In the rankings in literacy and ease of doing business, Kerala is always on the top position in literacy with a solid 96.2 per cent literacy rate while Andhra Pradesh was last in the list with 66.4 per cent literacy. On the other hand in doing business, Kerala was 28th in a list of 29 positions, while Andhra Pradesh state was the topper.

this ranking once again raised the question why state like Kerala who has class toppers do not go on to do very well in life despite academic brilliance?

There was a disconnect between those who make promises to investors and those who are in charge of giving approvals to projects said chairman of CII Kerala State Council Mr Thomas John.

Single-window clearance system for investments was first introduced in Kerala , but investors have found the ground reality to be quite different.