The Department of Industries and Commerce  is headed by the Hon'ble Minister for Industries. The administrative head of the department is the Additional Chief Secretary (Industries). The Directorate of Industries & Commerce Department is located at Vikas Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, headed by the Director (Industries & Commerce).

 

Directorate of Industries and Commerce is dealing with the implementation of various industrial activities and is responsible for promoting / sponsoring, Registering, Financing and advising MSMEs (Micro Small or Medium Enterprise) in the state. The role of directorate is to act as a facilitator for industrial promotion and sustainability of MSMEs (Micro Small or Medium Enterprise) and traditional industrial sector in the state. Directorate of Industries and Commerce is the controlling office of the 14 District Industries Centres, Common Facility Service Centres at Changanacherry and Manjeri and Documentation Centre.

Vision

To transform Kerala into a vibrant entrepreneurial society with faster, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in order to achieve global standards in every domain.

Objectives

Kerala economy is transforming into a service economy with high inward remittance and skilled technical human resources. Development of more enterprises by fortifying the skilled human capital and promoting investments including domestic as well as foreign in all the sectors to entail in the total economic development of the State through employment generation and export oriented business is the major objective: The other objectives are given below.

 

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To promote Kerala as a prime destination for industrial investments with environmental protection
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Revamp Kerala into an entrepreneurial State by encouraging private investment in all sectors particularly in Agro Processing, Services & Commerce and new emerging Sectors.

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 Mobilize establishment of Micro and Small Enterprises particularly in rural areas to achieve employment generation and utilization of local resources. 
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 Create a policy framework to encourage enterprises as against wage employees. 
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 Create cordial environment for ensuring the utmost value addition of the locally available resources. 
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 Market Kerala as a competitive investment destination for Foreign & Domestic Investments in Services, emerging industrial sectors (Biotechnology & Nanotechnology) and employment for skilled Human resources within the State. 
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Improve infrastructure through PPP mode for industrial infrastructure. 
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Accelerate industrial clusters in the State. 
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Augment Services & Commerce sector to create in house employment to the skilled and semi skilled manpower in the State. 

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Introduce globally accepted standards in Technology, Quality and Management to rejuvenate the Public Sector Enterprises in the State.

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  Encourage environment friendly practices in enterprise development.

 

 

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