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Tirupur is a small city in Coimbatore District in the south Indian state of Tamilnadu. Tirupur is referred to be the Textile Valley of India, and it is one of the important trading centers of India. Tirupur is the seventh largest city in Tamilnadu and one of the fast growing cities in the state.
Tirupur has gained universal recognition as the leading source of Hosiery, Knitted Garments, Casual Wear and Sportswear. Tirupur has a wide range of factories which export all types of Knits fabrics and supply garments for Kids, Ladies, Men's garments - both underwear and tops. The Tirupur city is also known for its Socks, stockings and tights exports and provides employment for about 300,000 people.
Some of the world leading and larges retailers including Wal-Mart, switcher, Diesel, Army, Tommy Hilfiger, M&S, FILA, H&M, PinkLemondae, HTHP, Reebok, Value, Pits top, Whale, etc. are manufactured at this place. The Tirupur city accounts for 90 % of India's cotton knitwear export; worth an estimated US$ 1 bn. Tirupur is basically a traditional centre for cotton ginning.
Tamilnadu textile city Tirupur, which has nearly 720 dyeing units, is ranked topmost in terms of generating hazardous waste discharging nearly 100 million litres of bilge water containing bleaching powder, sulphuric dyes, chemicals and other inorganic catalysts. These are dumped into the Noyyal River or in the open wasteland.
The discharge of unprocessed bilge water has already damaged over 80,000 acres of farmland along the Noyyal River. Tirupur has also brought a decline in the yield of crops like turmeric and bananas.
The Noyyal River divides the city into two sides, the north and the south. The Tirupur Kumaran memorial statue near the railway station is in the memory of Tirupur's famous freedom fighter. The Town Hall and Corporation Memorial pillar are other places of interest here.
How to get there:
The nearest international airport is the Coimbatore Airport.
Tirupur also has a railway station which is well connected from all over the country.
Bus services are also well organized.
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