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Department of Industries and commerce is a major organization actively involved for the industrial growth of the State. KSIDC, SSI, KINFRA, SIDCO and a chain of public and private limited companies are the major sister concerns of this department. Industrial development of the state warrants the effective coordination of these organizations and other resource infrastructure. Emerging sectors, like Information Technology and Telecom offer large growth opportunities. But Kerala’s growth cannot depend solely on these sunrise industries. There is also an urgent need to address traditional industries, which still form strong pillars of the Kerala economy. They account for a significant proportion of Kerala’s employment and industrial output. Sustained growth of the nation’s economy is not possible without the revival of traditional industries. Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala is abundant in rich natural resources. The major traditional industries of Thiruvananthapuram includes handloom, coir, bamboo, palmera etc. Traditional industries are now encountered with several problems. In this direction, a geospatial Information system on traditional industries is essential for the sustainable development of such industries.


1. Preparation of Spatial database on traditional industries
2. Plotting of traditional industries using GPS
3. To study the delineation of traditional resources using remote sensing
4. Development of spatial information system of traditional industries for effective functioning of the department

Period of Study : One year (2009-2010)

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