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Chittar
village
An Elephant used to load timber in Chittar
An Elephant used to load timber in Chittar
Country  India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
Government
 • Type Democratic
 • Body Chittar grama panchayath
Area
 • Total 25.9 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total 33,977
 • Density 1,311.9/km2 (3,398/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
689663
Telephone code 04735
Vehicle registration KL-62, KL-03
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Vadasserikkara, Angamoozhy
Climate Tropical summer (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 18 °C (64 °F)
Website lsgkerala.in/chittarpanchayat/

Chittar is a village in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala state, India. It is a Panchayat situated in the Ranni Taluk. Chittar was given the Nirmal Gram award from Pratibha Patil, the former President of India.

Economy

Chittar is a plantation township.The main crops cultivated here are rubber, pineapple, tapioca, nuts, ginger, and pepper. It was once a part of the demolished Nilakkal trade centre.

Location

Chittar lies in the eastern part of Pathanamthitta district.

Administration

The panchayath of Chittar was formed in 30 September 1970 by partitioning the Vadaseerikkara and Seethathodu panchayaths in Ranni taluk. The panchayath is divided into 13 wards.

Wards

  1. Pambini
  2. Panniyar
  3. Manakkayam
  4. Chittar
  5. Chittar thottam
  6. Meenkuzhi
  7. Kulangaravali
  8. Vayyattupuzha
  9. Manpilavu
  10. Neelipilavu
  11. Vaiga
  12. Chittar thekkekkara
  13. Kodumudi

Educational institutions

Schools

  • Govt. L.P.S. Chittar Estate
  • L.P.School Neeliplavu,
  • Holy Family Public School,
  • Govt. H. S. S., Chittar,
  • Govt. Model L. P. S., Chittar,
  • V. K. N. M. V. H. S. S, Vayyattupuzha
  • Komala Vilasm School, Padayanippara
  • Little Angels English Medium High School
  • Royal Parallel College, Chittar
  • Santhinikethan College chittar.

Colleges

  • SNDP Arts College, Ettichuvadu - Meenkuzhi, chittar
  • Caarmel Engineering College, R-Perunad
  • Ideal Parallel College, Chittar
  • Musalliar Engineering College, *Malayalappuzha
  • Mount Zion Engineering College, Kadammanitta
  • Pushpagiri Medical College, Tiruvalla
  • Muthoot Nursing College, Pathanamthitta
  • St. Thomas College, Ranni,
  • Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta
  • Mar Ivanios ITC, Seethathodu

People

The people of Chittar are mainly farmers and plantation workers. People began settling down in Chittar about 75 years ago. As of 2001 India census, Chittar had a population of 33977 with 16498 males and 17479 females.

Related pages

  • Angamoozhy
  • Plappally
  • Ranni
  • Vayyattupuzha
  • Vadaserikara
  • Maniyar
  • Nilakkal
  • Konni
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