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Chavara
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Chavara
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°59′43″N76°31′58″E / 8.9952900°N 76.532880°E / 8.9952900; 76.532880
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Language
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Pincode
691583
Telephone code476
Vehicle registration KL-23
Nearest city Kollam
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam
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Guhananda Puram temple

Chavara is a village in Karunagappally taluk, Kollam district, Kerala, India. It is a part of Kollam Lok Sabha constituency. [1] The current MLA of the Chavara constituency is Dr. Sujith Vijayan Pillai of the LDF.

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Location and tourism

Chavara is situated on the shores of the Arabian sea and the major freshwater lake in Kerala, Ashtamudi, which flows through it. Chavara has many lakes and lagoons including Sasthamkota Lake. Popular tourist destinations are Kattilmekkathil Devi Temple, St Andrew's Church, Kovilthottam, Kottankulangara Devi Temple , Kovilthottam Lighthouse as well as the area around Ashtamudi lake. [2] .

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Chavara Thekkumbhagom backwaters

Some important areas around Ashtamudi lake in Chavara are Kurishumoodu, the Old Portuguese cross, Karattal kadavu, TS canal, Idathuruthu and fisherman colony, Koyivila boat jetty, Arinallor Kadavu and Cherikadavu backwater.

Industries

The village has a high supply of rare-earth elements in its sand, mainly titanium on its beaches. The major industries in the public sector at Chavara that deal with the mining and processing of rare-earth metals are Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML) and Indian Rare Earths Limited (IRE).

For the processing of titanium, India's first Titanium Sponge Plant (TSP) was developed by KMML in association with DMRL under DRDO and the project was funded by VSSC under ISRO. The plant was inaugurated in 2011 by the then Defense Minister of India, AK Antony.

Kerala Premo Pipes a govt company (under KWA) in Chavara has been lying closed for the past 18 years. The Premo pipe factory started production in 1961 and closed in 1997 following adverse market conditions. Though an MOU was signed between KWA and HLL in 2011 for starting PVC pipes, it is yet to be materialized. [3]

Notable people

Footnotes

  1. "Assembly Constituencies — Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
  2. "Constituency". Ministry of Labour, Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  3. "Chavara Matrimony: Login For Lakhs of Verified Profiles". www.matrimonialsindia.com. Retrieved 31 October 2023.

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