Department of Industries (Kerala)

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Department of Industries of State of Kerala

Vyvasaya Vakkuppu
Agency overview
Formed 1960
Jurisdiction Kerala
Headquarters Thiruvananthapuram
Minister responsible P. K. Kunhalikutty, Minister for Industries (including Industrial Co-operatives), Commerce, Mining and Geology, Information Technology, Handlooms and Textiles, Waqf and Haj Pilgrimage, Municipalities and Corporations, Town Planning, Regional Development Authorities.
Website http://www.keralaindustry.org/

The Department of Industries is a key government department that oversees industrial activity in the Indian state of Kerala. The DOI is a senior cabinet department led by a senior minister and team of 15 secretaries. The administrative head of the Industries & Commerce Department is the Principal Secretary (Industries & Commerce). The Directorate of Industries & Commerce Department is located at Vikas Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, is headed by the Director (Industries & Commerce). This is the functional arm of the department implementing various industrial activities of the departments. District Industries Centers are located in all district headquarters.

Vision[edit]

To achieve high and sustainable economic growth, with specific thrust to social objectives, through rapid industrialization and big leap in commercial activities, without affecting ecology and environment and to create large-scale employment opportunities for the people of Kerala and ensuring them fair wages and to convert Kerala into an investment friendly destination.

Objectives[edit]

  • Convert Kerala into a favoured destination for Manufacturing, Agro Processing, Health Services, and Knowledge based Industries and Services
  • Strengthen the State Level Public Enterprises (SLPEs) by technological upgradation, diversification, efficient management system and synergizing with Central Public Sector Undertakings
  • Make Traditional Industries competitive by modernization, value addition and skill development
  • Promote and support SMSEs as an ancillary to large scale industries as well as a self-sustaining entity considering its role as a largest employment provider in the State
  • Make use of the abundant and highly rich mineral resources of the State to the fullest extent protecting environment and ecology and restricting the mining activity in the Public Sector
  • Generate massive employment in industrial, commercial and service sectors
  • Attract huge capital investment on mutually beneficial terms
  • Tap the rich industrial potential of biotechnology
  • Accelerate growth in Service Sector and to make Kerala a major Commercial Hub
  • Develop Kerala as a global centre of excellence with state-of-the-art education and skill sets and prepare a pool of multi skilled, technically competent individuals and organizations

Organization structure[edit]

The Industries & Commerce Department is headed by the Hon'ble Minister (Industries & Commerce). The administrative headed of the Industries & Commerce Department is the Additional Chief Secretary (Industries & Commerce). The Directorate of Industries & Commerce is located at Vikas Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, headed by the Director (Industries & Commerce). This is the functional arm of the Department implementing various industrial activities of the Department. District Industries Centers are located in all district headquarters.

Line departments[edit]

  • Directorate of Industries and Commerce (DI&C)
  • Directorate of Handloom and Textiles
  • Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC)
  • Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA)
  • Kerala Bureau of Industrial Promotion (K-BIP)
  • Public Sector Restructuring and Internal Audit Board (RIAB)
  • Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB)
  • Directorate of Public Sector Undertakings
  • Directorate of Coir Development Department


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