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30 major proposals made at Emerging Kerala get priority
15 March 2013 : Thiruvananthapuram

Proposals for 30 major industries which can draw substantial investments, generate maximum jobs and do not demand vast tracts of land have been prioritised and are being processed following the Emerging Kerala 2012 held in Kochi.

Industries Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty and senor officials of the department who coordinate the processing of proposals told reporters here on Thursday that various departments were actively tracking the proposals that had come up at the investors’ meet. Deadline has been given to companies which have not utilised the government land allotted to them for starting new ventures.

A petrochemical joint venture with an investment of Rs.6,000 crore for which environment clearance has been obtained, biomedical devices hub-cluster of research and development, incubation and manufacturing units in association with SCTIMST here for Rs.400 crore, and a unit manufacturing HDPE storage tanks, for which all clearances have been obtained, are some of the projects that are being processed.

Proposals are also being processed in industry, tourism, higher education, health and other sectors.

The Kochi-Palakkad National Investment Manufacturing Zone project covering Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, and Palakkad districts; the petroleum, chemicals and petrochemicals investment region in Kochi, and the light engineering industrial park being developed in Palakka are some of the major schemes of the KSIDC for 2013-14.   More

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