Kuttanad- R Block
kuttanadu region within the Alappuzha district in the state of Kerala is known for its picturesque vast paddy fields and its geographical peculiarities. it is the region with all-time low altitude in India, and one among the few places within the world wherever farming is applied below water level. The major occupation in Kuttanad is farming. Rice is that the vital agricultural product, giving Kuttanad the designation of "The Rice Bowl of Kerala". It’s additionally one among the traditionally vital places in the ancient history of South India.The Kuttanad region is broadly speaking classified into 3 divisions - Lower Kuttanad, Upper Kuttanad, North Kuttanad. QST & R Block Kayals (backwaters) remind the visitor of the famous dikes of Holland. A striking example of the indigenous agricultural engineering know-how, here cultivation and habitation are made possible at four to ten feet below the sea level. For this purpose extensive land has been reclaimed from the backwaters and is protected by dikes built around it. A cruise along the canals here is a memorable experience. Currently 3 crops are full-grown yearly rather than the standard 2 per annum. Giant farming areas close to Vembanad Lake were truly saved from the lake. The history of the paddy cultivation in Kuttanad is carried back to centuries.