Mundakkal

Mundakkal, also spelled Mundackal, is an important residential area and industrial hub situated in the city of Kollam, Kerala, India.[1][2] The place is considered as the capital of India's cashew processing activities. Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation Limited(KSCDC) and Cashew Export Promotion Council of India(CEPCI) are headquartered at Mundakkal in Kollam city. It is an important tourist place in the city and a part of Downtown Kollam which gained in significance because of the presence of a flourishing beach. During 'Karkidaka Vavubali', thousands of devotees arrive on the beach to perform the Vavubali Tharpanam. Vavubali is an important ritual observed by Hindus in Kerala in the month of Karkidakam. The ritual involves people offering Bali to the departed souls. The ritual is performed by men, women, and children.[3][4]

Mundakkal
Mundackal
Neighbourhood
Mundakkal Coast in Kollam city
Mundakkal Coast in Kollam city
Mundakkal is located in Kollam
Mundakkal
Mundakkal
Location in Kollam, India
Mundakkal is located in Kerala
Mundakkal
Mundakkal
Mundakkal (Kerala)
Mundakkal is located in India
Mundakkal
Mundakkal
Mundakkal (India)
Coordinates: 8°52′32″N 76°35′57″E / 8.875515°N 76.599145°E / 8.875515; 76.599145Coordinates: 8°52′32″N 76°35′57″E / 8.875515°N 76.599145°E / 8.875515; 76.599145
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
Government
 • BodyKollam Municipal Corporation(KMC)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
691010
Vehicle registrationKL-02
Lok Sabha constituencyKollam
Civic agencyKollam Municipal Corporation
Avg. summer temperature34 °C (93 °F)
Avg. winter temperature22 °C (72 °F)
Websitehttp://www.kollam.nic.in

LocationEdit

Importance of MundakkalEdit

Mundakkal is a very important place for Kollam city as so many important institutions and tourism centres in the city are situated in and around Mundakkal. Mundakkal Beach, Cashew Export Promotion Council of India(CEPC), Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation Ltd.(KSCDC), SIDCO Industrial Estate & raw material depot. etc. are situated at Mundakkal.[6][7]

Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation LimitedEdit

The Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation Limited(KSCDC) is a model employer in the field of cashew industry mainly to protect the interest of workers and to provide maximum employment to its workers and to give statutory benefits like minimum wages, bonus, etc. prevailing in the cashew industry. It is headquartered in Kollam city - The Cashew Capital of the World.[8] The head office is situated at Cashew House, Mundakkal in Kollam City, Kerala. KSCDC was incorporated in July 1969 and started Commercial activities in the year 1971 as a company fully owned by the Government of Kerala.[9] Corporation has now more than a turn over of Rs. 250 crores.

Cashew Export Promotion Council of IndiaEdit

Cashew Export Promotion Council of India(CEPC) was established by the Government of India in the year 1955, with the active cooperation of the cashew industry with the object of promoting exports of cashew kernels and cashew nut shell liquid from India.[10] It is headquartered in Mundakkal, Kollam in the state of Kerala - Cashew Capital of the World.[11][12] The Council serves as an intermediary between importers of Cashew Kernels and exporters who are members of the council. The council is also supposed to deals with any disputes on exports/imports arising on account of quality standards, breach of contractual obligations, etc. It undertakes numerous activities, such as organizing global buyer-seller meets, organizing studies on the nutritional aspects of cashew and providing support to cashew processors and exporters for improving infrastructure.[13]

Mundakkal BeachEdit

Mundakkal Beach is an important beach in Kollam city located about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Chinnakada, the city centre. The beach is one of the 25 potential beaches for tourism development in Kerala.[14] Other major beaches in the district include Paravur Thekkumbhagam, Pozhikara, Kollam Beach and Thirumullavaram, which are all close by.

Mundakkal Industrial EstateEdit

Kerala SIDCO is running an Industrial estate in Mundakkal. Pieces of land, with power and water supply and other infrastructure, have been divided into individual sites. The sites make up industrial estates, part of the government's initiative to develop the small and medium enterprise sector and address the issue of unemployment

Urban primary health centreEdit

An experimental venture is done by National Urban Health mission in mid 2014. But it's a great help for the civilians and the peoples in nearby poor homes in Mundakkal. This health centre located just near Thumpara temple.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Map of Mundakkal, Kollam
  2. ^ [2] Mayor's growth agenda gets wide acceptance
  3. ^ [3] Thousands offer Karkkidaka Vavu Bali
  4. ^ [4] Hundreds offer ‘Karkkidaka vavu bali'
  5. ^ [5] Chinnadaka to Mundakkal
  6. ^ [6] Mobile Numbers of Revenue Officers in Kollam Taluk
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Contact us - The Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation Limited
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Kollam Cashew Organizations - KSCDC, CEPCI
  9. ^ [7] KSCDC, Kollam
  10. ^ [8] CEPCI - Kollam
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 October 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CEPCI
  12. ^ [9] CEPCI - BS
  13. ^ [10] Cashew Industry In India
  14. ^ [11] Coastal Tourism in Kerala-An Analysis

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