Palladam, a textile city is 38 kms from Coimbatore and the city is surrounded by many handloom industries and poultry. The population here is approximately 40,000. Tirupur which is a Little Japan is 13 kms from Palladam. The people here are involved mainly in Agriculture like Cotton and Tobacco. Most of the people here are not rich, as they are daily wage earning people. There are many industries like Knitting, Weaving and hatchery industries which earn foreign exchange for the city. There are 150 powerloom owners in and around Palladam. There is a Hitech Weaving park in Palladam. Mr Senthil Kumar is Chairman and Managing Director of Hitech Weaving Park. The two famous musicians Sanjeeva Rao, Prananathachar have lived here and practiced vocal. Both the musicians have captured a special place for them in the musical world.