Peringome

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Peringome
പെരിങ്ങോം
Town
Peringome is located in Kerala
Peringome
Peringome
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 12°13′25″N 75°18′50″E / 12.22361°N 75.31389°E / 12.22361; 75.31389Coordinates: 12°13′25″N 75°18′50″E / 12.22361°N 75.31389°E / 12.22361; 75.31389
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,261
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670 307
Telephone code 04985
Nearest city Kannur
Lok Sabha constituency Kasargod
Vidhan Sabha constituency Payyanur

Peringome is a town in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1] It is 60 km north-east of Kannur town. 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.

Kokkanisseri and Taliparmba (south}, Payyanur (west) and Nileswaram (north-west) are major towns nearby.

Mangalore Airport is about 88 km north. Payyanur Railway Station is the closest railhead. peringome is famous in terms of anti-nuclear struggle.==Demographics== As of 2001 India census, Peringome had a population of 13261 with 6388 males and 6873 females.[1]The village has a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp. The Director General of Police is K.V. Madhusudhanan.

Establishments[edit]

  • Peringome CRPF Camp
  • Peringome Grama panchayath office
  • Police Station
  • Fire Station
  • Govt. Taluk Hospital
  • Govt. higher secondary school
  • Govt. Animal dispensary
  • Gort. ITI
  • Registrar Office
  • Post Office
  • Village office
  • Syndicate bank
  • Govt arts and science college (www.gcpnr.in)
  • Pwd rust house
  • Agriculture office

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)