Indore and Kerala

  • About Indore Keraleeya Samajam

    Indore Keraleeya Samajam (IKS) is a non-profit, non-political, cultural organization of people from the state of Kerala established during the year 1967 with a small group of members. It has grown upto the level of over 1200 members and their families residing in Indore and its surroundings. Our main aim is to promote cultural, educational and social activities and to encourage and revitalize the traditional arts and crafts of our motherland. IKS is an organization catering social, cultural and charity events, helping the needy in the society.

  • About Indore

    Indore, known as the Commercial Capital of M.P. also as "Mini Mumbai" is the largest city of the Indian state of M.P and the most populous metropolitan area in central India. A central power city, Indore exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. Located on the southern edge of Malwa Plateau, the city is located 190 km west of the state capital of Bhopal. With a Census-estimated 2011 population of 1,960,631 distributed over a land area of just (526 km2), Indore is the most densely populated major city in the central province. As more than 13 languages are spoken in Indore, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the central India. The Indore Metropolitan Area's population is the states' largest, with 2.2 million. It is the 14th largest city in India and 147th largest city in the world.

    Indore traces its roots to its 16th century founding as a trading hub between the Decan and Delhi. The city and its surroundings came under Maratha Empire on 18 May 1724 after Maratha Peshwa assumed the full control of Malwa until they acceded to the Union of India Indore served as the capital of the Madhya Bharat from 1950 until 1956.

    Indore's financial district, anchored by central Indore, functions as the financial capital of the Madhya Pradesh and is home to the M.P.Stock Exchange, India's third oldest stock exchange. Indore's real estate market is among the most expensive in the state. Numerous colleges and universities are located in Indore, including IIM & IIT Indore which are ranked among world's top institutions.

  • About kerala

    Kerala, "The Godís own country" also known as Keralam is located in the south west region of India, formed on 1 November 1956 per the State Reorganization Act by combining various Malayalam speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi) with a population of 33,387,677, it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and north east Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Laccdive Sea to the west. Thiruvananthapuram is the state capital among the 14 districts; other major cities include Kochi & Kozhikode.

    The region had been a prominent spice exporter from 3000 BCE to 3rd century. In the 15th century, the lucrative spice trade attracted Portuguese traders to Kerala, and eventually paved the way for the European Colonization of the whole of India. After Independence, Travancore and Cochin joined the Republic of India and Travancore Cochin was given the status of a state. Later, the state was formed in 1956 by merging the Malabar district, Travancore-Cochin (excluding four southern taluks), and the taluk of Kasargod.

    At a population of 33,388,000 in 2011, the state has the lowest population growth rate; 3.44% and a density of 819 persons per km2. Kerala has the highest Human Development Index (HDI) in the country with 0.920 according to the Human Development Report 2011. It also has the highest Literacy rate; 93.91%, the highest Life expectancy; 74 years and the lowest Sex ration; 923 men per 1000 women among the Indian states. A survey in 2005 by Transparency International ranked it as the Least Corrupt state in the country. Kerala has witnessed significant emigration of its people, especially to the Persian Gulf Countries during the Gulf Boom, and its economy depends significantly on remittance from a large Malayali expatriate community. Hinduism is practiced by the half of the population, followed by Islam & Christianity, while majority of over 96% people speak Malayalam. It is considered as the "cleanest state in India", however, the morbidity rate is highest in the state at 118. Culture of the state which traces its roots from 3rd century CE is a synthesis of Aryan and Dravidian cultures, developed and mixed for centuries, under influences from other parts of India and abroad.

    Production of pepper and natural rubber constitute prominent output in the total national output, as well as in the agricultural sector, coconut, tea, coffee, cashew, spices are important. As the state has 590 km of coastal belt, around 1.1 million people of the state are dependent on the fishery industry, which contributes to 3% income of the state. With 145,704 kilometres (90,536 mi) of roads, the state constitutes 4.2% of total India's roadways. Waterways are also used as means of transportation while there are also three existing and two proposed international airports. The state has the highest media exposure in India with newspapers publishing in nine different languages; mainly English and Malayalam. Kerala is a tourist destination: the backwaters, beaches, ayurvedic tourism and tropical greenery are among its major attractions.





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