Eloor

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Eloor
suburb
Eloor is located in Kerala
Eloor
Eloor
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°4′0″N 76°18′0″E / 10.06667°N 76.30000°E / 10.06667; 76.30000Coordinates: 10°4′0″N 76°18′0″E / 10.06667°N 76.30000°E / 10.06667; 76.30000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
 • Body Municipality
Area
 • Total 14.21 km2 (5.49 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 30,092
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL-42
Nearest city North Paravur
Lok Sabha constituency Ernakulam
Civic agency Municipality
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)
Website www.eloor.lsgkerala.gov.in

Eloor is a suburb of Kochi and a municipality in Paravur Taluk, Ernakulam District in the Indian state of Kerala, India. It is an industrial area north of Cochin. It is an island of 14.21 km² formed between two distributaries of river Periyar and is the largest industrial belt in Kerala.The Neighbouring Places of Eloor are Kalamassery industrial hub,Aluva,Cheranalloor and Paravur.

History[edit]

Eloor Moopans the traditional landlords in this area. Kottakunnu the highland has seen revolts. In 1886 Keralas first private hospital formed here St. Josephs Hospital.The historic and oldest temple here is Manjummel Sree Krishna Swami temple and the whole manjummel belonged to temple and the deity here Sree Krishna Swamy is being called as deshanadhan.

Economy[edit]

There are more than 247 industries of different kinds e.g., Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT), Travancore Cochin Chemicals, Indian Rare Earths Limited, Hindustan Insecticides Limited (the world's largest manufacturer of DDT) and many others manufacturing a range of products like chemical-petrochemical products, pesticides and insecticides, rare earth elements, rubber processing chemicals, fertilizers, zinc/chromium compounds and leather products.

As a result of its heavy industry, the town also suffers from heavy pollution, and is rated as one of the toxic hotspots of the world by Green Peace International.[1] Kuzhikkandam Thodu the most dirty toxic spot in India.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Eloor had a population of 30,092. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Eloor has an average literacy rate of 84%, somewhat higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 81%.

Education[edit]

Educational institutions in the area include

  • Toc H School
  • Rajagiri college of social sciences, Kalamassery
  • St. Ann's Higher Secondary School Eloor
  • MES Udyogmandal School
  • Gardian Angels School, Manjummel
  • MES Eastern UP School
  • Govt. L.P. School, Eloor South,
  • Govt. High School, Kuttikattukara
  • Kasthurba English Medium School
  • Crescent Kinter Garden, Eloor North
  • Pathalam Govt. Higher Secondary School
  • Gardian Angels School, Eloor North

Hospitals[edit]

  • ESI Hospital, Pathalam
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Manjummel

Religious[edit]

  • Pattupurakkal Devi Temple
  • Balasubramanya Temple, Eloor Depot
  • Balasubramanya Temple, Eloor Manjummel
  • Sree Krishna Swami Temple, Manjummel
  • Naranath Sree Krishna Swami Temple
  • Kuttakav Bhagavathy Temple
  • Manjummel Christian Church
  • Elanjickal Bhagavathy Kshetram
  • Elanjickal Mahadeva Kshetram
  • Elanjickal Nagaraja Kshetram
  • FACT Central Juma Masjid, Fact Jn.
  • Eloor Juma Masjid
  • Najathul Islam Masjid, Eloor North
  • Vayalvaramkavu Bhagavathy Temple Eloor Methanam
  • St. Antony's Church, Eloor Ferry road
  • St. Joseph's Church, Eloor Ferry
  • Christ the king Church, Eloor Depot
  • St. Ann's Church, Eloor

Transportation[edit]

  • Parur – Eloor Fact jn – Muttar road
  • Kalamassery – Mulavukad NH road via FACT township
  • Kalamassery - Pathalam – UC College road
  • Manjummel – Kalamassery road
  • Eloor Ferry – Edamula road

Notable People[edit]

  • M.K.K. Nair FACT Chairman and MD - who made a revolution in the cultural field.
  • Joseph Antony Municipal Chairman Eloor
  • T.P.Ramakrishnan
  • Nadirsha
  • Beena Antony
  • Pattanam Rasheed
  • Purushan Eloor
  • Eloor George
  • Teenu Tellence

Sports[edit]

Fact ground is the cradle of Cochin football lovers. Many other athletes also contributed by this village.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eloor is one of the world's most toxic spots". Rediff.com. 10 October 2003. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.