List of Clearances and Approvals Needed Before Starting an Industry in Kerala

Setting up of Industrial projects in the State to become a hassle free operation, Government of Kerala has introduced the Single Window Clearance System in the State. A single window facility started with an aim of expediting the issue of various clearances for new Industrial Projects, effective from 1st June 2000.

As per the system, a final clearance for all new projects, either approval or rejection, is to be given within a specific period from the date of submission of application. This has been made a statutory requirement under the Kerala State Single Window Clearance Boards and Industrial Township Area Development Act 1999.

To cater this need, a State Level Board for aiding medium and large-scale industries has been constituted with Chief Secretary as it head. Under this the state level board has to issue clearances within a timeframe of 45 days. Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation has been designated as the Single Contact Point and the Convenor of the State Board. The Board has statutory powers to enforce its decisions.

Further to the many queries that have been arising and asked on our Facebook Page, we are listing here a complete list of the Clearances and Approvals required from various government departments for starting an industry in Kerala.

We request all readers to note that the given criteria are subject to change. Please contact the concerned departments before submitting the applications, for any change or modifications occurred.

List of Clearances and Approvals Needed Before Starting an Industry in Kerala

For more details on the documents, please visit KSIDC Website.


Appendix : 

  • SIDC: State Industrial Development Corporation
  • SSI: Small Scale Industries
  • SIA: Secretariat of Industrial Assistance
  • SSIDC: Small Scale Industrial Development Corporation
  • SFC: State Financial Corporation
  • DIC: District Industries Center
  • GOI: Government of India
  • IDBI: Industrial Development Bank of India
  • ICICI: Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India
  • IFCI: Industrial Finance Corporation of India