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Southern Region Development Council


Southern Region comprises of the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Puducherry. The southern states have consistently scored high in the country on key economic and social indicators. Tamil Nadu has a strong Manufacturing base especially in Auto and Auto Components, Karnataka is globally recognized as the Information Technology Hub, Andhra Pradesh’s strength lies in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry, Several major manufacturing and services industries are having their operations in Telangana, Tourism is an important advantage of Kerala and Puducherry is becoming one of the key centres for General Engineering, Auto Ancilliary and IT-ITES.

The membership spans across the above industry segments and other segments and comprises of both private as well as public sector, including SMEs and MNCs and sectoral associations. The states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala are among the top states across the countries which have a large membership of organizations . In its endeavour to play a proactive role in the development of the country works closely with the Government of the southern States on Policy Issues impacting the industry and on policy advocacy for State level reforms.

Southern Region has been committed to the growth and promotion of Indian Industry and has been helping businesses build competence by providing a wide array of specialized services. The services range from providing networking opportunities with other business organizations, institutions, governments, political and business leaders; participation in industrial and business missions, seminars, training programmes, conferences, opportunities to involve in social sector activities, opportunities to participate in trade fairs, exhibitions, buyer seller forums amongst others.