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  • 11DECEMBER 2016DECEMBER 2016 For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org

    KERALA GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

  • 22DECEMBER 2016

    Executive Summary... 3

    Advantage State..... 5

    Kerala Vision 2030 .... 6

    Kerala An Introduction.... 7

    Budget 2016-17.... 18

    Infrastructure Status..... 19

    Key Industries....... 46

    Doing Business in Kerala... 65

    State Acts & Policies....... 73

    For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org

    KERALA GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

    DECEMBER 2016

  • 33DECEMBER 2016 For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (1/2)

    Source: Economic Review of Kerala 2014-15

    NRI Achievers Bureau

    KERALA GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

    Cultural diversity and

    well developed tourism

    sector

    Kerala is known as Gods own country. It is one of the few states to have marketed its

    natural beauty successfully to the leisure tourism sector. The states unique heritage and

    cultural diversity have helped attract tourists from the world over.

    Highest literacy and sex

    ratio

    As of census 2011, Kerala has the highest literacy rate of 94.0% and sex ratio of 1,084

    women for 1,000 men, in India. Male literacy rate in the state stands at 96.10%, among all

    states.

    Largest recipient of

    foreign remittances in

    the country

    In 2014-15, Kerala received NRI remittances of US$ 16.50 billion. In 2013-14, NRI

    remittances of the state were US$ 2.3 billion, up by 10% compared to 2012-13.

    Ranks second in

    Investment Climate

    Index

    Kerala holds second rank in the Investment Climate Index followed by Karnataka, as per a

    policy research working paper by the World Bank. The state stands second due to its

    world-class infrastructure and well-trained human resource pool.

  • 44DECEMBER 2016 For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org

    KERALA GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (2/2)

    Source: Economic Review of Kerala 2014-15 , Kerala IT Policy, TEUs = Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit Rubber Board,

    Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Department of Economics and Statistics, Kerala

    Kerala State Co-operative Rubber Marketing Federation

    Cochin Port Trust, New Indian Express

    Strong agricultural

    sector

    Kerala is a leading agricultural state in the country and the largest producer of rubber,

    pepper, coconut and coir. As per budget 2016-17, Government of Kerala has proposed an

    outlay of US$ 116.74 million for the agriculture sector,

    First international

    container transhipment

    terminal

    Kerala has the first international transshipment terminal in India, having a design capacity

    of around 4 million TEUs and providing better connectivity between Kerala and other ports

    in India.

    Presence of world class

    technology park

    Kerala has been promoting knowledge-based industries such as IT/ITeS, computer

    hardware and biotechnology. It is the first state having a technology park with CMMI level

    4 quality certification and a world-class IT campus in Thiruvananthapuram.

    Cochin-favourite port for

    luxury cruises Cochin port is one of the favourite ports for luxury cruises. Number of cruise arrivals at

    Cochin port stood at 34 in 2013-14 which increased to 39 by 2014-15.

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    Source: Economic Review of Kerala 2014-15, Tourism Vision 2030, GSDP: Gross State Domestic Product

    KERALA GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

    Growing demandHigh economic growth

    Keralas gross state domestic product (GSDP) surged at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.65% between 2004-05 and 2015-16.

    Kerala is the leader in rubber production; high demand of rubber has opened up immense opportunities for the state in the rubber industry.

    Leader in tourism

    In 2015, Kerala was rewarded as the winner of PATA awards by Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO)

    BBC Travel survey has rated Kerala as the top favourite tourist destination among foreign travellers.

    Foreign tourist arrivals increased by 5.86% during 2015-16 over 2014-15.

    Policy and

    infrastructure support

    Kerala has a wide range of fiscal and policy incentives for businesses under the Industrial and Commercial Policy and has well-drafted sector-specific policies.

    It has a well-developed social, physical and industrial infrastructure and virtual connectivity, and good power, airport, IT, and port infrastructure. E-governance initiatives will further strengthen transparency and bridge digital divide.

    Rich pool of skilled labour

    Kerala has a large base of skilled labour, making it an ideal destination for knowledge-intensive sectors.

    The state has the highest literacy rate in the country.

    It has a large pool of semi-skilled and unskilled labourers.

    2015

    Foreign

    tourist

    arrivals:

    0.97 million

    2021E

    Foreign

    tourist

    arrivals:

    3 million

    Advantage

    Kerala

    ADVANTAGE: KERALA

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    KERALA VISION 2030

    KERALA GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

    Forestry

    Energy

    Agriculture &

    livestock

    Transport

    EducationLabour

    Industry

    Increase the share of forestry

    in GSDP to 0.5%.

    Increase the productivity of

    forests through improved

    management of resources.

    Shift from subsistence farming to

    highly knowledge intensive,

    competitive farming.

    Self sufficiency in supply of fish,

    meat, milk and other dairy

    products to the local market.

    Affordable and clean power to all.

    Exploit the full potential of hydro-

    electric generation.

    100% electrified households with

    24*7 availability.

    Green, sustainable and safe

    transport.

    Provide high quality

    education at affordable rates.

    Create a global brand name

    in education and develop into

    a knowledge hub by 2030.

    Growth oriented labour

    welfare policy.

    Connecting labour supply

    with demand.

    Increasing employment

    opportunities.

    Increase the share of

    manufacturing to 10% of the

    GSDP by 2030.

    Sustained increase in

    employment in manufacturing.

    Health

    Increase health expenditure

    to GSDP ratio from 0.6% in

    2012 to 4-5% by 202731.

    Set up three medical cities

    by 2030.

    Provide health insurance

    cover to all.

    Vision

    2030

    Source: Government of Kerala

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    KERALA FACT FILE

    Kerala is located along the coastline to the extreme south-

    west of the Indian peninsula, flanked by the Arabian Sea on

    the west and the mountains of the Western Ghats on the east.

    The state has a 580 km long coastline.

    Malayalam is the most commonly spoken language. Hindi,

    English and Tamil are the other languages used.

    Kochi, Kozhikode, Kollam, Thrissur, Alappuzha, Palakkad,

    Thalassery, Ponnani and Manjeri are some of the key cities in

    the state.

    There are 44 rivers flowing through Kerala, the major ones

    being Periyar (244 km), Bharathapuzha (209 km) and

    Pamba (176 km). Out of these 44 rivers 41 are west flowing

    and 3 are east flowing.

    Source: Kerala at a glance, Economic Review of Kerala,2014-15

    Government of Kerala website, Census 2011

    Central Statistics Office

    Parameters Kerala

    Capital Thiruvananthapuram

    Geographical area (sq km) 38,863

    Administrative districts (No) 14

    Population density (persons

    per sq km)860

    Total population (million) 33.41

    Male population (million) 16.02

    Female population

    (million)17.38

    Sex ratio (females per 1,000

    males)1,084

    Literacy rate (%) 94.6

    KERALA GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

    Source: Maps of India

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    Parameter Kerala All states Source

    Economy 2015-16 2015-16

    GSDP as a percentage of all states

    GSDP3.35 100.0

    TechSci Estimates based on Advanced Estimates

    provided by Directorate of Economics and Statistics

    of Kerala

    GSDP growth rate (%) 2.85 8.64

    TechSci Estimates based on Advanced Estimates

    provided by Directorate of Economics and Statistics

    of Kerala

    Per capita GSDP (US$) 2,677 1,546TechSci Estimates based on Advanced Estimates

    provided by Directorate of Economics and Statistics

    of Kerala

    Physical Infrastructure

    Installed power capacity (MW) 4,097.80 304,505.75 Central Electricity Authority, as of June 2016

    Wireless subscribers (No) 34,578,903 1,033,157,014Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, as of May

    2016

    Internet subscribers (No) 14,410,000 334,340,000Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, as of

    January 2016

    National Highway length (km) 1,811.52 100,087.08 NHAI & Roads and Building Department

    Major and minor ports (No) 1+17 13+187 India Ports Association

    Airports (No) 3 125 Airports Authority of India

    For updated information, please visit www.ibef.org

    KERALA GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

    KERALA IN FIGURES (1/2)

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    Parameter Kerala All states Source

    Social Indicators

    Literacy rate (%) 94.6 73.0 Census, 2011

    Birth rate (per 1,000 population each year) 15.2 21.6 SRS Bulletin

    Investment

    FDI equity inflows (US$ billion) 1.30 288

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