Ranipet district is a district of Tamil Nadu, India, formed by trifuricating the Vellore district. The Government of Tamil Nadu has announced its proposal on August 15, 2019, together with Tirupattur district. However it was officially declared on November 28, 2019 by Chief Minister. The town of Ranipet would serve as the district headquarters.
Ranipet District consists of two Revenue Divisions, Ranipet and Arakkonam, Six Taluks., Arcot, Walajah, Kalavai, Sholinghur, Arakkonam, and Nemili, Eighteen Revenue Firkas, Arakkonam South, Arakkonam North, Pallur, Paranji, Kaveripakkam, Panapakkam, Nemili, Sholinghur, Banavaram, Velam, Walajah,Ranipet, Visharam, Arcot, Timiri, Pudupadi, Kalavai and Mambakkam., comprising of 330 Revenue Villages. The District has Seven blocks, Arakkonam, Kaveripakkam, Nemili, Sholinghur, Walajah, Arcot and Timiri, comprising of 288 Village Panchayats. There are five Municipalities, Ranipet, Arakkonam, Walajah, Arcot, Melvisharam and Nine Town Panchayats, Sholinghur, Kaveripakkam, Timiri, Kalavai, Nemili, Thakkolam, Panapakkam, Vilapakkam, Ammoor.
Ranipet is connected with major cities in the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh. The National Highways passing through Ranipet are NH 46 (Bangalore–Chennai road) and NH 4 from Ranipet to Chennai.
MINERALS AND MINING
The District is rich in mineral deposits
Narasimmar Temple, Sholingar There is an inscription of 14th century in the Big Hill and another of 17th century in Small Hill and also a inscription in Telugu Language. There is a small window opposite to Lord Narasimhas Shrine at Big Hill, through which the Lord give darsan to Yoga Anjeneya at Small Hill. Yoga Narasimhar is facing east and the Small Hill is at the eastern side of the Big Hill. Swamy Dhottachar used to worship Lord Varadaraja Perumal of Kanchi on the third day of Brahmotchavam every year. Once he was not able to visit kanchi and thus missed the Seva. The worried Dhottachar offered prayers to Lord Varadharajar sitting on the banks of Brahma Theertham at Sholinghur.
Rathnagiri – Balamurugan Temple 15km from Vellore, Ratnagiri is famous for the Murugan temple situated small hillock. It is said that the temple was built in the 14th Century A.D. But renovations were made recently.
Ranipet is an industrial hub southern India. There are a number of large- and medium-scale leather industries making both finished leather and leather articles such as shoes and garments for export. There are other small-scale industries in Ranipet, mostly engaged in chemical, leather and tool making. These industries are the major lifeline for the town.