Saturday, July 23, 2011

Some Major Weaknesses of Pathanamthitta District

Pathanamthitta is one of the most beautiful and literate district in Kerala and is home to some of the major spiritual destinations in Kerala. There are also many hot spots in Pathanamthitta which are less known to the outer world. Pathanamthitta has developed a lot since the last decade and is still developing. Pathanamthitta is a district which has reported the least number of communal violence in the history of Kerala. This makes the district one of the best place to live.

Apart from these, there are many things and weaknesses that the district is having. The list may be too long if we ask different persons and hence I have decided to put forward my opinions only. Below given are some of the major weaknesses of Pathanamthitta in my opinion.

1) Industrial Backwardness
Pathanamthitta district as a whole is industrially backward and there are no real opportunities for the highly educated guys to work in their own district. This make the educated people and entrepreneurs to move out of  Pathanamthitta.

2) Least Explored Tourism Potential
Pathanamthitta is a district with amazing landscape and beauty and has all the essential things needed for a great  tourist destination. But unfortunately, the tourism potential of Pathanamthitta is not yet explored to its fullest  and this deprives the district from getting additional income.

3) Bad Facilities for Pilgrims
Pathanamthitta is home to some of the major pilgrimage centers in Kerala and as a result a lot pilgrimage visit the  district on an annual basis. But the irony is that despite a huge flow of pilgrims, there has not been any steps  from the government to enhance the pilgrimage tourism in the district. Added to this the facilities offered to the  pilgrims are also poor.

4) Lack of Agricultural Product Processing
Eventhough Pathanamthitta is home to a variety of agricultural products and produces them on a regular basis. In spite of these there are no agricultural  product processing units in the district which again deprives the district from getting additional revenue

5) Lack of Development in IT
Even though majority of the people in Pathanamthitta are having knowledge in computers and IT related matters, the IT development of the district is not upto the mark. Even the government has also not taken any initiatives for the IT development of the district.

6) Lack of Quality Roads
There are a large number of roads passing through Pathanamthitta and most of them are in better shape when compared with other districts. But Pathanamthitta  still lacks quality roads that meet the national standards.

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