Quilon or Kollam as it known now, is a city in South India in the state of Kerala.
Quilon is considered to be a major commercial and industrial town and it receives
a major part of its revenue from the various industries that operate here. There
are industries in both the government and private sector. There are some central
and some state owned industries apart from the private ones and all these together
contribute to the revenue of the city. These companies also provide many job opportunities
to not only the local but also to the people from the nearby places. Quilon has
17 large and some medium scale industries.
The major government industries in Quilon are the Indian Rare Earths, Parvathi Mills
Ltd, Kerala Electrical and Allied Engineering Company, Kerala Premo Pipe factory, Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited, United Electrical Industries and the Kerala
Agro-Fruit Products. Other important industries in private sector are Thomas Stephen
& Co., Floorco Paravur, Cooperative Spinning Mill and Punalur Paper Mills. Reports
suggest that there are around 1963 small sector industrial units in Quilon. All
these industries give employment opportunities to many people of the city and create
many job opportunities. Besides the industries Quilon is also known for cashew processing
and coir production. Many job opportunities exist in the cashew processing units.
Many women are employed to peel and sort the cashews. Job opportunities exist both
in the processing units and also in the export of the processed cashews.
Quilon also has handloom industry, clay and wood based industries, which also give
employment to many. Tourism is another major sector here and it contributes majorly
to the revenue of Kollam. The various tourist attractions are places such as backwaters,
lakes and beaches, temples. All these attract a large number of tourists every year.
Tourism, hotels and other allied activities provide employment to many and also
contribute to the revenue in a major way. There are many educational institutes
in Quilon. These offer many courses and give employment to many qualified people.
There are many job opportunities here for those who want to enter the teaching line.
There are many hospitals also in Quilon and they give jobs and also have opportunities
to many qualified doctors with different specialties.
Quilon or Kollam has many industries apart from its famous cashew industry. All
these offer many job opportunities to the people of the city. Tourism is another
major revenue earning activity and gives jobs to many. Many opportunities also exist
in the education and medical sector.