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About Invest Kerala

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Kerala Advantages

Kerala, a thriving hub for innovative ventures, offers an ideal industrial landscape. Productivity soars with a high literacy rate, a skilled labour force and strong work ethic. Kerala’s well-connected infrastructure streamlines the transportation of goods via road and ports. Positioned on India’s southwestern coast, Kerala enjoys easy access to global markets. The State government actively supports entrepreneurship with enticing incentives and subsidies, spurring investment. Abundant natural resources such as rubber and spices further bolster various industries. This unique blend of human capital, infrastructure and government backing makes Kerala an enticing destination for trailblazers in the business world.

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Why Invest Kerala ?

Kerala, a state where nature's beauty harmonizes with abundant opportunities, invites you to invest in a future adorned with prosperity. With lush landscapes, vibrant culture, and a dynamic economy, Kerala sets the stage for ventures that align with both environmental sustainability and economic growth. From tourism to technology, the state offers diverse sectors for astute investors. Embrace the serenity of nature while capitalizing on the endless opportunities Kerala unfolds. Invest in Kerala and shape a future where your success intertwines with the flourishing spirit of this enchanting state.

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  • 2+

    Major seaports (Upcoming major seaport at Vizhinjam)

  • 4

    International airports(5th upcoming at kottayam)

  • 143.5

    Thousand mile roads

  • 17

    Minor/intermediate seaports

  • 1084

    Mile railways

  • 24

    Metro stations

  • 391

    Mile coastal route

  • 1056

    Mile inland waterways

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  • 2+

    Major seaports (Upcoming major seaport at Vizhinjam)

  • 4

    International airports(5th upcoming at kottayam)

  • 143.5

    Thousand mile roads

  • 17

    Minor/intermediate seaports

  • 1084

    Mile railways

  • 24

    Metro stations

  • 391

    Mile coastal route

  • 1056

    Mile inland waterways

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Achievements
  • Highest literacy rate

  • Highest Human Development Index (HDI)

  • India's First 100% Digital State

  • Highest Mobile Network and Optic Fiber Penetration

  • Number of International Airports and Road Density

  • High Quality Education, Women Empowerment and Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Kerala is rapidly becoming a prominent hub for AI and robotics, supported by government policies and initiatives.

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Aerospace and Defence

Kerala's strategic location and favorable policies are driving its emergence as a promising destination for investments in the aerospace and defense sectors, supported by a skilled workforce and robust infrastructure.

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Engineering R&D

The Engineering Research and Development (ER&D) sector in Kerala embodies a strategic approach to innovation, driving economic growth.

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High Value-Added Rubber Products

Kerala's robust infrastructure supports a thriving rubber industry, including a well-established network of rubber-based industries and research institutions like the Rubber Board and Rubber Research Institute of India.

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Medical Equipments

Kerala's medical device manufacturing sector showcases robust growth potential with a skilled workforce and innovative ecosystem.

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Renewable Energy

Kerala offers a compelling opportunity for renewable energy investment due to abundant natural resources, robust infrastructure, skilled manpower, and government support.

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda in Kerala is deeply rooted in the state's cultural heritage and tradition, making it highly valued and celebrated both domestically and internationally.

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Design

Kerala's design sector, blending traditional heritage with modern innovation, stands poised to drive economic growth and promote sustainability in the state.

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Food Technologies

Kerala's rich agricultural diversity, including premium spices, coconuts, seafood, and tropical fruits, offers ample opportunities for value addition and product diversification in the food processing sector.

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Hi-Tech Farming & Value Added Plantation Produce

Positioning Kerala as a lucrative investment destination in the hi-tech farming sector, leveraging its conducive ecosystem and progressive policies.

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Nanotechnology

Kerala emerges as a dynamic hub for nanotechnology, propelled by robust academia, government support, and burgeoning industry collaborations.

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Retail Sector

Kerala's retail landscape is undergoing a transformative phase, marked by the rise of organized formats, policy support, and robust infrastructure, presenting lucrative opportunities for investors.

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Biotechnology & Life Sciences

Kerala's burgeoning biotechnology and life sciences sector harnesses rich biodiversity, research excellence, and supportive infrastructure to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Electric Vehicles

Kerala has a robust policy framework supporting the EV sector, promoting local manufacturing, and reducing import dependency.

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Graphene

Kerala emerges as a promising hub for graphene innovation with its robust infrastructure, skilled workforce, and supportive government policies.

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Logistics & Packaging

Focusing on robust infrastructure and a business-friendly environment can bolster Kerala's logistics and packaging sectors, fuelling economic prosperity.

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Pharmaceuticals

Kerala's pharmaceutical sector, marked by rapid growth and innovative potential, contributes significantly to the state's economy and healthcare landscape.

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Tourism & Hospitality

Kerala, renowned as "God's Own Country," beckons travellers with its lush landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich heritage.

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Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM)

Kerala's vibrant opportunities in Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) are driving innovation and growth in the electronics industry.

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Maritime Sector

The untapped potential of Kerala's maritime sector offers strategic opportunities for investment and growth along India's southwest coastline.

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Recycling and Waste Management

Kerala faces significant waste management challenges but exhibits strong government support and community engagement, presenting opportunities for growth in recycling and waste management initiatives.

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3D Printing

Kerala's focus on social impact and sustainability makes it a niche market for 3D printing, particularly in biomedical devices, aerospace engineering, and construction.

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Handloom Industry

Among traditional industries of Kerala, handloom sector stands second only to the coir sector in providing employment. Kerala’s textile industry comprises traditional handloom sector, power loom and the spinning sector.

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Handicraft Industry

Handicraft industry is one of the traditional industries of Kerala. Kerala has the tradition of making beautiful handicrafts with ivory, bamboo, palm leaves, seashells, wood, coconut shells, clay, cloth, coir, metals, stone, lacquer ware, and so on.

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Cashew Industry

Cashew industry in our country is facing a stiff competition from countries like Vietnam, Brazil, Mozambique and Tansania.India stands 2nd in the export of cashew kernels in the world.

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Bamboo Industry

Bamboo is a highly productive renewable and eco-friendly resource and has several applications. It is widely used in environment protection, as a nutrient food, high-value construction material and in about 1,500 other applications.

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Handloom Industry

Handicraft Industry

Cashew Industry

Bamboo Industry

Kerala

Kasaragod

Culture and Agriculture Unite in Northern Kerala's Heritage Gateway

Kasaragod, situated in the northernmost part of Kerala, India, boasts a captivating landscape shaped by the cultivation of major crops such as paddy, coconut, areca nut, cashew, pepper, banana, and rubber. The district's cultural richness, influenced by both Kerala and Karnataka, is reflected in the languages commonly spoken: Malayalam, Tulu, and Kannada. With a history marked by ancient temples, mosques, and the iconic Bekal Fort, Kasaragod stands as a testament to its historical significance. The district's economy revolves around agriculture, with the Central Plantation Corporation and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) playing pivotal roles in nurturing crops like coconuts and supporting overall agricultural development.

Kannur

"Where Theyyam and threads tell stories"

Nestled in northern Kerala, Kannur District is a captivating blend of tradition and modernity. Known as the "Land of Looms and Lores," it boasts a rich cultural tapestry woven by flourishing loom industries and vibrant temple festivals. Kannur is a hub for the ancient ritual dance of Theyyam, with small shrines called "kavus" intricately linked to this profound art form.Adding a contemporary touch, Kannur proudly hosts the Kannur International Airport, the fourth international airport in Kerala, symbolizing the district's global connectivity and evolving role on the world stage.

Wayanad

Explore spice-scented air and coffee-perfumed mornings

Wayanad, in Malabar, is Kerala's largest hill station, celebrated as "The Green Paradise" and the "Land of Spicy Hills." Nestled on Kerala's border, it boasts picturesque hill stations, expansive spice plantations, and luxurious resorts atop the magnificent Deccan plateau. Beyond its breathtaking landscapes, Wayanad is a cultural haven, home to Kerala's largest concentration of tribes. As you explore, experience the harmonious blend of vibrant traditions and serene hills, creating an unforgettable journey in Wayanad.

Kozhikode

Calicut Calling: Discover the Soul of Malabar

Kozhikode district, situated on the southwest coast of Kerala, India, is a captivating amalgamation of rich history, culture, and industry. Once a major trading port, it has transformed into an economic hub with a thriving industrial sector, exemplified by the ancient shipbuilding industry in Beypore. The district's economic prowess, underscored by diverse industries like handloom and coir, is further complemented by the convenience of Calicut International Airport, adding to its dynamic character. This fusion of industrial strength, historical significance, and cultural vibrancy makes Kozhikode a compelling destination, reflecting the evolution of Kerala's economy over the years.

Malappuram

‘The Ayurvedic Heart of Kerala'

Nestled in northern Kerala, Malappuram seamlessly blends cultural heritage, historical richness, and economic opportunities. It beckons investors to explore diverse sectors, boasting an educational hub anchored by the University of Calicut. Vibrant tourism, driven by cultural festivals and historical marvels, offers hospitality and heritage tourism prospects. The dynamic industrial landscape, including public enterprises like MALCOTEX and KELTEX, presents enticing opportunities. With 15,691 MSME units, the district plays a pivotal role in employment and economic growth, emphasizing investor appeal.

Malappuram's Ayurvedic prominence, exemplified by the Kottakkal Ayurveda Shala, invites investments in resorts, wellness centers, and herbal products. Its strategic location supports infrastructure and renewable energy projects, making Malappuram an ideal destination for investors seeking tradition and progress.

Palakkad

‘Land of Forts and Fields’

Palakkad district in central Kerala, India, is an economic powerhouse blessed with abundant resources like agriculture, minerals, horticulture, livestock, and forest products. The cultivation of rice, coconut, banana, groundnut, and cotton not only drives agricultural prosperity but also provides significant employment opportunities.

The district's diverse topography, featuring plains, hills, and dense forests, contributes to its industrial potential, which relies on the availability of these resources. Palakkad's robust transport infrastructure, including road, rail, and water facilities, further boosts its economic outlook. With tourist attractions like Malampuzha, Nelliampathy, Silent Valley National Park, and a rich cultural and historical heritage, Palakkad encapsulates the essence of Kerala's diversity and economic vibrancy.

 

Thrissur

Cultural Capital of Kerala

Thrissur, at the heart of Kerala, is a vibrant mix of culture, history, and economic vitality, earning the title "Cultural Capital." Known for the famous Thrissur Pooram festival and landmarks like Vadakkunnathan Temple, it reflects a rich heritage. Thriving both culturally and economically, it engages in diverse activities from agriculture to trade. Educational institutions like Kerala Kalamandalam contribute to cultural preservation, while rivers Bharathapuzha and Periyar add to its scenic beauty.

Thrissur strategically develops industries in textiles, agro-processing, and small-scale manufacturing, promoting sustainable growth and employment. As a financial hub with major banks, it solidifies its multifaceted hub status in Kerala, showcasing strengths in entrepreneurship and finance.

Ernakulam

A gateway to global trade and commerce

Ernakulam, the lively hub of Kerala, has lots of chances for investment. You can invest in the growing IT sector, busy tourism, and its strategic location near international ports. It's perfect for starting tech businesses, hotels, and logistics centers, with the advantage of the Cochin International Airport for global connections. For smart investors, there are opportunities in fancy co-working spaces, eco-friendly lodges, and creative ways to manage waste. Healthcare, education, and infrastructure projects, including smart city plans, also offer good chances to make money. And don't forget about traditional industries like handloom and spices, which have room for new ideas. Discover Ernakulam's exciting possibilities and see your investments grow in this forward-moving district.

Kottayam

The "Land of Letters"

Kottayam, a beautiful place with palm trees and backwaters, is a great choice for investors. There are opportunities for organic spice farming and sustainable poultry businesses on its fertile lands. The calm backwaters are perfect for responsible tourism, including boutique houseboats and eco-friendly resorts. Known as Kerala's "City of Letters," Kottayam's focus on education creates openings for medical labs, research facilities, and training centers.

The thriving rubber industry is open to innovation in latex products, upcycled crafts, and eco-friendly processing. Ayurveda's importance invites investments in spa resorts, organic herbal products, and authentic retreats. Traditional handloom weaving is ready for a modern touch. With good connectivity and supportive policies, Kottayam is a promising place for your investment to thrive in the "Land of Letters."

 

Idukki

Idyllic Idukki: Where nature inspires investment

Idukki, known for its stunning landscapes and hydroelectric achievements, beckons as a captivating investment hub seamlessly blending nature with economic potential. The district's emphasis on sustainable energy, particularly hydroelectric power, appeals to investors focused on renewable initiatives. Flourishing tourism against picturesque backdrops positions Idukki as a hub for eco-friendly resorts and adventure tourism. Fertile lands invite agribusiness, including organic farming and spice processing. Idukki's investment canvas spans infrastructure, education, healthcare, and real estate, aligning economic growth with environmental sustainability. Second in the state for agriculture, Idukki excels in spices, with diverse initiatives in floriculture, mushroom cultivation, medicinal plants, and vanilla. Operational mini-industrial estates highlight Idukki's commitment to industrial development.

Alappuzha

The ' Venice of the East'

Alappuzha, the "Venice of the East," offers diverse investment opportunities in boutique houseboats, eco-resorts, and cultural experiences amidst its enchanting backwaters. The thriving agricultural landscape invites ventures in organic farming and spice cultivation, while proximity to the coast encourages aquaculture projects and seafood processing units. Alappuzha's historical significance and traditional coir industry create openings for value-added ventures, alongside potential investments in vocational training centers and research facilities. Embracing sustainable development, the district beckons investors in renewable energy, waste management, and eco-friendly initiatives. Alappuzha's accessibility and natural beauty make it an inviting destination for innovative investments, harmonizing cultural heritage with modern sustainability.

Pathanamthitta

The Abode of God, Where Nature and Spirituality Meet

Pathanamthitta, cradled in Kerala's lush landscapes, unfolds a canvas of investment opportunities. Boasting natural beauty and burgeoning infrastructure, the district is an ideal haven for potential investors. With upcoming developments like the Sabarimala airport, the tourism sector gains momentum, creating avenues for investments in hospitality and ecotourism.

Agriculture, a vital economic contributor, beckons ventures in organic farming and spice cultivation. The district's commitment to sustainability extends to opportunities in renewable energy projects. Education, responding to rising demand, offers promising prospects in schools and skill development centers. Pathanamthitta's growth, propelled by strategic investments, not only ensures financial returns but also contributes significantly to overall development and sustainability.

Kollam

Cashew Capital of the World

Kollam, Kerala's coastal jewel, beckons astute investors to discover a realm of opportunities. From Ayurvedic wellness and maritime ventures to heritage restoration, cashew industry, and IT innovation, the district offers a diverse investment landscape. Leverage its rich Ayurvedic legacy for wellness retreats and farm-to-table experiences, explore maritime possibilities in modern port infrastructure, revive colonial charm through heritage restoration, and participate in the booming cashew industry and IT revolution. Beyond the surface, tap into eco-tourism, luxury hospitality, and textile enterprises. Invest where history meets horizon, contributing to the sustainable development of this historic district, blending natural beauty with economic potential.

Trivandrum

‘Capital city of Kerala’

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala's capital, offers a dynamic mix of tradition, modernity, and diverse investment opportunities. The bustling IT sector in Technopark, a premier IT park, beckons investments in software development, startups, and IT-enabled services. The thriving tourism industry creates prospects in hospitality, including eco-friendly accommodations, leveraging the district's cultural heritage. Commitment to sustainable development fosters investments in renewable energy projects. Renowned educational institutions invite ventures in schools, colleges, and skill development. With strategic location and connectivity, Thiruvananthapuram is a gateway to international trade, accentuated by the upcoming Vizhinjam International Seaport. Investors are urged to join this growth narrative, contributing to the city's prosperity and development.

  • Trivandrum
  • Kollam
  • Alappuzha
  • Pathanamthitta
  • Kottayam
  • Idukki
  • Ernakulam
  • Thrissur
  • Palakkad
  • Malappuram
  • Kozhikode
  • Wayanad
  • Kannur
  • Kasaragod
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A Word From Industry Experts

M.A. Yusuff Ali Chairman & Managing Director,Lulu Group International

By starting the operations of my company in Kerala, I wanted to prove to the world the state’s business potential.

M.M. Murugappan Executive Chairman, Murugappa Group

2023 marks our 60th year in Kerala. Our company has innovated and grown multi- folded in Kerala’s business landscape.

Dinesh Nirmal Senior Vice- President, IBM

Kerala has extended all support to our ventures. It has been a great experience for us.

Rajesh Jha Chief Executive Officer, Vizhinjam Port Pvt.Ltd

Thiruvananthapuram is on a growth trajectory. It’s exciting to think what Thiruvananthapuram and Vizhinjam Port and achieve if they work together.

M. Thangarajan Chief Operating Officer, Tata Elxsi Limited

Our fastest growing center has been the one in the Kerala capital. It affirms our faith in Kerala and its people.

Abdul Azeez Chovanchery Craze Biscuits, AZCCO Global

I, as an NRI, can attest that the various departments of the Kerala government have been instrumental in aiding me to overcome the challenges and successfully establish my enterprise in Kerala.

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