Noting Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation´s (KINFRA) success story, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that Kerala was one of the leading states when it came to medium and small-scale industries. Chief Minister has said that KINFRA has to come up with more parks to help industrial development.
´It is here where KINFRA can develop parks for promoting industry,´ he said while inaugurating KINFRA Day celebrations.
KINFRA had played a major role in promoting medium and small- scale industries, Chandy added.
Industries Minister PK Kunhalikutty, who was also present on the occasion, said that KINFRA now has to move to the next stage. The Minister also stated that land acquisition had become a major problem in the state.
In the past 22 years KINFRA set up 22 theme-based industrial parks in Kerala in areas such as garments, infotainment, marine & seafood, rubber, exports, electronics, textiles, bio-technology, food processing, and SME sector. It also includes India s first International Apparel Park in Thiruvananthapum, India´s first Export Promotion Industrial Park in Ernakulam, India´s first Infotainment Park, the KINFRA Film & Video Park, in Thiruvananthapuram, India´s first Food Processing Industrial Park in Malappuram and Hi-tech Park in Kochi, etc.
KINFRA has developed various parks under different schemes of GOK/GOl. KINFRA is the Nodal Agency for the Ministry of Food Processing Industry and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India.
The Government of India, Department of Commerce and Industries, appointed KINFRA as the nodal agency of the State for implementing ´Assistance to States for Infrastructure Development of Exports and Allied Activities´ (ASIDE), Government of India.
The Govt. of Kerala has appointed KINFRA as the Nodal Agency for the Kannur International Airport and NIFT, Kannur.