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Abkari Policy 2017-18

Government is fully committed to discourage alcohol consumption as it leads to serious social problems. Creation of awareness against liquor consumption is considered to be crucial to the overall achievement of this policy. Stringent action will be initiated against illicit liquor trade in the state. Enforcement will be strengthened with popular committees to have uninterrupted flow of information to check all liquor related menace. To have meaningful results in this direction, Government will reconstitute committees with inclusion of trade unions, political parties and other NGOs working in the field of prohibition.

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Industrial & Commercial policy 2017

The industrial growth of the last decade was based on the Industrial Policies of 2007 and 2015. In today's circumstances, a new approach is needed and hence this new Industrial Policy is formulated. With the high density of population and scarcity of land in Kerala, compared to other States, Kerala can give thrust only to ecofriendly and industries that are less polluting.


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IT Policy 2012

The State of Kerala has always been a forerunner among the states of India in the adoption and application of ICT be it the services/support to its citizens or enabling smoother functioning of the business community. Numerous initiatives have been taken up over the years, which have enabled the State to be at the forefront in implementing ICT projects and pioneer in E-governance activities. The basic ICT infrastructure has already been built up viz., the State Data Center, Kerala State Wide Area Network, Mobile Service Delivery Platform, FRIENDS, Akshaya , the CSC, with its initial emphasis on bridging the digital divide through e-literacy programs and Citizen Call Center etc.


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Tourism Policy 2012

The new economic regime has brought out structural changes in Indian economy, which is reflected in its sectoral contribution to GDP. Technological advancement, growth of trade and other service activities during the last one decade have placed the tertiary sector in the forefront of development and India is not an exception. While service sector contributes 63.2% of World GDP, its share in India and Kerala are 55.2% and 66.28% respectively in 2010. Developing economies particularly, India and China have made remarkable progress during the new regime. This along with the prosperity of advanced economies has given an impetus to global tourism.


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Small Hydro Power Policy‐2012

Kerala is endowed with vast small hydro power potential to the tune of about 700 MW. Government of Kerala has issued several guidelines from time to time for the development of small hydro power project since 1992. The measures have encouraged private investment to harness green energy from natural resources. Till the end of December 2011, 19 Small Hydro Power projects with an installed capacity of 145.65 MW have been commissioned in the State. The State needs to evaluate the experience with them and to fine‐tune policy so as to speed up investments in the area.


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Technology Startup Policy 2014

The most talented youth of Kerala have been leaving the State in pursuit of better career options, and many of them have become successful entrepreneurs outside the State. This loss is irreparable in a Knowledge Economy where people and ideas are more important than land or capital. To realize the true potential of Kerala, this 'brain drain'needs to be reversed. This policy aims to create a world- class scientific and technology ecosystem that would empower and enable its youth to pursue their dreams within the State.


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Foreign Trade Policy

Four years ago we had announced India's first ever integrated Foreign Trade Policy for the period 2004-09. At that time we had indicated two major objectives, namely (a) to double our percentage of global merchandise trade within 5 years, and (b) to use trade expansion as an effective instrument of economic growth and employment generation.


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IT Policy 2017

The State of Kerala has always been working towards adoption and application of Information & Communication Technology (ICT), be it the services/support to its citizens or enabling smoother functioning of the business community. Numerous initiatives have been taken up over the years, which have enabled the State to intervene effectively in implementing ICT projects and to be a pioneer in E-governance activities.


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Small Hydro Power Policy 2012

The Government of Kerala have issued several guidelines from time to time, for the development of Small Hydro Power Projects in the State, since 1992, which encouraged private investment to harness 'green energy' from natural resources. With the enactment of Electricity Act 2003 and notification of National Electricity Policy in 2005 and Tariff Policy in 2006, under section 3 of the Electricity Act 2003, it was necessary to formulate a policy for the promotion and development of Small Hydro Power Projects in the State. Accordingly, the Director, Energy Management Centre (EMC) submitted draft "Kerala Small Hydro Policy 2012", for the consideration and approval of Government. The draft policy was published in the website of EMC for suggestions from the general public and presented before the prospective investors and IPP/CPP allottees of SHPs, in their meeting held at Thiruvananthapuram on 10.04.2012.

 

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Labour Policy 2017

During the period of foreign rule, Britishers introduced industrialisation and thereby heralded the advent of labour sector in this country. With the emergence of native industrialists the labour sector expanded. The pace of industrialization and the expansion of labour sector was accelerated by the first and second world wars. In the early years the workers organised to obtain wages to meet limited needs for livelihood and convenience to work decently. Labour struggle became a part of national movement. The concepts of freedom, democracy, secularism and socialism, were indoctrinated in the labour movement, thanks to agitations for rights of workers. The trade union leaders of yesteryears played a glorious role in this respect

 

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Road Development Policy 2009-21

Provision of adequate infrastructure is a prerequisite for sustained growth of economy and inherent to such growth is the need to ensure cost-effective movement of people and goods. An efficient road infrastructure is therefore an essential requirement. Over the successive five year plans, investment in road infrastructure has been increasing progressively in the state. Kerala has developed an extensive road network which provides connectivity to all settlements. This is an achievement few other states in the country can lay claim to.


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Water Policy 2008

Water is a natural resource vital for the survival of life. It is becoming increasingly evident chat limited availability of water can impede further progress while its thoughtless exploitation can negate most of our socio-economic achievements. With the availability of water and water use pattern undergoing constant changes and facing pressures owing to a variety of environmental and human factors, it has become necessary to lay down guidelines and policy parameters for the optimal utilization and proper conservation of this natural resource.


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