Farmers of the district of Karur are mainly engaged in the cultivation of Rice. Other crops grown in the region are millets, cereals, pulses, sugarcane, groundnut, and cotton. The major industries of the region are paper, bus body building and cement industries. A very common cottage industry is handloom industry engaged in the export of bed sheets, towels, floor rugs, tea towels, napkins, aprons, kitchen towels, pot holders, bathmats, tea mats, curtains, quill covers, shower curtains etc. People from far off places come to visit the Pasupatheesvarar Temple at Karur, built by the chola kings in the 7th century.
Last Updated on : 08 February 2012