/Tag: Gujarat

Unlocking India’s land banks

2020-08-20T06:53:51+00:00May 12th, 2020|Globally Speaking - India Global Business|

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 [...]

Successful design responds to local needs

2019-05-22T15:33:57+00:00May 20th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – May 2019|

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 [...]

India’s Vibrant laboratory of development models

2018-12-24T08:24:15+00:00December 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

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), [...]

How GIFT City plans to boost foreign investments in India

2018-09-24T10:29:42+00:00August 23rd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

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 [...]

Companies eye socially responsible outcomes in India

2018-12-03T13:15:29+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal March Edition, Policy India, Year|

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: India’s laboratory of development

2019-01-02T08:23:05+00:00January 11th, 2017|2018/2017, From The Top, India Investment Journal January Edition, Year|

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. [...]

Vibrant Gujarat Summit to pitch for investments across India

2019-01-02T08:23:50+00:00January 10th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, Year|

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 [...]

India’s first financial services hub gets going

2019-01-02T10:46:46+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, State Focus: Gujarat, Year|

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 [...]

Small is beautiful in Gujarat

2019-01-02T10:47:40+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, State Focus: Gujarat, Year|

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 [...]