Kerala State Policies

Kerala’s IT Policy 2012

Acknowledging the critical importance of Information and Communication Technology as the key vehicle for the State’s overall equitable development and reiterating its commitment to the sector, The Government of Kerala announced this policy. Its first IT Policy in 1998, followed by the IT Policies in 2001 and 2007, provided comprehensive support for the further development of this sector. These policies have helped Kerala to achieve unique distinctions as a preferred IT/ITES investment destination and also a leader in E-governance.
Through this policy, the state shall adopt focused strategies to present to the world the various opportunities in IT & ITES domain and shall thrive to be the most preferred destination for investments/businesses in the sector. Government of Kerala shall support industries in the sector by way of single window clearance, developing “Kerala IT” brand and incentivising the investors.

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Kerala Solar Energy Policy (Draft) 2013

This is the draft version of the proposed policy. This policy has put in place the vision of increasing installed capacity of the Solar sector in the state to 500 MW by 2017 and 1500 MW by 2030. The Policy will come into operation with effect from 01.04.2013 and will remain in force until superseded or modified by another Policy.

In one of the key provisions, this policy does away with capital subsidies and proposes to give generation-based subsidy. In other key incentive proposals, there is no wheeling or T&D charges for captive units, facility of banking with certain conditions and exemption from electricity duty. There is also a provision for SPO (Solar Purchase Obligation) procurement obligation for certain commercial consumers and large domestic buildings.

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