Ltd. Ltd. Pattambi Taluk divided by Ottapalam Taluk in 2013. At present Palakkad district consists of two revenue divisions, half-dozen taluks, and 157 revenue villages. District panchayats are the best within the Panchayati rule system. The District council President assists the District Collector in designing and implementing the district's development programs. According to William Logan, author of the Malabar Manual, the Pallava dynasty of Kanchi probably invaded Malabar in the second or third century AD. Haider Ali's facilitate persuaded Zamor to retreat. The present Palakkad district as associate degree unit was planted on January one, 1957, comprising the subsequent taluks: Palakkad, Perinthalmanna, Ponnani, Ottapalam, Alathur, Chittoor. While maintaining the Trinithala firka in conjunction with the Ottapalam taluk, the villages of Vadakkekad, Punnoor, and Punnoorkulam were brought below the Chaughat taluk of Trichur district.