Alappuzha

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


    Alappuzha is the smallest district in Kerala and is gifted with great natural beauty. It is well connected by water ways to various other parts of Kerala. The major occupation in Alappuzha is farming. 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 9,078 coir units registered with coir board in Kerala 7,584, 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 (2018 – 19) – INR 1, 69,434  
    Sl.no. Type of industry No of units Investment   (INR lakhs) Employment (Nos.)
    1 Agro & Food based 2,639 39,872 16,987
    2 Soda water/Packaged drinking water 227 1,098 1,354
    3 Cotton textile 7 94 72
    4 Woolen, Silk & artificial thread based Cloths 14 86 31
    5 Readymade garments & Embroidery 1,318 7,171 6,743
    6 Wood/wooden based furniture 809 6,021 3,226
    7 Paper & Paper products 156 1,547 845
    8 Leather based products 66 249 114
    9 Chemical/Chemical based products 158 1,893 603
    10 Rubber, Plastic & Petro based 286 4,066 1,698
    11 Mineral based 118 1,874 496
    12 Metal based(Steel fabricated) 330 1,975 1013
    13 Engineering units 1,593 10,876 6,492
    14 Electrical machinery and Transport equipment 160 2,045 864
    15 Repairing & Servicing 2,180 7,077 4,875
    16 Gem designing 75 410 618
    17 Fashion designing 114 217 328
    18 Others 3,512 43,879 21,463
    19 Artisans Units 105 864 654
      TOTAL 13,867 1,31,314 68,476
       
              No. of units 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
    Micro Manufacturing 777 805 787 874 716
    Service 282 327 311 394 304
    Small Manufacturing 34 36 29 37 29
    Service 6 7 13 7 5
    Medium Manufacturing 3 5 3 1 1
    Service 1 2 2 2 0
                                  Total 1,103 1,182 1,145 1,315 1,055
     
    • Prominent sectors in each district-
    • Agro & Food based
    • Textile and Garments Sector
    • Wood Sector
    • General Engineering Sector
    • Service Sector
     
    • Prominent investors in each district-
    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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