Outstanding Kerala

Breaking records: Kerala’s unprecedented industrial growth

04 May 2023

The Kerala government, headed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, has exhibited an enduring commitment to innovative and forward-looking approaches towards effective governance. It has become a touchstone of bringing an all-inclusive developmental transformation in a state by introducing and implementing people-centric schemes and policies over the years. Kerala with its exceptional record, among others, in education, health, economy, infrastructure, governance and social development, richly illustrates the dedication of its leadership to the welfare of the people and their needs. The state is positioned to attain the living standards of a developed-country faster than any other state in India.

The government has been tirelessly working towards building a robust infrastructure in order to advance Kerala’s growth. This has been proved by the following examples: 

1. More than 96,000 individuals found employment through job fairs organized under the direction of the labour department to connect job seekers with job providers. Introduced in collaboration with Employment Exchanges, now converted to Employability Centres, the scheme aimed at accelerating employment opportunities in the state. 

2. The government worked towards boosting entrepreneurship in the state with Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), sanctioning Rs 33.72 crore under its seed fund and scale-up schemes to promote startup businesses in the state. 

3. The Tribal Employment Exchange Career Guidance Centre in Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, which is India’s first such centre, recruited more than 450 people in permanent, temporary, and daily-wage categories since its inception in 2018. In an effort to bring tribal youth into various professions and help them transition to new fields, the guidance centre connects them with relevant schemes. These include schemes for destitute women (Saranya), the differently abled (Kaivalya), enterprises in the unorganized sector (Multi-Purpose Job Club), and the registered unemployed (KESRU) among others, which provide them with self-employment loans.