Paddyfields in Pulikkal
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Proposed Karipur-Kondotty Municipality
The proposed Karipur-Kondotty Municipality comprises:
- Kondotty panchayat (villages of Kondotty, and part of Karipur)
- Nediyiruppu panchayat (villages of Nediyiruppu, and part of Karipur)
- Pallikkal panchayat (villages of Pallikkal, and part of Karipur)
- Pulikkal panchayat
- Cherukavu panchayat
- Vazhayur panchayat
Total Area: 122.99 km2
Total Population (1991 Census): 152,839
Most parts of Pulikkal town fall under the jurisdiction of Cherukavu Panchayath administration. The word Pulikkal is used to refer to the town and the word Cherukavu is used only by the bureaucracy. The actual center of Cherukavu village is in Kannamvettikkavu, five kilometers away from Pulikkal town.
In 2016, Pulikkal was declared as one of the eight currency less villages of Kerala because of the complete acceptance of e-wallet, e-commerce and debit card based transactions. The government is giving training to the village people for using online financial transactions. The drive was especially significant in wake of the Government of India demonetization drive of 2016.
Suburbs and Villages
- Periyambalam and Andiyoorkunnu
- Alungal and Kottappuram
- Thalekkara and Neettanimmal
Pulikkal village is as predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus are exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditions. Duff Muttu, Kolkali and Aravanamuttu are common folk arts of this locality. There are many libraries attached to mosques giving a rich source of Islamic studies. Some of the books are written in Arabi-Malayalam which is a version of the Malayalam language written in Arabic script. People gather in mosques for the evening prayer and continue to sit there after the prayers discussing social and cultural issues. Business and family issues are also sorted out during these evening meetings. The Hindu minority of this area keeps their rich traditions by celebrating various festivals in their temples. Hindu rituals are done here with a regular devotion like other parts of Kerala.
Pulikkal village connects to other parts of India through Feroke town on the west and Nilambur town on the east. National highway No.66 passes through Pulikkal and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. State Highway No.28 starts from Nilambur and connects to Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore through Highways.12,29 and 181. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Feroke.
- "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
- "Talks on Karipur airport development today". The Hindu. 3 November 2004. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
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