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Ambedkar Memorial Rural Institute For Development (AMRID)

Ambedkar Memorial Rural Institute for Development (AMRID) is a charitable origanisation meant for the educational needs and employment opportunities of students of Wayanad district, especially of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, registered under the Societies Act. This institute started functioning in July 1990 at Puliyarmala, Kalpetta, in the centenary year of Dr.B.R Ambedkar. The Institute is functioning in the newly constructed building from 18th May 1998 in Muttil Village by the side of Kalpetta - Sulthan Bathery Road. AMRID has got a variety of activities aiming to achieve its social and educational objectives.


1. Printing Press - two letter presses and one Mini Auto Print Offset press (training and job works) 

2. Handicraft work in coffee stump and coconut shell (Training cum Production Centre) 

3. Typewriting institute

4. Tailoring Institute

5. Training in 3-wheeler driving.

6. Plastic welding unit (Production Centre)

7. Computer Course

The activities are implemented with the funds allotted by the Tribal Development Department, District Industries Centre, District Panchayat, and other implementing departments under various schemes and also with the limited income from various units of the institute.

Typewriting, Tailoring, S.S.L.C (Failed Batch), Autorikshaw

Driving, Composing, Binding, Printing, Plastic Welding, Handicraft work in Coffee Stump, Bamboo craft, P.D.C., Wood carving, Coconut shell Handicraft, Electric Embroidery, Computer Courses are conducting in the institute.

Cofee Board

Coffee Board operates its two wings in this district. 

Research Wing

A Regional Coffee Research Station is functioning under the Research Department of Coffee Board at Perumthatta, Chundale to involve location specific technology and to disseminate knowledge on scientific developments among coffee growers especially Robusta coffee growers. 

Extension Wing

Extension wing is headed by the Joint Director (Extension) with Head Quarters at Kalpetta.Under him there is one Deputy Director (Development) office at Kalpetta supported by three Senior Laison Officers at Kalpetta, Mananthvady and Sulthan Bathery and four Junior Laison officers stationed at Chundale, Meenangadi, Pulpally and Panamaram there are two Technologies Evaluation Centres functioning under the Extension wing located at Kalpetta and Kuzhinilam in Mananthavady.

Coffee is planned in an extent of 67479 hectares consisting of 125 ha. under Arabica and 67354 ha. of Robusta of which 67053 ha. are under bearing stage. The number of Coffee holdings in Wayanad consisting of 187 under Arabica and 58265 under Robusta.

Consequent to the implementation of depooling system the activities of the marketing department ceased to exist.

Regional Agricultural Research Station, Ambalavayal

A Regional Agricultural Research Station functions at Ambalavayal as a part of Kerala Agricultural University. This station caters to the research needs of agricultural sector of the high ranges. The station mainly concentrates on the research on spices, tropical and subtropical fruits, vegetables, especially cool season vegetables and hill paddy.

A Krishi Vijnan Kendra, with the objective dissemination of latest technologies to the farmers, is also attached to this station. Recently, a plant Biotechnology Centre started functioning here for the large-scale production of tissue culture plants of high value crops. The nursery of the station has a large collection of roses and other ornamental plants. The station produces and distributes quality seeds and good planting materials to the farmers.

Spices Board

The Spices Board has a field office at Kalpetta. The main functions of the Spices Board are the formulation and implementation of better production and quality improvement programs, systematic research and development, educating and training growers, processors, packers and exporters, selective registration and licensing. It also acts as a data bank and communication channel for importers and exporters of Indian spices.

The Board helps exporters in establishing contact with overseas buyers of spices. The Board also forwards trade enquiries received from abroad to competent registered Indian exporter and helps the International buyer procure the right quality spices from India. The board examines complaints received from importers for corrective and preventive action.


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