State Farming Corporation of Kerala Limited (SFCK) was incorporated in the year 1972 under the Indian Companies Act 1956, to plant sugarcane in the forest land leased out from Government, for ensuring timely supplies of raw materials to public sector sugar mills in Kerala. The corporation is a public sector undertaking under the Department of Agriculture, Government of Kerala. Since the cultivation of sugarcane in the forest area was not found commercially viable, it was stopped in 1980 and SFCK switched over to rubber and converted 1820 Hectares to rubber plantations. The four rubber estates Chithalvetty, Kumaramkudy, Mullumala and Cheruppittakavu are located in Kollam District. The rubber plantation developed under the guidance and supervision of the Rubber Board of the Government of India was the first largest polybag rubber plantation in the country at that time. The planting started in 1982 got completed in 1985 and tapping started in 1987.