Muttom, Thodupuzha

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Muttom
View of Malankara Dam reservoir from Kudayathoor
View of Malankara Dam reservoir from Kudayathoor
Coordinates: 9°50′16″N 76°42′45″E / 9.8377755°N 76.7126147°E / 9.8377755; 76.7126147Coordinates: 9°50′16″N 76°42′45″E / 9.8377755°N 76.7126147°E / 9.8377755; 76.7126147
CountryIndia
StateKerala
DistrictIdukki
Government
 • TypePanchayati Raj
 • BodyPanchayat Samithi
Elevation
22 m (72 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total10,228
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
685587
Telephone code+914862
Vehicle registrationKL-38

Muttom is a rural area in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. This place is 66 km away from Cochin. Geographically this place is part of Midland or Idanad region of Kerala. Hindus, Christians and Muslims are living peacefully in the area.

Places with similar name[edit]

There are ten other places named as "Muttom" in various parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu :

  • Thodupuzha - Muttom
  • Thodupuzha-Ezhumuttom
  • Coimbatore-Muttam lies in the Kongu region, near the foothills of the famous Vellingiri hills and in the banks of the Kanchi Maanadhi river (Noyyal).
  • Cuddalore-Muttam is a Village in Kattumannarkoil Taluk, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu State.
  • Nagapattinam-Muttam is one of the Village in Nagapattinam District in Tamil Nadu State.

Geography[edit]

Adjacent areas/panchayaths of Muttom are at east Kudayathoor, at west Karimkunnam (village), at south Kadanad and Melukavu and at north Alacode and Edavetty.

Thodupuzha river is flowing through this village. Another important water body is Parappan thodu.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, the total population is 10,228. Muttom has an average literacy rate of 96%: male and female literacy is 96%. Population density is 402.

Economy and Infrastructure[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Muttom's economy is driven by agriculture. Also there are small scale industries. Major part of the agriculture land is used for natural rubber cultivation. Other crops such as pineapple, coconut, rice, pepper, cocoa, tapioca, banana, ginger, turmeric, etc. are also being cultivated. Krishi Bhavan is the state government agency working to coordinate the agriculture activities. A related animal husbandry is also existing here.Cattle, goat and chicken are the main livestock raising here. Veterinary hospital and Milma ksheera sahakarana sangham are functioning to provide required guidance to this sector.

Industries[edit]

There are no major or medium industries functioning in this village. A number of small scale industries are working here such as Kakkombu RPS which is based on rubber production and promotion, also provides guidance to farmers.

Communication[edit]

Almost every house has a landline phone connection. A BSNL telephone exchange is functioning in this village. In recent years mobile phone usage is dramatically increased in this area. Almost all the major mobile service providers in Kerala have presence in this village. There are two India post offices are also functioning here.

Transportation[edit]

People of this area depend on road network for transportation.Muttom has an excellent network of roads which connects it to the nearby towns and cities. State Highway 33 (Kerala) - Thodupuzha- Puliyanmala road and State Highway 44 (Kerala) - Sabarimala – Neriamangalam Road are passing through this village.There are several private and public bus services through Muttom.

Railway[edit]

There are no railway network passing through this village. Nearby railway stations are Ernakulam South 67 Km, Ernakulam North 69 Km, Aluva 62 Km and Kottayam 51 Km.

Airport[edit]

Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport which 60 Km away from Muttom

Government[edit]

Local Government[edit]

This gram panchayat was established in 1953. A gram panchayat Bharanasamithi is functioning as the local government body. Its members are elected by people of each electoral ward. Electoral college is based on the universal suffrage. Panchayat has 13 electoral wards at present. This area also belongs to Thodupuzha block panchayat and Idukki zilla panchayat. This three tier system is functioning under Panchayati raj system. Election to these local governing bodies is conducted in every five years. An administrative wing is functioning with panchayat Bharanasamithi to project execution and tax collection.

Muttom is part of Thodupuzha assembly constituency of Kerala Legislature . This place belongs to Idukki (Lok Sabha constituency)

Law and Order[edit]

Law enforcement agency is Kerala Police. This place belongs to the jurisdiction of Muttom Sub Inspector office.

Idukki District Court is headquartered in this village. A district prison is proposed to build in this village.

Healthcare/Education/Banks[edit]

Healthcare[edit]

People mainly depend on allopathy and ayurveda for healthcare needs. A primary health centre and a number of private hospitals are functioning here. No major healthcare institutions are functioning here. People need to travel to Eranakulam, Idukki or Kottayam for advanced healthcare facilities.

Education Institutions[edit]

  • Govt. High School, Muttom
  • St. Thomas High School, Thudanganad
  • St.Thomas L P School Thudanganad
  • Panchayat LP School, Illichari.

Government High School: is an old educational institution in this village earlier it known as Sree Lakshmivilasam Sanskrita Patashala.

* St. Mary's LP School Kakkombu

Banks[edit]

* State Bank of India, (Agriculture) Muttom - Thudanganad

* Federal Bank, Muttom.

* Thodupuzha Urban Bank, Muttom.

* The Muttom Service Co-Operative Bank, Muttom

* The Idukki District Co-Operative Bank, Muttom

* The Thudanganadu Service Co-operative Bank, Thudanganadu

* South Malabar Gramin Bank

* South Indian Bank

Places of interest[edit]

Morning view of Malankara Dam reservoir from Kudayathoor

Malankara Dam: This is a gravity dam constructed across Thodupuzha river for irrigation purpose. The tail water from Moolamattom Power house is stored here and nearby one good park in under construction. Boating in Malankara Dam is an unforgettable experience.

Ilaveezhapoonchira near Melukavu

Ilaveezha Poonchira: is situated in Kudayathoor Mountain or Vindyan ranges with a green meadows in and around. There is cave in the north east side the hill and the name itself explain that there is no tree in this area. One can reach Ilaveezhapoonchira by road from Muttom via Kanjar or Melukavu around 30 minutes drive.

District Rifle Association Idukki (DRAI) Shooting Range: Idukki district Rifle shooting range is situated in Muttom nearby Malankara dam.

Nadukani: Nadukani pavilion is situated near Moolamattom around 22 km from Muttom en route to Idukki.

Places of Worship[edit]

Temples: Thayyakavu Bhagvati Temple, Sree Krishnaswamy Temple, School Junction.

Churches: St. Mary's Knanaya Catholic Church, Oorakkunnu. St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church (Suriyani Palli), Court Junction and The Pentecostal Mission, St. Sebastian Church Sibygiri, St. Joseph Church Jose Mount, St. Mathias C.S.I. Church Ellumpuram, St. Thomas Forane Church Thudanganad, St. Mary's Church Kakombu. St. Luke's C.S.I. Church Kuzhiynal,Born again People's Church (BPC)Pallikavala.

Mosques: Muhayiddin Jamaath, Muttom, Sabaha Masjid, Court Junction and Malankara Makham Juma Masjid, Perumattom, Muttom.

Shrine: The Shrine of Sayyed Muhammed Pookunji Seetikoya Tangal is located in the right bank of Todupuza river at Perumattom and the annual Urz will be celebrate in the month of April.

How to reach Muttom[edit]

Bus No 645 Ernakulam - Thodupuza (A/c Low Floor Bus) From Thodupuzha KSRTC Buses and Private Buses towards Erumeli, Erattupetta, Moolamattom, Idukki, Kattappana and Kumali will halt at Muttom. From Kottayam & Pala Private Buses towards Thodupuzha & Moolamattom via Neloor will halt at Muttom.

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