Kottayam

    Kottayam literally means the interior of a fort – Kotta + Akam. Kottayam is known as “Akshara Nagari” (city of Alphabets, the land of letters Lakes and Latex as the Mural city).


    The city is an important trading center of spices and commercial crops, especially rubber. Of the total natural rubber production in India, 35% is from Kottayam. Most of India's natural rubber originates from the acres of well-kept plantations of Kottayam, also home to the Rubber Board. Kottayam is also called as "Akshara Nagari" which means the "city of letters" considering its contribution to print media and literature.

    Key Statistics

    Micro Manufacturing 6186
    Micro Service 1051
    Small Manufacturing 378
    Small Service 78
    Medium manufacturing 1
    Medium service 0
    No of development plot/area 3
    No of Mini Industrial Area 11
    Industrial Area developed by : (a) District Panchayath (b) Block Panchayath (c) GramaPanchayath Nil
    Handloom societies (working) 5 nos.
    Power loom societies (working) 1 no.
    Coir societies(working) 35 nos.
    General Industrial societies(working) 14 nos.
    Handicrafts societies(working) 7 nos.


    Prominent sectors
    • Agro & Food based
    • Paper & Paper products
    • Rubber
    • Plastic & petro based
    • Metal based (Steel Fab)
    • Engineering units.


    • Prominent investors

      SI

      Type

      Prominent Investor

      Brands

      1

      Agro & Food based

      Ratan Lal Bafna

      Devon foods

      2

      Paper & Paper products

      Canara Paper products

      Canara Papers

      3

      Rubber, Plastic & petro based

      St.Marys Rubber's

       

      4

      Metal based(Steel Fab), Engineering units

      Titen mathew

       kelachandra

About Kottayam
Kottayam is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is located in central Kerala and is also the administrative capital of Kottayam district. Bordered by the lofty and mighty Western Ghats on the east and the Vembanad Lake and paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west, Kottayam is a land of unique characteristics. Panoramic backwater stretches, lush paddy fields, highlands, hills and hillocks, extensive rubber plantations, places associated with many legends and a totally literate people have given Kottayam District the enviable title: The land of letters, legends, latex and lakes. The city is an important trading center of spices and commercial crops, especially rubber. Most of India's natural rubber originates from the acres of well-kept plantations of Kottayam, also home to the Rubber Board. Kottayam is also called as "Akshara Nagari" which means the "city of letters" considering its contribution to print media and literature. Kottayam Town is the first town in India to have achieved 100% literacy (a remarkable feat achieved as early as in 1989). English education in South India did actually start at the Old Seminary here at Kottayam in 1813. The first printing press in Kerala was established (CMS Press) here in 1821 by Rev.Benjamin Baily. The first college in the State (CMS College) was also started here at Kottayam in 1840. Maiden printed Malayalam-English and English-Malayalam Dictionaries were published from Kottayam in 1846 and 1847 respectively. The first and only Cooperative Society of writers, authors and publishers (SPCS), for publishing books and periodicals was set up here in 1945. Kottayam is the hometown of a vast number of books and periodicals and is the center of publishing business in the State. Kottayam is the first town in India selected by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India to be transformed as an Eco City. The Sri K R Narayanan, the former President of India hails from Kottayam District. Kottayam is the ideal take off point for visits to Peermade, Munnar, Thekkady, Ernakulam and the temple city, Madurai. It is also a gateway to the pilgrim centers of Sabarimala, Mannanam, Vaikom, Ettumanoor, Bharananganam, Erumeli, Manarcaud, and so on. Location & Geographical Area   

       Positioned a little south to central Kerala, Kottayam district is bordered on the north by Ernakulam district, on the east by Idukki district and on the south by Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts. The Vembanad Lake forms the western boundary. Kottayam lies between latitude  9o 15' and 10o 21' and longitude 76o 22' and 77o 25'.

      Kottayam district has a total area of 2208 sq. km. The district is naturally divided into high land, midland and lowland, the bulk being constituted by the midland regions. Meenachil and Kanjirappally Taluks have high land and midland areas while Kottayam, Changanassery and Vaikom Taluks have midland and lowland areas. Kanjirappally and Meenachil Taluks have Laterite soil, where as Vaikom Taluk, part of Changanassery and Kottayam Taluks have Aluvial soil. The district has no coastal area.

Administrative Divisions

For revenue administration the district is divided into 2 revenue divisions, 5 Taluks and 95 Villages.  For the purpose of development the district is divided into 11 blocks and 6 Municipalities.  Municipalities are Changanasserry, Kottayam, Ettumanoor, Pala , Erattupetta and Vaikom.

 Taluks & Villages

 
Changancherry Taluk Kanjirappally Taluk Kottayam Taluk Meenachil Taluk Vaikom Taluk
1. Changanacherry 1. Cheruvalley 1. Akalakunnam 1. Bharananganam 1. Chempu
2. Chethipuzha 2. Chirakadavu 2. Anicadu 2. Elakkadu 2. Kaduthuruthy
3. Kangazha 3. Edakkunnam 3. Arpookara 3. Erattupetta 3. Kallara
4. Karukachal 4. Elamkulam 4. Athirampuzha 4. Kadanadu 4. Kothanalloor
5. Kurichy 5. Elikulam 5. Ayarkunnam 5. Kanakkary 5. Kulasekharamangalam
6. Madappally 6. Erumely (N) 6. Aymanam 6. Kidangoor 6. Manjoor
7. Nedumkunnam 7. Erumely (S) 7. Chengalam (W) 7. Kondoor 7. Mulakkulam
8. Paippadu 8. Kanjirappally 8. Chengalam (E) 8. Kuravilangadu 8. Muttuchira
9. Thottakkadu 9. Koottickal 9. Ettumanoor 9. Kurichithanam 9. Naduvila
10. Thrikkodithanam 10. Koovappally 10. Kaipuzha 10. Lalam 10. Njeezhoor
11. Vakathanam 11. Manimala 11. Kooroppada 11. Meenachil 11. Thalayazham
12. Vazhappally (E) 12. Mundakayam 12. Kottayam 12. Melukavu 12. Vadakkemuri
13. Vazhappally (W) 13. Kumarakom 13. Monippally 13. Vadayar
14. Vazhoor 14. Manarcadu 14. Moonnilavu 14. Vaikom
15. Vellavoor 15. Meenadom 15. Poonjar Nadubhagam 15. Vechoor
16. Muttambalam 16. Poonjar Thekkekara 16. Velloor
17. Nattakom 17. Poonjar Vadakkekara
18. Onamthuruthu 18. Poovarany
19. Pampady 19. Puliyannoor
20. Panachicadu 20. Ramapuram
21. Peroor 21. Thalappalam
22. Perumpaicadu 22. Theekoy
23. Puthuppally 23 Uzhavoor
24. Thiruvarppu 24. Vallichira
25. Veloor 25. Veliyannoor
26. Vijayapuram 26. Vellilappally
 

Blocks & Panchayaths

Sl.No

Name

Phone

I

Erattupetta Block

04822 - 272356

1

Erattupetta

272063

2

Thalanadu

281031

3

Thalappalam

272195

4

Thidanadu

272068

5

Thekkoy

281029

6

Poonjar

272184

7

Poonjar Thekkekkara

272171

8

Melukavu

211028

9

Monnilavu

286279

II

Ettumanoor Block

0481-2537639

1

Athirampuzha

2731752

2

Arpookkara

2597230

3

Aymanam

2517072

4

Ettumanoor

2535565

5

Neendoor

2712370

III

Kaduthuruthy block

04829-282393

1

Kaduthuruthy

282280

2

Kallara

267341

3

Thalayolapparambu

236127

4

Njeezhoor

263660

5

Manjoor

242337

6

Mulakkulam

251246

7

Velloor

257171

IV

Kanjirappally Block

04828-202450

1

Erumely

210337

2

Kanjirappally

202486

3

Koottickal

284127

4

Koruthodu

281100

5

Parathodu

202536

6

Manimala

247126

7

Mundakkayam

272490

V

Lalam Block

04822-248862

1

Kadanadu

246337

2

Karoor

212514

3

Kozhuvanal

267037

4

Bharananganam

248856

5

Meenachil

236337

6

Mutholy

205511

VI

Madappally Block

0481-2472056

1

Karukachal

2485145

2

Kurichy

2321539

3

Thrikkodithanam

2441805

4

Paippadu

2446087

5

Madappally

2472031

6

Vakathanam

2462243

7

Vazhappally

2720313

VII

Pallom Block

0481-2573055

1

Ayarkunnam

2542327

2

Kumarakom

2524322

3

Thiruvarppu

2382266

4

Panachicadu

2330365

5

Puthuppally

2352493

6

Vijayapuram

2578463

7

Manarcadu

2372828

VIII

Pampady Block

0481-2551060

1

Akalakkunnam

2551141

2

Elikkulam (04828)

226475

3

Kooroppada

2700243

4

Pallickathodu

2551041

5

Pampady

2505323

6

Meenadom

2555307

IX

Uzhavoor Block

04822-230254

1

Uzhavoor

240124

2

Marangattupally

251037

3

Kadaplamattom

230254

4

Kanakkary

230337

5

Kidangoor

254149

6

Kuravilangadu

230236

7

Ramapuram

260248

8

Veliyanoor

244113

X

Vaikom Block

04829-221316

1

Udayanapuram

222253

2

Chempu

273123

3

T.V. Puram

210287

4

Thalayazham

222391

5

Maravanthuruthu

236150

6

Vechoor

275124

XI

Vazhoor Block

0481-2456355

1

Kangazha

2494321

2

Chirakkadavu (04828)

221376

3

Nedumkunnam

2321539

4

Vazhoor

2456226

5

Vellavoor (04828)

247125

 

Municipalities

Kottayam

0481-2566665

Changanssery

0481-2420044

Vaikom

04829-222229

Pala

04822-212328

Erattupetta

 

Ettumanoor

 

 

 
   
 
 
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