coimbatore

The third largest city of the state, Coimbatore,is one of the most industrialized cities in Tamil Nadu, known as the textile capital of South India or the Manchester of the South. The city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal, Coimbatore existed even prior to the 2nd or 3rd century AD. The great rulers were Cholas, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara kings.

When Kongunadu fell to the British along with the rest of the state, its name was changed to Coimbatore and it is by this name that it is known today, except in Tamil, in which it is called Kovai.

In the rain shadow region of the Western ghats, Coimbatore enjoys a very pleasant climate all the year round, aided by the fresh breeze that flows through the 25 kms long Palakkad gap. The rich black soil of the region has contributed to Coimbatore's flourishing agriculture industry and, it is in fact the successful growth of cotton that served as a foundation for the establishment of its famous textile industry. The first textile mills came as far back as 1888 but there are now over a hundred mills. The result has been a strong economy and a reputation as one of the greatest industrial cities in South India. The development of Hydro electricity from the Pykara Falls in the 1930 led to a cotton boom in Coimbatore.

There are more than 25,000 small, medium, large scale industries and textile mills. Coimbatore is also famous for the manufacture of motor pump sets and varied engineering goods.

Sub Regional Office, Coimbatore was the first Sub Regional Office to be opened in Tamilnadu which started functioning from 15-11-1978. This office was later upgraded to Regional Office with effect from 04-04-2005 with Sub Regional Offices at Salem and Trichy as subordinate offices. Coimbatore Region serves 21.89 lakh members working in 23109 number of establishments situated in 17 districts. The District Offices are situated at Tripur, Pollachi, Conur, Nilgris, Erode, Krishnagiri, Cuddalore, Kumbakonam, Karur and Thanjavur

Offices in the Region:

Office Date of setup Districts catered

RO, Coimbatore

15/11/1978

Coimbatore, Nilgiris and Tirupur

SRO, Salem

06/03/1995

Salem, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Namakkal and Erode

Sro, Trichy

01/10/1982

Trichy, Perambalur, Karur, Pudukkotai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Vilupuram and Cuddalore

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