A Techno-lodge is a small Information Technology park established by Government of Kerala in a small town or a village in Kerala. Techno-lodges constitute the third tier of the IT infrastructure in Kerala after the three hubs at Thiruvananthapuram (Technopark), Kochi (InfoPark) and Kozhikode (Cyberpark) and the secondory spokes in other major cities and towns. The Government has approved the setting up of two such parks in Kadakkal and Perinad Grama Panchayats in Kollam District.
The objective of the Techno-lodges scheme is to encourage IT-enabled Services and Business Process Outsourcing companies to operate from low cost rural centres and thereby to create employment in rural areas. The Techno-Lodge centres will be set up in old unused government buildings, buildings belonging to government organizations, panchayaths or other local bodies.
Kerala State IT Infrastructure Limited (KSITIL) is the main implementing agency for this scheme.
- Kerala State IT Mission (Retrieved on 21 September 2009)
- State plans new Techno Lodge Scheme, The Hindu dated 22 February 2009 (Retrieved on 21 September 2009)
- IT parks coming to the villages, The Hindu dated 21 September 2009 (Retrieved on 21 September 2009)
- Government of Kerala Order setting up Techno-lodges in Kadakkal and Perinad Grama Panchayats in Kollam District