Thiruvananthapuram district tops the list in the number of projects to be showcased at the Emerging Kerala 2012 to be held in Kochi from September 12 to 14.
However, Malappuram comes first in terms of investment with Rs 2,486.84 for 12 projects.
A total of 32 projects are listed for Thiruvananthapuram with an investment of Rs 1788.4 crore. The most neglected district is Pathanamthitta with only one project for manufacturing XPLE products at the Thiruvalla unit of Traco Cable Co at an investment of `12.90 crore.
The highest investment is expected for the Edu Health City in Malappuram to be taken up by Inkel at a cost of Rs 2,236 crore. The lowest investment is for production and marketing of cloth carry bags by Texfed at Rs 10 lakh. Though there are only six projects for Kasargod district, the total investment to be projected is Rs 1781.58 crore. Six Cyber Parks are planned at a cost of Rs 114.254 crore, Rs 262.22 crore, Rs 653.96 crore, Rs 131.35 crore, Rs 314.77 crore and Rs 305.03 crore.
The second in the list of number of projects is Ernakulam with 22 projects followed by Kozhikode with 20, Kannur with 16, Alappuzha with 15 and Thrissur with 12 projects.
On the investment front, after Malappuram come Thiruvananthapuram and Kasargod. While Kozhikode expects an investment of Rs 1509.08 crore, for Thrissur and Ernakulam the investment figures are Rs 724.44 crore and Rs 576.19 crore respectively.
Most of the projects planned under the manufacturing sector, including engineering and autobile sectors, expect investments below Rs 10 crore.
There are 14 projects which need investment below Rs one crore which include a training centre for forging facilities in Thrissur with Rs 82 lakh, installation of rolling machine at Steel and Industrial Forgings Limited (SIFL) at `63 lakh, carbonated fruit beverages in Malappuram at a cost of `24 lakh, Heifer Clusters with Rs 13 lakh, SS sink plant and ayurvedic medincine production in Malappuram at a cost of `58 lakh each and packaged drinking water in Malappuram at a cost of Rs 92 lakh. The project sites for the establishment of around 36 projects are yet to be finalised.
Around 17 projects are planned in the tourism sector, 15 in the manufacturing sector, including engineering and automobiles, three in trade and retailing, 25 in food and agro processing and value addition, one in ports and ship building, five in textile and garment sector, nine in electronics, nine in knowledge and education sector, three in green energy sector, two in biotechnology, nano technology and pharmaceutical, nine in urban infrastructure development, one each in infotainment, centre of excellence and logistics, two in airport infrastructure for aeroplane and helicopter, six in road, rail, power, water supply and sewerage infrastructure development, 29 in MSME sector, 47 in IT/ITES/IT Infrastructure and six in science and technology.