The population of the district is more than 7 lakh (according to 2001 census) and it records a literacy rate of 85.54 percent. While the male literacy ratio is 90.28, the female literacy ratio is 80.80. The economy of the district is mainly based on agriculture and it has no major heavy industry to boast of. Apart from agriculture, the only industry that pays rich dividend to the district is tourism. With its idyllic nature, proximity to Ooty and Mysore, the well-laid roads and wildlife sanctuaries, the district has tremendous tourist potential.
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