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|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||+91 497|
|Vehicle registration||KL-13, KL-59|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kannur|
|Climate||[[Climatic regions of India|Tropical monsoon]] (Köppen)|
Location and Local Governance
Punnakkulangara is a village in North Malabar. It is situated in the Taliparamba Taluk of Kannur district. Punnakkulangara comes under the Morazha village and Taliparamba Municipality. It is the 27th ward of Taliparamba Municipality. It is in Taliparamba Legislative Assembly Constituency and Kannur Loksabha Constituency. Even though a small village, Punnakkulangara is surrounded by important places. Historic place of Independence Movement, Morazha, Bakkalam are situated around Punnakkulangara. Kannur University is situated south of Punnakkulangara. Kerala Armed Police IVth Battalion is the south east boundary of this village. Government College of Engineering, Kannur, Doordarshan Kannur Centre, KELTRON, Parassinikkadavu Snake Park etc. are very near to this place.
The demography of Punnakkulangara is of mixed nature. Hindus and Muslims are the dominant religions. Christians are also there. Among the Hindus most of them belongs to Thiyya caste. But religion and caste never had a discriminating effect on the people of Punnakkulangara.
Punnakkulangara has an almost 95% literacy rate. By an average at least one graduate is their in every home. Most of the people depends Punnakkulangara Anganvaadi for pre school education. Almost 100% of the children used to go to schools. Most of the people depends the aided and Government schools around Punnakkulangara like Morazha South A.L.P School, Morazha Central U.P. school, Government Higher Secondary School Morazha etc. For Higher secondary eduacation, people largely rely upon Morazha Govt. Higher Secondary school and K.P.R Gopalan Smaraka Govt Higher Secondary School, Kalliasseri. There is no college in Punnakkulangara. People depends upon Private and parallel Colleges in and around Taliparamba, Kannur, Payyannur, Cherukunnu etc. A majority of boys are now attracted towards the technical field like Computer Hardware, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical Engg. Most of them rely upon polytechnic, ITI s and private institutions.
Agriculture - Once the major activity of the people in Punnakkulangara, is now in its downward swing. There are still a lot of people engaged in agriculture, but as a side business only. Once the vast paddy fields on the sides of the canal flowing through the center of Punnakkulngara was a nice scene. Slowly, but more and more paddy fields are becoming sterile. Major agricultural activities includes rice, coconut, areca nut, pepper, cashew, other seasonal activities...
Business and Industry - There is no industry in Punnakkulangara. Lot of people are engaged in small and medium business in Kerala and abroad also. It ranges from small scale trading to trading abroad.
A major portion of the population in Punnakkulnagara are labourers. The main fields which provides vocation to them are construction, agriculture (seasonal), etc. Co-operative sector is a large source of livelihood. This include Weavers co-operative societies like Kalliassery Weavers Ind. Co-op society, Morazha Weavers Ind Co-op Society, Kerala Dinesh Beedi Co-op Society, Indian Coffee House etc. One of the most important section is the people employed in other parts of India and abroad. Most of the Non resident are employed in Arabian countries. Another important area is Government sector. Many people are employed in Government offices, Schools, University etc. Nowadays people employed in IT and allied industries are also rising up. In Punnakkulangara also, rather than unemployment, underemployment is the main problem.
Punnakkulangara is always been a fertile land for pro-proletarian forces. Many times, in the local body election there was no opposition. Punnakkulangara, 3rd ward of the former Anthoor Panchyath, now 27th ward of Taliparamba municipality never elected any non left member.
- Councillor and Chairman of Municipality - Puthiya Veettil Kamala
- M.L.A. - C.K.P. Padmanabhan
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