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Title: Veeranpuzha  
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Subject: Vypin, Alappuzha Beach, Indira Gandhi Boat Race, Cherai Beach, Shankumugham Beach
Collection: Lakes of Kerala
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Location Cochin, Kerala
Basin countries India

Veeranpuzha is a lake in Cochin, Kerala, India. It is the northern extension of Vembanad Lake. From Kochi Azhi to Munambam Azhi, the Vembanad lake is popularly known as "Veeranpuzha". In the early 1980s there were regular ferry services from Munambam to Ernakulam. The area has large paddy fields devoid of human habitation. Non-availability of fresh water is a reason for lack of dense human settlements.

Pokkali cultivation

The saline tolerant sluice gates from the lake to the filed. Through these openings, the prawn seedlings swim into the field from the sea and the lake after the rice harvest and consume the stem remains of the harvested crop. Recently, many Pokkali farmers of Veeranpuzha are leaving farming and migrating to other industries as farming has become unattractive and unprofitable.

Local tourism

Many local tourists visit Veeranpuzha mainly for angling during rainy season. Some water-front tourism festivals are being organized in recent times mainly to attract foreign tourists.

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