Idukki is an industrially backward District. As per 1998 statistics there are 303 registered Industrial units employing 6368 workers, while 5085 SSI units function employing 17,708 persons.

Lack of infrastructure like electricity, transportation, communication etc., hinder industrial development. The district with its natural beauty, evergreen hills, valleys, forests, waterfalls, game sanctuaries, wild flora and fauna, congenial and hospitable cool weather, etc. offers vast potential for forest based industries and tourism development.


Industry - at a glance

Type of Industry No. of units
Agriculture Based industry 710
Forest items based industry 200
Diary unit 47
Textile based 672
Electric & electronics 72
Engineering Based 357
Building material 292
Others 1873

Mini industrial estates

  Location Block
  Manakkad Thodupuzha
  Udumbanoor Elamdesom
  Kodikkulam Elamdesom
  Kattappana Kattappana
  Rajakumari Nedumkandam
  Adimali Adimali
  Olamattom Thodupuzha Minicipality

Major Industries

Name Item of Manufacture Location
Nagarjuna Herbal concentrate Ayurvedic Medicines Alakode
Crumb rubber factory Crumb rubber Muttom
Guardian controls Relay electronic items Vengallor

In addition to these there are a number of Major Tea Factories like Tata Tea, RBD, AV Thomas & Co., Malayalam plantations etc.