“Single window a thing of past”
Estranged Kerala businessman Sabu Jacob ...
As part of the project, an apparel park was to be opened in Kochi, besides the establishment of industrial parks in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Palakkad.
Kitex fell on the wrong side of the political establishment in Kerala after Jacob floated a political outfit named ‘Twenty 20’—which was earlier registered as a non-profit organisation—and wrested power in the Kizhakkambalam panchayat in Ernakulam district. In the recent Assembly elections, Twenty 20 contested six seats but could not win any.
Jacob has gone on record to state that the Kerala government is not providing any subsidy, including for power, noting that it is all profit for the state government and there is no professional interest being envisaged by it. He had also alleged that things are at the mercy of the local level leaders here, and even an upper division clerk in the state can scuttle the prospects of an industrialist.