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.
|Type of Industry||No. of units|
|Agriculture Based industry||710|
|Forest items based industry||200|
|Electric & electronics||72|
|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.