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Important Industries

  • IT
  • Food processing
  • Spices
  • Rubber
  • Ayurveda
  • Electronics
  • Handlooms
  • Apparels & Garments
  • Coir
  • Traditional sectors
  • IT

    • Technopark – at Trivandrum, Infopark at Kochi and and Cyberpark at Calicut
    • Presence of all the top major IT players in the country
    • IT export from Kerala- 10,000Cr-11,000Cr

    SmartCity Kochi (SCK) is a joint venture between Tecom Investments, a subsidiary of Dubai Holding and the Government of Kerala.

    • First of its kind, LEED Platinum Certified with 100,000 sq. ft on a single floor plate.
    • Knowledge based Township
    • Multi Clusters – IT, Media, Finance, Research & Innovation
    • Spanning over 250 Acres

    Kerala Fibre Optic Network (KFON)

    • Durable core connectivity infrastructure for India’s first Digital State.
    • KFON forms an essential part of the Kerala Government’s ambitious plan to provide internet connection to BPL families, Government offices, hospitals and schools.
    • About 12 lakh bellow poverty line (BPL) families will be given free internet connection. KFON is a highly scalable network infrastructure that provides on-demand, affordable broadband connectivity of up to 100 Mbps for organizations and households.
  • Food processing

    • A sunrise sector with high consumption pattern, high level of exports, huge demand for ethnic foods etc.
    • Home to manufacturers of value added food products, ready to eat food products and spice products
    • Home to 75% of India’s EU Certified Sea Food Units
    • 5 state-of-the-art Food Processing Parks including 2 Mega Food Parks
    • Spices Park coming up in Idukki
  • Spices

    • Export of Spices from Kerala was 100,076 MT valued at Rs.3905.18 crore in 2015-16
    • Exports from India touched 843,255 MT of spices and spice products valued at Rs.16,238.23 crore , with Kerala being the major contributor
  • Rubber

    • Kerala accounts for almost 85% of India’s natural rubber production
    • Produces 0.6 Million tonnes of natural rubber every year
    • Rubber Park in operation at Ernakulam. New Rubber Park in Punalur under development
    • Rubber Board located in Kottayam District of Kerala
  • Ayurveda

    • Land of Ayurveda, with numerous medicinal plants & Herbs
    • Unbroken tradition of over a thousand years
    • Highest number of GMP certified Ayurveda manufacturing companies and qualified & certified Ayurveda physicians
  • Electronics

    • World-class research, development & testing facilities to support Electronic industries
    • Kerala has many companies engaged in the manufacture of various components, products and services catering to High end electronics / defense sectors
    • The first State in the Country to setup a company dedicated to Electronics (KELTRON)
    • Major players in the State include SFO Technologies, KEL, V-Guard, FCI-OEN etc.
  • Handlooms

    • Kerala Handloom is part of the glorious Indian spinning & weaving tradition
    • Unique skill sets, flexible production capabilities and high production base
    • Exports are largely home & furnishing products
    • Includes innovative products like Ayurvedic Handlooms: Healing clothes
    • Textile Parks at Kannur, Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram
  • Apparels & Garments

    • Sector which holds a very high growth potential.
    • Readily available domestic market and export opportunities exists.
    • Availability of Skilled and highly productive workforce, potential to become a cost / quality competitive market player are the advantages the state holds.
    • Scope for manufacture of technical textiles (which are used for applications in automotive, medical, Geo textiles etc)
  • Coir

    • Alappuzha in Kerala is a major Coir products supplier to the world
    • Coir products decorate many walls, ceilings and floors around the world
    • Used as Geo Textiles
    • Interior designers vouch for the natural beauty of Coir products from Kerala, which is extremely durable and biodegradable
    • Coir Board is located in Kochi
  • Traditional sectors

    • Major Manufacturer & Exporter of Traditional Handicrafts in the Country
    • The artisans of Kerala are well known for their wood carvings, designer jewellery and idols in metal
    • The Aranmula Mirror, life size models of Kathakali, models depicting boat race of Kerala are Kerala’s unique products
    • Kerala is famous for artefacts and curios made out of bamboo, coconut shell, coir and other materials

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Last Updated on: 8 December 2022
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