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Title: KERALA


1
KERALA
  • THE EMERGINGINVESTMENT DESTINATION

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KERALA A FACT FILE
  • Area - 38,863 Sq. Km.
  • Population 31.8 mn
  • Literacy rate 92
  • Climate Moderate tropical
  • Language Malayalam English is widely spoken
  • Rich in agricultural produce Mineral deposits
  • International sea port at Cochin
  • 3 International airports at Kochi, Calicut
    thiruvananthapuram
  • Excellent road network
  • 7 Minor Ports

3
KERALA UNIQUE ADVANTAGES
  • Salaries 1/5th of the international average
  • Operational costs less than 50 when compared to
    the other Indian cities
  • Rentals lower by more than 60 in comparison to
    other Indian cities
  • Power and water tariff among the lowest in the
    country
  • Human Development Index at par with the West
  • Strategic location on the trans- national trade
    corridor connecting Europe and Pacific rim easily
    accessible with 3 international airports at
    thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Calicut and an
    international seaport at Kochi
  • Ranked best in India in terms of PQLI.

4
KERALA SOCIAL ADVANCEMENTS
Rank in India
Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI) Highest
Literacy Highest
Density of Science Technology Personnel Highest
Birth Rate Lowest
Infant Mortality Lowest
Life Expectancy Longest
Death Rate Lowest
No. of hospital beds per 1000 population Highest
Source Overseas Development Council, USA
5
KERALA ON A FAST TRACK
  • Investment Promotion Board -
  • Committee of Senior Secretaries to Govt. headed
    by Chief Secretary - Fast track mechanism for
    speedy clearance of projects
  • Single Window Clearance System -
  • Single Point Contact Scheme for all clearances
  • the first State in India to do so with statutory
    backing

6
FEW MAJOR UPCOMING PROJECTS
  • International Container Transshipment Terminal
    (ICTT) at Cochin - US 670 mn
  • LNG regasification terminal at Cochin- US 450 mn
  • Natural gas pipeline project in Kerala- US 440
    mn
  • National Highway development project- US 650 mn
  • Expansion of Kochi Refineries SBM project US
    600 mn
  • Dubai Internet City US 350 mn

7
KERALA POTENTIAL SECTORS
  • Tourism
  • Health care
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing

8
TOURISM
  • Kerala - Rated by the National Geographic
    Traveler as one of the ten paradises of the world
    The State has
  • Enchanting hill stations
  • 600 Kms Shoreline with exotic beaches
  • Extensive stretches of breath-taking backwaters
    across the State
  • Tourism arrivals having increased many folds over
    the last five years
  • Scope exists for setting up high quality world
    class hotels/resorts across the Kerala.

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HEALTHCARE
  • Indias best healthcare indices
  • Around 25 Specialty Hospitals 13 medical
    colleges
  • Health sector attracting massive investments, the
    industry is poised for a major leap forward
  • Health tourism is a fast emerging sector
  • thiruvananthapuram the capital of Kerala is fast
    emerging as the medical capital of Kerala with
    4 medical colleges and about a dozen super /multi
    specialty hospitals.
  • Opportunity exists for investors to set up more
    world class health care infrastructure including
    hospitals, RD facility, medical device
    manufacturing facility etc

10
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Indias most advanced datacom and telecom infra
  • Huge reservoir of skilled manpower
  • SAFE SEA-ME-WE-3 cable landings with 15 GBPS
    bandwidth
  • 100 digital exchanges - 988 exchanges
  • Opportunity exists for investors in IT and ITES
    related activities like Software, BPO, Call
    centre, back office operation etc.
  • Opportunity also for investors for investing in
    IT infra development.

11
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
100 of telephone exchanges digital
National ILD Hub
Universal OFC connectivity across State
1st wireless district in the country
Highest telecom density
Cochin Communication Hub SEA-ME-WE-3 SAFE
cable landings abundant bandwidth
12
MANUFACTURING
  • The presence of highly skilled workers with a
    short learning curve provides one of the ideal
    requisites for setting up manufacturing units in
    Kerala.
  • The prospective investor can leverage on the cost
    advantages by way of salaries, power and water
    charges, rentals, cost of living etc and can
    think in terms of relocating their business to
    Kerala.
  • Kerala produces 93 of the total natural rubber
    in India and is ideal for rubber related units.
    Manufacture of medicines/herbal extracts in the
    Rs 100 Million Ayurveda sector is an other viable
    proposition.

13
INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Ready to occupy infrastructure Technopark in
    Thiruvananthapuram and Infopark in Kochi have
    paved the way for development in the IT sector in
    Kerala.
  • Opportunity exists in setting up specialized
    industrial parks developed with
  • readymade state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Ready to lease plots
  • dedicated power and water supply etc
  • Other viable propositions include setting up
    theme based special economic zones, Shopping
    malls and entertainment centre like multiplex,
    Theme based amusement parks, etc.

14
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