Organic farming is popular in Manaloor
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Ezhava families dominate the village. Some of the important families are Kundukulam family,Kurudiyara Family,Thuruthiyil Family,Kunnathully Family, Kaniyamparambil Family, Karayil Family,chirayath family,(viswakarma)etc. There are a few Nair families of which one of the famous Tharavaddu is Kadavanoor House.
The erstwhile old temples which still exist are the Ayyappan kavu and the Siva Kshetram.
Manaloor is famous for organic farming. When the Indian prime minister visited Manaloor in 2016, food for 3,000 strong audience was prepared in Manaloor using organic farming techniques. 
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Colonel Sreeghanlal.P. Raman, First Senior Indian Army officer and Pilot from the area, belongs to Manalur panchayat. He commanded 94 Charwa Regiment during Operations Meghdoot , Rakshak and Vijay; also created history in highest battle field in the world, by psycho-conditioning the Regiment to engage on multiple fronts and battle field of minus 40* C.
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