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About Municipality

Prior to constitution of Palani Municipality, there appears to have been a sanitary association presided over by local Tasildar incharge of tourist’s sanitation and Development works. Consquent to Lord Rippon’s reforms in local self – Government, the town was constituted into a Municipality on 1st April 1886 with a population of 13,315. Palani was upgraded as Grade II Municipality in November 1949, further Palani has been upgraded as grade I Municipality in April 1982. Now it is functioning as selection grade Municipality since from 01.12.1988. The total area of the Town is 6.63 sqkm with a population of 67, 231 as per 2001 census.

In 1974, Palani Municipal area has been declared as Local Planning Area under sub – section (V) of Section 10 of the Tamil Nadu Town and country Planning Act 1971. The Local Planning authority was constituated under section 12 of the said act from 1975.

Other Informations

Name of the Municipality : Palani
Date of constitution as Third Grade Municipality : 01.08.1886 Date of constitution as Second Grade Municipality : 01.11.1949 Date of constitution as First Grade Municipality : 01.04.1973
Upgradation as Selection Gr Municipality : 01.12.1988 G.O.MS.No1075 MAWS 14.12.1988
Area of the Municipality : 6.63
Revenue villages : Sivagiripatty,Kothaimangalam,Balasamuthiram,Chinnakalayamuthoor
Population of 67,231 as per 2001 census.
Total No of Wards :33
Reserved For Women – 9
Reserved For SC Women- 2
Reserved For SC Gel – 3
Others – 19
No.of Households : 14827
No. of Slums : 16
Slum Population : 20013
No.of People in the below poverty Line List : 5147

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Thiru   Perpeti Terence Leon

Municipal Commissioner
Municipal Office
Red cross Road,

Phone Office :  04545- 242404

Mobile No : 7397396277







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Municipality at a Glance

  • General – Palani Municipality
    District  : Dindigul
    Region   : Madurai Region
    State       : TamilNadu
  • Area
    Total     : 6.63 Sq.Kms
  • Population
    Total     : 70467
    Male      :  34827
    Female :  35640

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