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Kerala State

Textile Corporation limited(KSTCL)

Kerala State Textile Corporation Ltd. (KSTC) was incorporated in the year 1972, as a fully owned subsidiary of Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (KSIDC), with the main objective of setting up/ running textile mills in the State of Kerala. The Corporation was looking after the affairs of four private textile mills namely Alagappa Textiles Ltd. (Kochi), Parvathy Mills Ltd. (Kollam), Vijayamohiny Mills Ltd. (Thiruvananthapuram) and Kerala Lakshmi Mills Ltd. (Thrissur), as controller and custodian authorized by Government of Kerala till 1975, till they were transferred to National Textile Corporation (NTC). In 1973, KSTC took over the management of Trivandrum Spinning Mills Ltd. (TSM), Balaramapuram, and a Bleaching & Calendaring Plant (Balaramapuram), for a period of five years till a separate Board was constituted for TSM. As other private mills in the State also showed signs of sickness, Government appointed the Corporation as a nodal agency to take over control of Malabar Spinning & Weaving Mills Ltd. (Kozhikode), Kottayam Textiles (Vedagiri, Ettumanoor) and Prabhuram Mills (Kotta, Chengannur) in 1978.

After initial cleaning up operations, these mills were commissioned in 1978. As part of its efforts to revive the mills, KSTC implemented modernization schemes at Prabhuram Mills and Kottayam Textiles, thereby improving the profitability of those units. KSTC also set up on textile-testing laboratory, Centre for Applied Research & Development in Textile (CARDT) in the year 1982 and a spinning mill, Edarikkode Textiles in the year 1987. The Corporation added three more new units to its viz., Komalapuram Spinning & Weaving Mills (erstwhile Kerala Spinners Ltd.) Alappuzha, Hi-tech Weaving Mills, Pinarayi, Kannur and Uduma Textile Mills, Uduma, Kasargode during the period 2011. Besides, the Corporation is undertaking 2 more new projects, Nadukani Textiles Dyeing & Printing Centre, Nadukani, Kannur and another project Non-Woven Fabric Manufacturing Unit in Komalapuram Spinning & Weaving Mills, Komalapuram premises.