Tiruchirapalli, also called ‘Tiruchi’ or ‘Trichy’, in the state of Tamil Nadu is the sixth cleanest city in India after securing 59.02 points. A thriving commercial centre situated on the banks of Cauvery River since ancient times, Trichy is located almost at the geographic centre of the state.
During British rule, the city was known for its tanneries, cigar-manufacturing units and oil presses. In current times, Tiruchirappalli has grown to be an important industrial as well as educational hub of central Tamil Nadu, since the factories of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project and Golden Rock Railway Workshops are located in Tiruchirappalli. Other important industries in Tiruchirappalli include the Trichy Distilleries and Chemicals Limited (TDCL), which manufactures rectified spirit, acetaldehyde, acetic acid, acetic anhydride and ethyl acetate.
The National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Indian Institute of Management, Bharathidasan University and Anna University of Technology have their campuses in the city, and attract thousands of students country-wide.