Melur (State Assembly Constituency)
Achievements of MLA Mr. R. Samy
Melur is a legislative assembly constituency in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
AIADMK Candidate for Melur Assembly Election 2016 – Mr. P Periyapullan alias Selvam
Legislative Assembly Election Results
|Tenth||1991-96||K. V. V. Rajamanickam||INC||80348|
|Eighth||1984-89||Veeranambalam, D. V.||INC||60794|
|Seventh||1980-84||Veeranambalam, K. V.||INC(I)||54003|
History of Madurai District
Madurai is a major city and cultural headquarters in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Madurai is the second largest city by area and third largest city by population in Tamil Nadu. Located on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai has been a major settlement for two millennia and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Madurai is surrounded by several mountains. The Madurai city has 3 hills as its city boundary. Yanaimalai, Nagamalai, Pasumalai named after Elephant, Snake and Cow respectively. It is famous for Jasmine Flowers. Jasmine flowers are transported to other cities of India from Madurai.
Madurai is closely associated with the Tamil language, and the third Tamil Sangam, a major congregation of Tamil scholars, is said to have been held in the city. The city is believed to be of significant antiquity and has been ruled, at different times, by the Pandyas, Cholas, Madurai Sultanate, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Carnatic kingdom, and the British.
The city has a number of historical monuments, with the Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace being the most prominent. Madurai is an important industrial and educational hub in South Tamil Nadu. The city is home to various automobile, rubber, chemical and granite manufacturing industries. It has developed as a second-tier city for information technology (IT), and some software companies have opened offices in Madurai. The Tamil Nadu government has planned a satellite town for Madurai near Thoppur.
Madurai has important government educational institutes like the Madurai Medical College, Homeopathic Medical College, Madurai Law College, Agricultural College and Research Institute. Madurai city is administered by a municipal corporation established in 1971 as per the Municipal Corporation Act. Madurai is the second corporation in Tamil Nadu next to Chennai corporation. The city is also the seat of a bench of the Madras High Court, one of only a few courts outside the state capitals of India.
|Area Sq. Km:||3,710|