Sankagiri (State Assembly Constituency)

Sankagiri is a state assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu. It is a Scheduled Caste reserved constituency. Elections and winners in the constituency are listed below. The constituency is in existence since 1957 election.

Total Voters:

Male 1,30,894
Female: 1,25,540
Transgender 37
Total 2,56,471

AIADMKCandidate for Sankagiri Assembly Election 2016 – Mr. S Raja

AIADMK Candidate for Sankagiri Assembly Election 2016 - Mr. S Raja

Legislative assembly election results

Assembly Duration Winner Party Votes
Fourteenth 2011- Vijayalakshmi Palanisamy.P AIADMK 105502
Thirteenth 2006-2011 Duraisamy.V.P DMK 67792
Twelth 2001-06 Dhanabal.P ADMK 70312
Eleventh 1996-01 Muthu, V. DMK 64216
Tenth 1991-96 Saroja V. ADK 79039
Ninth 1989-91 Varadarajan, R. DMK 43365
Eighth 1984-89 Dhanabal, P. ADK 58276
Seventh 1980-84 Dhanapal, P. ADK 45664
Sixth 1977-80 P. Dhanapal ADK 32780
Fifth 1971-77 V. Muthur DMK 27741

History of Salem District

Kolli Hills

Salem District is a district of Tamil Nadu state in southern India. Salem is the district headquarters and other major towns in the district include Mettur, Omalur and Attur. Salem is surrounded by hills and the landscape dotted with hillocks. Salem has a vibrant culture dating back to the ancient Salem Nadu ruled by Mazhavar kings. As a district, Salem has its significance in various aspects; it is known for mango cultivation, silver ornaments, textile, sago industries and steel production. As of 2011, the district had a population of 3,482,056 with a sex-ratio of 954 females for every 1,000 males. Salem is one of the biggest cities in Tamil Nadu.

There are many things in Salem that are noteworthy by virtue of its location and social set-up.

The Stanley Reservoir: 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 Salem Steel Plant: 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.

Mineral Deposits: 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.

Agriculture produces: Many agricultural products from Salem have a wide spread market throughout the country.

Dairy: Salem Diary has an impressive milk production and the district stands first in milk production. A variety of milk products have been introduced by the Diary recently and are effectively marketed.

Temples: Many temples with intricate sculptures and imposing towers are found in the district of Salem, built by indigenous rulers centuries before the British era. Some of the popular temples are the Taramangalam Shivan Temple in Omalur and the Sukavaneswarar temple, Kottai Mariamman temple, Parsanna Venkatesha Perumal temple in Salem.

Tourism: Yercaud is a popular summer resort in Salem, quite inexpensive yet exquisitely picturesque. The cool and mild climate prevailing here makes it an ideal summer retreat.


Salem District Map

Salem Area:

Area Sq. Km: 5,237

Salem Population:

Male: 1,781,571
Female: 1,700,485
Total: 3,482,056

Literacy Rates

Male: 80.24%
Female: 65.15%
Total: 72.86%