Kasaragod

    Kasaragod is the northernmost district of Kerala.


    Kasaragod District is the Crown of the State Kerala, land of many different languages -‘Saptha Bhasha Sangama Bhoomi’. The District is popular with the Forts, Rivers, Hillocks, Beaches and shrines. Economy of the District continuous to be mainly dependent on Agriculture.  Major Crops are Paddy, Coconut, Areca nut, Cashew, Pepper, Banana, and Rubber etc.  Central Plantation Corporation Kasaragod and KVK plays vital role in the Development of Coconuts and Plants.

    Key statistics

    Food and Agro Based Products

    No. of Units

    785

    Investment- (in Crores)

    72

    Employment (in Nos.)

    3,457

    General Engineering

    No. of Units

    472

    Investment- (in Crores)

    26

    Employment (in Nos.)

    1,996

    Textiles and Garments

    No. of Units    

    668

    Investment- (in Crores)

    10

    Employment (in Nos.) 

    2,669


    Industrial Status
    Large Industries  
    Manufacturing 02
    Service 00
    Total 02
    Medium Industries  
    Manufacturing 01
    Service 01
    Total 02
    Small Industries  
    Manufacturing 95
    Service 22
    Total 117
    Micro Industries  
    Manufacturing 3095
    Service 1143
    Total 4238
    TOTAL INDUSTRIES  
    Manufacturing 3193
    Service 1166
    Total 4359
    No. of Development Area/plot 03
    No. of mini Industrial area – Cooperative series 05
    No. of major industrial estate – SIDCO 01
    No. of Mini Industrial Estate – SIDCO 01
    No. of Industrial Park – KINFRA 01
    Prominent sectors-
    • Food and Agro based Products
    • General Engineering
    • Textiles and Garments
    • HAL
    • BHEL (Public Sector)


    Prominent investors 

    Food and Agro Based Products
    1. M/s Anantha Kamath & Sons , Kasaragod
    2. M/s Vittal Agro Industries, Kasaragod

    General Engineering
    1. BHEL (in Public Sector )
    2. M/s MTech Engineering Works, Kasaragod
    3. M/s Anjaneya Engineering Works, Kasaragod

    Textiles and Garments
    1. M/s Uma Garments , Kasaraogod
    2. M/s Akshaya Garments, Kasaragod

Kasargod District was organised as a separate district on 24 May 1984. It is the northernmost district of Kerala and is named after Kasaragod town which is the administrative headquarters of the district. Kasargod is the northernmost district of Kerala and world renowned for its coir and handloom industries. The district has a coastline of around 293 kilometers. So the livelihood of people mainly depends on fisheries. The district is popular with the forts, rivers, hillocks, beaches and shrines here. The Kasargod District is uniquely known for its Linguistics Culture and it is the best example for the "Linguistic Harmony".

 

To its south lies Kannur District and to the north the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state. All along its east it is walled by the Western Ghats while along the west the Arabian Sea borders it. The district, covering an area of around 1992 km².

Resource analysis

a)   Agriculture

Land use pattern in Hectares 2012-2013

 

i) Total Area

199166

ii) Forest Land

5625

iii) Non Agriculture Land

27655

iv) Cultivable Waste land

8535

(v) Current fallow

2298

(vi)Other Fallow

2188

(vii) Net Sown Area

141858

(viii) Land Under Misc.tree crops

373

(ix) Permanent Pasture and Grazing land

0

(x) Gross Cropped Area

148268

(xi) Area Cultivated more than once

6410

 

(i)       Crop wise Land use pattern  

 

Sl. No

Type

Area(Ha)

%

1

Paddy

3514

1.78

2

Rubber

32650

6.05

3

Coconut

58836

7.37

4

Banana

529

0.87

5

Coffee

0

0

6

Arecanut

18937

18.6

7

Cashew

7981

15.32

8

Tapioca

274

0.394

 

 (ii)      Production & Productivity of Horticulture crops  2012-2013

 

Crop

Production (T )

Rice

8116

Coconut

469 million nuts

Rubber

45900

Banana

4671

Other Plantain

9574

Areca nut

36797

Pepper

1596

Jack fruit

7.95

Mango

6261

Cashew

51844

Nutmeg

87

             

       (iii)      Horticulture & Plantation

 

Area and production and major Horticulture crops 2012-2013

 Name of Crops

Area (Ha)

Production (T)

Cashew

7981

5144

Arecanut

18937

367976

Pepper

2707

1596

Rubber

32650

45960

Nutmeg

121

87

Mango

2163

6261

Jack fruit

2433

7.95

Plantain including Banana

2494

14245

Coconut

58836

496 million nuts

Tea

0

-

Coffee

0

-

 Human Resources  2011 Census

(A)

Sex-wise

 

i) Male

628,613

ii) Female

678,762

 

Population Density/ Sq. Km

657

 

Sex ratio (No. of females/1000 males)

1080

(B)

Rural Population

798,328

 

i) Male

387,716

 

ii)Female

410,612

(C)

Urban Population

509,047

 

i)Male

240,897

 

ii)Female

268,150

(D)

Population in age group 0-6

155,807

 

i)Male

79,460

 

ii)Female

76,347

 

Sex ratio

961

(D)

No. of Literates (Total)

1,037,492

 

i)Male

516,476

 

ii)Female

521,016

    

Educational Institutions

Govt.

Aided

Unaided

Total

(a) Primary school

143

113

15

271

(b) Upper Primary schools

58

70

12

140

(c) High Schools

25

13

8

46

(d)  Higher Secondary schools

54

18

9

81

(e) VHSS

7

2

-

9

(f)  Technical Schools

-

-

-

-

(g)Polytechnics

-

-

-

-

Colleges

 

 

 

 

(a) Arts & Science

3

3

10

16

(b)  Engineering College

1

-

1

2

(c).Medical College

-

-

-

-

(d).Veterinary  College

-

-

-

-

(e) Diary Science College

-

-

-

-

(f) Kerala Agricultural College

1

-

-

1

(g)College of Agriculture &        

      Banking Management

-

-

-

-

(h) Kerala Forest Research      

     Institute

-

-

-

-

(i) Nursing College

-

-

3

3

(j) Pharmacy College

-

-

2

2

(k) Training College

-

-

3

3

(l) Ayurvedic College

-

-

1

1

(m) Dental College

-

-

1

1

(o).Law College

-

-

-

-

(p) Arabic College

-

-

3

3

(q) Fine arts college

-

-

-

-

(r) Agricultural University

-

-

-

-

(s) Medical University

-

-

-

-

(t) Food Craft institute

-

-

-

-

(u) ITIs

1

-

-

-

(v) TTC

2

1

1

4

(w)VHSS+Higher secondary

11

1

-

12

 Animal Husbandry:

Live-stock population:

 

Cattle

82681

Buffalo

1301

Goat

33722

Sheep

12

Pig

2950

Poultry

363734

Rabbits

3473

Dogs

37851

Elephants

Not available

Horse

Not available

                                                                  

 Meat Production – Tonne

Item

2010-2011

2011-2012

Total meat production excluding poultry

1.0820 MT

3.8621

Total Poultry Meat

12.65 MT

11.9425

                                                

Diary Production

Milk Production in the District

 

Society Milk Procurement

Year

Total milk procurement

Society milk procurement

% w r t total milk production

2009-2010

62680000 L

12536195 L

20

2010-2011

60460000 L

13093544 L

22

2011-2012

60550000 L

14310371 L

24

Fisheries 

Fish Production – Tonnes 

Year

Marine

Inland

2011-2012

16918 T

21670 T

2012-2013

16280 T

Not available

2013-2014

Not available

Not available

 

       

Major mineral resources available

 

Block

 

Taluk

Granite

Parappa

Hosdurg

Laterite

Kasargod, Neeleswaram

Kasargod, Hosdurg

Bauxite

Kasargod, Neeleswaram

Kasargod, Hosdurg

                                         

1.Forest plantation ( In Hectre )

Species

At the end of the Year in Ha

Pure Teak Plantations

842.874

Softwood  Plantations

30.352

Miscellaneous Plantations

383.990

Acacia Plantations

190.038

Casuarina Plantations

86.240

Cane Plantations

299.412

Sandal wood Plantation

57.720

Bamboo Plantations

167.800

Mahogany Plantations

88.624

Medicinal Plantations

47.400

Cashew Plantations

1127.715

Belt Plantations

30.000

Mangrove Plantations

116.21

Total

3468.375

2.Industrial Wood

1

Teak

2

Rosewood

3

Mahagony

4

Anjily

5

Kambakom

6

Thembavu

7

Vengai

8

Venteak

9

Jack / Plavu

10

Myla

11

Manimaruthu

12

Maruthu

13

Irul

14

Mulluvengai

15

Karakil

16

Unnam / Chadachi

17

Thanni

18

Karimthakara

19

Pathiri

20

Theettaiplavu

21

Poovam

22

Paikkadukka

23

Kalmanikkam

24

Kunnivaka

                                                                                     

Unemployed persons registered under Employment Exchange as on 31.03.2013 including that of  Professional Employment Exchange and R.I centres

 

General

Scheduled Caste

Scheduled Tribe

Total

Male

11294

2273

380

13947

Female

16957

2310

346

19613

 

 

Below X

X

+2

Graduate

P G

5609

18265

7249

2251

184(3rd class only)

 Energy consumption pattern (conventional)

                                                                                  %

Domestic

70.46

Commercial

11.27

Agriculture

9.29

Industry

4.48

Others

1.68

Non domestic

2.82

 

                                                                                     

Power transmission network;

                                                                               Nos.

400 Kv Sub-station

-

220 kv      “

1

110 kv      “

6

66  kv        “

-

33  kv        “

7

Distribution 

Sl No

 Particulars

KSEB

Others

1

Number of distribution transformer

2662

-

2

Number of consumers

460595

-

3

Length of HT line (km)

236996

-

4

Length of LT line (km)

15136

-

5

Number of street lights

10767

-

                                                                              

Ports: One port office is functioning at Kasargod.

 

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