Parishad Production Centre

Established as the soaps and toiletries division of IRTC, PPC works on the twin philosophy of livelihood generation and alternative politics to the advent of globalisation. Mobilisation of local resources and utilization of locally available rural human resources is what makes it a unique, viable and replicable model of employment generation. IRTC has launched the production of toiletry items during 1990s and it has gained momentum during the US Iraq war in 2000. Being a research division of the Kerala Sasthrasahithya Parishad, IRTC has provided technical support to KSSP’s campaigning for boycotting the foreign products particularly the products by US and UK. The production of bathing soaps using coconut oil was a unique practice by IRTC which has a larger dimension of supporting coconut farmers in Kerala. A society called Samatha Production Center was registered for this purpose and thousands of activists and entrepreneurs was trained on the production of soaps, detergents and other toiletry items. Rather than following a centralised production approach IRTC attempted to develop a production network all over Kerala by distributing the production kit to the local producers. Eventually, IRTC has developed an autonomous sister concern named PPC and currently it is a well-established production centre of toiletry items in Kerala.

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Joseph P.V.

Secretary, PPC

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