Kerala State Welfare Corporation for Forward Communities Ltd. (KSWCFC), established in 8th November 2012, is a Government of Kerala undertaking that works with an objective to promote the comprehensive development and welfare of the economically backward sections of the forward communities in Kerala. Rechristened as Samunnathi, the corporation will give special care for the overall economic development of forward communities with special focus on education, employment and skill development. Kerala is the first state that has set up a welfare corporation for forward caste communities.
Under this scheme, the students of economically backward forward communities will get educational scholarships and competitive assistance for their studies.
Encouraging Self Help Groups (SHG) and Joint Liability Groups (JLG) from forward communities, Samunnathi has come up with an interest incentive schemes for their loan.
Samunnathi in association with KASE (Kerala Academy for Skill Excellence) focuses on the educated unemployed youth of the forward communities of Kerala.
Agraharams, the standing relics of a bygone era, have their own importance in the cultural and social history of Kerala.