|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KL|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kasargod|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Payyanur|
The Peringome Struggle has been held up as a singular instance of success in India in scrapping a proposed nuclear plant. This was possible by the pressure mounted by the campaign based on the socio-political and educational status as well as the demographic and geographical peculiarities of the state. The environmental consciousness promoted and spread by the ‘silent valley’ movement and the general apprehension about radiation health hazards generated by discussions about the Chernobyl disaster fresh in the minds of the people, helped the resistance to gain such momentum. Now that about two decades have elapsed, I think, it is proper to make a few possible generalisations, especially when we are exploring chances of better networking and cooperation among anti-nuclear groups all over India. Of course there are lessons to be learnt from both the positive aspects and drawbacks of our struggle.
As of 2001[update] India census, Peringome had a population of 13261 with 6388 males and 6873 females. The village has a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp. The Director General of Police is K.V. Madhusudhanan.
- Peringome CRPF Camp
- Peringome Grama panchayath office
- Police Station
- Fire Station
- Govt. Taluk Hospital
- Govt. Higher Secondary School
- Govt. Animal dispensary
- Govt. ITI (http://www.itiperingom.kerala.gov.in/)
- Registrar Office
- Post Office
- Central School Peringome (http://www.kvperingome.org/)
- Village office
- Syndicate bank
- Govt Arts and Science College (www.gcpnr.in)
- Pwd Rust House
- Agriculture office
The national highway passes through Perumba junction. Goa and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Payyanur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking over the internet. There are airports at Kannur, Mangalore and Calicut. All of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.
- Valiyaparamba Backwaters 15 km from Payyanur
- Ezhimala 12 km from Payyanur Town
- Kunhimangalam village 8 km from Payyanur town
- Kavvayi Island 3 km from Payyanur
- Ramanthali 7 km from Payyanur
- Karivellur 10 km from Payyanur
- Trikarpur 6 km from Payyanur
- "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
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