Palakkad is known as the "Granary of Kerala".
Nested in this land of paddy field is Kanjirapuzha Dam.
A masonry earth dam built for providing irrigation to a Cultural Command Area (CCA) of 9,713 hectares (24,000 acres), is located in the Palakkad district in the Indian state of Kerala. The reservoir, which has three islands within it, also has an established commercial fisheries development programme operated by the Fisheries Department.
The Kanjirapuzhan Dam is located on the Kanjirapuzha River, a tributary of the Thuthapuzha River, which itself joins the Bharatapuzha River, a part of the west-flowing rivers from Tadri to Kanyakumari. The dam has a catchment area of 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres), which lies entirely within the state boundary.The densely-covered green forest area of the catchment is called the "Vettilachola".