Moncombu (Malayalam: മങ്കൊമ്പ്; also spelled Mankombu; see below) is a village situated in the Alappuzha district in the state of Kerala, India. The place is famous for many things including the Moncombu Bhagavathy Temple and the Rice Research Centre. The ancestors of Dr M S Swaminathan, the father of the green revolution in India, came from this village.
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Since the English name is close to the name in the local Malayalam language, there are several spellings in use. Moncombu is the spelling used by the Postal Department of India as well as in government communications. But yet other variants such as Mankombu are in use by the mass media.
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