|• Type||Panchayati Raj|
|• Body||Panchayat Samithi|
|Elevation||22 m (72 ft)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English, Hindi|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Muttom is a rural area in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. This place is 66 km away from Cochin. Geographically this place is part of Midland or Idanad region of Kerala. Hindus, Christians and Muslims are living peacefully in the area.
There are ten other places named as "Muttom" in various parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu :
Adjacent areas/panchayaths of Muttom are at east Kudayathoor, at west Karimkunnam (village), at south Kadanad and Melukavu and at north Alacode and Edavetty.
Thodupuzha river is flowing through this village. Another important water body is Parappan thodu.
As of 2001 India census, the total population is 10,228. Muttom has an average literacy rate of 96%: male and female literacy is 96%. Population density is 402.
Muttom's economy is driven by agriculture. Also there are small scale industries. Major part of the agriculture land is used for natural rubber cultivation. Other crops such as pineapple, coconut, rice, pepper, cocoa, tapioca, banana, ginger, turmeric, etc. are also being cultivated. Krishi Bhavan is the state government agency working to coordinate the agriculture activities. A related animal husbandry is also existing here. Cattle, goat and chicken are the main livestock raising here. Veterinary hospital and Milma ksheera sahakarana sangham are functioning to provide required guidance to this sector.
There are no major or medium industries functioning in this village. A number of small scale industries are working here such as Kakkombu RPS which is based on rubber production and promotion, also provides guidance to farmers. A spices park is also started to function at Thudanganad.
Almost every house has a landline phone connection. A BSNL telephone exchange is functioning in this village. In recent years mobile phone usage is dramatically increased in this area. Almost all the major mobile service providers in Kerala have presence in this village. There are two India post offices are also functioning here.
People of this area depend on road network for transportation. Muttom has an excellent network of roads which connects it to the nearby towns and cities. State Highway 33 (Kerala) - Thodupuzha- Puliyanmala road and State Highway 44 (Kerala) - Sabarimala – Neriamangalam Road are passing through this village. There are several private and public bus services through Muttom.
There are no railway network passing through this village. Nearby railway stations are Ernakulam South 67 km, Ernakulam North 69 km, Aluva 62 km and Kottayam 51 km.
Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport which 60 km away from Muttom
This gram panchayat was established in 1953.A gram panchayat Bharanasamithi is functioning as the local government body. Its members are elected by people of each electoral ward. Electoral college is based on the universal suffrage. Panchayat has 13 electoral wards at present. This area also belongs to Thodupuzha block panchayat and Idukki zilla panchayat. This three tier system is functioning under Panchayati raj system. Election to these local governing bodies is conducted in every five years. An administrative wing is functioning with panchayat Bharanasamithi to project execution and tax collection.
Muttom is part of Thodupuzha assembly constituency of Kerala Legislature . This place belongs to Idukki (Lok Sabha constituency)
People mainly depend on medical science and ayurveda for healthcare needs. A community health centre and a number of private hospitals are functioning here. No major healthcare institutions are functioning here. People need to travel to Eranakulam, Idukki or Kottayam for advanced healthcare facilities.
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