. Life Insurance  
                                 a. Offices :                  7  
                                 b. Policies Issued :               N.A  
                                 c. Sum Assured (Rs.in Crores) :          ----
   
 32.NATURAL RESOURCES :
   
                  a. Name of the Minerals found in the  District :       VERMICULITS
   
 33. GENERAL
   
                 1.  Name of the important Pilgrim Centres          :  a. Vellore  Port   Jalagandeeswarar  Temple
  b. Vallimalai   Murugan  Temple
  c.  Sholingur  Narasima  Swamy  Temple
  d.  Rathinagiri   Balamurugan  Temple
  e.  Jalagamparai  Eswaran   Koil
  f.   Virinjipuram  Margapandeeswarar  Temple
  g.Pallikonda  Ranganathar  Temple
  h. Sripuram,Golden Temple,Ariyur.
   
                    2.  Name of the Important Tourist Centres        : a.  Vellore  Port
  b.  Muthu  Mandapam,  Vellore  River - bed
  c.  Delhi  Gate ,  Arcot
  d.  Thippusulthan  Mahal,  Arcot
  e.  Amirithi  forest
  f.   Morthana  Dam, Gudiyatham
  g.   Kavalur   Observator
  h.   Ellagiri  Hills
   
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                                                                                                                                Assistant Director of Statistics,

                                                         Vellore.