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Thanjavur Economy

Thanjavur economy is dependent largely on the indigenous industries such as hand loom, textile, chemical, paper and rubber. The small scale industries of Thanjavur were established around the year 1979. From then on, the city has been experiencing a gradual economic growth. Economy of Thanjavur has seen an immense growth in the recent years due to the flourishing of the silk and cotton industries. These industries have provided employment to more than 60,000 workers. The state government is funding these industries in order to expand their infrastructure and recruit more workers.

Thanjavur has also prospered due to its agricultural produce, which has been increasing every year. The major occupation of the common people of Thanjavur is cultivation. As Thanjavur is the largest producer of rice, its export is also higher in comparison to other food crops. Thanjavur draws a huge amount of revenue through the exporting of this food crop.

Due to the increasing availability of jobs in Thanjavur the economic condition is being enhanced. A wide plethora of jobs in the field of marketing, finance and banking, management, hotel industries are flooding the job market.

The tourism industry of Thanjavur has played a significant role in bringing about a positive metamorphosis in the economy. Thanjavur is home to innumerable shopping centers and tourist attractions mainly temples, which earn a huge amount of revenue from tourists and foreign travelers.

Trade and commerce has played a major role in elevating the overall economy of Thanjavur. The major items for trade are fish, handloom and rice. There are almost 166 banks, which assists trade and commercial dealings with various neighboring countries. Due to the rise in trade and commerce since 1999, the economy of Thanjavur has progressed rapidly.

Last Updated on 06 December 2011