Coimbatore – Phenomenal Growth ahead

A study report put together for Kishore Biyani’s Future Capital Research and National Council of Applied Economic Research’s (NCAER), has identified 20 top Indian cities, which though accounting for only 10% of the country’s population, will generate as much as 60% of its surplus income and 31% of its disposable income.  The authors have classified these 20 large cities, which accounted for nearly $100-billion of consumption expenditure in 2007-08, in three groups comprising;

Megacities (8) – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune

Boomtowns (7) – Surat, Kanpur, Jaipur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Bhopal and Coimbatore.

Niche Cities (5) – Faridabad, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh and Jalandhar.

According to the report:

  • These 20 cities despite impending economic slowdown, for the next eight years (2008-2016), will grow at a healthy rate of 10.1% per annum, compared to other cities growing at 7.9% per annum. In the past three years (2005-08), the top 20 have registered a growth of 11.2% per annum.
  • In the next eight years by 2016, while, the share of middle-income household ($6,000 to $30,000 per annum) in these twenty cities will increase from current 39% to 55%, the share of high-income households (more than $30,000 per annum) will increase three-fold to 13%. The share of very low-income households (below $3,000 per annum)not surprisingly, would come down by half from 16% now to 7% by 2016.
  • There is a 52% increase in spending as households graduate from low-income to middle class segment. The demand for the durables, for example, may go up by a substantial 84%, says the study.
  • In the next 40-odd years by 2050, share of the urban population in India will almost become equal (45%) to that of the rural population (55%). Currently, the ratio is 30:70 in favour of the rural population. This rapid urbanisation will mean an additional 379-million people in urban India.

So what does this mean for the coimbatore. It is going to be a very strong player in the economy of TN. The industries , including IT, will be moving from Chennai / Bangalore to CBE which will trigger an avalanche of retailers, consumer products (including auto dealers, banks, insurance, thrifts ) and therefore housing and real estate.

So we need a better and bigger airport, infrastructure for roads, railways, telecommunications, law and order, general public infrastructure ( like water , sanitation etc.)

Is it a tall order to ask this , given the magnitude of change predicted. ?


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Staff Selection Commission(SSC),Government of India recruits 250 section officers

Recruitment of Section Officer (Audit) Examination-2008

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold on 30/11/2008 an open competitive examination for recruitment to the posts of Section Officer (Audit), Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted post in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General in the Pay Scale of Rs.6500-10500 all over country.

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For Examination & Syllabus View

Name of Posts – Section Officer (Audit)

Scale of Pay – Rs.6500-10500

No. of Vacancies – 250 (UR-125, SC-38, ST-19, OBC-68)

Age – 18 to 27 years as on 18/08/2008. Age relaxation as per Govt. Orders.

Educational Qualification – Bachelor Degree of a recognised University.

Application Fee
Rs.80/- (No fee for SC/ST,PH and Ex-Servicemen candidates) by menas of Central Recruitment Fee Stamps only, available at head post office all over the ocuntry.

Last date to submit the application : 18/08/2008.
Last date for candidate of far-flung area is 25/08/2008.

Centre of Examination and Address to which Applications should be sent
The applications should be addressed to the Regional Office of the SSC as listed here;

Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Chennai, Madurai, Guntur, Tirupati, Rajmundry, Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Tirunevelli
Regional Director (SR), SSC, E.V.K. Sampath College Raod, Chennai-600006

Scheme of Examination
The examination will consist of two parts

(i) Written Exam carrying 300 marks in two papers , paper-I Objective type having English Language and General Awareness and Paper-II Conventional type of Arithmatic and

(ii) Personality Test (Interview) will carry 100 marks
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Job mela for women

A job mela for direct recruitment of women who have passed 8th STD will be held at Vallalar grounds here on July 25.According to Collector P. Amudha, candidates interested in obtaining placements in private firms in Hosur, Salem, Coimbatore and Tirupur could participate in the job mela.


Eligible candidates should produce their original and attested copies of their mark sheets at the mela.

She said private firms interested in recruiting candidates should contact the Employment Office in person to confirm about their participation and also about the vacancies.

The whole exercise is being undertaken free of cost for both the employers as well as the employees, the statement added.She noted that finding a job in the private sector through the Employment Exchange would neither deprive the candidate of their registration nor their seniority at the Exchange.

Thirumala Thirupathi Devasthanam

Thirumala Thirupathi Devasthanam information center is located at

TTD Information Centre
Stock Exchange Building
Tamil Nadu

Anna university Entrance test

Anna University Entrance test for MBA/MCA/M.E/M.Tech will be held on July5th at Government College of Technology Coimbatore.Here is the timing

  • MBA-9AM-1PM
  • M.E/M.Tech-12noon-2PM
  • MCA-3PM-5PM

The hall tickets can also be collected from Anna university office GCT campus one hour ahead of the test.

For more information call:6546655/6475544.

All the very best……

Talking library for visually impaired

Lions Club of Coimbatore by joining hands with the Bharatiyar University has set up a unique audio library for the visually impaired students considering how much these students struggle to get study material in Braille for higher studies.  The venture known as ‘Talking Library’ boasts of nearly a thousand recorded audiocassettes on various subjects for the benefit of the visually handicapped pursuing college and post graduation studies.

Visually challenged students have found this library very useful. They spend hours at the CD and record players machines listening to books, periodicals and their course materials.”I had come to this talking library for the first time and this talking library is a boon to the visually challenged persons like us. Generally, people with normal eyesight can easily access or go to any library and can also refer any kind of books but we can study only what is being taught to us in our class,” Ponnuswamy, Visually challenged student.

“Moreover this kind of talking library is very useful to all our brothers and sisters to refer various books and notes studying for M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D etc. This is really useful to us and in future we can also compete in the world equal to normal people and come up in life,” he added.

“It is for the first time with the help of Lions club they (Bharatiyar University) is initiating this scheme here. All the people have liked the CDs and audio cassette recordings which are not monotonous like Braille. So we have plans to create one more recording system in Coimbatore and want to thank the Lion’s Club,” said Subbulakshmi.It is estimated that 33.3 million of the world’s visually impaired people live in developing countries and more than half of the world’s blind live in India (nine million), Africa (seven million) and China (six million). By Jehovah. G (ANI)