Postal Network of Kerala
Indian postal system is the largest in the World with a network of about 1.55 lakh Post Offices, of which 1.39 lakh (89.78 %) were in rural areas and 15826 (10.22%) in urban in the country. The postal network consists of four categories of post offices namely, Head Post Offices, Sub Post Offices, Extra Departmental Sub Post Offices and Extra Departmental Branch Post Offices.
Kerala Postal circle includes the entire State of Kerala, the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and Mahe under the Union Territory of Puducherry. Kerala is the only postal circle where every village has at least one post office. As on 31.09.2013, there are 5066 post offices in the circle, of which 1506 are Departmental post offices and 3560 Extra Departmental post offices. On an average each post office in the State serves an area of 7.69 and a population of 6607 as against the national average of 21.21 and a population of 7175 people.
Major Activities of Kerala Postal Circle during 2012-13 up to 30.09. 2013

  1. All the 1506 departmental post offices in the Circle are computerised
  2. Providing new e-based and value added services
  3. Introduction of International Speed Post or EMS - a facility available from India to 99 countries
  4. Two new parcel products of India “Express Parcel” and “Business Parcel” introduced
  5. Introduction of Logistics Post Air to the customers for getting end to end services on the logistics value char for faster transmission /delivery of their consignments
  6. Tie up with Kerala State Government for Corporate e-post
  7. Tie up with Commissioner for Entrance Exam for selling Application forms under Retail post
  8. Tie up with director, LBS Centre for Science & Technology
  9. Kerala Water Authority under e-payment
  10. BSNL under e-payment
  11. Tie up with Local Self Government for tax collection

 Telecommunication is one of the prime support services needed for rapid growth and modernisation of the economy. The telecommunication services in India have improved significantly since independence. Kerala Telecom circle serves the whole of Kerala State, the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and part of Union Territory of Puducherry (Mahe). The circle has 11 major SSAs and one minor SSA of Lakshadweep.

All India Radio and Doordarsan
 The Audio Video Communication wing in the Electronic Media Division of I&PRD is engaged in producing and broadcasting various video magazine programmes through electronic media. They include Navakeralam- bimonthly inter active programme with Hon.Ministers in Doordarshan, Priyakeralam- a weekly development news magazine programme in Doordarshan, Janapadham- a weekly development programme in AIR and Sutharyakeralam- a live complaint redressal programme through video conferencing by the Hon’ble Chief Minister is telecast by Doordarshan and its audio version is broadcast over all stations of All India Radio.

Source: Economic Review 2013
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