Year of Enterprises 2022-23: One Lakh Enterprises

  • Systems Established

  • Interns

1153 professionally qualified interns were recruited through CMD and deployed at all local bodies. One intern in each Panchayat and one for every 20 wards in Municipality/ Corporation. The interns are given capacity building trainings in all aspects of industrial facilitation to provide awareness to entrepreneurs on the various services available, and to assist the entrepreneurs in aspects of application for licenses, subsidies, loans, etc. in coordination with various agencies and departments. The interns are assigned specific targets for identifying and registering new enterprises in their allotted local bodies. The coordination of the interns’ activities will be done through the Industrial Extension Officers in respective District Industries Centers/ Taluk Industries Centers.

# District No of Interns Target
1 Thiruvananthapuram 86 14,902
2 Kollam 79 11,775
3 Pathanamthitta 61 5,408
4 Alappuzha 86 9,666
5 Kottayam 84 8,834
6 Idukki 56 5,007
7 Ernakulam 113 14,610
8 Thrissur 105 13,533
9 Palakkad 103 12,721
10 Malappuram 122 18,601
11 Kozhikode 90 13,925
12 Wayanad 29 3,687
13 Kannur 94 11,366
14 Kasaragod 45 5,965
Total 1,153 150,000

Table of district wise interns


  • Help Desks

Help desks have started functioning in all the 1034 local bodies across the state. Through the help desks, the public can avail the services of the interns posted at the local bodies in all industry/ enterprise related matters on every Mondays and Wednesdays.


  • MSME Clinics

In order to provide advisory services to entrepreneurs in the marketing, finance, GST, export/import, banking, licenses and approvals, legal, technical aspects of the business, the Industries Department have formed MSME clinics under which 168 subject matter experts are empaneled. 


  • Enterprise Facilitation Centers

The 59 Taluk Industries Centers are converted into Enterprise Facilitation Centers and professionally qualified resource persons are appointed. 


  • Monitoring Committees

To monitor the implementation status of the One Lakh Enterprises Scheme and to coordinate the activities at various levels, the following committees are formed:

  • State Level Monitoring Committee chaired by the hon’ble Chief Minister
    • State-level supervision of program implementation 
    • Enabling necessary policy decisions 
    • Meet once in three months to assess the activities of allied departments
  • State Level Core Committee chaired by the Principal Secretary, Industries
    • Preparation of roadmap for program implementation 
    • Coordination of various departments
    • Planning various projects to be initiated in connection with this project
    • Providing necessary guidelines for the functioning of district and panchayat level committees
    • To evaluate the progress of the project with a meeting every month
  • District Level Monitoring Committee chaired by the District Collector
    • Monitor the project at the district level 
    • Review the functioning of various Panchayats 
    • Review the functioning of various banks at district level at regular intervals 
    • Evaluate the activities of the Interns at the district level 
    • Meet every month and review other activities related to the project
  • Local Body Level Monitoring Committee chaired by concerned President/Chairperson
    • Field level implementation of the project 
    • Monitor the activity of the interns
    • Providing the necessary publicity for one-day workshops at panchayat level 
    • Leading loan/license/subsidy fair
    • Monitoring whether the entrepreneurs are receiving timely assistance 
    • Check whether the projects are being implemented efficiently by increasing the local fund for the industry as per the requirement at the local body level 
    • Review the activities of the project by convening every two weeks


  • State Level Project Management Unit 

State Project Management Unit (SPMU) has been appointed which will be assisting Directorate of Industries & Commerce (DIC) for implementation of the Setting up of One Lakh Enterprises in Kerala. The key responsibilities of the SPMU are:

  • Support the Directorate of Industries, Government of Kerala, in management of all Project components and sub-components to facilitate the implementation of the setting up of one lakh enterprises across the state. 
  • Assist the department in establishing project governance and management structure - define the roles and responsibilities amongst all the stakeholders.
  • Provide hand holding, coordination, and oversight support to ensure implementation of project plan activities at State, District and local-body level under the programme.
  • Support in preparing policy documents for specific sub-programs and initiatives such as subsidies for MSMEs, MSME fund of funds, Special loan schemes, utilizing existing MSME schemes (Central and State level schemes) for strengthening offerings under the programme.
  • Monitoring and evaluation the progress of sub-activities/sub-projects
  • Assist DIC in identifying specialized institutions/training service providers in line with the identified training plans, develop training curriculum and facilitate conduct of trainings at the state level and Local Body level as per the training plans. Provide facilitation, coordination, and oversight support to all other specialized trainings across thematic areas, that will be delivered by identified specialized institutions.
  • Support in preparation of knowledge material for marketing and promotion of the programme initiatives
  • Assist in marketing and promotional efforts of DIC for enhancing DIC-level and Local Body level outreach efforts for identification and mobilization of MSMEs
  • Support, monitor and coordinate any other work related to creation of 1 lakh MSME s in the state in the financial year 2022 -23 undertaken by Directorate of Industry and Commerce


  • Campaigns Conducted

  • General Orientation Campaign

General Orientation Trainings were conducted in al the 1034 local bodies across the State in May and June 2022. The one-day sessions aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs comprised of 5 sessions in which the participants were given a brief overview about the services offered by various PSUs, the scope for entrepreneurship in manufacturing and service sector in each district, key licenses and permits required from concerned departments and agencies for starting an industry, Udyam and KSWIFT registrations, the ongoing schemes of various government departments for industrial promotion and facilitation, various sources of finance and the contact information of key resource persons at local body and district levels. The GOT also included sessions wherein successful entrepreneurs will interact with the participants sharing their experiences and clearing doubts.


  • Loan / License/ Subsidy Campaigns

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  • Marketing Campaign

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  • Schemes & Policies

  • Private Industrial Estate 2022

Government of Kerala, in line with its vision to crate employment opportunities for the youth in the State and to enable private entities in developing industrial estates, has announced the Private Industrial Estate Scheme 2022 (G.O. (Ms) No. 31/2022/ID dated 02.04.2022). As per the scheme, entities owning and possessing a minimum of 10 acres or more and desirous of developing Private Industrial Estates (PIE) can apply for Private Industrial Estate Developer permit at Directorate of Industries and Commerce (DIC). Such entities may be companies, co-operatives, charitable societies, or partnerships registered under the relevant statutes. A consortium of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) units may also apply for the permit. The scheme also covers the development of Standard Design Factories (SDF), for which the minimum extent of land is 5 acres. 


  • Kerala Enterprises Loan Scheme

As part of the One Lakh Enterprises in One Year scheme, with the objective of providing affordable financial assistance to new enterprises, the Industries Department had taken the initiative to roll out a Special Loan Scheme in coordination with the State Level Banker Committee (SLBC).  

Under the scheme, MSME units that are established after 01.04.2022 (evidenced through Udyam Registration) will be provided term loans and working capital loans at an effective interest rate of 4% after interest subvention from the Government. The interest subvention will be provided for the first five-year loan period or the loan closure whichever is earlier. Any enterprise that is into non-farm income generating activity such as manufacturing, processing, trading, or service sector can apply for the loan through an online portal.


  • One Local Body One Product (OLOP)

In line with the broader strategy adopted for the One Lakh Enterprises Scheme, the Department of Industries and Department of Local Self Government have jointly undertaken a scheme called One Local Body One Product (OLOP) scheme. As part of the scheme, a detailed list of products based on the availability of resources at each local self-government level has been prepared through a feasibility study conducted by the District Industries Centers at each district. 

Kerala being a land rich with various natural resources, the structured production and marketing of products identified under the OLOP scheme, will aid in identifying global markets for those products and its success will ensure a fair price for farm products and significant returns to farmers and entrepreneurs who are engaged in the value addition of products.


  • Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)

Open Network for Digital Commerce is a private non-profit Section 8 company established by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of Government of India to develop open e-commerce. ONDC is a set of specifications designed to foster open interchange and connections between shoppers, technology platforms, and retailers. A workshop on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) was organized by the Directorate of Industries and Commerce on 21st July 2022. The workshop included a demo of ONDC transaction and explained the proceed of joining the platform. Networking session between participants of the session and existing ONDC sellers were also part of the workshop.


  • Convergence

  1. Meeting with Department of Local Self Government and Department of Co-operation 
  2. Meetings with PSUs, Industrial Associations and Management Associations
  3. Meeting with Presidents and Secretaries of all local bodies 
  4. Meeting with Presidents of Cooperative Banks
  5. Meeting with representatives of Trade Unions
  6. Meeting with NORKA
  7. Meeting with State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC)
  8. Meeting with Ministers for Fisheries, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Tourism departments
  9. Meeting with World Bank representatives
  10. Meeting with Secretaries of line departments
  11. Meeting with Animal Husbandry and Dairy Departments
  12. Meeting with MLAs



  • Knowledge Material

  • Handbooks 

Detailed handbooks were published, including the district wise details of industrial potential regions/ sectors in different district, the process for various licenses and clearances, the schemes offered by various department and agencies, indicators for the selection of suitable schemes for a project, etc.  

Consolidated Handbook  - Click to download
Thiruvananthapuram - Click to download
Kollam - Click to download
Pathanamthitta - Click to download
Alappuzha - Click to download 
Kottayam - Click to download
Idukki - Click to download 
Ernakulam - Click to download 
Thrissur - Click to download
Palakkad - Click to download
Malappuram - Click to download
Kozhikode - Click to download
Kannur - Click to download
Wayanad - Click to download
Kasaragod - Click to download 


  • Specialized Booklets

As part of the development of knowledge materials for the marketing and promotion of the scheme initiatives and it was decided to prepare specialized booklets on various aspects of the industrial development and promotion in the State, to serve as a ready reckoner for the stakeholders in the industrial ecosystem.

Detailed data collection was done conducted through the District Industries Centers and 7 booklets were published as follows:

Booklet 1 License needs of 23 sectors View Booklet PDF
Booklet 2 Potential businesses / thrust sectors of all 14 districts and 152 blocks  View Booklet PDF
Booklet 3 Relevant subsidy/ loan schemes of 34 departments View Booklet PDF
Booklet 4 65 Commercialized technologies from 18 institutions in 14 districts View Booklet PDF
Booklet 5 District and department wise availability of incubation centres, skill training centres  View Booklet PDF
Booklet 6 District and department wise availability Land/Building View Booklet PDF
Booklet 7 One Local Body One Product (OLOP) programme View Booklet PDF


  • Training videos

Links to training videos created as part of Year Of Enterprises


  • Software/ IT Systems

  • YearOfEnterprises Portal

An online portal “YearOfEnterprises” was developed for the scheme progress monitoring and enterprise data capture. The interns that are deployed at local bodies are given unique login access through which they will enter the details of the entrepreneurs that they have identified for starting business in the State. Through the comprehensive data collection form provided, the detailed profile of each entrepreneur and their enterprise are captured and collated through the online portal. 

The entire lifecycle of the enterprise from inception to establishment will be captured in the portal. The portal is equipped with a dashboard facility with different levels of access controls to provide with the real-time status of the scheme. It has the functionality to generate various types for reports for the analysis of scheme performance and to monitor intern, local body, taluk, district level activities.


  • Media Campaign

  • Press releases

Links to press releases related to Year Of Enterprises


  • Social media

Links to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Channel 


  • Videos

Links to Promotional videos created as part of Year Of Enterprises


  • Posters

Social media posters created as part of Year of Enterprises