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Focus Sectors

The State, through its Industrial Policy 2023, Identified priority sectors based on ESG and  competitive advantages the state can have, given its geographical location, available resources and skill-base, raw material availability, existing manufacturing practices and expertise, and opening up of new opportunities.

Kerala State has identified 22 priority sectors, as below

  • Aerospace and Defence
  • AI & Robotics & Other Breakthrough Technologies
  • Ayurveda
  • Biotechnology & Lifesciences
  • Design
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Electronic System Design and Manufacturing
  • Engineering Research and Development
  • Food Technologies
  • Graphene
  • Hitech Farming & Value-Added Plantation Produce
  • High Value-Added Rubber Products
  • Logistics and Packaging
  • Maritime Sector
  • Medical Equipment
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Recycling and Waste Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Retail sector
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • 3D Printing


To drive its economic growth and capitalize on its competitive strengths. These sectors have the potential to contribute to sustainable development at a large scale, generate employment opportunities, and enhance Kerala’s efficiency and competitiveness.

The government recognizes the potential of sunrise opportunities and intends to promote research and development, implement compassionate policies, light-touch regulations, and facilitative actions to boost domestic productivity. Government has taken earnest steps in the sector by way of notifying various incentives and schemes as a part of newly notified industrial policy. The details of the incentives for various sunrise sectors as specified in pages 59 to 62 of the industrial policy may please be seen in the link

Industrial Policy 2023

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Last Updated on: 19 July 2024
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