Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty said that small and medium- scale industries in the state will be developed by giving them enough prominence as in the case of IT sector, as there exist a positive climate for the growth of this sector in the state.
Speaking after distributing the awards for the micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSME) for the year 2011-12 organised by Directorate of Industries and Commerce at Co-bank Towers here on Thursday, he said primary sector including agriculture should be developed in the state.
“To leverage the full potential of IT, small-scale industries in the state should also be developed. Information Technology should be used for coordinating the development of various sectors,” he said.
He said that innovative ventures like start-up villages have good potential for the future. “A silent revolution is taking place in this area. Youths are using social media for marketing their ventures. The efforts of youngsters should be appreciated and the State Government will extend all possible help to youngsters to help their efforts bear fruit,” Kunhalikutty said.
K Muraleedhran MLA presided over the function. Industries Secretary K S Srinivas and Industries Department director-in-charge K Sudheer were present.