Kerala, also known as ‘God’s own Country’ is a highly advanced society and scores high on human development indicators with the highest literacy rate, highest life expectancy, lowest population growth and the highest ratio of females to males in India.
Kerala is the largest producer of coir and coconut in India.
Kerala has the highest tele-density and penetration of optic fibre cable in India
75% of spices exports from India are sourced from Kerala.

Last Update : 11-07-20

  • With a coastline of nearly 590 km, Kerala has a major port at Kochi (with a cruise terminal) and 16 smaller ports along the coast.
  • The State is very close to global maritime trade route passing through the Indian Ocean region with Kochi International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (ICT) at Vallarpadam, which is India’s first ICT.
  • Kerala is the first State in India to have four international airports, namely in Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur.
  • Investment Promotion and Facilitation Cell constituted on behalf of Kerala State Single Window Board will be responsible for smooth interaction with applicants and issuing speedy approvals.
  • Single Window Board to have the power to issue composite clearances that will be binding to all departments/agencies. Deemed licenses may be issued by the respective Boards in cases where the stipulated time period of 30 days has exceeded.
  • An online single window clearance mechanism (SWIFT) including online Common Application Form (CAF), unifying the applications of the concerned departments/agencies with online payment provision, for speedy disposal of clearances in the State have been introduced.
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  • Food Processing

  • Apparels and Garments

  • Handicrafts and Handlooms

  • Information Technology

  • Electronics



Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijayan
Chief Secretary: Vishwas Mehta
Minister for Industries: E. P. Jayarajan
Princiapl Secretary, Industries: Dr. K. Ellangovan