The University of Birmingham led India-H2O Project is showing results on the ground in Gujarat with potential for special crops.
In 2019, Gujarat ranked number one in terms of investments committed among all Indian states, with a 330% growth in domestic investments over the previous year. The pandemic has failed to dent either that exuberant growth or robust planning for future development.
The Modi government’s move to create a land bank twice the size of Luxembourg to provide foreign investors with on-demand plug and play infrastructure will make India attractive for companies leaving China, writes India Inc. Group Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: The Gujarat government’s decision to allocate plots to interested companies within seven days will address a huge pain point for foreign and domestic investors. This coupled with the Modi government’s decision to create a land bank of 463,000 [...]
The Dean of the Faculty at De Montfort University Leicester highlights how architecture is building a new future for a community in Ahmedabad. The value of architecture goes far beyond mere buildings – it can change lives and communities for the better. And perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in the gradual rebuilding of the Loving Community, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The Loving Community was established 40 years ago as a home for former lepers and [...]
The next edition of the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Summit kicks off in Gandhinagar on January 18, when it will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As in previous years, leading ministers, bureaucrats and policy-makers from around the world will be there, as will CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and India’s top companies. If India is now the hottest investment destination in the world, at least a part of the credit should go to the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Summit (VBS), [...]
The Gujarat International Finance Tec-City envisages a global financial hub on the lines of Singapore, London and Dubai that will offer stiff competition to these cities. Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, which goes by the acronym, is planned, as the name suggests, as an international financial services centre on the lines of Singapore and Dubai against which it is being benchmarked. A brainchild of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is India's first operational smart city and international financial services centre [...]
The average spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR) by companies in India went up 29 basis points to 1.64 per cent last year, edging closer to the government mandate of 2 per cent. The overall expenditure among companies in India on CSR activity registered a significant increase of 22 per cent, latest analysis by ratings agency CRISIL has revealed. The bulk of the CSR money went into education, skills development, healthcare and sanitation initiatives. India’s Companies Act 2013 encourages corporates [...]
Gujarat is a laboratory of a development model that is uniquely home-grown. A lot has been written and even more spoken of the Gujarat Model of Development that has been praised the world over, including by the United Nations. But in India, the media narrative, disseminated mainly by people who view Prime Minister Narendra Modi – who authored this model as chief minister of Gujarat – solely through the prism of their opposition to everything he does, has been mixed. [...]
The event, launched by Modi in 2003 to showcase his state, has emerged as India’s largest investment promotion meet. Many Indian intellectuals who see things only through the prism of their own ideology call Gujarat the laboratory of a divisive communal agenda, where ideas, policies and processes were honed and perfected and then rolled out across India. This is the view they hold and this is what they disseminate to the world at large. There is another more widely accepted [...]