"Non-resident Keralites have a significant role to play
in the development of the state. To involve them in state's
development programmes, they should get more opportunities to
invest in big projects," Ravi said.
He was addressing the 'Kerala Development Congress', a
four-day development seminar, organised by Kerala Pradesh
Ravi said, "Hospitality, health and tourism are the major
investment-friendly sectors for expatriates in Kerala."
The minister said that instead of larger industrial
initiatives, Panchayat oriented enterprises with the
investment of non-resident Keralites should be taken up for
the state's development.
"Kerala is on growth path. It offers jobs for a large
number of labourers from other Indian states especially those
from Bihar and Bengal and becoming a 'mini Dubai' in that
regard," Ravi said.
He also said arrival of labourers from outside was an
indication of development the state has achieved.
Thiruvananthapuram: Union Minister for
Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi today said non-resident
Keralites should get more opportunities to invest in projects
being implemented by the state government.
First Published: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 18:14