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Salem is a Geologist's paradise, surrounded by hills and the landscape dotted with hillocks. Salem has vibrant culture dating back to the ancient Kongu Nadu. As a district, Salem has its significance in various aspects.

Salem is a Geologist’s paradise, surrounded by hills and the landscape dotted with hillocks. Salem has a vibrant culture dating back to the ancient Kongu Nadu. As a district, Salem has its significance in various aspects. There are many things in Salem that are noteworthy by virtue of its location and social set-up.

An architectural marvel and important land mark in the Mettur Division of Salem, it is the heart that pumps the life giving water to the farmers of the Cauvery basin who suffer the vagaries of Indian monsoons.
The sixteen Gates is an Engineering master-piece and regulates the flow of water released from the Mettur Dam to the lower reaches covering the paddy fields in the eight districts of Salem, Erode, Namakkal, Karur, Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam This was an ambitious project started with a view to utilise the locally available iron-ore from Kanchamalai to produce steel. Now it is a public sector company engaged in rolling out cast steel blacks into sheets of required dimensions by cold and hot extrusion methods.

The district is rich in mineral deposits like Magnesite, Bauxite, Granite, Limestone, Quartz and Iron ore. Allied industries like Magnesite mining, cement manufacture, refractory bricks manufacture, Aluminium smelting etc thrive well. Many agricultural products from Salem have a wide spread market throughout the country.
Cottage Industries:

Production of un-bleached sugar-vellam or Nattu Sarkarai – is a major cottage industry among the sugarcane cultivators of Salem.

Rope making is another major cottage industry. Ropes are made by people out of the fibres of coconut, Aloe vera, Cotton, Jute. Salem has a sizeable weaver population and weaving is an important house hold industry here. Both silk and cotton fabrics woven in Salem find popular market throughout the State.

The Ammapet weaver’s co-operative society has a turnover of 2.40 crores and its main products are cotton sarees, bed sheets, towels, silk sarees and dhotis.

Silver works: Making of Silver ornaments and artifacts by hand work is an important cottage industry in Salem. Silver anklets made in Salem are popular throughout the country
The Industrial Policy of the Government of India and State aims at the Development of the Small Scale Industries to create large employments opportunities. A major structural change in the Industrial Policy of Government of India is the Creation of a Single agency to be known as District Industries Centres to deal with all the requirements of Small and Village Industries at the District level in order to achieve the objectives of effective promotion of cottage and small Industries widely dispersed in rural areas and small towns

The Industrialists, the Business men and Traders are invited to utilise the services of the Export Guidance Cell available in the District Industries Centre with free of cost. The Exporters can also visit the Export Guidance Cell and Browse the Export details at free of cost available from 50 Websites which are all identified as useful websites for Exporters and Small Scale Industries Units


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