Thiruvananthapuram

Largest

producer of coir and coconut in India

Highest

Cochin Port has been promoting major investments in sea trade based SEZs.

66%

of Kerala's export income comes from spices, fishery, cashews, coffee, and pickles.

Tourism

one of the most sought-after destinations, owing to beaches, backwaters, forest reserves, and hill stations

Top spot

in the NITI AAYOG – SDG Index

Information Technology

Kerala is home to more than 800 IT companies, employing more than 100,000 employees.

First State

in the country to set up a company dedicated to electronics (KELTRON)

Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation

+91-471-2318922

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KSIDC is the modal agency of the Government of Kerala for the promotion and development of medium and large scale units in the State.

Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board

+91-471-2780900

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KIIFB is a government owned financial institution in Kerala to mobilise funds for infrastructure development from outside the state revenue.

Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation

+91-471-2726585

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KINFRA aims at bringing together all the suitable resources available in the state and developing infrastructure to promote industrial growth of the State.

Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry

+91-484-2380950; 2354885

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KCCI is a voluntary organization that promotes and develops trade and industry in Kerala and functions as a central forum for businesspersons.

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Investment Opportunities

Kochi Metro

Phase 2 of the Kochi Metro project is currently underway, following a highly successful first line. The project offers substantial investment opportunities.

Mega Food Park

by Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) in Palakkad, spread over 32 ha and KINFRA Industrial Park in Adoor on 34 ha.

Deepwater Terminal

Vizhinjam deep-water container transshipment terminal, being developed as a transshipment hub to cater to the current largest mother vessel with a capacity of 18,000 TEU.

IT parks

coming up at Cherthala (27 ha), Kannur (10 ha), Kasaragod (40 ha), Kollam (18 ha), Koratty (12 ha) and Kozhikode (17 ha).

Smart Cities Mission

has selected Kochi (commercial capital of Kerala) and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala for sustainable urban development.

Industrial Corridor

A major industrial corridor in Kerala is planned to pass through Kochi and Bengaluru, leading to investment opportunities.

New multiplexes

to be set up by Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC) in various parts of the state.

US$ 1.25 bn

Silverline (semi high-speed rail) from Thiruvananthapuram and Kasargod

Kochi-Mangalore Pipeline

spanning 450kms is to be developed.

State Attractions

ENABLING ENVIRONMENT

India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments

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