6 July 2018 - Kerala Tourism, the Indian state's Department of Tourism, announced plans to develop Kakkathuruthu (Island of Crows) in Alappuzha district as an eco-friendly tourist village. The place has been listed in National Geographic’s ‘Around the World in 24 Hours,’ a photographic tour of travel-worthy spots in the world. Kakkathuruthu is one of the main tourist destinations in Alappuzha and Kerala Tourism plans to develop the basic facilities here without disturbing the environment.
A survey will be conducted to seek the response and opinions of the locals. Ezhupunna panchayat will lend their support for the development of Kakkathuruthu.