Ezhome

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Ezhome
village
School at Ezhome Moola
School at Ezhome Moola
Coordinates: 12°2′0″N 75°17′0″E / 12.03333°N 75.28333°E / 12.03333; 75.28333Coordinates: 12°2′0″N 75°17′0″E / 12.03333°N 75.28333°E / 12.03333; 75.28333
India India
StateKerala
DistrictKannur
Government
 • BodyEzhome Grama Panchayat
Population
 (2001)
 • Total18,479
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Telephone codeEzhome is famous in paddy agriculture
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Nearest cityPazhayangadi, Taliparamba, Payyanur, Kannur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPayyanur
Civic agencyEzhome Grama Panchayat
Mangroves in Ezhome
Ezhome Moola

Ezhome is a village in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1] At the 2001 Census of India, Ezhome had a population of 18,479 with 8,710 males and 9,769 females.[1]

Background[edit]

Pazhayangadi is the nearest railway station (2 km). The nearest airports are Kannur International Airport (CNN) which is 45 km south of Ezhome and Mangalore International Airport (IXE) which is 120 km north of Ezhome.

Colleges include Madayi Cooperative Arts & Science college, Pariyaram Medical College, IHRD College Neruvampram, Payyanur College, Sir Syed College, Taliparamba, and Government College of Engineering, Kannur.

New Rice Varieties[edit]

Ezhome Rice varieties ‘Ezhome-1’ and ‘Ezhome-2’ are the first high yielding, non-lodging red rice varieties. They are designed for the saline-prone Kaipad rice fields of Kerala. They yield awn-less, non-shattering grains, and favourable cooking qualities, better than local cultivars. The average yields of ‘Ezhome-1’ and ‘Ezhome-2’ are 3.5 tones/ha and 3.2 tones/ha respectively under close-planted and no-management conditions of Kaipad. This yield is 70% and 60% more than that of local cultivars. These varieties differ in duration, have distinct morphological and qualitative traits, and have different salinity tolerance mechanisms, imparting varietal diversity to the unique ecosystem of Kaipad.

These new seed varieties have been developed by the Kerala Agricultural University with the participation of farmers of Ezhome panchayat. This is the first venture of Kerala Agricultural University in development of a variety i) adopting the combined strategy of Global Breeding (traditional), and Participatory Plant Breeding, and ii) carrying out all stages of variety development directly in the problem area of farmers.[2]

Uthraam Masjidh, Ettammel[edit]

Utharam Masjid, also known as Utharam Palli, is a famous mosque situated at Ettammel, an attractive place in Puthiyangadi of Kannur District. It is managed by the Puthiyangadi Muslim Jamath committee. This Mosque was built hundreds of years ago, and it was reconstructed about 60 years ago. This mosque is situated in Puthiyangadi "ettammel" near to the Jamaath high school.

Transportation[edit]

The national highway passes through Taliparamba town. Goa and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Pazhayangadi on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking over the internet. There are airports at Mangalore and Kannur. Both of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "Crops cleared for farming". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 19 January 2010.