Poothakkulam

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Bhoothakkulam
പൂതക്കുളം
Bhoothakkulam
Village
Poothakkulam
Nickname: 
Bkm
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Bhoothakkulam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°48′40″N76°42′55″E / 8.8111°N 76.7152°E / 8.8111; 76.7152
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Tehsil Ithikkara
Government
  Body Gram panchayat
Area
  Total16.56 km2 (6.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total28,315
  Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
691302
Vehicle registration KL-02
Nearest city Kollam

Poothakkulam, also known as Bhoothakkulam, is a village in Kollam district in the state of Kerala, India. The village is located 3.9 km away from Paravur, 11.4 km from Varkala and 23 km from Kollam. In 2011, it had a population of 628,451 residents. [1] The village covers an area of 16.56 km2.

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Geography

Poothakkulam is located in the southernmost portion of the Kollam district near Idava Nadayara Kayal. The village is bordered by the Paravur municipality in the west, Parippally Panchayath in the east, Chirakkara Panchayath in the north, and the Thiruvananthapuram district in the south.

Topography

Poothakkulam's elevation is close to sea level, showing at the nearby Bhoothakulam reservoir(paanattu chira) and surrounding paddy fields.[ citation needed ]

Educational institutions

Transportation

The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (49.8 km) and the nearest railway station is Paravur Railway station (4.5 km). The major road passing through Poothakkulam is Paravur -Parippalli road.

Air

The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (49.8 km)

Rail

Paravur Railway station (4.5 km)

Varkala Sivagiri railway station(13 km)

Road

Bhoothakulam is well connected to nearby places through roads. Road transport is provided mainly by private transport bus operators and state owned Kerala State Road Transport Corporation.

Major roads

  • Paravur - Paripppally Road
  • Bhoothakulam- Ooninmoodu-Varkala Road
  • Alinmoodu- Ozhukupara Road
  • Vettuvila - Kalakkodu
  • Kalakkodu - Bhoothakkulam

Industry

Coir, cashew nuts and hand loom are the major industries of Poothakkulam. Kalakkod Q 23 Co-operative society was established as the first Coir society in Poothakkulam. [ citation needed ]

Administration

Poothakkulam is an ISO 9001-2015 certified grama panchayat. It consists of 18 wards and is currently led by Left Democratic Front (Kerala).

2020 Local Body Election - Kerala Source Source
Ward NoWard nameMemberPartyAlliance
1KottuvankonamRakhi R SBJP   NDA
2MukkadaJaya V GCPI   LDF
3KoonamkulamPradeepCPI(M)   LDF
4PuthenkulamRemya SCPI   LDF
5OoninmooduLailaCPI(M)   LDF
6EzhamvilaShaiju BalachandranINC   UDF
7PoothakulamPrakashCPI(M)   LDF
8H.S WardManjusha SathysheelanBJP   NDA
9PunnekulamD Suresh KumarCPI(M)   LDF
10EdayadiManishINC   UDF
11StadiumPrasannakumariCPI(M)   LDF
12NellettilAnsari FazilCPI(M)   LDF
13മാവിളSunil KumarINC   UDF
14EdavattomSajeeshBJP   NDA
15KalakkodeJeeja SanthoshCPI   LDF
16P.H.CAmmini AmmaCPI(M)   LDF
17PerumkulamSeena RCPI(M)   LDF
18NjaroduShaji KumarCPI(M)   LDF

The incumbent Panchayat president is Ammini Amma who contested and won from P.H.C Ward.

Poothakkulam is part of Chathannoor (State Assembly constituency) State Assembly constituency, Ithikkara Block Panchayath, Kollam District Panchayat and Kollam (Lok Sabha constituency)

Recognition

Titles /Recognitions for Grama Panchayth
NoYearTitle
12018-2019Swaraj Trophy for Best Local Body, Kollam District (2018–19)
22017-2018Swaraj Trophy for Second Best Local Body, Kollam District [2]
32019Second "Tharishu" Rahitha Grama Panchayath in Kerala
42019Govt. of Kerala Haritha Award
5NASuchitwa Keralam Award
620186-2017R. Sugathakumaran Memorial Trophy for Best Gram Panchayat [3]

Poothakkulam Panchayath falls under the jurisdiction of Paravur circle inspector.

Culture

Poothakkulam has a rich cultural heritage. The village contains numerous libraries, cultural societies, and organizations.

Sankara Pillai smaraka grantha sala, Gandhi memorial reading room and Samskarika Nilayam kottuvankonam are some major libraries.

Poothakulam village has numerous captive elephants.

Libraries

Recreational centres

  1. Kalipoyka Children Park [4]
  2. GHSS Football Stadium [5]
  3. Mini stadium, Bhoothakulam
  4. Kaveri Elephant Park, Puthenkulam
  5. Pachayath Park, Kalakkode

Services

Hospitals

Financial institutions

Places of worship

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