In 2004-05 Keystone Foundation started setting up Area Resource Centres. This was based in a central village, with many satellite hamlets being serviced by it. Over time an important activity that these resource centres performed were related production and value addition of NTFPs and farm produce. 6 such centres were set up in different regions of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. By 2013, all these units have been federated and registered independently as a Producer Company. This makes it an independent institution of adivasi producers. It is governed by their community leaders/directors in the company and all key decisions are being taken by them. Named Aadhimalai Pazhangudiyinar Producers’ Company Limited, it is now ﬁnding ground & taking its ﬁrst independent steps.