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IT minister’s Message – Cyberpark

Kerala is ranked the best in the country in terms of quality of life indicators and is fast transforming into a knowledge economy, with its strong fundamentals in the IT and education sectors. Efficient administration, rapid physical infrastructure development, model social infrastructure, universal healthcare, exemplary law and order, combined with a highly investment friendly atmosphere, make the State a future perfect destination for businesses. The State Government has supported the industry with robust, stakeholder-friendly policy interventions, the establishment of three flourishing IT Parks with world-class infrastructure, and encouragement of start­ups and entrepreneurship, This enabling and nurturing environment has played a big role in orienting Kerala’s IT sector towards the future. The progressive policies have resulted in the development of an innovative, resilient, and productive IT ecosystem that has the agility, skill, and expertise to stay ahead of the technology curve. The IT sector’s seamless adoption of the new normal work culture is just one example of its ability to step confidently into the future. There was little disruption as work-from-home and hybrid work practices were quickly adopted and successfully implemented. The entry of new businesses and the expansion of existing IT companies within Kerala’s IT Parks will lead to the creation of thousands of direct employment opportunities and an even greater number of indirect employment opportunities, As IT parks plays a key role in nurturing the IT sector in the State, the Government had envisaged the creation of 1 crore sq.ft, of additional space by 2021. Despite the pandemic, 66 lakhs sq.ft, of IT built-up space has been completed and 48 lakhs sq.ft, is under construction, which is expected to get completed in the coming year. This vision is being pursued actively. 2020-21, with all its challenges, has proved that Kerala’s IT sector is built on solid foundations. Kerala IT’s proven capability on emerging technologies has made us future ready. Even better, we are living the future @ Kerala IT.

Pinarayi Vijayan

The Chief Minister of Kerala (Minister of IT)