GIFT City in the state of Gujarat, located near Ahmedabad airport, has been classified as the country’s model Smart City. ‘India Investment Journal’ caught up with its Managing Director & Group CEO, Ajay Pandey, during a visit to London to explore why it offers the ideal blueprint for India’s Smart City drive. What makes GIFT City a model Smart City for India? GIFT is an acronym for Gujarat International Finance Tec-City. GIFT City is one of the model smart cities [...]
Gujarat has forever been the land of brave entrepreneurs and industry friendly policies have led to the proliferation of many successful micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Fifty-two-year-old Kishore Patel of Ankleshwar based printing and packaging firm Techno Packaging credits his success to the business friendly and technology savvy nature of his state Gujarat. Patel started out from a small godown (warehouse) in 1998 supplying cartons and labeling equipment to local industries in the vicinity. His familiarity with computers and [...]
Against the backdrop of the 2017 Vibrant Gujarat summit, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani takes time out for ‘India Investment Journal’ to trace the state’s journey to be recognised as one of the country’s most investor-friendly destinations. What is Gujarat doing to maintain its lead in the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) rankings? Gujarat has always been the frontrunner of creating investor friendly ecosystem. It is enthralling to see that there is a stiff competition among the states and they [...]
Gujarat, with its investor-friendly policies and outward looking approach, has succeeded in attracting some of the world's biggest corporates to its shores. 'India Investment Journal' profiles a few of the key MNCs happy with Gujarat as their base. Honda Industry: Automotive Headquarters: Minato, Tokyo, Japan Year of establishment in Gujarat: February 2016 Description: Honda inaugurated one of the world’s largest scooter exclusive plants at Vithalapur in Gujarat with an annual capacity of 1.2 million units. The new plant will employ [...]
A leading Indian industrialist traces the Gujarat development story and lays out the many opportunities in specific sectors for foreign investors. As we enter the year 2017 and review the global economic outlook, we see a horizon that is quite challenging. Global economic growth is still weak. Strategic and economic relations among major countries are undergoing a change. Global trade architecture is in for a makeover, with priorities being redefined by countries. As businesses prepare to deal with these bouts [...]
As Gujarat races ahead in its growth story, there is a strong crop of young professionals and entrepreneurs propelling this journey. ‘India Investment Journal’ profiles three such next-generation high-achievers here. Munjal M. Jaykrishna Munjal is Joint Managing Director, AksharChem (India) Ltd, a manufacturer of Dye Intermediates (Vinyl Sulphone) and Pigments (CPC Green). Apart from being the largest exporter of Vinyl Sulphone in India with over 45 per cent share in exports, AksharChem also claims dominance in the export of CPC [...]
Ahmedabad is the largest city in the state of Gujarat, located on the banks of River Sabarmati. The city’s name dates back to its 15th century founder Ahmed Shah and is today recognised as a rising centre for business, technology and education.
January 2017 marks the 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat summit in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The event, held every two years since 2003, has become a hub of business activity for a state recognised worldwide for its investor-friendly ecosystem. A UK-based entrepreneur who led Britain’s first-ever delegation to the summit gives ‘India Investment Journal’ his insights. The inaugural Vibrant Gujarat summit took place back in 2003 when I, as then chairman of the London Chamber of Commerce, led a trade mission [...]