Wynd Valley

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In Wayanad district so far 4370 small scale industrial units have been registered. Of these 1829 are in Sulthan Bathery Block, 1332 in Kalpetta Block and the remaining 1219 are in Mananthavady Block.

There are 803 agro based industries, 276 timber based industries, 1649 garment making units, 757 engineering units and 144 building material units in the district. In addition to the above about 1017 small scale industries in various sectors including photostat , leather bag, rexin products, bio-fertilizers, etc., are also registered.

In Wayanad most of the industries are located in Kalpetta Municipality and Sulthan Bathery, Meenangadi and Mananthavadi Grama panchayats. 79 Industrial Co-operative societies are registered in the district. Out of it 41 come under the category of SC/ST and 12 are of women enterprises.

The district industries centre functions at Muttil .Taluk industries offices are functioning in Vythiri and Mananthavady Taluks. An SSI wing has started functioning at the Sulthan Bathery branch of Canara Bank. In Sulthan Bathery a mini industrial estate having 14 sheds is functioning under the control of SIDCO. A raw material unit is also operating there. Land has been purchased to start industrial estates in Edavaka, Mananthavady, Kaniyambetta and Poothady under the project of District panchayat. Construction works are in progress at Chundale for an industrial park by KINFRA.

Transport

Railway facility is not available at Wayanad. The nearest railway station is at Kozhikode, about 70 kms. from Kalpetta. The only mode of transport of goods and commuters within the district is roadways. Bus services are available in all panchayats. Though there is no national highway touching Wayanad, the district has a network of roads. There is a state highway, Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudalur, passing through Wayanad. The Kozhikode-Mysore frontier road and Thalassery-Bavali road are two important district roads.

 

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