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The state has the highest literacy rate in India. 

KERALA

Kerala has the highest human development index with the highest literacy rate, life-expectancy and the highest ratio of females to males in the country. The breathtaking scenic beauty has caused Kerala to be a popular tourist destination.

Foreign Direct Investments have brought-in technological advancement in various industrial sectors and resulted in a growth in the export production. 

Key upcoming projects

- Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) Mega Food Park in Palakkad and KINFRA Industrial Park in Adoor

- Vizhinjam deepwater container transhipment terminal

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Kochi (commercial capital of Kerala) and Thiruvananthapuram are the cities identified in Kerala

Highlights

  • 1
    Largest producer of coir and coconut in India
  • 2
    Highest tele-density and highest penetration of optic fibre cable in India
  • 3
    75% of spices exports from India are sourced from Kerala

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Tourism

Tourism

 The beaches, wildlife reserves, backwaters and hill stations make Kerala a popular vacation destination for tourists. It is also famous for its medical tourism and offers medical therapies like Ayurveda.  

Food Processing

Food Processing

The state is a prime exporter of spices, marine products, cashew, coffee and pickles. Two-thirds of the state's export income comes from food processing industry.

Textile and Handlooms

Textile and Handlooms

Handicrafts with ivory, bamboo, palm leaves and stones are famous in Kerala. The state takes pride in its handicraft industry.  

Information Technology

Information Technology

The state is a notable centre for information technology and is home to more than 500 IT companies.