ivakasi is a town in Virudhunagar district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is known for its firecracker and match factories, which produce 70% of the country’s produce. The printing industries in Sivakasi produce 30% of the total diaries produced in India. The industries in Sivakasi employ over 25,000 people and the estimated turnover of the firecracker, match making and printing industries in the town is around ₹20 billion (US$250 million).
Sivakasi was established in the 15th century during the reign of the Pandya king Harikesari Parakkirama Pandian. The town was a part of Madurai and has been ruled at various times by Later Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Chanda Sahib, Carnatic kingdom and the British. A major riot during the British Raj took place in 1899. Sivakasi has a dry weather, making it suitable for dry crops like cotton, chillies and millets. Badhrkali Amman temple is the most prominent landmark of Sivakasi, and the temple festivals constitute the major festivals of the town.
Here are some other facts about Sivakasi:
The town is home to the Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, one of the oldest and most prestigious colleges in Tamil Nadu.
Sivakasi is also known for its production of fireworks and matchboxes. The town is home to over 10,000 firecracker factories and produces 70% of the country’s firecrackers.
Sivakasi is also a major printing hub and produces 30% of the country’s diaries.
The town has a population of over 100,000 people and is located in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu.
Sivakasi is a major economic hub for the region and is home to a number of industries, including firecrackers, matches, and printing.
The town is also a major tourist destination, with a number of temples and historical sites.
Voice Over : Sasi Palayil
Script : Meera Salim
Camera & Direction : Riyaz Irinjalakuda
Editor : Nishandh
Studio : Magic Mango Film Studio, Cochin
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