The Plantation Corporation of Kerala Ltd.
The Company is working under the able leadership of Hon'ble Minister of Agriculture Sri. V.S Sunil Kumar through the Government in Department of Agriculture. The activities of the Plantation corporation are headed by the Managing Director under the supervision of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board.
We at PCK are committed to excel in the production and marketing of plantation crops and strive for ensuring customer satisfaction through the continual improvement of agricultural activities and quality objectives.
The rich quality rubber latex produced from the PCK estates is processed in our own in-house factories into Concentrated Latex, Crumb Rubber (ISNR) and Crepe Rubber. To process timber of old rubber trees felled for replanting, the Corporation has set up a Rubber Wood processing factory at Kodumon in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala.
From being a purely plantation based organization, the PCK is now diversifying into the challenging Sunrise industries, utilizing the vast amount of rubber wood generated from its plantations. The modern, treated wood processing plant is already in operation since 1989. The treated rubber wood is an economical alternative to teak and mahogany. The demand for rubber wood is steadily increasing in Kerala, also help to arrest deforestation to a certain extend.
Kerala is known as "God's own country". The estates of PCK are blessed with patches of undisturbed natural beauty reiterate this truth. Thus the potential of Farm Tourism and Eco-Tourism which is emerging as a high potential commercial activity in Kerala was identified as a suitable area for diversification by the Plantation Corporation.
The Corporation has identified plenty of spots of scenic beauties in its plantations located in different parts of the State of Kerala. The all natural settings like captive secondary jungles, rocky patches, rivers, rivulets, river banks, minor and major water falls, dam sites etc. offer tremendous potential for commercial exploitation from a tourism angle.Besides, proximity of established tourist spots like Athirappilly in Thrissur District, Peruvannamoozhi in Kozhikode District, Bakel in Kasaragod District, Silent Valley in Palakkad District etc.. make this task much easier to accomplish.
The famous tourist spot of Athirappilly is in the vicinity of Kalady Group of Estates, owned by PCK. The corporation decided to exploit the high tourism potential in Athirappilly by setting up all infrastructures and facilities for encouraging domestic and international tourism. This pilot Farm tourism project near Athirappilly water fall is almost complete now.This ambitious project is named as "Plantation Valley".