Kollam

    The district had major industrial units like ALIND, Quilon Seramics etc.


    Kollam or Quilon, an old sea port town on the Arabian coast, stands on the Ashtamudi Lake. Kollam has excelled well in export based industries like Cashew and Marine.

    Cashew Exporting has been the backbone of the economic prudence of kollam district. The new developments like the coming of an international ship with cashew to the neendakara port in kollam has given a ray of hope.

    Marine Exporting is a flourishing industry now also in Kollam District. Due to the presence of one of the biggest fishing harbours in Asia, Shakthikulangara harbour and the nature gifted marine wealth, the sector is an evergreen sector in Kollam District. Even though, the sector has challenges, the sector is growing at a pretty good rate. Marine Processing industries are also being established throughout Coastal areas of Kollam.



    Key Statistics

    Per Capita income (2015-16) Constant price - INR 1,43,552

    Industrial status  
    Micro Manufacturing 4876
    Micro Service 2169
    Small Manufacturing 618
    Small Service 230
    Medium manufacturing 14
    Medium service 2
    No of development plot/area 2
    No of Mini Industrial Area 5
    Industrial Area developed by : (a)    District Panchayath (b)   Block Panchayath (c)    Grama Panchayath 5
    Handloom societies (working) 35
    Power loom societies (working) 0
    Coir societies(working) 74
    General Industrial societies(working) 179
    Handicrafts societies(working) 179
      Prominent Sectors
    • Mineral Based Industry
    • Cashew
    • Sea Products.
    • Agro & Food Processing
    • Textile & Garment Making
    • Coir Products
    • Handloom
    • Wooden based Furniture
    • Engineering Units
    • Making Soda water/Drinking water
    • Rubber/Plastic Product

    Prominent Investors
    • Mineral Based Industry- KMML, IRE
    • Sea Products; CHITOSAN, MATSYAFED
    • Agro & Food Processing - Kerala Agro Fruit Products,Elampal
      • M/sPonnu Food Products,Ayilara,Yeroor
      • M/s Kerafed Oil Complex,Karunagappally
    • Textile & Garment Making - Quilon Co-operative Spinning Mills Ltd,Karamcode, Chathannoor
    • Wooden based Furniture - MIE Chithara, & Chadayamangalam

 Kollam or Quilon, an old sea port town on the Arabian coast, stands on the Ashtamudi lake. Kollam, the erstwhile Desinganadu, had a sustained commercial reputation from the days of the Phoenicians and the Romans. Fed by the Chinese trade, it was regarded by Ibn Batuta, as one of the five ports, which he had seen in the course of his travels during a period of twenty four years, in the 14th century. Histrorically Kollam has been the hub of large and medium public sector enterprises. There are many large and Medium scale industries in the district. 

Central Government undertakings in Kollam district

Indian Rare Earths, Chavara

Parvathi Mills Ltd., Kollam. 

Other major industries in private / cooperative sector

 Aluminium Industries Ltd., Kundara,(Defunct)

Cooperative Spinning Mill, Chathannur and

Punalur Paper Mills Pvt Ltd, Punalur.

Kerafed Oil complex,Karunagappally 

State Govt. Undertakings in Kollam District

Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited, Chavara,

Kerala Ceramics Ltd., Kundara

Kerala Feeds, Karunagappally

Kerala Electrical and Allied Engineering Company, Kundara

United Electrical Industries, Kollam

Kerala Agro-Fruit Products, Punalur  etc.

 

About  8194 nos of MSME units are functioning in the district.

Brief Sectrorwise Statistics of identified MSME units in Kollam District

No

Sector

Units

Investment

Employment

Turnover

1

Textile & Garments 

710

4728.35

3166

4652.97

2

Light Engineering

1229

12253.5

6051

16871.44

3

Rubber Products

56

1005.75

334

4611.2

4

Fruit & Food Based 

1940

38607.26

24516

104032.6

5

Printing & Allied

305

7341.31

1374

4538.58

6

Rexine,Leather etc

42

136

165

257.05

7

Electrical & Electronics

109

1791.66

904

5099.91

8

Ayurvedic Products 

60

1043.17

380

1238.7

9

Wood Products

641

6613.02

3400

9110.11

10

Cement Products

447

7302.84

2497

14462.92

11

Plastic Products

125

2399.37

773

4151.57

12

Paper Products

332

3822.51

1148

4588.26

13

Miscellaneous Mfg.

953

72877.71

5432

35838.6

14

Total Mfg. Units

6949

159922.5

50140

209453.9

15

Service Sector

1245

14362.24

6486

23787.41

16

Total MSME Units

8194

174284.7

56626

233241.

 

Indernational Trade

Kollam has excelled well in export based industries like Cashew and Marine.

Cashew Export Sector

Cashew Exporting has been the backbone of the economic prudence of kollam district.There was a time when industrial development of kollam was synonymous with the activities of cashew exporting companies.The companies gave huge returns through exports and It gave employment to a large number of household women and men.But,Due to some unpredictable national and international circumstances, the sector is now showing slowness.The new developments like the coming of an international ship with cashew to the neendakara port in kollam has given a ray of hope.Good policies and better infrastructure building can still make the sector come out from the tireness it has shown.

 

Marine Export Sector

Marine Exporting is a flourishing industry now also in kollam district.Due to the presence of one of the biggest fishing harbours in asia,Shakthikulangara harbour and the nature gifted marine wealth, the sector is an evergreen sector in kollam district.A problem that the sector faces is the unavailablity of an exporting port.Most of the exports from Kollam happen through Cochin port or Tuticorin port.Even though, the sector has challenges, the sector is growing at a pretty good rate.Marine Processing industries are also being established through out Coastal areas of Kollam

 

 

Mahabali