Saturday, December 3, 2016

Make in India - District Industries Centres Programmes


Motivation Campaigns:

District Industries Centre identifies the entrepreneurs and renders all assistances by co-ordinate efforts with line departments to commission the small-scale industrial units chosen by them. The motivation conducted yields the result of desire by changing the students’ population as entrepreneurs. The District Industries Centre, Pudukkottai conducts motivation campaigns in all the Blocks with the assistance of Panchayat Presidents and also for the final year students of colleges of Engineering and Arts, Polytechnics and also Industrial Training Institutes. Likewise seminars on specific areas namely Information technology, silk weaving, etc. are being arranged in co- ordination with the voluntary organisations. The motivation and seminars done at grass root level creates a desire among the student population to choose self-employment opportunity instead of waiting for wage employment.

Enterpreneurship Development Programme for Women:

Government of Tamilnadu has announced a scheme to train 5 Lakhs women in entrepreneurial skills for self-employment. The Tamilnadu Corporation for Development of Women Limited, Department of Industries and Commerce, Tahdco , and Departments of Agriculture, Backward Classes and Rural Development are the implementing agencies of this scheme. The Industries and Commerce Department has been allocated a target of 25,000 women per year for training in 5 years working out to 1,25,000 women in 5 years. This year,  District Industries Centre ,Viluppuram, will impart training for 950 women.

Make in India - Orissa

3 December 2016

2016 November 30 - December 2,  Investor Meet

Investment Intent -  2.03 lakh crores


Chemicals, Petrochemicals and Plastics
Ancillary and Downstream in Metal sector
Textiles and Apparel
Food Processing including Seafood
Electronics Manufacturing and IT

What is missing is the infrastructure creation of micro and small industries.

February 2016

The Odisha Investors' Meet organised during Make In India Week in Mumbai from February 13-18, received an overwhelming response.

Odisha garnered investment commitments worth Rs 70,959 crore.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

India - Visionary Leadership and Government - Vibrant Democracy

Indian Government led by the visionary leader, Shri Narendra Modi, has decided to undertake a massive currency exchange operation to attack black money, counterfeit currency being put into circulation by terrorist outfits with an announcement on 8 November. The strategy was appreciated by large majority of the country. But there were problems in the economy and also problems affecting people due to the lack of sufficient new currency in the system. But the Government stuck to its vision and decision and doing its best to request cooperation from the people for 50 days and also trying to find solutions to the problems as they are cropping in different parts of the country. The people of India are putting the faith in the vision of the government by remaining peaceful to a very large extent and bearing the inconveniences and also trying various other alteratives like cheque payments and card payments.

At the same time, the opposition parties are highlighting the problems being faced by people in the parliament as well as outside it. The ministers as well as party MPs, MLAs and other party workers of the ruling party are engaging in conversations to impress upon the protestors to give time to the government in completing this gigantic change effort which will reduce corruption and tax evasion in the country in the future. This is how vibrant democracy should work. A health debate on what people want at this point in time and the benefits and disadvantages of it. When a decision is taken, the inconveniences have to highlighted so that remedial actions when possible can be taken at the earliest while implementing the main decision.

There is a concern on slowdown of the economy. Hope Government announces the measures that it is taking to limit the possible negative effect of the demonetisation on the economy. Already excise duty on POS terminals is reduced. A good move to encourage more merchants to offer card payment facility.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Modi's Rs. 500 - 1000 Note Demonetization 2016 - Benefits - Implementation Issues

On 8th November the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes. The benefits are immobilizing currency acquired as black money, elimination of counterfeit currency and terrorist funding through black money and counterfeit currency. The nation rose in support even though some political leaders opposed it.

PM Modi's address to the nation on demonetization of Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 currency notes. (English)
8 November 2016


Bharatiya Janata Party

Demonetization of Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 currency notes - PM Modi's Masterstroke Or Mayhem?
20 November 2016



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Make in India - Madhya Pradesh

2016 - Make in Madhya Pradesh - Global Investors Summit

22 - 23 October 2016

Focus Sectors


With average agricultural growth rate of about 20% in the last three years, Madhya Pradesh is the fastest growing major agrarian economy in the country. The progress made by the state in agricultural sector is appreciated and validated by the Central Government – the state has received the prestigious 'Krishi Karman' award for fourth time, in succession.

The state with highest agricultural growth (averaging 20%) in the country, for the last three years
Has been receiving 'Krishi Karman' award for spectacular performance in agricultural production, for the past four years
Leading domestic producer of agricultural resources like Gram (#1), Soybean (#1), Pulses (#1), Wheat (#2), Onion (#2) and Green Peas (#2)
3rd largest producer of milk in the country
With presence of 6 government owned modern food parks and 2 private food parks, Madhya Pradesh provides plug and play facility for food processing companies
Key food processing players operating in the state includes Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Parle Agro, LT Foods, Cadbury, Ruchi Group, Britannia Industries and Balaji Wafers

Investment Opportunities

Investment opportunities exist in trading and processing of agricultural produce. Additionally, opportunities exist in the development of allied infrastructure like food parks, warehouses and cold storages

Policy Highlights

Land allotment at a concessional rate of 25% for MSME units. Stamp duty and registration charges exemption of INR 1 per INR 1,000
Reimbursement at the rate of 15% up to a maximum of INR 50 mn for the expenditure incurred on establishment of food park/mega food park/horticulture hub
Fruits, vegetables, flowers and other notified agriculture produce purchased in any market area of the state for processing/production, is exempt from payment of mandi fee
Subsidized power rates at INR 1.50 per unit subject to a ceiling of 25% of the electric units consumed by Cold Storage, Cold Chamber, Ripening Chamber and Individual Quick Freezing Enterprise, for 5 years


Home to global and Indian multinationals like Volvo, John Deere, Mahindra & Mahindra, Eicher and Force Motors, Madhya Pradesh is one of the most attractive and viable manufacturing locations for automobile and engineering companies, in India.


With historical ordnance manufacturing sites of Katni, Jabalpur and Itarsi, and presence of companies like BHEL, L&T, Bharat Forge and Punj Lloyd, Madhya Pradesh provides readymade ecosystem for Defence manufacturing.


Madhya Pradesh has adopted a proactive approach in attracting the companies in IT/ ITeS sector. The state government has unveiled two progressive policies specifically for the sector – IT Policy and BPO Policy. Additionally, plug and play infrastructure is available for IT/ ITeS companies across all the four major cities of Madhya Pradesh, namely Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior.

Madhya Pradesh has adopted a proactive approach in attracting companies in IT/ITeS sector
The state government has unveiled two progressive policies specifically for the sector – IT Policy and BPO Policy
Additionally, there is availability of skilled technical manpower – more than 100,000 engineering graduates pass out of the State’s engineering colleges every year
Plug and play infrastructure is available for IT/ ITeS companies across all the four major cities of Madhya Pradesh, namely Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior
Major IT/ ITeS companies operating in the state include Infosys, TCS, AEGIS, CSC, Firstsource and Impetus

Policy Highlights

IT Policy

75% rebate on cost of land for IT parks
Interest subsidy of 5% for 7 years
Capital subsidy of 25%
VAT and CST refund for 10 years
100% stamp duty and registration fee exemption
100% entry tax exemption for 5 years

BPO Policy

Subsidy on telecom infrastructure
Reimbursement of rent

Electronic Manufacturing Clusters in Madhya Pradesh


Madhya Pradesh is home to Asia's largest solar power plant (135 MW at Neemuch) and soon going to become home to world's largest solar power plant (750 MW at Rewa). The state has a very progressive policy framework for Renewable Energy sector which has resulted in tripling of capacity in the last five years (332 MW to 2,567 MW). Additionally, about 9,000 MW of projects are under construction in the state, in the sector.


With presence of companies like Novartis, TEVA, AkzoNobel, Cipla, Sun Pharma, Glenmark, Lupin, Piramal Healthcare in the state, Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the major pharmaceuticals manufacturing destination in the country.


With a strong presence of traditional (Chanderi and Maheshwari sarees) and modern textile and handloom base, Madhya Pradesh has the presence of major players in textile and handloom industry which include: Grasim, Raymond, Trident, Vardhman, Nahar, SEL and Pratibha Syntex.


With numerous natural and man-made marvels in the state, Madhya Pradesh offers immense potential for the development of Tourism sector in the state. The state boasts of 25 Sanctuaries, 10 Natural Parks, 6 Project Tiger Reserves, 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites and 2 Jyotirlingas.


With investment plans of INR 75,000 crs in urban infrastructure over next 4 years, Madhya Pradesh offers unmatched business opportunity for urban infrastructure players.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Opinion Polls - India

India TV CVoter: Watch Uttar Pradesh Opinion Poll by C-Voter with Yashwant Deshmukh
2 September 2016

BSP - 26% - 99 - 111

SP - 28%  -  133 - 149

BJP  - 28% - 134 - 150

Congress  5 - 11



Mood Of Nation Poll : Who Will Win 2017 Lok Sabha Elections ?

India Today
18 August 2016


Friday, November 11, 2016

Make in India - Andhra Pradesh

Make in India - Andhra Pradesh - The Future



About Andhra Pradesh

November 2016


Action in respect of Re-organisation of Andhra Pradesh has been completed as the Conceptual Development Plan (COP) in respect of Vizag-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) was submitted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in December 2014 as part of ECEC. ADB has identified four nodes namely Vishakhapatnam, Kakinada, Gannavaram-Kankipadu and Srikalahasti-Yerpedu of Andhra Pradesh for development.
The Draft Final Report on Reginal Perspective Planning (RPP), was submitted to Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) in February 2016 by ADB to solicit their feedback.
Master planning of all four nodes as identified by ADB in their COP commenced on 21st March, 2016 and is likely to be completed by March, 2017

May 2016
ITC will set its Agri-Business Headquaters at Guntur, A.P.

Jan 2016

A.P. - CII partnership Summit resulted in signing of memorandums for a total of Rs. 4,78,000 crore with private sector (331 MOUs) and total of Rs. 6.21 lakh crores including public sector.



Updated  13 November 2016,  1 May 2016, 14 Jan 2016