MISSION 676

Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) is a facilitator of investment in Kerala. The Govt. of Kerala established the agency in 1993 with a specific mandate to create industrial infrastructure across various regions of the State which can attract industries capable of making the local economy vibrant. While designing its fully-integrated industrial parks at various parts of the State, KINFRA ensures that units which make value-added products from locally available raw material are also encouraged.
At present, KINFRA operates over 20 Industrial parks, of which three are joint ventures. All these parks offer basic industrial infrastructure such as developed plots, well-laid roads and adequate water supply KINFRA as operators of the park, has also received license status for electricity distribution in some industrial parks.

Several industrial parks have standard design factories which offer plug-and-play facilities to the entrepreneurs, and incubation facilities to foster entrepreneurship and technology development.

Apart from this, Kinfra is also a nodal agency for implementing important schemes and projects of the Govt. of India and Govt. of Kerala viz., ASIDE, Food Processing, Kannur International Airport and National Institute of Fashion Technology

The detailed projects proposed to be implemented under Mission 676 announced by the Govt. of Kerala are as given below:

  • Industrial Development Zones

    KINFRA proposes to develop Industrial Development zones (IDZ) around the major Airport / Seaport to attract investment to the State. These IDZ are being identified in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikkode. Approximately 3000 acres of land has been identified. In the next two years KINFRA proposes to acquire 500 acres at a total estimated cost of Rs.575.00 crores.

  • Other Initiatives

    Launch Built – to –Suit Space for MSMEs

    KINFRA proposes to build Standard Design Factories for the promotion of Medium and Small Enterprises in Mazhuvannur(1,50000 Sq. ft), Ottapalam (1,25000 Sq. ft), Thallassery (60000 Sq. ft), Punalur (60000 Sq. ft), Nadukani (1,20,000 Sq.ft), Rajakumari (60,000 Sq.ft), Palakkad (1,25,000 Sq.ft),

    In all, KINFRA proposes to build approximately 7.00 lakhs sq.ft area at a total project cost of Rs.140.00 crores. The expected investment from the above is around Rs.350 crores and approximately 700 units are expected in these built up spaces.

  • Special initiatives

    Technology innovation Zone @ Hi Tech Park

    A Technology Innovation centre is being set up in KINFRA Hi-Tech Park with an area of 1,25,000 sq.ft with an estimate project cost of Rs.32 crores. Around 250 enterprises are expected to grow up in this innovation zone with an investment of over Rs.75.00 crores.

  • Projects on Anvil

    1. KINFRA Mega Food Park, Palakkad

    KINFRA has identified 73 acres of land in Palakkad District for developing infrastructure facilities for Food Processing as well as Agro-based industries. The proposed project will be implemented under the Mega Food Park Scheme of Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MFPI). The GoI grant is Rs.50 Crores for this project. KINFRA has already obtained “in-principle approval” from the Ministry. For DPR preparation and implementation of the project M/s IL&FS has been appointed as PMC and they committed to commission the project on 25th Feb2018. The estimated cost of this project is Rs.121.92 crore.

    2. Electronic Manufacturing Cluster, Cochin

    KINFRA has identified 66.87 acres of land at Kakkanad, Ernakulum, which is having easy access by Road to Airport as well as Seaport. KINFRA is in possession of the said land and proposes to set up the Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) with the aim to provide necessary infrastructure required for export based Electronic Manufacturing/Semiconductor industries. KINFRA has already got “in-principle approval” for this project from Government of India. The GoI grant expected is Rs.50 Crores. Now KINFRA is in the process of identifying an anchor investor. Discussions are in progress with M/s SFO Technologies, Kochi for the formation of SPV as per the EMC guidelines. The estimated cost of this project is Rs.155.76 Crore. Read More

    3. KINFRA Gem and Jewellery Park, Thrissur

    This project is proposed to be set up in 10 acres of land at Puzhakkalpadam, Thrissur District with the assistance of Ministry of Commerce, GoI under ASIDE scheme.we are discussing with GoI and World Gold Council regarding financial schemes for this project. This project proposes to have full-fledged infrastructure facilities for ornament making and its allied activities. The expected project cost is 100 crores.

    4. KINFRA Defence Park, Ottapalam

    KINFRA has earmarked 40 acres of land for setting up Defence Park at Ottappalam. The project is intended to create a Defence Park with all modern common infrastructure facilities exclusive for the component manufacturers of Defence Industry with Central Assistance from, Government of India under MIIU Scheme under Ministry of Commerce. The expected GoI grant under this scheme is Rs.50crores. The DPR is already prepared and submitted for availing financial assistance from Ministry of Commerce, GoI. The expected project cost is Rs.231.35Crores.

    5. KINFRA Footwear Park, Calicut

    KINFRA proposes to set up the project in 30 acres of land at Ramanattukara in Calicut District. This project is proposed to be implemented under the Mega Leather Cluster (MLC) scheme of Indian Leather Development Program (ILDP) under Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, GoI. The expected GoI grant under this scheme is Rs.50crores. KINFRA is under the process of DPR preparation and implementation of the project. The expected project cost is 110 crores.

    6. Footwear Design and Development Institute, Calicut

    KINFRA proposes to set up a Footwear Design Institute adjacent to Footwear Park in 30 acres of land owned by KINFRA at Ramanattukara in Kozhikode District with the assistance of Govt. of India under Mega Leather Cluster (MLC) Scheme. KINFRA has obtained an approval for the proposal from Kerala State Small Industry Association (KSSIA) for setting up of a Footwear Design and Development Institute under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry under GoI. This is fully funded by GoI which is expected to be over Rs.100Crores.

    7. Exhibition and Convention Centre, Calicut

    KINFRA proposes to set up an International Convention and Exhibition centre in 20 acres of land at Ramanattukara, Kozhikode district in association with Malabar Chamber of Commerce through various industrialists. The proposed Park will be implemented with equity participation from various industrialists. The expected project cost is 110Crores, without land cost.

    8. Exhibition and Convention Centre ,Kochi

    KINFRA proposes to set up an International Convention and Exhibition centre in 15 acres of land at Kakkanad, Ernakulam district with assistance from the ASIDE scheme/GoK. The expected project cost is Rs.71Crore, without land cost.

    9. Global Ayurveda Village, Trivandrum

    KINFRA has identified two parcel of land for development of the project. The first site at Chempakamangalam, Thonnakal admeasures 7.48acres already under possession of KINFRA. The process of negotiated purchase for the second site of 25.592 Ha of land in various survey nos at Ayiroor village, Varkala is progressing. A preliminary discussion was held with M/s Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum who has expressed their desire to associate with this project for the formation of SPV. The GoI grant expected is Rs.10 Crores. The estimated cost of this project for Phase1 is Rs.32.5Crore.Read More