The division handles matters concerning formulation, monitoring and evaluation of Plans and programmes of Government Departments, PSUs and other Government Agencies falling under sectors, which the division deals with. Appraisal of Infrastructure Development Projects with large investment is also done by the division. The division passes on advises and references to the Government and the Planning Board on industry related issues including policies and programmes.
The sectors and sub sectors dealt in the division and related Government Departments/agencies are:
Energy development activities in the State are carried out mainly through four agencies namely, Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT), Energy Management Centre (EMC) and Meter Testing and Standards Laboratory (MTSL).
- Village and Small Scale Industries
The Departments/agencies include Directorate of Industries and Commerce, Directorate of Handloom and Textiles, Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation, Cashew Workers Apex Society (CAPEX), Kerala State Agency for the Expansion of Cashew Cultivation (KSACC), Directorate of Coir Development, and the Kerala Khadi and Village Industries Board (KKVIB).
- Medium and Large Industries
The Departments/agencies include Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), Kerala Industrial infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA), Centre for Management Development (CMD), Public Sector Restructuring and Internal Audit Board (RIAB), and Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE).
Department of Mining and Geology is the main agency involved in the sector.
- Information Technology
The Departments/agencies include Kerala State Information Technology Mission (KSITM), Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Limited (KSITIL), Technopark, Infopark, Cyberpark, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala (IIITM-K), International Centre for Free and Open Source software (ICFOSS), Kerala Start up Mission (KSUM) and Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT)
- Roads and Bridges and Transport Services
The sector includes Roads and Bridges, Road Transport and other Transport services. Roads and bridges comprise of State highways, Major District Roads and National Highways. Road Transport sector mainly comprises of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Motor Vehicles Department. Other transport includes air transport, railways and water transport.
- Port and Inland Water ways
Department of Ports, Harbour Engineering Department and Hydrographic Survey Wing are the agencies involved in Port Development activities in the State. State Water Transport Department, Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation, Coastal Shipping and Inland Navigation Department (Irrigation) are the agencies involved in Inland Water Transport development activities in the State.
The Department of Tourism, the Directorate of Eco Tourism, District Tourism Promotion Councils (DTPCs), PSUs like Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC), Kerala Tourist Infrastructure Ltd (KTIL), Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC) and Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS); culinary and hospitality studies institutes like State Institute of Hospitality Management (SIHMs), Food Craft Institutes (FCIs) are the Departments/agencies involved in the tourism sector.
- Science, Technology and Environment
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment is the apex organisation for all the R&D institutes in scientific sector. It includes aided institutions like Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC), Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM), Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Kerala School of Mathematics (KSOM), and Srinivasa Ramanujan Institute for Basic Sciences.