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Hi All,

I am starting a new thread for Pathanamthitta district.

First of all I thank Sakrisha, who started a common thread in SSC for Pathanmathitta,Alappuzha and Idukki districts. Now moderators can make that thread only for Alappuzha and Idukki.

I request all the forumers to visit this thread and post your comments.
 

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Facts about Pathanamthitta

Facts about Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta, a district in the central Travancore region of Kerala is famous for its pilgrim centers and unique festivals. Pathanamthitta district is known as the “headquarters of pilgrimage tourism”. The famous Sabarimala temple is in Pathanamthitta district. The world famous Maramon Convention (world's 2nd largest and Asia's largest gathering of Christians ) is held at Maramon in Pathanamthitta.There are other well known Hindu, Christian and Muslim pilgrim centers in this district.
The population of Pathanamthitta district constitutes a considerable number of NRIs. The NRIs from Pathanamthitta are not only in Middle East but also in Western Europe and USA. This district ranks high in terms of social well being among all the districts of Kerala.

One peculiarity of the people of Pathanamthitta (or central Travancore) is that they don’t hesitate to travel anywhere in the world to pursue education and jobs. The migration to Middle East, which changed the face of Kerala, is started by the people of central travancore in 1970s.

District Headquarters: Pathanamthitta
Bordering Districts: Kottayam, Idukki, Alappuzha and Kollam (It has a border with Tamil Nadu in the east.)
Major Townships: Pathanamthitta, Thiruvalla, Adoor, Kozhencherry, Ranni and Konni
Parliamentary constituency: Pathanamthitta
Assembly constituencies: Aranmula, Ranni, Konni, Adoor and Thiruvalla
Taluks: Kozhecherry, Thiruvalla, Mallappally,Ranni and Adoor
Major Rivers: Pamba, Manimala river, Anchankovil river
 

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Connectivity

Major roads passing through the district:

National Highway:
NH 220 (Kollam-Theni) (The exact route is not finalized)
(There is a proposal to convert Punalur – Muvattupuzha Road as NH)

State Highways:


SH 1 – M C Road
SH 5 – Kayamkulam – Pathanapuram Road
SH 6 - Kayamkulam - Thiruvalla Road
SH 7 - Thiruvalla - Kumbazha Road (TK road)
SH 8 - Main Eastern Highway (Punalur - Muvattupuzha Road)
SH 9 - Kottayam - Kozhencherry Road
SH 10 - Mavelikkara - Kozhencherry Road
SH 12 - Ambalapuzha - Thiruvalla Road
SH 37 - Adoor - Sasthamkotta road
SH 44 - Sabarimala – Kodaikkanal Road
SH 59 – Hill Highway
SH 67 - Mannarkulanji - Pampa Road
 

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Transport

KSRTC Depots: Pathanamthitta, Thiruvalla, Adoor, Pandalam, Mallappally and Ranni

Nearest Railway Stations: Chengannur (26 kms) & Thiruvalla (30 kms)

Airports: Thiruvanathapuram International Airport (113 km), Cochin International Airport (142 km).

The proposed Aranmula international Airport is just 14 kms from Pathanamthitta town.
 

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Major Educational Institutions

MEDICAL COLLEGE:
PUSHPAGIRI MEDICAL COLLEGE, THIRUVALLA

AYURVEDA MEDICAL COLLEGE:

MANNAM AYURVEDA MEDICAL COLLEGE, PANDALAM

ENGINEERING COLLEGES:

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, ADOOR
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, KALLOOPPARA
MOUNT ZION COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, KADAMANITTA
MUSALIAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, PATHANAMTHITTA
CARMEL ENGINEERING COLLEGE, PERUNAD
SREE BUDDHA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FOR WOMEN, ELAVUMTHITTA

ARTS & SCIENCE COLLEGES:
COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCE, PATHANAMTHITTA
COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES (I.H.R.D), ADOOR
COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCE (I.H.R.D), MALLAPALLY
B.A.M. COLLEGE, THURUTHICAUD, MALLAPPALLY
CATHOLICATE COLLEGE, PATHANAMTHITTA
DEVASWOM BOARD COLLEGE, PARUMALA
KVVS COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ADOOR
MARTHOMA COLLEGE, THIRUVALLA
MANNAM MEMORIAL NSS COLLEGE, KONNI
N.S.S. COLLEGE, PANDALAM
SAHODARAN AYYAPPAN SMARAKA S.N.D.P YOGAM COLLEGE, KONNI
ST. CYRILS COLLEGE, ADOOR
ST. THOMAS COLLEGE, KOZHENCHERRY
ST. THOMAS COLLEGE, RANNI.
ST. GREGORIUS COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES PARUMALA
V.N.S COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE KONNAPPARA, KONNI
VISWA BRAHMANA COLLEGE, VECHOOCHIRA, RANNI
COLLEGE OF INDIGENOUS FOOD TECHNOLOGY (CIFT), KONNI

NURSING COLLEGES:
COLLEGE OF NURSING, PATHANAMTHITTA
ARCHANA COLLEGE OF NURSING, PANDALAM
M.G.M. MUTHOOT COLLEGE OF NURSING, PATHANAMTHITTA
PUSHPAGIRI COLLEGE OF NURSING, PATHANAMTHITTA
ST. THOMAS COLLEGE OF NURSING CHETHIPUZHA
ST.GREGORIOUS COLLEGE OF NURSING PARUMALA

MANAGEMENT INSTITUTIONS:
MAR ATHANASIOS COLLEGE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES (MACFAST), TIRUVALLA
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, PRAKKANAM, PATHANAMTHITTA

POLYTECHNIC:
GOVT. POLYTECHNIC,VENNIKULAM
GOVT. POLYTECHNIC, ADOOR
GOVT. POLYTECHNIC, VECHOOCHIRA
N.S.S. POLYTECHNIC (PRIVATE), PANDALAM
 

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Pathanamthitta - Achievements

Pathanamthitta is the first polio-free district in India


Pathanamthitta tops in literacy (96.93 per cent) among all the districts of Kerala (It could be the top district in the whole country as well.)


Pathanamthitta had the lowest decadal (2001-2011) growth rate of population. (It had a negative decadal population growth)

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Pathanamthitta stands 5th in the per capita income among the districts of Kerala and 4th in case of growth in per capita income.

Source: Socio Economic Survey by Kerala planning Commission
 

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History of Pathanamthitta district formation




Courtesy: Mathrubhumi (24-12-2010)
(Mathrubhumi published this article when K. Karunakaran expired)

I will be editing this post to add translation...
 

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Pathanamthitta - Weaknesses

The whole district is industrially backward. There are no opportunities for the highly educated citizens to work in their own district.

The tourist potential of the district is not explored.

There are no steps from the government to boost the pilgrimage tourism which exists in the district. The facilities for pilgrims are poor.

The district is producing variety of agricultural products, but there are no facilities to process those agricultural products to yield more revenue.

There are no initiatives from the government for the IT development of the district.

Even though most of the major roads in the district are in good shape compared to other districts, it lacks roads with national standard.

There are only a few long distance and interstate KSRTC buses from Pathanamthitta, even though there are so many interstate private buses. Most of the major southern bus operators have services to Pathanamthitta.
 

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Scope for Medical Tourism

Pathanamthitta district is blessed with excellent medical facilities spread across the district. There are proposals to start super specialty hospitals for the millions of pilgrims visiting the district during the Sabarimala season. After the season, the facilities can be used for other patients also. Once the Aranmula airport becomes operational, there is a scope for medical tourism in this district.

Some of the specialty hospitals around Aranmula are:
1) Pushpagiri Medical College, Thiruvalla
2) Muthoot Medical Centre, Kozhencherry ( www.muthoothospitals.com)
3) MGM Muthoot Medical Centre, Pathanamthitta (www.muthoothospital.com)
4) Century Hospital, Chengannur (www.centuryhospital.org)
5) Lifeline Super Specialty Hospital, Adoor (www.lifelinehospitalkerala.com)
6) St. Gregorios Cardio Vascular Centre, Parumala (sghospital.org)
7) Mannam Ayurveda Medical College, Pandalam
8) Chitra Multi Specialty Hospital, Pandalam
9) Sree Ayyappa Medical College and Research Foundation, Vadasserikkara (Under construction)
10) Central university Institute of Medical Science, Adoor (Under construction)
11) Mount Zion Medical College, Adoor (Under construction)
 

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Good Initiative. :cheers:
Full support to the new thread.

BTW, Kiranchetta, I feel no need to remove 'the name Pathanamthitta from Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Alappuzha project thread' even though a new thread for Pathanamthitta is here.

It is because I feel that, eventhough I opposed Aranmula airport, still I would like Pathanamthitta forumers to be reminded about my contribution to Pathanamthitta in SSC. otherwise, they may tend to think that I am a Pathanamthitta hater. :)
 

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Pathanamthitta is the first polio-free district in India


Pathanamthitta tops in literacy (96.93 per cent) among all the districts of Kerala (It could be the top district in the whole country as well.)


Pathanamthitta had the lowest decadal (2001-2011) growth rate of population. (It had a negative decadal population growth)

Source

Pathanamthitta stands 5th in the per capita income among the districts of Kerala and 4th in case of growth in per capita income.

Source: Socio Economic Survey by Kerala planning Commission
This is absolutely great and it reflects the fact the people of this district are highly educated and health concerned and also rich by earning good amount of money be it abroad or in India.

For Kollamaites Pathanathitta is their sister district as it was carved out of Kollam district 3 decades before.

The development of Pathanamthitta is very important for Central Travencore and also for the neighbouring districts including Kollam. My full support for this thread and the district.:eek:kay::nocrook::banana:
 

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:banana::cheers::applause::cheer:

good start... keep it up....

PTA is a world renowned district cos of Sabarimala.
 

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jungle tourism/resort

For those who interested in jungle tourism/resort, an ideal place in Konni.

Contour Jungle Resorts is situated in the midst of Konni Forests in Pathanamthitta dist which is breathtakingly beautiful..
It seems a lot of foreign tourists are visiting this place.

Click on
http://www.contourresorts.com/gallery.php

cheers :cheers:
 

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The world famous Maramon Convention (world's 2nd largest gathering of Christians) is held at Maramon in Pathanamthitta.


Facts about Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta, a district in the central Travancore region of Kerala is famous for its pilgrim centers and unique festivals. Pathanamthitta district is known as the “headquarters of pilgrimage tourism”. The famous Sabarimala temple is in Pathanamthitta district. There are other well known Hindu, Christian and Muslim pilgrim centers in this district.
 

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Thank you all for the support extended to this thread…. :cheers:

Please visit this thread and post your comments….
 

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The world famous Maramon Convention (world's 2nd largest gathering of Christians) is held at Maramon in Pathanamthitta.
Hi Godman,

Thank you for pointing this out. I missed to include the same. I have edited that post. I would have missed some other important facts also. I will try to add as much information as possible about Pathanamthitta.
 
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