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Tamil Nadu at a Glance
             Tamil Nadu is one of the 35 states of India. It lies on the eastern coast of the southern Indian peninsula bordered by Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Tamil Nadu is bound by the Eastern Ghats in the north, the Nilgris, the Annamalai Hills and Palakkad on the west, Bay of Bengal in the east, Gulf of Mannar, Palk Strait in the south east and Indian Ocean in the south. Tamil Nadu is the homeland of the Tamilians and has existed since prehistoric times. The culture and artwork of this region are considered to be some of the oldest in the world. It is home to one of the classical languages of World, Tamil. The language has been documented as being around for at least 5,000 years in the form palm manuscript and inscriptions and but was spoken long before that. Tamil Nadu also has one of the oldest culinary heritages in the world.

       

          It is one of the foremost states in the country in terms of overall development. One of the most industrialized and urbanized states in India, it is home to many natural resources, rare flora and fauna, cool hill stations, grand temples of Dravidian architecture, beach resorts, multi-religious pilgrimage sites and three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tamil Nadu covers an area of 130,058 km and is the eleventh largest state in India. Tamil Nadu has a coastline of about 1000 km which forms about 18% of the country‚Äôs coastline (third longest).

        

             

 

Highlights
 
Monthly Highlight of Activities
13 Special Outreach Programmes were organised by the units of DFP, Tamilnadu Region. The themes highlighted were Swachh Bharat Mission Beti Bachao Beti Padao, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Atal Pensiopn Yojana, Digital India Mission, Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana. 5 RMNCH+A programmes were organised by the units of DFP, Tamilnadu Region. A Host and Partner unit coordinated and organised both SOP and RMNCH+A Progs.
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