Thiruvallur District - Detailed Data

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					                             Thiruvallur district
Thiruvallur district, a newly formed district bifurcated from the erstwhile
Chengalpattu district (on 1st January 1997), is located in the North East part of Tamil

The district is surrounded by Kancheepuram district in the South, Vellore district in
the West. Bay of Bengal in the East and Andhra Pradesh State in the North. The
district spreads over an area of about 3422 Sq.kms.

An insight into the early history of this region shows that the region was reined by
kingdoms such as the Pallavas, the Golkondas, the Mughals, the French, the Dutch
and also the British.

Physical Features
The population of the district is 27,38,866 persons with 51% male and 49% female as
per the census 2001 (provisional).
Total 27,38,866
Male 13,90,292        50.76%
Female 13,48,574      49.24%
Rural 12,46,832       45.52%
Urban 14,92,034       44.48%
Density (Per km2)     800
Sex ratio      970/1000

The district has a mixture of urban and rural characteristics. The Eastern part of
Tiruvallur district is dominated by urban characteristics while the Southern and
Northern part of the district has influence of Andhra culture due to its position.

The languages spoken in the district are Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Urdu.
The district is dominated by the Hindus while people belonging to other religions are
also present.
Administrative Structure

The district has been divided into three revenue divisions viz, Tiruvallur,
Tiruttani and Ponnari.

At present this district is comprised of nine taluks namely Ambattur,
Gummindipoondi, Ponneri, Uthukkottai, Tiruvallur, Poonamallee, Tiruttani, Pallipattu
and Madhavaram.

There are:    3 -taluks under Thiruvallur division,
              2 -taluks under Tiruttani divisions and
              4 -taluks under Ponneri division.
There are:     46 firkas and 820 revenue villages.
& there are: 14 blocks, 12 Municipalities and 13 town panchayats which
implement rural development activities.
District Revenue Structure
Parliament Constituencies (1)

Assembly Constituencies (10)

Revenue Administration Divisions (3)
1. Ponneri
2. Tiruttani
3. Tiruvallur

Revenue Taluks (9)
1. Ambattur
2. Gummidipoondi
3. Pallipet
4. Ponnamallee
5. Ponneri
6. Tiruttani
7. Tiruvallur
8. Uthukottai
9. Madavaram

Blocks in Tiruvallur districts (14)Ellapuram
Municipalities (12)
Town Panchayats (13)
Chinna Sekkadu


Sl. No. Constituency       Name                Party    Phone No.

001   -Gummidipoondi       Thiru. C.H. Sekar   DMDK     9840777888

002   -Ponneri (SC)        Thiru Pon. Raja     AIADMK   9840844622

003   -Tiruttani      M.Arun Subramanian       DMDK     9840365210

004   -Tiruvallur  B.V. Ramana       AIADMK            9444036111
                         Min.of Handlooms/Textiles
005   -Poonamallee(SC) Thiru R. Manimaran          AIADMK 9444023452

006   Avadi Thiru S.Abdul Rahim         AIADMK          9884466111
007   -Maduravoyal       Thiru G.Beemrao    CPI(M)       9444140563

008   -Ambattur   Thiru S.Vedachalam        AIADMK       9380034777

009   -Madavaram Thiru V.Murthy             AIADMK       9444001055

010   -Tiruvottiyur Thiru K.Kuppan          AIADMK       9884333399

District   Post    Reserved for             Name /Member

Tiruvalur   Chairman           General      B.Vijayakumar     7 I.N.C
            Vice-Chairman      General      G. Baskarsundaram 17DMK

District Municipality          Post    Reserved for Name of Member

Tiruvalur   Tiruvallur Chairman    SC(General) P.Pandiyan      2D.M.K
            Vice Chairman    General    K.Ravichandran         6D.M.K

      Avadi        Chairman    SC(General) M.Vicotorymohan 13I.N.C
      Vice Chairman      General     S.Abdul Rahim        24A.I.A.D.M.K
      Ambattur     Chairman    General      K.N.Sekar     3      P.M.K
      Vice Chairman      General     K.Neelakandan        51     D.M.K
      Madhavaram Chairman      General      D.Shanmugam          25P.M.K
      Vice Chairman      General     S. Sudharsanam       10     D.M.K
      Kathivakkam Chairman     General      A. Murugavel 23      D.M.K
      Vice Chairman      General     M.Thirusanghu        12     D.M.K
      Tiruvotriyur Chairman    General      R. Jayaraman46C.P.I (M)
      Vice Chairman      General     K. Veeraswamy        32     D.M.K
      Manali       Chairman    SC(General) R. Gnasekaran17A.D.M.K
      Vice Chairman      General     Sarathi Parthiban 10ADMK
      Maduravoyal Chairman     General      K. Shanmugam         10D.M.K
      Vice Chairman      General     A. Sulochana 9       D.M.K
      Tiruttani    Chairman    Women (General) S. Bama           21D.M.K
      Vice Chairman      General     Nirmala Kishore      14     D.M.K
      Poonamallee Chairman     SC(Women) Manimegalai 12          A.D.M.K
      Vice Chairman      General     S.Vijayalakshmi      4      A.D.M.K
      Tiruverkadu Chairman     General      K. Prabu      11     D.M.K
      Vice Chairman      General     C. Parthasarathy     6      P.M.K
      Valasaravakkam     Chairman    General       E.C. Sekaran 13I.N.C
      Vice Chairman      General     M. Kathiravan        11     D.M.K
District Name Town Panchayat Name     Post Reserved for Name of the
Elected Member      Ward Number       Party Name
                             TIRUVALLUR Pallipet           Chairman
       Women (General) M. Rani        11     D.M.K
       Vice Chairman      General     C.J. Senthilkumar 4        D.M.K
       Podatturpettai     Chairman    General       Nethaji      7
       Vice Chairman      General     T.K.Shanmugam        4     I.N.C
       Gummidipoondi      Chairman    General       K.M. Baskaran      13
       Vice Chairman      General     R. Ramesh 9          D.M.K
       Minjur       Chairman    General      K.Rajendran 7       D.M.K
       Vice Chairman      General     Uma 5         Independent
       Ponneri      Chairman    Women (General) Padmavathi 5
       Vice Chairman      General     G. Ravikumar         18
       Uthukottai Chairman      Women (General) K. Abirami 10
       Vice Chairman      General     M.Radhakrishnan 6          D.M.K
       Naravarikuppam     Chairman    General       Chakrapani 12
       Vice Chairman      General     A.Babu        10     D.M.K
       Arani Chairman     General     Hemapushanam         15    I.N.C
       Vice Chairman      General     Babu 3        Independent
       Puzhal Chairman    Women (General) Mahadevi         3     D.M.K
       Vice Chairman      General     S. Loganathan        6     D.M.K
       Chinnasekkadu      Chairman    SC (General) Karikalachozhan     2
       Vice Chairman      General     A.Theerthi 4         I.N.C
       Tirumazhisai Chairman    SC (Women) Hemavathi 15          A.D.M.K
       Vice Chairman      General     U.Vadivel     3      D.M.K
       Tiruninravaur      Chairman    General       J. Viswanathan     1
       Vice Chairman      General     T.V.Ravi      14     D.M.K
       Porur Chairman     General     Arunachalam 2        D.M.K
       Vice Chairman      General     R.Palpandian 12      D.M.K

District Name Panchayat Union Name    Post Reserved for Name of the
Elected Member      Ward Number       Party Name
       TIRUVALLUR         TIRUVALLUR         Chairman   General
       V.S.Shanmugam      9     D.M.K
       Vice-Chairman      General     E. Krishnan 18    I.N.C
       KADAMBATTUR Chairman           SC(General) C.Saraswathi 2
       Vice-Chairman      General     S.Ravivarma 6     D.M.K
       POONDI       Chairman    SC(Women) S.Malliga     14     D.M.K
      Vice-Chairman   General     N. Baskaran 10     D.M.K
      ELLAPURAM       Chairman    SC(Women) S.Jayalalitha 2
      Vice-Chairman   General     K. Sujatha 5       D.M.K
      POONAMALLEE Chairman        General       M.Raju     1
      Vice-Chairman   General     K.S. Thyagarajan 1       D.M.K
      TIRUVALANGADU         Chairman     SC(General) K.Ezhumalai 3
      Vice-Chairman   General     M.Mariammal        16    D.M.K
      TIRUTTANI Chairman    General      B. Jothi    7     AIADMK

      Vice-Chairman     General     L.Narayanan 12     AIADMK
      R.K.PET     Chairman    General      P.Kanniappan       1
      Vice-Chairman     General     C.N.Shanmugam      2      D.M.K
      PALLIPET Chairman       General (Women) P.Rajeswari 4
      Vice-Chairman     General     E.Nalini     6     P.M.K
      VILLIVAKKAM       Chairman    General      M.Moorthy 9
      Vice-Chairman     General     M.Loganathan       8      D.M.K
      PUZHAL      Chairman    General      Vadhana Barnabass 3
      Vice-Chairman     General     V.Thirumal 1       D.M.K
      SHOLAVARAM        Chairman    General      P.S.Gopinathan     4
      Vice-Chairman     General     D.Chandrasekar     9      I.N.C
      MINJUR      Chairman    General (Women) R. Eswari       19
      Vice-Chairman     General     K.M. Rukmani       2      D.M.K
      GUMMIDIPOONDI Chairman        General (Women) V.Punithavalli
      6     D.M.K
      Vice-Chairman     General     Durai. Karnan      24     P.M.K

Panchayat Union : POONAMALLEE
      Sl.No. Name of the Village Panchayat   Reserved for Name of the
Panchayat President
      1      Korattur     SC(W) S.Samanthi
      2      Varadharajapuram SC(W) R.Komala
      3      Soranjeri    SC(W) P.Geetha
      4      Parivakkam SC(W) V.Thangam
      5      Kavalcheri SC(G) P.Ramalingam
      6      Nemam        SC(G) P.Muthuraman
      7      Padur SC(G) R.Karuna
      8      Sembarambakkam SC(G) P.Vincent
      9      Vellavedu    SC(G) N.Kannpiran
      10     Nemilicheri SC(G) R.Vishwanathan
      11     Kolappancheri        G(W) S.Malarvizhi
      12     Kosavanpalayam       G(W) P.Kanthammal
      13     Chithukadu G(W)     T.Malini
      14     Voyalanallur G(W)   N.Mariyal
      15     Kuthambakkam        G(W) P.Geetha
      16     Banavedu Thottam    G(W) K.Sumathi
      17     Agaramel     G      G.Uma chandran
      18     Annambedu G         T.Anbhazhagan
      19     Gudapakkam G        J.Jagadha
      20     Kannapalayam        G     S.Muthukrishnan
      21     Karunagaracheri     G     R.V.Bakthavachalam
      22     Kattupakkam         G     K.G.R.Shankar
      23     Thirumanam G        S.Veeran
      24     Melmanambedu        G     S.Thangaraj
      25     Meppur       G      M.Ilayan
      26     Nadukuthagai        G     S.Ramesh
      27     Nasarethpettai      G     V.Kannappan
      28     Senneerkuppam       G     N.Shanmugam

      Panchayat Union : TIRUVALLUR
      Sl.No. Name of the Village Panchayat     Reserved for Name of the
Panchayat President
      1      Aranvoyal    ST(G) R.Venkatesan
      2      Ikkadukandigai       SC(W) P.Rani
      3      Puliyur      SC(W) T.Dhakshayani
      4      26-Veppampattu       SC(W) J.Jayaseeli
      5      Pakkam       SC(W) Ammsa
      6      Sivanvoyal SC(W) S.Geetha
      7      Velliyur     SC(G) Kalaselvi
      8      Kalyanakuppam        SC(G) V.Rose
      9      Othikkadu SC(G) A.Pushparaj
      10     Vishnuvakkam         SC(G) V.Govindasamy
      11     Kizhanur     SC(G) T.Thennagam
      12     Thannerkulam         SC(G) T.K.Raja
      13     Vilapakkam SC(G) S.Ponnuvel
      14     Arumbakkam           SC(G) S.Angamuthu
      15     25-Veppambattu       SC(G) Venkatesan
      16     Nathamedu SC(G) M.Vishvanathan
      17     Thalakancheri        G(W) P.Geetha
      18     Vadattur     G(W) Kannagi
      19     Selai G(W) G.Bharathi
      20     Melakondayar         G(W) Janaki
      21     Ayalur       G(W) P.Balamani
      22     Tirur G(W) J.Suganya
      23     Pullarambakkam       G(W) Manjula chittibabu
      24     Kilambakkam          G(W) C.Indira
      25     Thottikalai G        E.Srinivasan
      26     Koyambakkam          G      K.Bakthavachalam
      27     Ikkadu       G       S.Munusamy
      28     Perathur     G       C.Bhaskar
      29     Punnapakkam          G      Kumar (a) Devakumar
      30     Perumalapattu    G     N.Nandakumar
      31     Veeragavapuram   G     M.Balu
      32     Putulur     G    T.Kannadasan
      33     Kakkalur    G    M.Hari
      34     Thozhur     G    Henri
      35     Karikalavakkam   G     C.Balaraman
      36     Ayyathur    G    E.R.Adikesavan
      37     Melanur     G    C.Sumathi
      38     Sevvapet    G    T.Kanishkar

Revenue divisions:

Revenue taluks:
Blocks in TRL
Tiruvallur District Collectorate
District CollectorThiru. Ashish Chatterjee, I.A.S.,

Phone :         (044) 27661600 (O)
(044) 27662533 (R)
Fax : (044) 27661200
Email :

District Revenue OfficerThiru. S.Visakan
Phone :        (044) 27662222 (O)
Email :

Tiruvallur District Panchayat Unions

Villivakkam Block,Minjur Block,
Puzhal Block,Sholavaram Block,
Gummidipoondi Block,Tiruvalangadu Block,
Tiruttani Block,Pallipet Block,
R.K.Pet Block ,Tiruvallur Block,
Poondi Block, Kadambathur Block,
Ellapuram Block,Poonamallee Block.

Sl. No. Panchayat Name        Total population/SC population

Note: Population figures based on the 1991 census
Villivakkam Block
1      Adayalampattu         1,221 1,162
2      Alathur               1,811 648
3      Arakkambakkam         1,188 789
4      Ayappakkam            3,950 1,260
5      Karlampakkam          5,392 1,172
6      Karambakkam           10,467 815
7      Morai                 1,676 868
8      Nerkundram            21,338 3,645
9      Nolambur              3,610 2,182
10     Palavedu              5,362 1,843
11     Pammadhukulam         5,311 1,241
12     Pandeswaram           1,709 770
13     Pothur                1,324 618
14     Ramapuram             10,710 1,487
15     Vanagaram             4,333 613
16     Vellacheri            1,389 685
17     Vellanoor             5,305 1,848
Block total                  86,096 21,646

Puzhal Block
1      Azhinjivakkam         1,256 233
2      Grantlyon             2,139 716
3      Kadapakkam            3,060 930
4      Kadhirvedu            3,395 2,015
5      PulliLyon             1,000 567
6      Mathur                4,892 1,315
7      Puthagaram            2,462 436
8      Sadayankuppam         3,549 720
9      Soorapattu            3,076 270
10     Sendrampakkam         1,000 667
11     Theeyampakkam         1,580 1,225
12     Theerthakariampattu   4,213 2,564
13     Vadaperumpakkam       1,365 1,060
14     Vadagarai             2,373 1,713
15     Vilangadupakkam       4,213 3,397
Block total                  39,573 17,828

Minjur block:
Block total  139,523         54,523

Sholavaram Block
Block total 98,031 31,322

Gummidipoondi Block
Block total 133,962          39,346
Tiruvalangadu Block
Block total 79,838 28,678

Tiruttani Block
Block total   59,686 16,582

Pallipet Block
Block total    61,853 20,242

R.K.Pet Block
Block total  82,291 17,712

Tiruvallur Block
1     Aranvoyal                3,865   2,012
2     Arumbakkam               1,545   343
3     Ayalur                   1,140   621
4     Ayathur                  1,729   582
5     Ikkadu                   6,407   1,727
6     Ikkadukandigai           1,095   191
7     Kalyanakuppam            1,085   670
8     Koyambakkam              1,000   189
9     Kilambakkam              1,957   1,144
10    Kakkalur                 6,345   1,428
11    Keelanur                 1,993   906
12    Melanur                  1,093   706
13    Melakondaiyur            1,814   915
14    Othikadu                 1,737   774
15    Pakkam                   3,276   1,192
16    Nathamedu                4,513   900
17    Perumalpattu             3,457   1,953
18    Punnapakkam              1,738   1,127
19    Pullarambakkam           4,904   2,626
20    Perathur                 1,925   1,278
21    Putlur                   3,243   2,381
22    Puliyur                  2,549   916
23    Selai                    2,816   1,517
24    Sevapettai               2,604   1,580
25    Sivanvoyal               1,668   266
26    Tirur                    3,934   2,056
27    Thaneerkulam             2,221   986
28    Thozhur                  4,566   3,011
29    Thottikalai              1,238   772
30    Thalakanjeri             1,000   4
31    Vadattur                 1,000   306
32    Velliyur                 4,702   2,282
33    25 Veppampattu           1,000   99
34    26 Veppampattu           2,072   967
35    Vilapakkam               1,299   600
36    Veeraragavapuram         1,573   777
37     Vishnuvakkam            1,000 380
38     Karikalavakkam          1,431 773
Block total                    92,534 40,957

Poondi Block
Block total  92,168 35,564

Kadambathur Block
Block total 96,257 32,542

Ellapuram Block
Block total  37,571 12,962
Grand total 1,099,383      369,904

Land Use Pattern
The total geographical area of the district is 3,42,243 hectares of which not sown area
constitute 35% whereas forest covers 5.8% of the total area. The nine-fold
clarification of the land are pattern is given below.

Rainfall and Climate
The Annual Normal Rainfall is 1152.8 mm.

Winter (Jan – Feb)
Summer (Mar – May)
South West Monsoon
North East Monsoon

The average temperature of the district is
  Maximum 37.9°C
  Minimum 18.5°C

Like other parts of Tamil Nadu, hot climate prevails during the month of April - May
and humid climate during the rest of the year except December - February when it is
slightly cold.

The main occupation of the district is agriculture and allied activities Nearly 47% of
the total work force is engaged in the agricultural sector.

The major crops grown in the district are rice, cumbu - ragi, green gram, black gram,
sugar cane and groundnut. Apart from this, certain horticultural crops like mango,
guava and vegetables have also bean cultivated successfully. The average area,
production and productivity of the Principal crops are as follows:

Apart from seasonal rivers like Kesathaliar, Aravar, Nandi, Kallar, Coovam and
Buckhingham Canal there is no perennial river in the district. Since these seasonal
rivers are not sufficient, irrigation through tanks, tube wells and open wells are very
Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
Animal husbandry is a subsidiary occupation of the district due to the presence of a
number of small and marginal farmers.
Presently, there are four Government Schemes in operation Viz., Backyard poultry
farm, Buffalo Rearing Scheme, Special Animal Husbandry Programme and special
campaign to protect animals. There are 5 Veterinary Hospitals, 24 Veterinary
Dispensaries, 77 sub-centres and 14 mobile veterinary units catering to the needs of
the farming community.

The total coastal area of the district is about 49803 ha and has a coast line of 80 kms
for marine fisheries. Prawn/shrimp culture is famous at the coast line of
Gummidipoondi and Minjur. The total fish production is to the tune of 11372 tonnes.
Mineral Resources
The district does not contain any precious mineral. However it has a few varieties of
major and minor minerals.Minor minerals
Lime Shell     Pulikat Lake, Sunnambukulam, Annamalaicherry
Silica Sand Elavoor, Eravanoor, Ennore, Gummidipoondi & Ponneri Taluks
Stoneware Clay         Adhigathur, Odhapai, Gudapakkam Kandigai
Major minerals
River Sand     Kosasthaliyar, Araniar, Kallar, Nandi, Coovam
Blue Metal     Pallipattu and Tiruttani Taluks
Gravel Ponneri and Gummidipoondi Taluks
Brick Clay     Tiruvallur and Ponneri Taluks

Tiruvallur district is one of the fastest developing districts in Tamil Nadu in terms of
Industrial Development. The district has many leading industries like Madras
Refineries, Madras Fertilizers, Manali Petro Chemicals, MRF, Ashok Leyland, TI
Cycles, Britannia India Ltd, Parry India Ltd and Hindustan Motors. It also boasts of
the Ennore Thermal Power Station and the Avadi Tank Factory. The District has 16
Industrial Estates, all in operation : 11 developed by the Government and 5 by Private
Ambattur Industrial Estate, Ambattur.
Electrical Industrial Estate, Kakalur.
SIDCO Industrial Estate, Chennai - 98.
Industrial Estate, Madhavaram.
SIDCO Industrial Estate, Kakalur
Petrochemical Industrial Estate, Vichoor
SIDCO Industrial Estate, R.K. Pet
SIDCO Industrial Estate, Gummidipoondi
Industrial Estate, Mugappair
G.K. Industrial Estate, Porur
M.M.Industrial Estate, Alapakkam
Moccaram Industries, Velappan Chavadi
Nagappa Industrial Estate, Puzhal
Ekambara Naicker Industrial Estate, Alapakkam
This district has 16940 Small Scale Industries, notable among them being food, wood,
textile, chemical, engineering, non-metallic and leather industries.

Since this district is adjacent to the city of Chennai, there are remarkable number of
Educational Institutions in the district. Many professional institutions particularly the
veterinary university add honour to this district is the field of education. The literacy
rate is about 68% of the total population as per 2001 census (provisional). The list of
educational Institutions are given below.Universities           1
Arts and Science Colleges 11
Colleges for Professional Education
1.       Medicine (Allopathic) 3
2.       Engineering and Technology 23
3.       Polytechnic 12
Primary Schools          1155
Middle Schools           192
High and Higher Sec. School 189
Teacher's Training Institute 1

Work Force
The table given below presents details on workforce in the district. While the rural
workers are employed in agriculture and allied activities, the urban workforce is
employed in industries.      Number          Percentage
Total Workers 789989         --
Male workers 602468          76.26%
Female workers        187521         33.75%
Rural workers 468753         59.34%
19 March 2003         321236         40.66%

Departments, Authorities and Offices

Adi Dravidar & Tribal Welfare
Backward & Most Backward Class
Commercial Taxes
Directorate of Employment & Training
District Differently Abled Welfare Office
District Rural Development Agency (DRDA)
Ex-Serviceman’s Welfare
Fire and Rescue Services
Geology and Mining
Health and Family Welfare
Industries and Commerce, District Industries Centre
Legal Services Authority
Municipal Administration
Mahalir Thittam
Public Works Department - Buildings Wing
Revenue Division Offices
Rural Development
Small Savings
Social Welfare (DSWO)
Sports Deveopment Authority
Taluk Offices
Tamil Nadu Khadi and Village Industries Board
Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation
Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD)
TANSAC Society
Tiruvallur Care Society
Town Panchayat
Treasuries and Accounts
Vazhndhu Kattuvom Project


Central Government Schemes

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

Indira Awaaz Yojana (IAY)

Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)

Bio Gas

National Bank Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

State Government Schemes

Namakku Naame Thittam (NMT)

Memeber of Legislative Assembly Constituency Development Scheme (MLACDS)

Rural Infra Structure (RIS)

Rural Building Maintenance and Renovation Scheme (RBMRS)
Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC)

Scheme Component of Pooled Assigned Revenue (SCPAR)

Worshipping Places

Karaikal Ammaiyar Mukthi Adaintha Place, Tiruvalangadu

Devi Karumariamman Temple, Thiruverkadu

Lord Arulmigu Subramaniya Swami Temple, Tiruttani

Lord Siva Temple and Ashramam, Tamaraipakkam

Lord Siva Temple, Coovam - Kadambathur & Tiruvlangadu

Lord Veeraraghava Perumal Temple, Tiruvallur

Murugan Temple, Ponneri

Sri Bhavaniamman Temple, Periyapalayam

Vadivudaiamman Temple, Tiruvottiyur

Sri Viswaroopa Panchamukha Anjaneyaswami Temple
Tourist spots

Poondi Reservoir (Tiruvallur Taluk)

Places of interest




Pazhayanur (Tiruttani Taluk)

Poovirundavalli (Poonamallee)

Beautification of Tiruvallur Veeraraghava Swamy Temple Tank
The Tiruvallur Town is situated in a congested atmosphere without any recreation
facilities to the general spublic and so also for the Children of this town. With a view
to give relief the public of this Town, the Collector, Tiruvallur with his personal
interest has renovated the Tank of Veeraraghava Swamy Temple in Tiruvallur and
formed the front portion of the tank as a park with a children's playground. This park
was constructed under the "Namakku Naame" Scheme. The residents of Tiruvallur
Town are now fully utilising the said park and children playground daily particularly
in the evening hours.

Master Plan Complex

In Tiruvallur District, Master Plan Complex to the value of Rs.5.10 crores has been
sanctioned by the Government for locating Collectorate offices of this District in one
area. An extent of 149.42 acres of land in Perumbakkam village, Tiruvallur Taluk, has
been selected for locating all Government Offices. The then Hon'ble Chief Minister
laid the foundation stone for the construction of Master plan complex on 25.4.99. As a
first phase of this project the Collectorate complex having 1+2 floors was inaugurated
on 07-10-2000 by the then Hon'ble Chief Minister.

Computerization in District Administration

Monitoring the Administration by the Collector using Computer network with Taluk
and Block Development Offices.

Thiruvallur district is the first district which had taken up the computerization of both
Taluk Offices and Block Development Offices in Tamil Nadu. All the eight Taluk
Offices and fourteen Block Development Offices are equipped with latest advanced
Computers along with peripherals Printer, Uninterrupted Power Supply and Modem.
All the Taluk offices and block development offices are interlinked with Collectorate
and District Rural Development Agency through computer network. Network is
designed using the advanced Information Technology methods. It is also proposed to
interlink with the Secretariat directly with Taluk and Block Development Offices, so
that CM Office can retrieve the required information directly accessing the computer
of the concern office. Software is developed by National Informatics Centre. All the
public related Systems will be enabled with Intranet and Internet access, which

e-Governance Initiatives in Tiruvallur District

Comprehensive Public Services Delivery System (CPSDS)
Tiruvallur District administration has implemented a very innovative Comprehensive
Public Services Delivery System (CPSDS) consisting of very quick, reliable, and
responsive delivery of services to people and quick and effective redressal of their

This includes presenting of petition by the people through all possible modes such as,
in person, on line through e-mail, and through SMS using their mobile phones. The
delivery of services is assured to the petitioners within the time indicated as per
citizens’ charter. For petitions received through e-mail, online and through SMS,
replies are sent to the petitioners through the same mode.

Services offered by the District Administration

Various Government Departments under the District Administration offer a large
number of public services to the general public through the Office of the District
Collector, three Revenue Divisional Offices, Nine Taluk Offices, and 14 Block
Development Offices in the Tiruvallur District. These services include various
certificates such as Birth & Death certificates, income and community certificates etc,
and provision of benefits under poverty alleviation schemes.

Under the existing system, general public usually approach the concerned Officers in
the above offices’ with their requests for services for which they have to spend a lot of
time and have to incur expenditure on travel etc. Further, they are forced to take a day
off from their regular work, which results in loss of daily wages for that particular
day. To overcome such hardships to general public, a totally new and innovative
system of sending petitions to the concerned offices and delivery of services has been
introduced in Tiruvallur District. The new system focuses on process improvements
and introduction of new monitoring and supervision mechanisms using electronic
governance to improve access to and delivery of services to the people. The details of
this new system are explained below.

Detailed Description of CPSDS

Online System for Grievance Day Petitions

General public usually gather at the Collectorate and other Government offices in the
district every Monday to submit their grievance petitions directly to the District
Collector. This day is aptly named in Tamil as ‘Manu Needhi Naal’. District Collector
himself goes through the gist of the petition and immediately calls the concerned
Officer who is present in the meeting to take further action on the grievance.

Though this system was computerized earlier, a new system has now been introduced
to make it completely online for the benefit of the general public. Accordingly, with
the help of NIC, Tamil Nadu State, a web-based system has been designed with the
following URL for district officers, and for general public. For district level officers, a
unique user name and password has been created to access the system for feeding
reply and other related activities. However, general public can directly submit their
requests by accessing the above URL.

From 7th of January 2008, the system has been switched over completely to online
mode through which the petition received from the petitioner is directly marked to the
concerned officer. Suitable reply for the petition has to be duly entered by the
concerned officer. Spl. Deputy Collector (Social Security Scheme) is authorized either
to accept or reject the reply entered by the concerned officer. In case a petition is
rejected, the concerned officer will have to re-enter a suitable reply for the petition as
it will be marked as pending against his / her name. Similarly, if a petition marked by
the Assistant in the Spl. Deputy Collector (Social Security Scheme) Section is not
related to that office, then he/ she may mark it to the intended Office by writing
appropriate message in the reply column.

Now, as per Govt. direction, the URL has been changed as for district level Officers’ and for general public as the Online System has been extended
to all the Districts in the State.

Comprehensive Coverage of all Types of Petitions
Provision has been made in the software for the public to feed various types of
grievance petitions received by the district administration. On receipt of petitions,
they are entered online in the appropriate file as noted above and marked to the officer
concerned for taking further action. The officer concerned has to take immediate
action and feed the reply through the computer so that the disposal of the petition
could be known immediately.

The petitioner can also verify the status of his/her application as to whether it is
disposed off or pending with period of pendency by entering into the website, OR . The petitioner
can access the reply given to his/ her petition by entering the application number
given to the petition in the acknowledgement. Replies are also sent through post to the

Petitions through SMS / MMS

The district administration has also introduced an entirely new mode of receiving
petitions through SMS / MMS in association with BSNL and NIC, Tamil Nadu. The
SMS / MMS petitions sent are received at a dedicated email address.

In this email address, ‘ m ’ stands for Mobile, ‘ a ‘stands for Arasu (meaning ‘
Government ’ in Tamil) and ‘ tlr ‘ stands for the 3-letter district code of the district.
BSNL has offered its SMS services through the number 54373. When a SMS is sent
following the procedure below, Since its introduction in November 2007, over 900
SMS / MMS petitions have been received and disposed of by various departments in
the district.

How To Send Petitions through SMS?
This innovative method of receiving petitions from general public through SMS using
their mobile phones is the FIRST of its kind in the entire State. The petitioner has to
key in the message in the following format.

TLR<space>BC<space>DD/MM/YYYY<space> Name<space>Address

where TLR is the short name of the district and BC represents the type of request
namely, Birth Certificate. Similarly, DC represents Death Certificate, IC represents
Income Certificate, GP represents Grievance Petition and etc.
SrNo. Type of Service         SMS Sending Method
1      Birth Certificate
TLR BC Date_of_Birth Baby_Name Place_of_Birth Parents_Name_and_Address
2      Death Certificate
TLR DC Date_of_Death Deceased_Name Place_of_Death_and_Address
3      Community Certificate          TLR CC Petitioner_Address_and_Community
4      Residence Certificate TLR RC Petitioner_Residence_Address
5      Income Certificate     TLR IC Petitioner_Address_and_Income_Details
6      Patta Copy      TLR PC
Survey_Number/Subdivision_Number and Patta_Number

7       General Petition  TLR GP

After typing the details, the SMS has to be sent to the number 54373. The petitioner
automatically get the confirmation of message sent from the service provider. The
SMS is then automatically redirected to the dedicated email address by the Service

All the messages received are immediately forwarded to the concerned officer
through his/her official email address. The concerned officer downloads and prints the
petitions thus received through SMS on daily basis. The hard copy itself is treated as a
petition and necessary action is initiated. This system has been introduced free of
charge to the petitioners. The petitioner has to pay the application fees, processing
charges if any, as prescribed by the Government at the time of getting his/her
requested services - submitted through SMS. The petitioner is given reply on the
petition through SMS using web-based software.

Requests for Birth, Death, Legal heir, Nativity and Income Certificates, Family Card,
A-Register/ Patta copy involving or not involving sub division, Old Age Pension
application, general grievances etc. may be sent through SMS using the above
procedure. If any discrepancy is found in the SMS, the same is informed to the
petitioner through SMS.

MMS Petitions

Similarly, petitioners are encouraged to send photographs of any incidents/ accidents/
natural calamities occurring in their locality, which needs district administration’s
immediate intervention, through MMS. They can also send applications through this
method for services that require a photograph to be submitted, such as for obtaining a
new Ration Card and Old Age Pension. For this, one needs to have a cell phone with
camera and GPRS facility. With this facility, one can send the petition as an email to
the email address along with the photograph through his/her cell
phone itself. Action on the petition is initiated immediately in such cases and reply is
given to the petitioner through SMS / MMS

Further steps have been taken for deducting the fees fixed by the Government for the
issue of various certificates and delivery of services by BSNL from the outstanding
balance of the cell phone account of the user. Thus the petitioner need not visit the
Government office for paying the application fees, etc. On receipt of SMS, BSNL
deducts the application fee and Government charges if any from the balance amount
at the credit of the cell phone account of the applicant and sends it to the District
Collector for proper remittance into Government account.

Women SHGs have been involved in this system by giving proper training to assist
the public to send their applications through SMS, MMS and through e-mail using
this method. The publics have been benefited immensely through this new system.

Mass Contact Programme

Every month Mass Contact Programme is being conducted by the District Collector
and the District Revenue Officer in selected villages, the public can meet and submit
petitions on various requests on the spot to the District Collector. All these petitions
are computerized in the website OR . The petitioners can know the status of their petitions
through this website.

Agriculture Grievance Day

The District Collector is also conducting Agricultural Grievances Day every month to
redress the grievances of the agriculturists, all petitions received on that day are
computerized and action is taken immediately. Replies are sent to the petitioners
through post. They can also see the reply online. During the grievance day meeting,
all petitions given previously are discussed and are replied to the satisfaction of the

Information centre in all RDO’s , Taluk and BDO Offices

An Information Centre has been opened in all the Revenue Divisional Offices(3),
Taluk Offices(9) and Block Development Offices(14) in Tiruvallur District to receive
petitions. All petitions are entered in computer and acknowledgement slips are given
to the petitioners. Certificates for which enquiry is not necessary are given @ 3 p.m.
on the same day itself in the Information Centre. In other cases, the date and time on
which replies would be given are noted in the acknowledgement given to them and
the applicants can receive them on the prescribed date without any difficulty and
delay. The petitioner can know the status of his request through the website noted in
the acknowledgement.
Electronic File Processing System (EFPS)

Each Tapal received by the District Administration is allotted a computer generated
unique number using this system. Further, it is being marked to the concerned
Assistant at the input level itself. The concerned Assistant has to initiate action on the
file through computer only. He has to mark to the next higher authority who in turn
will forward to the ultimate authority who is empowered to take final action on it.
This is definitely a boon to the District Administration as it has completely removed
usage of stationery. The System is in operation since March 2008.

Upon its successful launch in the Revenue Department, it has been extended to all
other Departments as per the direction of the then Collector. All files in the
Collectorate building are processed only through computers. Now, the Government
has issued a GO to the effect that all other Districts in the State to follow this System
with immediate effect. At present, Ambattur Taluk Office is using EFPS System.

Online District Revenue Administration Review Meeting

Collector use to conduct a monthly meeting of officials from Revenue and other
Departments to review the progress made by the concerned in the various welfare
Schemes of the Government. District Administration will collect the data from its
sub-ordinate offices before the actual meeting. As per the directive of the then
Collector, an online system ( ) was developed by NIC
to collect the data from the Revenue Divisional Offices and Taluk Offices. This has
evoked positive response from the District Administration for its paperless mode of
operation. System is successfully in operation since March 2008.

Tamil Nilam

Land Records Software is in operation in all the nine Taluk Offices in the District. All
Patta transferes with or without Sub Divisions are being carried out using the
Software. KRP is authorised to generate and issue the A-Register Extract and Chitta
Extract to the public after obtaining Signature from the Authorised Signatory for
which a nominal fee of Rs. 20/= is charged per copy as per Govt. direction. Further,
provision is given in the Tamil Nilam Software for entering the Petition details as
received from the public.

Two Acre Land Assignment Software

Two Acre Land Assignment Software was developed by NIC-TNSC which keeps
track of beneficiary details, type of land whether encroached or Non-encroached etc.
During the Phase I operation, all taluk officials entered the details at the District
Computer Section in a centralised manner. However, subsequent phases were carried
out at the respective Taluk Office itself.
House Site Patta Assignment Software and House Site Survey Software

The Software was developed by NIC-TNSC which keep track of beneficiary details,
type of land whether encroached or Non-encroached etc. As in the case of Two acre
Land Assignment, Phase 1 details were entered at the District Computer Centre in a
centralised manner. However, subsequent Phases were entered at the respective Taluk

Land Lease Information System

This is also a part of the Tamil Nilam Software developed by NIC-TNSC. It keeps
track of Land Lease details in Taluks in the District.

Computerised Jamabandhi Accounts System

Tamil Nilam Software is in operation in all the nine taluk offices in the District since
2003 and in the newly created Madhavaram Taluk Office since December 2009.
District Administration conducts Jamabandhi in all the taluks under the chairmanship
of senior Revenue officials during the month of May / June of every year. The
computerised Jamabandhi Accounts system implemented in Uthukottai Tauk and
Ambattur Tauk.

Online NSAP Software (

Online NSAP Software which keeps track of beneficiaries details pertaining to

Collabland Software

Collabland Computer Centre was inaugurated by the then Collector during March
2009. At present, 20 computers including one Server, Printers and Plotters are in full
use in the Centre. FMB work related to Pallipet Taluk was taken up during March
2009 and completed in March 2011. The then COSS personally visited the Office to
monitor the progress made in the FMB computerisation. Now, Tiruttani Taluk FMB
maps are being computerised using the latest CollabLand Software.

Online BC/ MBC Scholarship System

NIC-TNSC, Chennai has developed an Online System
( for maintaining the students details,
scholarship details including Hostel Fees etc. for the benefit of BC/ MBC Department
as per the direction the Director. Accordingly, a training program was conducted at
the Collectorate to all the staff of Arts & Science Colleges and Professional Colleges
in the entire District during November 2009. Computerised disbursement of
Scholarship System was implemented from December 2009 onwards. Similarly,
refresher training was conducted to the staff of all the above institutions in the District
for Renewal of Scholarship through Online System at the Collectorate in the month of
July 2010 for Renewal of Scholarship to old students.

Online Adi Dravidar Tribal Welfare Scholarship System

Similarly, NIC-TNSC, Chennai has developed an Online System
( for maintaining the students details,
scholarship details including Hostel Fees etc. for the benefit of BC/ MBC Department
as per the direction the Director. Accordingly, a training program was conducted at
the Collectorate to all the staff of Arts & Science Colleges and Professional Colleges
in the entire District during August 2010. Computerised disbursement of Scholarship
System was implemented from September 2010 onwards.

Payroll System

Payroll System developed by NIC-TNSC, Chennai is in operation in all the State
Government Departments since 1999. Updated Versions of the Software is
implemented as soon as new version is released by NIC-TNSC. Currently, latest
Payroll version is in operation in the entire District. Payment is made through ECS
since 2004. VI Pay Commission Arrears was calculated and disbursed in installments
through ECS using the Arrears Software developed by NIC-TNSC.

Treasury Computerisation

When ECS was implemented in 2004, all DDOs’ in the District had to process their
Salary and Non-Salary Bills through the Payroll Software and submit the Bills in a
floppy along with a hard copy to the respective Treasury/ Sub-Treasury. Using
Verification Software for clearing the Bills through ECS. Similarly, pension payments
are also done through ECS at Treasury and Sub-Treasury Offices using e-Pension

RTO computersiation

NIC has developed Vahan and Sarathi Software for issue of computerised Driving and
Vehicle Licences to the public since 2005. Software is in operation at RTO Tiruvallur,
RTO RedHills, Unit Office Poonamallee and Unit Office Ambattur. This has led to
transparency in the daily activities at all the above Offices.
Online Certficates Monitoring System

All types of Certificates such as Birth, Still Birth, Death, Nativity/ Residential,
Community, Legal Heirship and Income issued at Taluk Offices are processed
through the Online Software ( developed by NIC-
TNSC, Chennai since 2008. All Certificates are entered in the Computer in the above
portal by making use of their Username and Password and an unique Computer No. is
allotted to each Certificate. Same is separately maintained in a Register by the
concerned official. Whenever, additional copies are required by the public, it can be
easily generated by providing the computer No. of the particular Certificate.

Online e-Tenders System

NIC-TNSC has developed an online e-Tenders System
( for the Phase I Users of various Departments
in the State Government through which tender related documents can be uploaded in
the online mode. Each Department is provided with a unique User ID and Password
with which user can login into the Online System and host their Tender documents for
the benefit of the bidders. Rural Development, TASMAC etc. are some of the
Departments utilising the above facility. Various Municipalities in the District are
using Phase II e-Tenders System in which all tender related transactions such as
Invitation, Bidding and Allotment etc. are being carried out in the Online mode itself.
To accomplish this all Municipal Commissioners are issued DSCs by NIC, New

Video Conferencing System

NIC, new Delhi has provided VC equipments such as 29" TV, TV Trolley, VC
System etc. to all the Districts in the State through which Head of Departments can
review the work progress at the remote place from Chennai itself. Previously, this
facility was provided through VSAT. However, of late, same is provided through
NIC’s leased line network.


State Wide Area Network has been identified as one of the core e-Governance back
bone infrastructure by National e- Governance Action Plan (NeGP). DIT, GOI has
issued guidelines for setting up of State Wide Area Network and also extended partial
financial support to the States. GOI has approved the SWAN proposal of TamilNadu
during April 2005 for the project. GOTN has given administrative approval vide G.O
Ms.No.11 dated 27.10.2006 of IT Department towards setting up of TNSWAN.
TNSWAN core network has 708 nodes ( POPs- Point of Presence), which was created
at the Secretariat, Rajbhavan, DGP office, Commissioner of Police, Corporation of
Chennai, Governement Complexes such as DPI,DMS,Ezhilagam,Panagal Building
and Kuralagam at Chennai and at the Collectorates, Revenue Divisional Offices,
Taluk offices and Block Development office. This Network will link all the
Government departments to provide Voice, Data and Video connectivity for
improving the delivery of services to the public and for improving the response-time
and transparency.

ELCOT is the implementing agency of the project.HCL Infosystems Ltd is the
consultant of the project. Tata Consultancy Services is the Operating Agency of the
network, who has set up and maintaining the network on BOOT (Build ,Own, Operate
and Transfer) basis over a period of 5 years. BSNL is the bandwidth provider of the
network. The Network is being centrally operated, managed and maintained by TCS
from the Network Operating Centre(NOC), Perungudi. A 24x7 help desk is
operational at NOC by TCS and BSNL has a dedicated help desk at Trichy.

The core back bone network has successfully commissioned and the the BOOT
operation has commenced with effect from 1.12.2007. The TNSWAN project was
formally inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu & Hon'ble
Minister for communications & I.T,GOI on 08.04.2008. TamilNadu is the first
State,which has commenced the BOOT operation of the Network in the country.

The core network is being operated and maintained by TCS, the Operating Agency.
The sites are being maintained by the respective Office(
Collectorate/RDO/TLK/BDO). Any site issue at the POP is brought to the knowledge
of the nodal officer of that POP appointed by the District Administration. The
Operating Agency and ELCOT together with the co-ordination of the respective nodal
officer to set right the issue for the smooth running of the network to provide
uninterrupted services to the end user.

As of today, around fifty plus Government applications are running through the
network. Also, Inauguration of the various schemes through Video Conferencing by
the Hon'ble Chief Minister is being done through TNSWAN.

Horizontal Connectivity

Government Departments have to get connected to the TNSWAN POPs to come
under the SWAN intranet, to roll out their applications and also to avail other services
such as voice, internet, Video Conferencing etc. TamilNadu is the first State, which
has gone for the horizontal connectivity through an open tender process.

ELCOT has floated a open rate contract tender for horizontal connectivity. ELCOT
has finalized three Network Integrators, viz., Bharath Electronics Ltd, Tata
Consultancy Services Ltd, and HCL Info systems Ltd. through this tender to provide
horizontal connectivity to about 5000 Government offices. BSNL is providing the
bandwidth for the horizontal offices at the same rates, that was finalized for the core
network. To provide connectivity to the Government Departments, the existing
networking hardware in the POPs have to be upgraded. Hence, ELCOT has finalized
one Network Integrator, Wipro Ltd through this tender for up gradation of TNSWAN
POPs and the work of upgradation of POPs is under progress.

As of today, horizontal connectivity network is under operation at 210 offices of
Commercial Tax, 74 offices of TWAD, 48 hospitals (TNHSP), TN e-Governance
Agency, State Health Society and AGS office.

Work is under progress for Employment & Training (Training wing-67), Forest(96),
TNHSP(222), Medical services Corpn.(25), Transport(141), Municipal
Administration(165), Industries (68) and IAMWARM project.(53)

Work orders have been issued to the Network Integrators for giving connectivity to
Treasuries and Account Dept.(247 ), Employment & Training (Employment wing-
48), Registration(700), Forest (12), TNHB (19), Survey (25) departments and NIC

Broad Band Connectivity

ELCOT has floated a open rate contract tender for Broad Band connectivity and
finalized BSNL as the service provider for the same. As of today, broad band
connectivity work orders have been issued to BSNL to provide Broad band service to
2364 offices and 4036 schools.

Main Frame Data Centre

The functional testing of the TNSWAN (Tamil Nadu State Wide Area Network) was
completed by July 2007. During that period, DIT ( Department of Information
Technology), Government of India was working on the guidelines to set up the State
Data Center throughout the country. In this situation, ELCOT has taken a proactive
initiative to set up a Data Center with two Linux complaint enterprise class Main
Frame Servers adjacent to the NOC (Network Operating Centre) to roll out the e-
Governance applications of the Government through TNSWAN. The Data Centre has
commissioned as on 29.02.08. Main Frame Servers have been commissioned adjacent
to the Network Operating Centre (NOC) of TNSWAN at ELCOT Premises,
Perungudi to meet the immediate requirement of the Departments to roll out their
applications through TNSWAN. The Mainframe Data Centre was formally
inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of TamilNadu & Hon'ble Minister for
Communications & I.T, GOI on 8.04.08.

The following applications are running on the Main Frame Servers.
Family Card Project.

e-Gov..Web Portal of Chennai Corporation.

PDS on line Billing (RCS)

MGR Medical University (Examination server)

e-Service Centre at the Collectorate
To establish an e-Service Centre for the benefit of general public at the Collectorate
was initiated by NICSI, New Delhi. The newly constructed e-Service Centre was
inaugurated on 03/06/2008. Two high end Servers and seven Clients were supplied by
NICSI, New Delhi with LAN equipments. Initially, A-Register and Chitta Extracts of
taluks anywhere in the District were generated using the TNSWAN connectivity and
given to the Public on payment of the prescribed fees by the Government. This was
done after verifying the authenticity of the owner of the Land. Spl. Tahsildar
(Refugees Section) was given the responsibility of verifying and signing the extracts.
Now, the Head Assistant, Record Section is vested with that power.

Further, GDP Petitions received from general public every Monday are being fed
using the Online GDP Software at the e-Service Centre. Further, any other important
work relating to Election, DRDA, RTO and Police are being carried out at the e-
Service Centre with prior permission from the District Administration.

The various e-Governance initiatives described above are a totally new, unique and
highly innovative in nature implemented by the Tiruvallur district administration to
improve the delivery of Government services to the people and to provide a
transparent, complaint free, and responsive administration to the public. It has been
highly appreciated by the people, Media, and the Government.


Land is the habitat of man and its wide use is crucial for economic, social and
environmental advancement of all countries. Although it is part of natural human
heritage, access to land is controlled by ownership patterns. It is partitioned for
administrative ease and used in many ways. More recently, the need for thoughtful
and careful stewardship of land, together with intensive use and management of its
resources, has emerged as a matter of major global concern.

Access to Land Records is very limited and people are ignorant of the existing
system. Even for simple transfer of ownership from father to his own son, the process
consumes lot of time and energy. Hence, it is high time to go in for computerization
of Land Records.

Land information is vital for making decisions related to land investment,
development and management. It involves making fundamental policy decisions
about the nature and extent of the investments in the land. Land Information System is
giving support to the District Administration by providing information about the land
and its resources.

In view of the large volume of data it is becoming extremely difficult to effectively
monitor the transactions and manage the information flow through conventional
manual system. Computer based Land Records Information System is helpful to:

Ensure proper maintenance of Land Records
Furnish copies of Patta (Record of Rights) to the Holders speedily and in legible form
Minimize tampering of Land Records and maintain accuracy
Easy retrieval of records
Proper updation of records on land transfers.
Integration of data with Geographical Information System (GIS).


1. Land Holding Details (A-Register)

The land holding details (A-Register) is a permanent register of each village which is
having the details of Survey Number, Subdivision Number, Type and Category of the
Land, Extent of the land, Rate of Cess, Total Cess, Patta Number, Owners Details and
Usage of the land. Survey Department is the authority for maintenance of this register.

2. Land Ownership Details (Chitta)

This is maintained by Village Administrative Officer (VAO). This register has details
such as Patta Number, Land Owner name (Pattadhar), his address and the Land
Survey number.

3. Patta Transfer

The transfer of lands can occur in two ways:

Transferring the land ownership to another buyer

Transfer of land ownership to legal heirs.

The name transfer may involve sub divisions in the existing land area.

4. Sub Division Details

Land parcels are basically divided and maintained using Survey Numbers and its Sub-
division Numbers. This occurs when a portion of the land is transferred to a new
owner or to the assignee.

5. Changes in Classification
Classification of a particular piece of land is done through settlement. Due to
prevailing conditions, if the authorities feel that it is necessary to change the
classification of land such as Porambokku into Natham , Wet into Dry, etc., then the
changes are carried out accordingly in this register.

6. Land Assignment

Assignment of Government Porambokku (Wasteland), in favour of the eligible
persons either free of cost or on collection of market value is called Assignment

7. Land Acquisition

Compulsory acquisition of any patta land for any public purpose, subject to the Land
Acquisition Act, is called Land Acquisition.

8. Land Relinquishments

Giving up of title over any land by the Land Owner in favour of the Government or
Local Bodies is called Relinquishment.

9. Land Alienation

Transfer of any Government land in favour of any Government Department or Local
Bodies or Quasi Government organisation is called Land Alienation.

10. Land Encroachment

Encroachment of Government land or land owned by local authority such as
Panchayat, by a person or group of persons is called Encroachment.

11. Land Revenue

It is the tax levied by the State Government for each Fasli year based on Tharam
(Quality) and Classification. Local Cess and Local Surcharge are added with the basic
land tax.

12. Land Settlement
Finalisation of each Survey Number indicating sort, tharam and classification of each
piece of land and its ownership details.

13. Adangal
Adangal is the Village Account No.2 which is maintained for each Fasli year by the
VAO. It contains details about each piece of land in a particular village, the crop that
is raised and its condition.

The Land Holding Details (A-Register) and Land Ownership details (Chitta) are the
Master Records. The other records are updated depending on the transactions.

Objectives of Touch Screen Kiosk
To facilitate and amplify the government public interface and bring the administration
closer to the people

Integrate this with the Computerisation of Land Records programme so as to ensure
that the benefits of the computerisation programme can reach the public and enable
easier access to desired information on their own and with greater ease.

Integrate this with information on OAP/ Destitute

Integrate this with Birth and Death Certificates

Integrate this with Information on Guideline values (Registration fee)


District CollectorPhone :      (044) 27661600, 27662533
Fax : (044) 27661200
Email :

Additional Collector / Project Director (Development)Phone :          (044) 27663731,
Email :

District Revenue OfficerPhone :       (044) 27662222
Email :

National Informatics Centre, Tiruvallur Phone :       (044) 27660904
Email :