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|• Type||Panchayat Raj|
|• Body||Seethathodu grama panchayat|
|• Total||651.94 km2 (251.72 sq mi)|
|• Density||28/km2 (70/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Nearest towns||Chittar, Angamoozhy|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Pathanamthitta|
|Civic agency||Gram panchayat|
|Panchayat President||Joby T Easow|
Seethathodu is a village in the Pathanamthitta district, state of Kerala, India, near Chittar Town. Predominantly it is a rural region where agriculture being the most important sector. Both state-run and privately operated buses connect Seethathodu to various parts of Pathanamthitta district.
Seethathodu is a scenic hilly rural region in the eastern side of Pathanamthitta district. Many mountains, valleys and steep slopes beautifies its geographical background. 90% of the area is dense reserve forest, a part of Goodrical Range, Periyar Tiger Reserve. The rest is populated, where the main cultivation is rubber. The main attraction of Seethathodu is Sabarimala, a Hindu hill pilgrim centre.
The Koikkal rajas of Pandalam divided their kingdom into two parts as Valiyakoyikkal (including the parts of Pandalam) and Kochukoikkal (including the western parts) for administrative convenience. Kochukoikkal is today a part of Seethathodu panchayath. Advocate Kochukoikkal Thalachira Barayanan founded the first school (S.N.D.P school) in this region. Seethathodu panchayath was formed on 20 November 1968 and T.K Raghavan became the first president.
Joby T Easow is the current president of Seethathodu panchayath and Beena Muhammed Rafi is the vice president. Communist, Congress & BJP parties have strong base here. The panchayath itself is self-sufficient in the case of basic infrastructures and the members of each wards are so concerned about the developmental activities.
As of 2001 [update] India census, Seethathodu panchayath has a population of about 18222 in which 9268 are males and 8954 are females. The village has literacy of 92.4%. More than 95% of the population speaks Malayalam and 4% speak Tamil. There are also some English and Hindi speakers. Hindi speakers are relatively new immigrant workers from North India.
Adoor is a Municipality in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala State, India. It is the headquarters of Adoor Taluk and Adoor Revenue Division.
Ranni is a Town in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, in India. The taluk headquarters is a township on both sides of the Pamba River. Ranni is also one of the largest taluks in Kerala. The renowned Hindu temple of Sabarimala is in this taluk, situated approximately 66 km from the main town, Ittiyappara. Ranni is known for its natural environment, forests, hills, river and good climate.
Konni is a major town and a Taluk headquarters in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala, India. Konni is known for its elephant cages, forests, and rubber plantations. Konni is also known as "Anakoodinte Nadu".
Vadaserikara is a village in Pathanamthitta district, in the state of Kerala, India. It is one of the 11 villages in Ranni and sits at the confluence of the Pamba and Kallar Rivers.
Erumely, also spelt "Erumeli" is a panchayat in the southeast part of Kottayam district in Kerala state, India. Erumely is situated 49 km east of Kottayam town and 133 km North of capital city Trivandrum. It is situated on the way to Sabarimala and also an important halting place (idathavalam) for the Sabarimala pilgrims. Erumely is famed for its religious harmony and prosperity between Hindus and Muslims which existed from the early periods. It is a place which have strong roots in legends and myths associated with lord Ayyappa. A new airport has been proposed in Erumeli. The village is nourished by Manimala River.
Vazhamuttom is a village township near to Pathanamthitta Town in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, India.
Chittar is a village in Pathanamthitta district, located in Kerala state, India. It is a Panchayat and is situated in the Ranni Taluk and in Konni constituency in Pathanamthitta District. It is located 29km away from Pathanamthitta town at its east. Nearby Panchayats are Seethathodu, Perunad, Vadaserikkara and Thannithodu. Chittar was formerly represented in the Ranni legislative assembly, but now in Konni assembly. Its previous parliament constituency was Idukki. Chittar was given the Nirmal Gram award from former president Pratibha Patil.
Perunad (Ranni-Perunad) is a scenic hilly village in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala state, India It's located on the banks of Pamba River and Kakkadu River.
Lahai, also spelt Laha is a remote settlement located in the north eastern part of Pathanamthitta district, Kerala state, India. This is the place from which the sacred grove (Poongavanam) of Lord Ayyappa begins.
Angamoozhy is a village in Pathanamthitta district in the Indian state of Kerala. Angamoozhy is located near the Kakkad power station and the Sabarimala temple. Geographically Angamoozhy is High-range area.
Nilakkal, also spelled Nilackal, or formerly Chayal, is a remote ghat region located in the Goodrical range of Ranni forest division in Pathanamthitta District in the Indian state of Kerala. The place is noted mainly as an edathavalam or halting-place for the Ayyappa devotees during Sabarimala pilgrimage. Administratively, it falls under the Perunad grama panchayath in Ranni tehsil. Sabarimala, the famous Hindu pilgrim centre in southern India is located at a distance of 23 km (14 mi) in the north-east hilly region of Nilakkal.
Most of the schools and colleges in Pathanamthitta district are in Adoor, Thiruvalla, Ranni, and Pathanamthitta.
The Pathanamthitta district has four types of administrative hierarchies:
Kullar Dam is a small flanking dam which impounds Kullar river in Seethathode village, Pathanamthitta District in Kerala, India. The Dam was built as a part of Sabarigiri Hydroelectric Project. The release from the dam flows to Pamba River and from there it flows through Ranni, Konni, Kozhencherry, Thiruvalla, Chengannur, Kuttanadu, Mavelikara and Karthikappally taluks.
Anathode dam is a flanking dam of masonry gravity type situated in Sethathode panchayath of Seethathode village in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, India. This dam is constructed on Anathode river which is a tributary of Pamba river.
Veluthodu dam is a part of Kakkad Hydro Electric Project and is located in Seethathode panchayath of Ranni Taluk in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, India. Its a Concrete-Gravity dam built across the Veluthodu river, a tributary of Kakkad River which is agian a tributary of Pamba River The dam is built primarily for electricity. This diversion dam diverts water to the water conductor system from Moozhiyar reservoir to Kakkad Power Station. This power station utilises the tail race water from Sabarigiri power station and flow received from moozhiyar and velluthode rivers. After power generation, water from Kakkad power station is released to the Kakkad River. Taluks through which release flow are Ranni, Konni, Kozhencherry, Thiruvalla, Chengannur, Kuttanadu, Mavelikara and Karthikappally
Gavi Dam is a small dam constructed as a part of sabarigiri Hydro electric project on Gaviyar which is a tributary of Pamba River at Seethathode village in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, India. Taluks through which release flow are Ranni, Konni, Kozhencherry, Thiruvalla, Chengannur, Kuttanadu, Mavelikara and Karthikappally.
Kochu Pamba Weir is a diversion dam constructed across Pamba river in Seethathode village of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, India. It is one of the five dams which are parts of Sabarigiri HydroElectric Project. These are Pamba dam, Kakki dam, Anathode dam, Gavi dam and Kochu Pamba weir Sabarigiri Hydro Electric Project is the second largest hydro electric project of Kerala and is located in Pathanamthitta district. This weir is constructed as a part of Sabarigiri Augmentation Scheme. Water from this reservoir is pumped in to the Pamba reservoir through a pump house located at the downstream of Pamba dam. Taluks through which release flow are Ranni, Konni, Kozhencherry, Thiruvalla, Chengannur, Kuttanadu, Mavelikara and Karthikappally.
Meenar-2 dam is a concrete gravity type of dam constructed across the Meenar river which is a tributory of Pamba river in seethathodu village of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, India. This dam is constructed as a part of Sabaigiri Augmentation Scheme.
Upper moozhiyar dam is an Earthen Dam constructed across Moozhiyar River in Seethathodu village of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, India. This dam was constructed as a part of Sabarigiri Augmentation Scheme. The stream is located in southern side of Kakki reservoir. It is an embankment structure. Sabarigiri Hydro Electric Project is the second largest hydro electric project of Kerala and is located in Pathanamthitta district. This dam is constructed for diverting the upper reaches of Moozhiyar river, a tributory of Pamba river to the Kakki -Anathode reservoir through a tunnel. The surplus over the storage flows over the rock cut spillway to Moozhiyar river. Taluks through which release flow are Ranni, Konni, Kozhencherry, Thiruvalla, Chengannur, Kuttanadu, Mavelikara, and Karthikappally. Nearest city is Vandiperiyar.