The District is divided into three revenue divisions comprising of 8 taluks, 13 blocks, 648 village panchayats and 1214 revenue villages.
Kanchipuram District known for its paddy and pulse cultivation. There is a good scope for the industry that is willing to manufacture energy food for all age groups and rice mills. (Rice mill - identified as Dynamic cluster)
Traditional industries like handlooms, silk weaving and rice milling are concentrated in Kanchipuram block. In fact the silk industry cluster at Kanchipuram block and the rice milling cluster at Madurantakam block point to the importance of these industries in the District?s economy.
The bovine population is high in the District and therefore, the Meat gravy concentrate industry having bright future here.
The District has achieved self sufficiency in the milk production and the surplus milk can be used to produce dairy products.
The fruit-based nutritious beverages are gaining popularity and are in good demand in urban areas. There is good scope for the units like mango pickles, Soft drinks, Chocolates and Chutneys.
There is a good demand for dried fish, fish meal, dried shrimp, canned shrimp and frozen shrimp in domestic as well as export market. There is good scope for exporting these products to countries like Spain, Japan, Australia, Italy, Belgium, Hongkong, U.K. U.S.A. Lanka, Saudi Arabia France etc.
Biofertilizers is one of the natural fertilizers, which is nitrogenous matter, which is immensely required for the growth of agricultural plant by virtue of their multifold superiority in soil replenishment with minerals essential nutrients of the plant tissue. The future demand of biofertilizers, is increasing at a tremendous pace, which necessitates the inclusion of the more unit to be established.
Vermicultureconverts organic waste into resource. Vermiculture can be used to process the residual waste of agricultural products. In recent years, the demand for this is very good in the Districts like, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai and Tiruvallur.
There are large scale units have come up recently in the District. These large-scale units provide good scope for the two and four wheeler service stations and few mechanical units have good future in the District itself.
The Rain Water Harvesting Structures with public participation has begun to show results. The important rivers in the District are Palar, Cheyyar and Vegavathi. Maduranthagam, Thenneri, Damal, Kolavai, Sriperumpudhur, Uthiramerur, Pillaipakkam and Sembaranmpakkam are the few lakes in the District.
The District leads in the production of fruits Vegetables and flowers in the State. The major horticultural crops are Mango and Cashew Banana. It has been proposed to set up a Mini Flower Auction Centre at Pallikaranai near Chennai Airport at a cost of Rs.15.00 crores to cater to the needs of flower growers to market their produce both in domestic and international markets
Kattankulathur, St. Thomas Mount, Kundrathur and Walajabad are the blocks where the potentials can be exploited by undertaking agro/food processing activities.
The Kanchipuram District is rich in fish resources. Potential for exploitation of marine fisheries in the District is high with the coastal line of 87.2 Km.
The District has two large scale car production units with foreign collaboration at Sriperumbudur (HYUNDAI) and at Maraimalainagar (FORD) and the giant glass-manufacturing unit of Saint Gobain Glass factory near Sriperumbudur providing employment to many people, besides number of ancillary units.
The dispersal of SSI units reveals that the concentration of SSI units is in St. Thomas Mount, Kanchipuram and Kattankulathur Blocks.
The major Khadi Industries include Cotton and Polyester khadhi, Silk and woolen units are in Kanchipuram District. More than 5,000 families are engaged in silk industry and their spectacular creations are marketed by a number of co-operative societies
Indian Bank is the lead bank in the District
The District has Four Universities, 30 Arts and Science colleges, two Medical College, 56 colleges for professional education. There are 1863 schools and 15 Institutes offering other professional education.
Kanchipuram District is serving by 33 railway stations and 233 Kms. of the total route length, shared by broad gauge (139 Kms) and meter gauge (94 Kms).
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), has developed comprehensive technology for industrial operations in fuel reprocessing and waste management.
The range of activities promoted by the Industrial Estates are vast - while Dr. Vikram Sarabai Estate at Thiruvanmiyur houses electronic industries, the Alathur Industrial Estate houses pharmaceutical industries and the Thirumidivakkam industrial estate houses leather products and finished leather.
A considerable number of granite polishing units are concentrated in Echambakkam, Sembarambakkam, Chenglepattu and Madurantakam areas.
Under the control of Industries department 8 cooperative societies are functioning and the Irula cooperative society has unique feature (Snake-antivenium production centre).
The District provides enough scope for the development and growth of industries engaged in Textiles Garments, Leather Products, Granites, Silk Alloy castings, Machine Tools and Automobile products.
Kanchipuram is a world-renowned silk city. Silk weaving in the handloom sector is clustered in and around Kanchipuram, which is famous for silk sarees. Kanchipuram's exquisite silk sarees are woven from pure mulberry silk in contrasting colours and have an enviable reputation for texture, lustre, durability and finish.The District has well developed silk and handloom weaving industries in the co-operative sector.
INDUSTRIAL ESTATES
TYPE OF INDUSTRIES
SIDCO Industrial Estate, Orikkai, Kancheepuram Zari,Engineering Auto components
SIDCO Industrial estate M.M.Nagar Auto Components engines,Motors
SIDCO Industrial Estate Alathur Pharmaceutical complex Pharmaceuticals
CMDA Industrial Estate Dev.Plots, M.M..Nagar Engines,Motors
Developed Plot Estate For Electrical & Electronic industries, Perungudi Electronics, Software
Dr.Vikram sarabai industrial estate.Tiruvanmiyur Electronics, Software
SIPCOT, Irungatukotai Automobile Engineering
SIPCOT, Sriperumbudur Glass and other products
The Chennai Export Processing Zone(CEPZ) 100% export units-Electronics, Rubber products & Garments
SIPCOT IT complex siruseri IT industries
SIPCOT ,Oragadam Engineering Industries Biotech, Electronics
Mahindra Industrial Park(SEZ) Computer software
SIDCO Estate, Thirumudivakkam. Engineering components
Further information about industries: SIPCOT , SIDCO, TIDCO, MEPZ