Saturday, August 27, 2011
Karaikal - Geographical Features
Karaikal Region is situated in more or less a flat land. There are no hills or forests in this district. This region consists of almost entire coastal alluvial soil, which is highly suitable for cultivation of paddy and pulses.
Rivers Canals and Waterways
This region lies in Cauvery delta and the following rivers are the main sources of water for agricultural purposes
Arasalar Running a distance of 11.97 Kms in the region
Nattar Running a distance of 11.2 Kms in the region. An irrigation supply carrier fed by Arasalar
Vanjiar Running a distance of 9 Kms in the region. An irrigation cum-drainage carrier fed by Arasalar
Nular Running a distance of 13.7 Kms in the region. An irrigation supply carrier receiving its supply from Arasalar.
Pravadayanar Running a distance of 5.3 Kms in the region and fed by Kodamurutti.
Tirumalairajanar Running a distance of 5.13 Kms in the region. An irrigation cum drainage carrier receiving supply from Kodamurutti
Nandalar Running a distance of 15.5 Kms in the region, which receives water supply from Virasolanar
There are a few shallow tube wells mainly in Tirunallar commune and partly in Neravy and Nedungadu communes respectively for agricultural activities
Karaikal Towns, villages and Amenities
The region, at present comprises of 6 taluks and 1 Community Development Block. It has 1 town and 100 villages
(99 inhabited villages and 1 uninhabited village)