Export quality granites, different grades of limestone and minerals such as clay and gypsum are found. The chief crops are cotton, pulses, oilseeds and millets. Periyar and Kovilar at Pilavakkal in
Watrap are the major reservoirs, and Vaippar, Arjuna nadi and
Gundar are the major rivers.
The main pilgrim centers are Andal Thirukkovil, Irukkankudi Mariamman Temple, Boominathar temple, Srinivasaperumalkoil and Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple. Pongal, Adiperukku, Krithika Deepam, temple car festival, Chitra and Brahmotsavam are the major festivals. Other important fairs and festivals include Iyanar koil festival, Vailukanthamman koil festival, Perumal koil festival, Kannicheri Pudur fair, Muthalamman festival and Mullai Kottai Mariamman koil festival.