KFDC-Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd.
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.
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.|
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.
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."