Chavara

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Chavara
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Govt. HSS, Chavara
Coordinates: 8°59′43″N76°31′58″E / 8.9952900°N 76.532880°E / 8.9952900; 76.532880 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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Chavara backwaters
Guhananda Puram temple Guhanandapuram temple.jpg
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 beach and lighthouse as well as the area around Ashtamudi lake. [2] some important areas around ashtamudi lake in chavara are kurishumoodu and old Portuguese cross, Karattal kadavu, TS canal, idathuruthu and fisherman colony, koyivila boat jetty, arinallor kadavu and cherikadavu backwater fish auction ,

Industries

The village has a high supply of mineral sand, mainly titanium in its beaches. For the processing of titanium, India's first titanium sponge plant (TSP) was developed by KMML (Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd) here, inaugurated in 2011 by the then Defence Minister of India, AK Antony . IRE (Indian Rare Earths Ltd) is another public sector unit located in Chavara. [3] Kerala Premo Pipes a govt company (under KWA) in Chavara has been lying closed for the past 18 years. The Premo pipe factory which started production in 1961 and was closed in 1997 following adverse market conditions. Though an MOU was signed between KWA and HLL in the year 2011 for starting PVC pipes, it is yet to be materialized. [4]

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. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  3. "News Archives:". The Hindu . 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  4. http://www.thehindu.com/2011/02/09/Todays-paper-kollam [ dead link ]

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