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Kizhakkambalam
കിഴക്കമ്പലം
Kazhukambalam
Panchayath
""Kizhakkambalam
Kizhakkambalam
""Kizhakkambalam is located in Kerala
Kizhakkambalam
Kizhakkambalam
""Kizhakkambalam is located in India
Kizhakkambalam
Kizhakkambalam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°2′0″N 76°24′0″E / 10.03333°N 76.40000°E / 10.03333; 76.40000"Coordinates: 10°2′0″N 76°24′0″E / 10.03333°N 76.40000°E / 10.03333; 76.40000
Country  "India
"State "Kerala
"District "Ernakulam
Government
 • Body Kizhakkambalam Panchayath
Area
 • Total 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 23,186
Languages
 • Official "Malayalam, "English
"Time zone "IST ("UTC+5:30)
"PIN 683562
Telephone code 0484
"Vehicle registration KL-40
"2011 census code 627951
Nearest city Kakkanadu
"Lok Sabha constituency Chalakkudy
Civic agency Kizhakkambalam Panchayath
"Climate "Tropical monsoon ("Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)
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Kitex company has taken over the administration of this town and this town has become the only corporate governed town of Kerala

Kizhakkambalam is a GramaPanchayath in the "Ernakulam district of "Kerala, "India, an eastern suburb of "Cochin city. It lies at the intersection of major bus route from "Alwaye to "Thrippunithura and "Kolenchery and the routes from "Kakkanad to "Perumbavoor or "Pattimattom via Pallikkara. "Pukkattupadi, Malayidomthuruthu,Chelakulam,Njaralloor Pazhanganad, Oorakkad and Thamarachal are parts of Kizhakkambalam Panchayath.Edathala and Vazhakulam to north, at the east "Pattimattom, Pallikkara is in the south, and south west is Kakkanad.

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Demographics[edit]

Kizhakkambalam has an overwhelming Christian population. Kizhakkambalam has 100% Malayalam speaking population. Kizhakkambalam was traditionally a Farming village but this has changed through the ages.Many Industries, like Anna,Kitex,Sevana, Blackcat,Wireropes etc. has come up and now 40% people are engaged in Company works.20% are Business men,10% each engaged in IT and Tourism.10% sustain buy the traditional agriculture while remaining composes of Teachers,Doctors etc.Kadmprayar located near manakkakadavu is one of the tourism destination of kizhakkampalam. Some believing that kizhakambalam name came from kahzak(hanging tree for death sentence) was situated here during old time.

According to the "2011 census of India, Kizhakkambalam has 5551 households. The literacy rate of the village is 85.53%.[1]

Demographics (2011 Census)[1]
Total Male Female
Population 23186 11375 11811
Children aged below 6 years 2254 1119 1135
"Scheduled caste 2167 1072 1095
"Scheduled tribe 71 27 44
Literates 19830 9918 9912
Workers (all) 9075 6430 2645
Main workers (total) 7575 5692 1883
Main workers: Cultivators 434 363 71
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 467 323 144
Main workers: Household industry workers 119 92 27
Main workers: Other 6555 4914 1641
Marginal workers (total) 1500 738 762
Marginal workers: Cultivators 180 128 52
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 178 93 85
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 28 17 11
Marginal workers: Others 1114 500 614
Non-workers 14111 4945 9166

Administration[edit]

Kizhakkambalam panchayath is ruled by an organization called "Twenty-20 which is sponsored by a commercial organization called Kitex. In the local body election held in November, 2015, 17 out of 19 wards of the local Panchayath were won by "Twenty-20. The aim of this organization is to make Kizhakkambalam a model village by the year 2020. They have built many roads and drinking water projects inside the village. The organization also leads an anti-alcochol campaign in the village.[2]

Criticism of the corporate takeover[edit]

Some intellectuals like former Parliament Member Sebastian Paul are worried that the take over of the local body by a corporate group can lead to a negative sort of politics. Companies can have vested interests and they can manipulate local bodies to serve their interests. Environmental activists like C.R.Neelakantan point out that the Kitex group started political activism after they were caught red-handed in pollution issues. There are many allegations against Kitex company among the people who live here. The pollution made by company led to many large-scale protests. Previous panchayath administrations withdrew the license of company. But the company made a party and participated in election. [3]

Kunnathnadu Tehsil[edit]

This village is part of "Kunnathnadu taluk of Ernakulam district. Other towns in this area include Kizhakkambalam, "Kombanad, "Mazhuvannoor, "Rayamangalam and thiruvaniyoor.

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