Kick Starting Entrepreneurship

  The energy in the air is electric and the mood optimistic. The buzz at Startup Village, Kochi is palpable as young entrepreneurs dream big for the future. Launched in 2012 as a not-for-profit organisation, the 15,000-square feet incubation centre was created with the aim of providing a thriving, productive ecosystem for young entrepreneurs. The […]

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Skilled Kerala gets an Investment Edge

  Kerala’s enviable Human Development Index places it on par with several developed countries of world. The state’s literacy rates (93.91 percent), life expectancy (74 years) and the lowest sex ratio (923 men per 1000 women) has made it a consistent topper in the country’s human development index. Kerala has other several distinctions with a […]

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Fish Farms Catch on in Kerala

  A gentle breeze winding its way through tall coconut trees, the whisper of water lapping on the edges of the shore, the vast expanse of a golden beach… these recurring images of Kerala have had their impact across the globe as revealed by the hordes of tourists arriving at the State’s airports and railway […]

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The Cup that Cheers

The steaming cup of tea has added a special flavour to Kerala’s economy over centuries. The rolling hills of Idukki and Wayanad with their freshly manicured tea bushes and the piquant aroma of tea buds have always brought in much needed revenue from domestic and export sales to boost the state’s bottom line. In addition, […]

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Will the Chip again be the Catalyst for Growth?

  The setting is perfect. A highly skilled and technically literate younger generation combined with a receptive government has made Kerala an extremely fertile land for the electronics industry. The potency of this combination was proved once before in the early 1970s with the establishment of Keltron.   The Past: Kerala was ranked extremely low […]

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Proposed Heliports Create New Tourism Buzz

  Kerala’s infrastructure development seems to be taking wing with the proposed plan by Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) to set up heliports in major cities as well as tourist & pilgrim centres. With helicopter services criss-crossing its cerulean skies, Kerala is likely to see an improvement in connectivity and a subsequent rise in […]

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The Fragrance of Success

  The heady aroma of spices is one of the countless unforgettable memories that Kerala offers its visitors. The green plantations on misty hillsides laden with the earthy fragrance of cardamom and the sharp pungency of pepper have been one of the mainstays of Kerala’s economy since times immemorial. Spice traders were among the first […]

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Fisheries Spice up Kerala’s Export Revenues

  As the sun rises over Kerala, its bright rays catch thousands of fishing boats trawling the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. So intrinsic is fishing to Kerala, that this is a sight perhaps forever embedded in the consciousness of every Malayalee. With its long coastline and large water resources, fishing has been a […]

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Kochi-Palakkad Corridor : The New Route to Manufacturing Growth

  Kerala seems all set to shrug aside its lackadaisical industrial and manufacturing past. Driven by a vision of long term sustainable and inclusive growth, the state has chalked out a development agenda that identifies industrial clusters and technology hubs as catalysts for economic progress. Giving shape to these plans with financial and infrastructure support […]

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Life Sciences Park Naming Contest

  The contest is for selecting a suitable name for the Life Sciences Park of KSIDC, coming up at Thiruvananthapuram. The last date for submission is July 24, 2013. Participants are requested to send in their entries as private messages on our facebook page.   Terms & Conditions of the Facebook contest for selecting a […]

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