Vellamunda

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Vellamunda
village
Country  India
State Kerala
District Wayanad
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670731
Telephone code 04935
Vehicle registration KL-12
Nearest city Mananthavady
Lok Sabha constituency Wayanad

'Vellamundaasura Sagar earth dam, which is the largest of its kind in India. Water from Banasura Sagar Dam is pumped into Kakkayam reservoir for kuttiady power project.[1]

Historical Trivias[edit]

The well known naxalite Naxal Varghese hails from Vellamunda. His tomb is situated at Ozhukkammoola 1.5 km away from Vellamunda. [1]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture, is the main stay of the economy, pepper, plantain and vanilla are the main crops. Besides these nut crops, the most important crop in the vellamunda is Banana & Ginger. Aqueducts have been constructed to take water to the otherwise dry areas in the village. Price of land is going up even though Agrarian crisis is present in Kerala.

Even though agriculture was the main source of income for the majority of the population now the situation has turned around. A major chunk of the economy now comes from people working in Gulf countries.

Educational Institutions in Vellamunda[edit]

  1. Government Model Higher Secondary School, Vellamunda H.S.
  2. Government Upper Primary School, Vellamunda
  3. A.U.P School, Vellamunda
  4. W.M.O English Academy, Vellamunda
  5. St:Annes EM School, Vellamunda
  6. ALP School, Cherukara
  7. ALP School, Kandathuvayal

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