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The Tehsildar
Nagapattinam Taluk Office
Nagapattinam -611 001
District Collectorate

Tourism Boat on Fishing Plays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and Fishing are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages like Tarangam Padi  

Fishing,Catched Fish - moving out along with Para marine activities like Dry fish ,Prawn farming constitues the second Major economy for the district. The marine ecosystem provides mankind with food, medicines, industrial products and pleasure.  


Nagapattinam, the age old Town

Nagapattinam - An age old town famous for Marine commerce once. The District of Nagapattinam has been carved out as a separate district due to bifurcation of Thanjavur district. According to this division, six taluks namely Sirkazhi, Tharangampadi, Mayiladuthurai, Valangaiman, Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam were detached from their parent district i.e. Thanjavur to form this new district. The earlier history of this district is more or less the same as of its parent district i.e. Thanjavur being its part till recently. Tamil and Telugu are the main languages spoken in the district. Important fairs and festivals celebrated/organised in the district are Navarathri, Adi Pooram, Avani Moolam, Karthigai, Skandha Sashti, Thula Uthsavam, Vaikashi Brahmothsavam, Valli Kalyanam, Thirukkarthigai, Ahyayana Uthsavam, Chithirai and the floating festival, Mahasivaratri, Panguni Uthiram, 18 days theerthavari festival, Wedding of the Lord and His consort on the Sukla Sapthami day, Karthigai Deepam, Dhanur pooja [Thiruvathirai], Poosam and Pongal. Nagapattinam [Tamil:நாகப்பட்டினம்] [previously spelt Negapatnam] is a coastal city and a municipality in Nagapattinam District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the administrative headquarters of Nagapattinam District ,Port Overview it was carved out by bifurcating the composite Thanjavur district on 18.10.1991. Other names of the town are Naganadu, Cholakula Vallippatinam and Shiva Rajadhani. Nagapattinam is the major port for Cholas dynasity.

Educational Institutions
  1. E.G.S.P.Engineering college with Master degree Facilities
  2. E.G.S.P Dental College
  3. E.G.S.P Pharmaceutical College
  4. E.G.S.P Arts and Science College]
  5. A.D.J Women's Arts College
  6. A.D.J Women's Polytechnic
  7. Valivalam Desikar Polytechnic
  8. Government I.T.I
  9. St.Antony's Higher Seconday School
  10. National Higher Secondary School
  11. CSI higher secondary school
  12. R.V Plytechnic College Sembodai

Bridge Across The main occupation of Nagapattinam is fishing in the waters of Bay of Bengal and selling them in the town's fish market. There are a large number of ice factories for preserving the fish caughtNagapattinam is well connected to the nearby cities like Tiruchirappalli, Tanjavur,Thiruvarur and Nagore by road and rail. The nearest airport is at Tiruchirappalli [147kms]. Extensive network of roads and rails connect it to Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Pondicherry and Thanjavur. Nagapattinam is located at a distance of about 330kms from Chennai by Road. The connection by Rail is not extensive and hence cannot be relied upon

. Its fishing Industry was severely damaged by the tsunamis that struck its coast on 26th December 2004. Occupation The town brings a daily income of 2crRs. Away from the coast of Nagapattinam, agriculture, education, food packing etc... are practised, with agriculture being the most important occupation in the villages surrounding the town. It has vast farmlands where rice is cultivated. These farmlands are irrigated through an extensive network of canals from the distributaries of the riverCauvery. The produce is transported by rail to other parts of the country

Celebrities from Nagapattinam
  1. M.Karunanidhi [Place of Birth:Thirukuvalai]
  2. Isai Murasu Haji.Nagore E.M.Hanifa
  3. Maraimalai Adigalar
  4. Chinthanai Chemmal N.A.Narayana Swamy
  5. Naatya pheroli, Dr. Padma subramaniam
  6. Musician Flute Dr. Ramani
  7. Sir Ahamed Thambi Maricar
  8. Justice M M Ismail
  9. Vikatan founder S S Vasan

Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation [AMRUT]

The purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation [AMRUT] is to

  1. ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection;
  2. increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces [parks]; and
  3. reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorized transport [e.g. walking and cycling].
The Mission

Providing basic services [e.g. water supply, sewerage, urban transport] to households and build amenities in cities which will improve the quality of life for all, especially the poor and the disadvantaged is a national priority. An estimate of the funds r equired over a 20 year period, at 2009 - 10 prices, was made by the High Powered Expert Committee [HPEC] during 2011. The Committee estimated that Rs. 39.2 lakh crore was required for creation of urban infrastructure, including Rs. 17.3 lakh crore for urban roads and Rs. 8 lakh crore for services, such as water supply, sewerage, solid waste management and storm water drains. Moreover, the requirement for Operation and Maintenance [O&M] was separately estimated to be Rs. 19.9 lakh crore. Learnings from the ear lier Mission have shown that infrastructure creation should have a direct impact on the real needs of people, such as providing taps and toilet connections to all households. This means that the focus should be on infrastructure creation that has a direct link to provision of better services to people and this was explicitly stated by the President of India in his speeches to the Joint Sessions of the Parliament on 9 June, 2014 and 23 February, 2015. Therefore, the purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation [AMRUT] is to

  1. ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection;
  2. increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces [e.g. parks] ; and
  3. reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non - motorized transport [e.g. walking and cycling]. All these outcomes are valued by citizens, particularly women, and indicators and standards have been prescribe d by the Ministry of Urban Development [MoUD] in the form of Service Level Benchmarks [SLBs].

However, the pursuit of better outcomes will not stop with the provision of taps and sewerage connections to all [universal coverage]. Other benchmarks will be t argeted following a step - by - s tep process after achieving the benchmark of universal coverage. Such a gradual process of achieving benchmarks is called 'incrementalism'. This does not mean that other SLBs are less important, but that in the incremental proc ess SLBs are achieved gradually according to National Priorities. In the case of urban transport the benchmark will be to reduce pollution in cities while construction and maintenance of storm water drains is expected to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, f looding in cities, thereby making cities resilient.

Earlier, the MoUD used to give project - by - project sanctions. In the AMRUT this has been replaced by approval of the State Annual Action Plan once a year by the MoUD and the States have to give project sa nctions and approval at their end. In this way, the AMRUT makes States equal partners in planning and implementation of projects, thus actualizing the spirit of cooperative federalism. A sound institutional structure is the foundation to make Missions succ essful. Therefore, Capacity Building and a set of Reforms have been included in the Mission. Reforms will lead to improvement in service delivery, mobilization of resources and making municipal functioning more transparent and functionaries more accountable, while Capacity Building will empower municipal functionaries and lead to timely completion of project