Literacy rate in Kerala is in the third position. In 1990 the district name alla was formally modified to Alappuzha. The normal monthly temperature is 27C. Kuttanad is additionally known as the Paddy Pot of Kerala. Agricultural activities revolve around Kuttanad, the rice-rich state of Kerala. He was impressed by the natural beauty of the place and said in joy and amazement, "Nature has spent her rich gifts here on earth". He shouted, "Alleppey, the Venice of the East. 2. 1026/82 / (RD) dated 29. Thus Alappuzha district comprises six taluks, namely, Cherthala, Ambalappuzha, Kuttanad, Karthikapally, Chengannur and Mavelikkara. The first political strike in Kerala took place in Alappuzha in 1938. The then Diwan Raja Keshava Das of Travancore, formerly known as 'Alappuzha' was the maker of the modern Alappuzha. This district is credited with having the first post office and the first telegraph office in the state of Travancore. The first modern factory for making coir mats and mats was set up in 1859 in Alappuzha.