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Chithara town is in Mancodu villages. This village has the credit of having elected the first woman Panchayat President in India. Her name was Mrs. Sumathi Sukumaran.It is the nearest place of Madathara.
According to the Literacy Survey conducted as part of the Total Literacy Campaign in 1989, this Panchayat had the largest number of illiterate people in Kollam district. However, as years passed, there has been considerable development in the field of education. Initially, this village had only a Lower Primary and Upper Primary School, both managed by the Government. Later, the SN Trust started a high School at Thumpamaonthodi. Another lower primary school, Al Mina also functioned here.
Chithara town now has many educational establishments,govt offices etc. , Apple Kids International Pre-School, Govt.HSS,Govt LPS, APRM TTI,APRM Central School, Jamia BEd College, Service Cooperative Bank, Govt.LPS, Chiravoor Sreekanta Dharmashastha temple, Vettappara Sree Bhoothanatha Temple, Vellathankonam Sree Subrahmanya Swami Temple, Sree Krishnan Kovil Temple, Chithara Juma-Masjid, KSEB section office, Telephone Exchange, Sub-registrar office, Agriculture office,Thanima Public Library Kizhakkumbhagam like offices are in here, Akshaya Centre, lot of shops,private bank, one and half hour travel to Trivandrum Airport, 20 Minutes to MC Road. 50 km from Trivandrum City and 55 km from Kollam City.
State Government Offices
- Chithara, Sub Registrar Office
- KSEB Section Office Phone: 04742427585 CUG: 9446009229, 9446009227, 9446009228, 9446009231
- Krishi Bhavan, Chithara
- Govt. Higher Secondary School, Chithara
- A.P.R.M Central School,Chithara
- S.N.Highschool Chithara,
- B.Ed College,Chithara
- "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.
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