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MADURAI DISTRICT PROFILEClick This Image To Zoom
 SALIENT DETAILS
ProfileLocationSouthern part of the State
 Lat. N 9 32' to 10 18'
 Long. E 77 28' to 78 27'
 Area 3986 Sq.kms
 No.of Taluks 7
 No. of Blocks13
 Villages670
 No. of Villages431
 No. of Habitations 2290
PhysiographicType of Terrain HillsHilly in the west plain in the east
 ElevationMax: 750 Min: 140
 HillsStructural hills, Quartzite hills and Nagamalai Quartzite hills
 RiverVaigai, Gundar, Vaippar and Pambar.
 TributariesPalar, Thirumanimuthar, Arjunanadhi, Therkar, Gowndanadhi.
Average annual Rainfall857.6 mm
ClimateTropical
Temperature in degree Celsius Max: 29.2 41.8
 Min: 13 - 24
Rivers BasinVaigai, Guntar, Vaipar, Pambar
GeologyMost part of the district is hard rock represented by the Charnockites and mixed Gneisses
HydrogeologyType of aquiferWater table conditions
 Aquifer parametersHard rockAlluvial formation
 Well yield (lpm): 45 135315 1080
 Transmissivity (T)(m 2/day)15 60210 1500
 Permeability (K)(m/day)0.98 2.4519.57 48.93
 Specific capacity inm 3/m/DD0.6 6.530.554 - 7.6
Depth of Water level5 m to 14m
 
 GROUND WATER POTENTIAL AS ON JANUARY 2003 (AS PER CGWB & PWD)
( Based on Ground Water Estimation Committee report)
Utilisable ground water recharge684.7 MCM
Net Ground Water draft 424.9 MCM
Balance259.8 MCM
BLOCKS WITH STAGE OF GROUNDWATER DEVELOPMENT ( As on March 2009)
OVER EXPLOITED Greater than 100% T.Kallupatti
 Chellampatti
 Sedapatti
 Usilampatti
 Kallikudi
CRITICAL Between 90 and 100% Thirumangalam
SEMI CRITICAL 70 and 90% Alanganallur
 Thiruparankundram
SAFE Less than 70% Kottampatti
 Madurai East
 Madurai West
 Melur
 Vadipatti
SALINENil
RECHARGE STRUCTURES
Check Dams424
Percolation Ponds3
Others7
Ooranies9
Recharge Shafts42
Water supply status as on 1.4.2013
 Rural Habitations
Total No. of Rural Habitations: 2248
Partially covered954 (10-39 lpcd )
Fully covered1294 (40 lpcd and above)
 
 Urban Towns( Water Supply status - May 2014)
S.NOName of Towns Population Present water supply level LPCD
Corporation
1Madurai 1017865 53
Municipalities
1 Usilampatti 35219 43
2 Melur 40017 67
3 Thirumangalam 51194 41
Town Panchayats
1 Periyaiyur 10394 70
2 Paravai 20042 77
3 Sholavandan 22578 78
4 Alanganallur 12331 73
5 Vadipatti 26830 72
6 Palamedu 10493 71
7 T.Kallupatti 10762 70
8 A.Vellalapatti 8325 70
9 Elumalai 15746 71