The Union Minister for Commerce, Industry & Textiles, Anand Sharma is on a two days visit to Kerala to review issues pertaining to Commerce, Industry and Textile in the southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
According to the data provided by the state-owned Kerala State Beverages Corporation (KSBC), liquor sales touched an all-time high in Kerala at Rs 8,841 crore for fiscal 2012-13.
The Kerala government will soon provide last mile connectivity by air to draw more tourists to its scenic destinations across the state and showcase its legendary Muziris port in Thrissur district, officials said Tuesday.
While microfinance institutions in Andhra Pradesh continue to be at a standstill, the industry has witnessed decent growth in the rest of the country, a report said Tuesday.
Morbidity costs of tobacco are higher in Kerala than in the rest of the country, a health expert said explaining that this was because the people of the state enjoy greater access to healthcare -- not because they necessarily consume more tobacco than other Indians.
Kerala, which supplies nearly 99 percent of India's finished coir products, hopes to more than double its exports to over Rs.2500 crore ($450 million) in five years from Rs.1,084 crore ($197 million) in 2011-12, Revenue and Coir Minister Adoor Prakash has said.
As the 11th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) came to a close here in Kochi, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi and Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had reasons to pat themselves on the back with hopes of increasing diaspora investments.
Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi Wednesday made a fervent plea to the cash-rich non-resident Indians (NRIs) to seriously apply their mind to investing in Kerala.
'White-skinned' tourist arrivals have dropped in Goa this tourist season, according to Tourism Minister Dileep Parulekar.
Higher public and private investments into modernizing and mechanizing the coir industry in India, the top producer and exporter of the fiber, can help farmers and manufacturers fight off competition from alternative synthetic products, according to the state-run Coir Board.