Seeds of Bank Nationalization was possibly sown in Ooty. 21 private sector banks were taken over by the government in 1969 and 1971. The seeds of this historic decision were possibly sown exactly ten years earlier at Ooty at the All India Congress Committee, Sub-Committee Planning Seminar held on May
Known as Nai kadi Aspathiri in Tamil (dog-bite Hospital), the Pasteur Institute of Southern India, Coonoor, was the venue of the first International Rabies Conference in 1952. It is here that the anti-rabies vaccine, which saves the lives of nearly 24,000 persons in a year is manufactured under the leadership
The Nilgiris, prior to the coming of the British, does not seem to have had a policing system. A kind of moral law appear to have prevailed among the original inhabitants of the district. The communal system was such that village crime was almost unknown, whether against persons or property.