About Economy

In Kanchipuram district agriculture is the major occupation of the people with 47% of the population engaged in it. Here, the major crop is Paddy Groundnuts, Sugarcane, Cereals & Millets and Pulses are the other major crops cultivated. Nearly, 76.50 Metric tons of lands are cultivated in Fuel wood and 8.039 tones in Cashew. Here, the Palar River along with Tanks and wells are the major sources of irrigation in this district.

Kanchipuram District is also called as 'Silk City' and 'Temple City', weaving silk saree is one of the main professions of the district. These silk weavers of Kanchipuram settled more than 400 years before and have given name and fame for silk sarees in the national as well as international level. Here, more than 70 percent of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu are in Kanchipuram district. Kanchipuram district is one of the main industrialized districts in the nation, because the Chennai is located near.

Sriperumpudur is one of the India’s largest manufacturing hubs. It is a home to the manufacturing units of Ford, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Samsung, Saint Gobain, Dell etc. It also the center of Information Technology (IT) boom in India. Numerous multinational IT companies like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Wipro Technologies, Cognizant Technology Solutions, etc. have set up their offices in Kanchipuram district. TCS and Infosys have built big offices with capacities of 22,000 and 25,000 employees, respectively.