Kerala Perspective Plan 2030

The Kerala Perspective Plan 2030 (KPP) prepared by NCAER for the Kerala State Board of Planning is a strategic path forward for Kerala to achieve economic and living standards equivalent to Nordic countries. KPP 2030 targets leapfrogging the high middle income threshold in the next 15 years and the high income threshold in the next 15 years. It seeks to position Kerala among the Nordic countries in terms of human capital and social and environmental indices.  The mission is to achieve sustainable prosperity which includes economic, human well-being, social and green prosperity. To achieve that, Kerala needs to build a sustainable development framework, which involves building a “knowledge economy” and incorporate principles of “sustainable development”.  The approach of KPP 2030 is to build on Kerala’s achievements, discuss the challenges faced by the state in a globalising economy and propose strategies to achieve the goals.  That is the why the KPP is organised in four volumes, which elaborate on four interconnected themes that together constitute its central tenet of balancing economic prosperity, social inclusion and environmental stewardship. Volume 1 begins with the an analysis of the growth of the economy, identifies growth drivers and dynamism of enterprises in different sectors.  Volume 2 discusses the key bases to develop a knowledge economy. Volume 3 is the environmental sustainability volume. Infrastructure which is linked to both growth and environmental sustainability is included in this volume.  The last volume is the social sustainability volume. Health, which is both foundational and a key engine of economic growth is included in this volume.



Kerala Perspective Plan:

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4 


External Team: 

Ramesh Chand (NCAP) and Ram Gopal Agarwala (RIS), Sanjib Pohit (National Institute of Science, Technology and Development), Debolina Kundu (National Institute of Urban Affairs), P. Shinoj and Suresh Kurup (both from National Council of Agricultural Policy), Zakir Hussain (Institute of Economic Growth), Kaushik Deb (BP) and Ankush Agarwal (Institute of Economic Growth) 


Sponsored by: 

Kerala State Planning Board

Aradhna Aggarwal,  Bornali Bhandari,  Sohini Paul, Purna Chandra Parida,  Devender Pratap
Jul 2015

Agriculture, Consumers, Economic Policy, Education, Environment, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Health, Human Development, Industry, Informal Economy, Infrastructure, Labour, Macroeconomics, Poverty, Rural Development, Trade, Urban