The Indian PM’s decision to hike the procurement price of agricultural crops combines good politics with good economics, explains India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. If you hadn’t realised, it’s football crazy season. With giants such as Germany and Argentina crashing out in the early stages, the FIFA World cup has ignited the imagination of many non-committed watchers around the world. I will be rooting for England all the way – that’s of course in the football, and not [...]
Indian property market expert analyses India Budget 2018 to see what it has in store for the sector. The stakes were high for the government, which steam-rolled its way through demonetisation, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Real Estate Regulation Authority (RERA). For a central government that looked steadfast on its way without compromise, irrespective of the Budget that they presented, it was expected that the Budget would be directed at the 2019 elections. So throwing caution to the wind, [...]
The Yogi Adityanath government has set its ambitions very high. But its goal of transforming Uttar Pradesh into an industrial powerhouse shows early signs of promise. Progressing from pauper to prince is the stuff of dreams. So, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked at a recent investor summit whether Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state with a population of 200 million, could compete with Maharashtra to try and become India’s first trillion-dollar state, there were polite smiles all around. [...]
New findings inspire confidence in India’s reporting of methane emissions
Methane is the second most powerful greenhouse gas whose concentrations are rising in the atmosphere but India recorded little growth in its emissions over the last few years.
The UK-based Global Innovation Fund, which invests in innovations targeted at improving the lives of the poorest people in developing countries, has pumped in millions to back an Indian farm mechanisation project.
EM3 AgriServices, India's leading private sector farm mechanisation services company, has raised a $10 million Series B round from London-based Global Innovation Fund (GIF) and existing investor Aspada. The company had earlier raised a $3.3 million Series A from Aspada in June 2015.
Prime Minister Modi’s historic visit to Israel has set the course for core areas of collaboration between the two countries, writes India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa. Historic, as we said last week, is a much misused word these days, but to describe Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just concluded visit to Israel in any other way will be to miss the woods for the trees. That’s because the two countries signed several agreements that can substantially change the lives of long-suffering [...]
One of the European Union’s (EU) leading economies sets out what makes it the right gateway to Europe for Indian companies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was only in Berlin for 24 hours on May 30, but the wake of his visit has left little doubt as to how important India is to Germany and the EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel used a joint appearance in front of a business audience to emphasise that agreeing an EU-India free trade agreement (FTA) [...]
Employment intensive sectors such as agriculture, housing, tourism, textiles and retail must flourish and grow, writes a policy expert.
Narendra Modi is known as a transformational leader of exceptional inner strength and courage, and with his announcement a few weeks ago to change high denomination currency notes, he donned an unexpectedly breathtaking challenge on himself and invited every citizen of India to completely and totally metamorphose our economy and society.
From a backward state not so long ago, the so-called heartland of India has made some firm strides to be counted among the frontrunner states in India.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan can justifiably feel proud of the numbers. His state, which was part of the pejoratively named BIMARU provinces till not so long ago, has decisively shed that tag and now competes with the frontrunners in rolling out the red carpet for investors and attracting investment dollars.
“People asked: Where is Madhya Pradesh? No one had heard of Madhya Pradesh, not to mention its investment credentials. Barely 300 people participated in 2007. We have turned it around since then. This year, we had to stop registration for GIS when we had received 8,000 confirmations,” Chouhan said at this year’s Global Investors’ Summit (GIS), which his government organises to attract investments from India and abroad.