Tam: விழுப்புரம் viḻuppuram
‘Great Town’ City/District, Tamil Nadu
From Tam: viḻu/vizhu, ‘great’, ‘excellent’. wealthy’; and puram, ‘town. ‘village’
Sugarcane is an important commercial crop in Viluppuram District. It is nicknamed the ‘Sugar Bowl of Tamil Nadu’.
It supplies all the cane for seven sugar mills located within the district and also supplies 5 other sugar mills located in the neighbouring districts.