Single-Window Clearance

Setting up of Industrial projects in the State became a hassle-free operation since Government of Kerala has introduced the Single- Window Clearance System in the State. A single-window facility started with an aim of expediting the issue of various clearances for new Industrial Projects, effective from 1st June 2000. As per the system, a final clearance for all new projects, either approval or rejection, is to be given within a specific period from the date of submission of application. This has been made a statutory requirement under the Kerala State Single Window Clearance Boards and Industrial Township Area Development Act 1999.



The Government of Kerala has introduced the 'Single-Window Clearance System' to ease the setting up of industrial projects in the state. KSIDC is the nodal agency for the scheme and has cleared 8 major projects across various sectors during the past financial year.


Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) is the premier Government agency working for industrial and investment promotion in Kerala. Formed in 1961, KSIDC started with the objective to promote, facilitates and finance large and medium scale industries and serves as a catalyst in the development of physical and social infrastructure required for industrial growth in the State.


A one stop-shop to set up an industry in Kerala and a single point contact for investments to the State, KSIDC offers a comprehensive set of services that include developing business ideas, identifying viable projects, feasibility study and providing financial assistance and guidance for implementation through Single Window Clearance System


To cater this need, a state level board for aiding medium and large-scale industries has been constituted with chief secretary as it head. Under this the state level board has to issue clearances within a time-frame of 45 days. KSIDC has been designated as the single contact point and the convener of the state board. The Board has statutory powers to enforce its decisions. In a similar manner, district level boards have been constituted for clearing small scale industrial undertakings, with the district collector as the chairman and general manager, district industries centre as the convener; the stipulated time frame being 60 days.


Industrial Area Boards have also been set up in the various industrial areas of the state for the clearance of projects being set up in these areas. An officer not below the rank of district collector is the chairman in each board, with the designated authority of the industrial area as convener, to issue clearances within a period of 30 days.


A composite application form has also been formulated, which the entrepreneur need submit only at the designated contact points.


Three-tier system



Chaired by


Large and Medium projects


Chief Secretary

45 days

Small projects


District Collector

60 days

Projects in Industrial parks

Industrial parks

District Collector / Above 

30 days


Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, KINFRA aims at bringing together all the suitable resources available in the state and developing infrastructure to woo the industrial growth of the state. KINFRA is dedicated to catalyze industrial growth in Kerala by providing the best industry-specific-infrastructure.


KINFRA has identified over 20 core competency areas. It has 12 well-defined industrial parks of which many are functional and some are in the launching phase. Each of these Parks offer comprehensive infrastructure and support services to the clients. The most fascinating feature of KINFRA is that it offers single window clearance facilities. Attractive incentives and excellent opportunities for expansion and diversification are the specialities of KINFRA.


Kerala is the only state in India which have legislature for statutory Single Window Clearance. The state offers highly skilled man power and cheap labour compared to international rates. Owing to the rich natural resources of the land, the State of Kerala offers the lowest tariffs for potable water and electricity compared to its counterparts.

Single Window Clearance Applications
  • Application for Consent/ Authorization / Registration (Industries / Establishments)
  • Application for permission to Construct, Extent or Take into use any building as a factory
  • Application for Power Requirement above 10 KVA
  • Application for MSME Registration – Part 1
  • Application for MSME Registration – Part 2
Tripartite Agreement with bank/Financial institutions for mortgaging land in KINFRA Parks
  • Tripartite Agreement with bank (after lease deed)
  • Tripartite Agreement with bank (after License Agreement)

INKEL Limited and INKEL-KSIDC Projects Ltd. (INKID), a company promoted by INKEL Limited and Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (KSIDC), invites EoI from reputed national and international education service providers for developing an education hub on 168 acres of land, at a distance of about 25 Kmfrom Calicut International Airport.


INKID will be providing all the external infrastructure 30 MVA Substation by KSEB, 3 MLD water supply, internal roads and drains, support facilities, single window clearance etc. Developed land area required for each project is proposed to be given on long lease to prospective investors.


The Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) was set up in June 1990, as an autonomous society under the Department of Electronics DoE). Now under the Ministry of Information Technology, the STPI comes under the direct control of the Ministry. In order to provide a conducive environment and to give a boost to software exports, DoE, the Government of India has launched the Software Technology Park (STP) Scheme. The STPs are India's answer to the challenges of the Information Technology.


The STPI offers State–of–the art facilities to software exporting units right from the single window clearances to the high speed data communication (HSDC) services and it provides industry-friendly interface between software exporters and the Government. The STP scheme is a 100 percent export-oriented scheme, aiming at the development and export of software using data communication links or through physical media including the export of professional services, IT enabled services and video animation. The STP can be a virtual software development unit or it can be all infrastructural complex, set up for providing the necessary support to the STP units.


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