Kerala State Bamboo Corporation Ltd., established in 1971, is fully owned by Government of Kerala. Its main objectives are, to develop & promote industries based on bamboo, reed, cane and rattan, to undertake manufacture and trading of bamboo, reed, cane and rattan products, provide financial, technical, marketing or any other assistance and guidance etc. It is an ISO 9001-2000 certified Company now.
Bamboo/Reeds industry is one of the age-old traditional industries of our state. Since inception KSBC is endeavoring for the upliftment of the socially and economically backward classes of the society by generating employment and reasonable income for them.
Ochalandra Travancorica reedi or simply reeds is a rare species of bamboo found abundantly in the forests of Kerala. Bamboo mats woven from reeds is very popular in the state and so is bambooply, the resin bonded bamboo mats, which are a good substitute for wood/plywood based applications. Since the plant propagates rapidly and the collection method is by select felling, the ecological balance is not disturbed even if reeds are cut in large numbers. For centuries man has been using bamboo for various purposes. As a natural, renewable resource, bamboo is regaining its popularity in the modern world.