Avadi is the 127th most populous city of India with a total population of 3,45,996. Avadi is a taluk of Thiruvallur district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the highest employment in Thiruvallur district is in Agriculture, Readymade garments, Rubber and Plastic, Metal, Engineering and other household industries. 22% of the workforce is employed in the Agricultural Sector, 74% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 4% are Household workers. The major exportable items are Auto components, Engineering products, Leather, Garments, Rubber products, Cycles, Electronic goods, Marine products, cosmetic, Textiles etc. Seasonal rivers like Kosasthalaiyar, Araniar, Nandi, Kallar, Cooum and Buckingham Canal are available but there is no perennial river in the district. Since these seasonal rivers are not sufficient, irrigation through tanks, tube wells and open wells are very common. The major crops grown in the district are Rice, Cumbu, Ragi, Green Gram, Black Gram, Sugarcane and Groundnut. Apart from this, certain horticultural crops like Mango, Guava and vegetables have also been cultivated successfully. The famous session of the Indian National Congress was held at Avadi on 10 January 1955. This historical meet emphasized the importance of socialism and its impact on social development. There are many Hindu Temples in and around Avadi. Karumari Amman temple, Chinnamman temple, Nagavalli Amman and Perumal temple are very famous temples in Avadi. In addition to this, many old generation temples are also present in and around Avadi. There are a handful of Mosques serving to a considerable Islamic population in Avadi. Avadi has a lake of a length of 2.64 kilometers. It is mostly known to have never dried up in many years. This lake has supposedly been a source of water for the cultivation of farmlands. The water body attracts many birds during various seasons.