Overview on the Regional Plantation Companies (Rpcs) Sector

(Source – Annual Health Return – PHDT – 2014)

  • Total number of estates: 453 (RPC OWNED – 417, State institutions (Eg: JEDB, SLState Plantation Cooperation, Elkaduwa Plantation) owned – 29, Private agency owned – 7)
  • Cultivation extent: Tea – 80,637 ha, Rubber – 45,881 ha, Coconut – 9,482 ha, Palm oil – 13,830 ha, other – 12,928 ha.
  • Total cultivated – 162,759 ha; Uncultivated – 117,275 ha, total – 280,034 ha
  • Total families living in the plantation sector:
  • Worker families – 145,507(65%); Non -worker families – 97,400(37%);
  • Total = 242,907; staff – 7,879; (Staff population – 22,292), Grand Total:-250,786
  • Total Resident workers – 165,034; Nonresident workers – 24,188