Meenkunnam

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Meenkunnam
village
Meenkunnam is located in Kerala
Meenkunnam
Meenkunnam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°55′44″N 76°34′36″E / 9.9290111°N 76.5767455°E / 9.9290111; 76.5767455Coordinates: 9°55′44″N 76°34′36″E / 9.9290111°N 76.5767455°E / 9.9290111; 76.5767455
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686672
Telephone code 91 485
Vehicle registration KL-17
Nearest city Muvattupuzha
Lok Sabha constituency Idukki

Meenkunnam is a village with waterfalls, rocky terrains, small hills, and paddy fields. It is located within Arakuzha and Marady Panchayat, Kerala. The local community heavily rely on farming and forms an agrarian-based economy. Most of the income is generated from rubber and pineapple plantations combined with other cash crops such as black pepper, cocoa bean, banana, and tapioca.

The existence of paddy fields which make up for the scenic beauty of this place is endangered by the actions of some unscrupulous individuals[who?] who want to transform paddy fields into lands more suitable for the cultivation of lucrative crops. When compared with the extent of land which was available a decade ago, only 20% of the paddy fields remain today.

A main landmark of Meenkunnam is a copy of Michelangelo's Pietà,which was created by the artist Appukuttan. It is situated in front of St. Joseph's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church founded by Mar Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly.

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Pietà

Meenkunnam On Wikimapia

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