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Organic farming is popular in Manalur
Coordinates: 10°29′45″N76°6′0″E / 10.49583°N 76.10000°E / 10.49583; 76.10000 Coordinates: 10°29′45″N76°6′0″E / 10.49583°N 76.10000°E / 10.49583; 76.10000
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration KL-

Manalur is a small village in Thrissur district of Kerala state, south India. It is one of the constituencies in Thrissur district.



As of 2001 India census, Manalur had a population of 17130 with 8237 males and 8893 females. [1]

Ezhava families dominate the village. Some of the important families are Kurudiyara Family.[ citation needed ]

The erstwhile old temples which still exist are the Ayyappan kavu and the Siva Kshetram.


Manalur assembly constituency is part of Trichur (Lok Sabha constituency). [2]

Organic Farming

Manalur is famous for organic farming. When the Indian prime minister visited Manalur in 2016, food for 3,000 strong audience was prepared in Manalur using organic farming techniques. [3]

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  1. "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  2. "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2008.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 August 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)


Colonel Sreeghanlal P. Raman, First Senior Indian Army officer and pilot from the area, belongs to Manalur panchayat. He commanded 94 Charwa Regiment during Operations Meghdoot, Rakshak and Vijay; also created history in highest battle field in the world, by psycho-conditioning the regiment to engage on multiple fronts and battle field of −40 °C (−40 °F).[ citation needed ]

Krishnan Kaniyamparambil- An Indian politician and Kerala Minister of Agriculture from 09 June 1997 to 13 May 2001. [1]

  1. "Members - Kerala Legislature". Retrieved 25 February 2022.