Kerala has become the first state to hire new employees on a permanent basis.
The government has said it wants to create 100,000 jobs over the next four years in the state, which is home to around 15 million people.
It is also planning to hire at least 1,200 more workers a month in the next three years.
According to a government document, Kerala is one of the top 10 countries for new job creation in India with around 25 lakh new jobs created in the past three years alone.
As per the report, the state also has the highest number of companies that have established their operations in Kerala.
Among the new hires, the report said the government has also set up an innovation centre, and is also considering the creation of a company incubator.
This centre will focus on bringing startups to the state and will help them to get a foothold in the market.
“The state has a number of promising companies that are coming up and are being actively pursued.
These companies will be selected from the existing startups and companies that the government is keen to retain for the long-term,” said Rakesh Dutta, chairman of the Kerala-based Centre for Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurs.
The centre is part of the government’s effort to foster startups in the country.
It will focus primarily on the development of new technologies, said Duteta.
Many of the companies that were selected for incubation through the incubator were in the IT, technology and communications sectors, he said.
Currently, there are around 3,000 startups in Kerala, he added.