Alappuzha

    Alappuzha is famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry.


    Alappuzha is the smallest district in Kerala gifted with great natural beauty and is well connected by water ways to various other parts of Kerala. The major occupation in Alappuzha is farming. Large farming areas near ‘Vembanad Lake’ were reclaimed from the lake. This reclamation constituted small areas of paddy fields called ‘padasekharam’. Coir Industry is one of the major traditional industries in the district, which provides employment to approximately 2 lakhs workers, of whom 84% are women. Out of 9078 coir units registered with coir board in Kerala 7584, are in Alappuzha. The district accounts for 95% of the coir. Many coir units suffer from the problems of low productivity, low investment and scarcity of raw materials. 'Coirfed', 'The Kerala State Coir Corporation Ltd' and Foam Mattings (India) Ltd' are the 3 public sector units in the coir sector which are situated in this district. 246 Coir societies are functioning under the coir project scheme.

    Key Statistics
    Per Capita Income at Constant Price (2015 – 16) - 1, 30,172

    Sl. No. Head Particulars
    1 Registered Industrial Units 10754
    2. Total Investment (in lakhs) 100555
    3. Total Employment (Nos.) 58674
     
    Sl.no. Type of industry No of units Investment        (lakh rs.) Emp. (Nos.)
    1 Agro & Food based 2068 29421 15276
    2 Soda water/Packaged drinking water 205 1070 1209
    3 Cotton textile 6 83 65
    4 Woolen, Silk & artificial thread based Cloths 8 45 22
    5 Readymade garments & Embroidery 1092 5485 5193
    6 Wood/wooden based furniture 704 4620 3226
    7 Paper & Paper products 136 1144 631
    8 Leather based products 37 199 98
    9 Chemical/Chemical based products 135 1515 578
    10 Rubber, Plastic & Petro based 265 3820 1388
    11 Mineral based 108 1499 480
    12 Metal based(Steel fabricated) 307 1670 913
    13 Engineering units 1298 7616 4694
    14 Electrical machinery and Transporte quipment 143 1927 858
    15 Repairing & Servicing 1114 6565 3536
    16 Gem designing 62 410 610
    17 Fashion designing 73 217 313
    18 Others 2895 32432 18964
    19 Artisans Units 98 816 621
      TOTAL 10754 100555 58674
     
    No. of units 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
    Micro Manufacturing 795 824 777 805 787
    Service 271 256 292 327 311
    Small Manufacturing 31 25 34 36 29
    Service 8 8 6 7 13
    Medium Manufacturing 2 1 3 5 3
    Service 1 0 1 2 2
    Total 1108 1114 1103 1182 1145
      Prominent Sectors
    • Agro & Food based
    • Textile and garments Sector
    • Wood Sector
    • General Engineering Sector
    • Service Sector

    Prominent Investors
    Prominent Investment Investor
    Info Park, Cherthala Govt. of Kerala
    Industrial Growth Centre, Cherthala KSIDC
    Food Park, Cherthala KSIDC
    DP Punnapra Govt. of Kerala
    DP Chengannur Govt. of Kerala
    DA Aroor Govt. of Kerala
    DA Kollakadavu Govt. of Kerala
    Coir Park I Govt. of Kerala
    Coir Park II Govt. of Kerala
    Gala at DP Punnapra Govt. of Kerala
    Major Industrial Estate, Cherthala SIDCO
    Major Industrial Estate, Kollakadavu SIDCO
    Mini Industrial Estate, Kadakkarappally SIDCO
    Mini Industrial Estate, Mararikkulam SIDCO
    Mini Industrial Estate, Mannanchery Mini Industrial Estate Co Operative Society SIND (A) 107
    Mini Industrial Estate, Mararikkulam Mini Industrial Estate Co Operative Society SIND (A) 107
    Mini Industrial Estate,Pathiyoor Mini Industrial Estate Co Operative Society SIND (A) 107
    Mini Industrial Estate, Nooranad Mini Industrial Estate Co Operative Society SIND (A) 107
    Mini Industrial Estate,Thamarakkulam Mini Industrial Estate Co Operative Society SIND (A) 107
    Mini Industrial Estate, Mannar Mini Industrial Estate Co Operative Society SIND (A) 107
    Mini Industrial Estate, Mavelikara Mini Industrial Estate Co Operative Society SIND (A) 107

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