Latest Articles in Government of Kerala

Vishwas Mehta, IAS 1986 takes charge as Chief Secretary of Kerala

A 1986 batch IAS officer, Mehta was presently the Home Secretary. Hailing from Rajasthan, he began his service as Kollam Assistant Collector in June 1987.

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Augmenting Smart City Trivandrum with Tourism

“Kerala government earned significant revenue of Rs 36,000 crores from the tourism market, which is roughly around 10 to 11 percent of the state GDP and it is already employing about 1.5 million people of the state. The best thing about tourism is that it is a definite employment provider to the state economy and for the local people, and cannot be replaced by machines. In that context, Kerala which is primarily known for eco-friendliness and nature conservation, tourism is the perfect industry that thrives here in prosperity", asserted an optimistic P Balakiran, CEO Smart City Trivandrum Limited and Director Kerala Tourism in interaction with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCitiesWorld. Excerpts below:

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Leveraging Smart Cities with Data Aggregations

“At Cisco, we believe that in order to create the next generation of smart and connected cities we need to focus on five key areas: visionary leadership, global open standards, smart regulation, public-private partnerships and a new ecosystem. We have deployed our smart city solutions and programs taking all these facets into account”, asserted Daisy Chittilapilly, Managing Director, Digital Transformation Office, Cisco India & SAARC in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World. Excerpts below:

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God’s Own Travel Card For The People Of God’s Own Country

Department of Transport, Government of Kerala plans on launching one card for multiple uses to prioritize public transport.

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