Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Farming in Kuttanad alappuzha

The Kuttanad region is broadly classified into three divisions:

Lower Kuttanad
Upper Kuttanad
North Kuttanad
Lower Kuttanad comprises taluks of Ambalapuzha taluk, Kuttanad (excluding Edathua, Thalavady and Muttar, and the northern half of Karthikapally taluk in Alappuzha district).

Upper Kuttanad comprises Veeyapuram village in Karthikapally taluk, Edathua,Thalavady, Kidangara and Muttar in Kuttanad taluk; Chennithala village in Mavelikkara Taluk, Mannar, Kuruttissery, Budhanur, Ennakkad villages in Chengannur taluk of Alappuzha district; and Parumala, Kadapra, Niranam, Pulikeezhu, Peringara,Chathenkeri, Nedumpuram, villages of Thiruvalla taluk in Pathanamthitta district.

North Kuttanad comprises Vaikom taluk, western parts of Kottayam taluk, and western parts of Changanacherry taluk in Kottayam district.


It is noted for its farming below sea level (about 4 to 10 feet). Four major rivers in Kerala viz. Pampa, Meenachil, Achankovil and Manimala flow into the region.



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