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Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd.
[ A Government of Kerala Undertaking ]

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KFDC-Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd.
The National Commission on Agricultural (NCA) has suggested setting up of Forest Development Corporation in every state which will be able to raise institutional finance for raising man-made forests so as to meet the domestic and industrial needs of Forest produce and re-clothe the degraded forest areas and bring them under productive use. Kerala Forest Development Corporation was established as a joint venture of Government of India and State Government in 1975 and it came into existence on 24th January 1975, with its Registered Office at Kottayam.

Core Activities of KFDC Ltd.
1. To acquire, purchase or take over on lease or otherwise reserved forest, unreserved vested forests and other lands form Kerala Government and others either with tree growth or not and to develop such areas and raise plantations of industrial use.

2. To cultivate plantations of rubber , pepper, cashew, cocoa, cardamom, etc. and to buy, sell, export, import, process, distribute, deal in all kinds of forests plants , trees, and agricultural crop.

3. To acquire, purchase or take over or lease or otherwise and manage forests to maximize production of timber and other produce.

4. To carry on business of foresters, planters, cultivators, sellers, dealers in timber and industrial woods, firewood, charcoal, etc. and to manufacture and dispose of, sell and deal in forest produce.

KFDC Board has now approved the inclusion of the following also, as its other objects.

"To carry on Tourism Activities including Eco Tourism, should be limited to creation of temporary infrastructure to meet only the basic necessities of the Eco Tourism."

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