Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan
Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala
Shri. A. K. Balan
Hon. Minister for ST Development
The famed Aralam Farm was established by the Government of India in the year 1970 with the assistance of erstwhile Soviet Union. It is situated in the Kappad and Aralam Villages of the Thalassery Taluk of Kannur District, 56 km away from Thalassery and Kannur Town and 16 km from Iritty Town.
It was subsequently taken over by the SC & ST Development Department, Government of Kerala, to distribute half of the area to the landless tribals and to run the remaining area as a Farm for the welfare of tribals. Aralam Farming Corporation (Kerala) Limited, a fully Government owned Company, under the administrative control of Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribes Development Department, was incorporated on 10th June 2010. Its Registered Office is at Aralam.
The main objectives of the Farm are to produce and distribute quality planting materials of plantation/horticultural crops, commercial production of crops in large scale, and above all to provide all manner of support services to further the social and economic welfare of the tribals resettled in Aralam.