India is home to champions of many kind and sports is one of them, often unnoticed and unsung. Kudos to the Coimbatore boy who is making waves silently in the international arena. Yes, Tamilnadu is home to an international Karate champion, Sabari Karthik in the photo with his coach. Read on to support such young talents and encourage the others aspiring to be one of the kind..
Tamil Nadu, which has the highest number of MSMEs in India, will equip all District Industries Centres in the 32 districts with better infrastructure at a cost of 50 crore. These centres can then serve as a hub to promote MSME units.
The government has also decided to train nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs under a new scheme. The ‘New Entrepreneur-cum-Enterprise Development Scheme’ (NEEDS) will help educated youngsters draw up business plans and tie up with financial institutions for their ventures. At least half the beneficiaries of this scheme will be women.
Coimbatore is fast emerging as the nano hub of India with the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) having prepared the draft for the nano mission for agriculture to help the country ensure food security. The project, which has an ambitious primary outlay of Rs 1,000 crore, promises to provide quality food to the consumer and help the farmer reduce the harvest costs.
The nano mission could also help stem the spiraling inflation. TNAU nanotechnology department head K.S. Subramanian said an array of nano gadgets are in the pipeline to help the common man. These include the nano sensors that the department has been developing. The sensors will alert farmers about diseases that are about to hit his crop. The farmer can take quick measures based on such alerts and prevent his crop from being destroyed. The consumer, on his part, can use nano food packaging to store a bottle of sugarcane juice or banana chips for almost 60 days.
Looking for a quiet and a lazy mountain holiday? Check out Anamalai hills. Every walk in the jungle is exhilarating. This quiet and beautiful hill has the largest sanctuary in Tamilnadu and is inhabited by wild tribes. A place to visit if you are a nature lover longing to see rare animals and birds and breathe in those air laden with freshness and herbal aura. If you are a shutterbug, this is the place to be. Make sure to bathe in the gentle monkey falls, a natural and refreshing waterfalls, along the valparai ghat road.
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ANAMALAI HILLS, a range of mountains in southern India, in the Coimbatore district of Madras, lying between 10° 13′ and 10° 31′ N. lat., and between 76° 52′ and 77° 23′ E. long., forming a portion of the Western Ghats, after this range has been broken by the Palghat Pass, south of the Nilgiris. They really consist of a forest-clad and grassy tableland, with summits rising about 8000 ft.; the Anaimudi mountain, which is the highest in southern India, having an altitude of 8850 ft. The only inhabitants are a few wild tribes who live by hunting and collecting jungle produce.
Location: Along the Western Ghats
Also Called: Elephant Hills
Name Coimbatore, Nilgiris and Ooty comes to our mind. Coimbatore by itself has a lot to offer for tourists and here we are covering it for you. Plan a trip to Coimbatore to be among tribals, go for a Coracle ride, eat tribal food and more.. Coimbatore Forests have something for your kids too. Read on..
Kovai or Coimbatore, is surrounded by the mountains on the west, and the reserve forests on the northern side. The entire western and northern part of the district borders the Western Ghats with the Nilgiri biosphere as well as the Anaimalai and Munnar ranges. A western pass to Kerala, popularly referred to as the Palghat Gap provides its boundary.
Because of its close proximity to the Western Ghats, the district is rich in fauna. Coimbatore is situated on the banks of river Noyyal. Many lakes and ponds were constructed near the river during ancient periods.
The Coimbatore Urban wetlands harbours more than 125 species of Resident and migratory birds, August – October being the peak season. Spot-billed Pelican, Painted Stork, Open Billed Stork, Ibis, Spot-billed Duck, Teal, Black Winged Stilt are some of the migratory birds that visit Coimbatore wetlands regularly.
Places to see in the Coimbatore Forest Division