Ranked 2nd in Pineapple, Sweet Potato, Tapioca and Cocoa Production in India

Why Invest in Kerala


Supported by a Strong Agrarian Economy, the State Boasts of 13 Favourable Agro-climatic Zones (Agriculture Contributes 17.4 Per cent to the State GDP, GSDP)


11 Quality Control Laboratories Offering Testing and Analytical Services have been Set Up in the State


17 Ports with One International Port at Kochi.

S. No. Category Districts
1. Rice Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Mallapuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthita, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
2. Sugarcane Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Mallapuram, Palakkad
3. Coffee Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad
4. Tea Ernakulam, Idukki, Kollam, Kottayam, Mallapuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthita
5. Tapioca Kollam, Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki, Pathanamthita, Kannur, Thrissur, Kottayam, Malapurram, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kasaragod
6. Sweet Potato Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kasargod, Malappuram, Palakkad
7. Elephant Foot Yam Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kasaragod
8. Tomato Wayanad, Palakkad, Alappuzha, Kollam
9. Banana Wayanad, Ernakulum, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki
10. Mango Kozhikode, Palakkad, Kannur, Kasaragod, Malappuram, Wayanad, Ernakulum, Alappuzha, Kottayam
11. Pineapple Kottayam, Ernakulum, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kasaragod Kannur , Alappuzha
12. Jack Fruit Kannur, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kasaragod, Ernakulum, Alappuzha, Idukki, Pathanamthitta,Wayanad, Kottayam
S. No. Category Districts
1. Rice processing Ernakulam (Perumbavoor), Idukki, Kollam
2. Cashew processing Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Kollam
3. Prepared foods Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Palakkad
4. Fats and oils, and fat emulsion Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Palakkad, Alappuzha
5. Fruits and vegetables Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode
6. Seafood processing Alleppy, Alappuzha
7. Spice processing Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kollam
8. Cereals and cereals products, derived from cereal grains Kollam,Kozhikode, Palakkad, Kozhikode
9. Dairy products and analogues Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode
S. No. Food Park Location Area (in acres)
1. KINFRA Food Processing Park Kakkancherry, Malappuram District 35
(27units operating and 2 acres land available)
2. Seafood Park India Aroor, Alappuzha District 4.5
(10 units operating and fully allotted)
3. Special Economic Zone (Agro Processing) Kakkancherry, Malappuram District 25
(5 units operating and 15 acres available)
4. Food Zone KINFRA Small Industries Park Mazhuvanoor, Ernakulam District 30
(33 units operating and fully allotted)
5. KINFRA Food Park Adoor, Pathanamthitta, District 36
(11 units have been allotted and 14 acres available)
6. KINFRA Food Processing Park Cherthala 68
(12 acres balance area available)
7. KINFRA Mega Food Park Palakkad 79
(37 acres balance area available)

Key Production Statistics

State Govt Initiatives

Ease of Doing Business

  • Single window clearance providing the facility for getting online clearances and approvals of statutory requirements
  • Enhanced transparency on tariff rates, with online availability of information on effective tariff (and notification of change, if any, ahead of billing cycle)
  • Easing of registration norms for SSI/ MSMEs* wanting to start business operations
  • Simplified trade procedures for facilitating exports from Kerala
  • *SSI- Small Scale Industries; MSME- Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Policy Incentives

  • 15 per cent capital investment subsidy of upto INR 20 lacs, with additional 10 per cent subsidy for food processing units (up to a maximum of INR 10 lacs) – additional incentives are given to young entrepreneurs and those seeking technology transfer
  • 100 per cent waiver of stamp duty and registration fee for units in Parks developed by Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA)
  • “National Centre for HACCP Certification (NCHC)” promoted by the Stateto facilitate adoption of Quality Management Systems at most economical terms
  • The State Government is promoting cluster development in the food processing sector.

Key Players