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Unleashing India’s textile talent

2018-12-31T12:02:39+00:00September 29th, 2017|2018/2017, From The Top, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

India’s textile sector is undergoing a long overdue restyling, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The Indian textiles industry is a $100-billion giant, which employs about 50 million people, making it the country's largest employer in the organised sector. It is also one of the largest contributors to the export trade, accounting for nearly 15 per cent of India’s total exports. This 5,000 year old industry is arguably also the oldest in the world. So, it might appear [...]

Growth rate dip a temporary blip for India

2018-12-31T12:03:34+00:00September 25th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal September Edition, Last Word, Year|

Ignore the doom mongers, India will return to the high growth path by winter. There’s an old truism about India which holds that for everything that is true about this country, the exact opposite is also correct. This is true for the Indian economy as well. The country’s foreign exchange reserves recently crossed the $400-billion mark, making India the world’s sixth-largest holder of forex, ahead of the Euro zone, Brazil and Taiwan. The Indian rupee, which had fallen to a [...]

A tech-led reimagining of Indian agriculture

2018-12-31T12:04:11+00:00September 20th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

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. EM3 AgriServices is India's first [...]

Towards a global quality standard for Yoga

2018-12-31T12:07:45+00:00September 20th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year, Yoga Corner|

A well-rounded approach to teaching methods will result in more aware Yogis and instructors. Now that Yoga starts its journey towards regulation, standardisation and achieving higher educational and practitioner quality in the form of the Quality Council of India’s governance, aspiring Yogis and instructors are being subjected to testing and examination on the profound depth of the wisdom held in this ancient practice. It is this wisdom that makes it a spiritual practice and distinguishes itself from the plethora of [...]

Karnataka: Investor’s darling

2018-12-31T12:06:45+00:00September 20th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal September Edition, State Focus: Karnataka, Year|

Having attracted the most investments in 2016, Karnataka is already a favorite with investors but blessed with rich minerals and abundant skilled manpower, there is still a lot of untapped potential. The year 2016 was a landmark one for Karnataka. As per the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), during the year the proposed investments in the state saw a massive five-fold jump from Rs 31,668 crore ($4.8bn) in 2015 to Rs 1,54,173 crore ($23bn). It placed the state [...]

Cooking up a new fast-food strategy for India

2018-12-31T12:08:01+00:00September 19th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal September Edition, Sector Focus: Food Retail, Year|

UK-based Southern Fried Chicken is looking at setting up 200 outlets in India over a 10-year period. The company’s Franchise Development Manager, Andrew McNair, talks ‘India Investment Journal’ through his plans for a very important future marketplace for the fast-food company. What makes Southern Fried Chicken bet on the Indian market? Southern Fried Chicken have a development plan to franchise across the world and see the successful Indian economy as a very important future marketplace. The country has a growing middle [...]

Housing for all is slowly picking up pace

2018-12-31T12:08:49+00:00September 18th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

The Indian Prime Minister’s Housing for All initiative has got off to a slow start but latest trends provide hope for a rapid ramp-up. Of all the flagship schemes undertaken by the Narendra Modi government, the Housing for All programme, which envisages providing pucca (brick and mortar) houses for 20 million Indians by 2022, is, arguably, the most evocative and the one most likely to make a dramatic difference to the lives of millions of poor Indians. After a relatively [...]

UK university project to build solar power stations in India

2018-12-31T12:11:14+00:00September 18th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

A consortium of 12 British and Indian universities led by Swansea University in Wales has won £7 million of UK government funding to build five self-sufficient solar-powered buildings in remote Indian villages. A new solar project, called SUNRISE, will develop printed photovoltaic cells and new manufacturing processes which can be used to construct solar energy products in India. These will then be integrated into buildings in at least five villages of India, allowing them to harness solar power to provide their own energy and run off grid. The programme is part of [...]

Short Takes

2018-12-31T12:03:58+00:00September 12th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal September Edition, India-Japan, Year|

Japan’s NTT eyes India growth Japan’s NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), an ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group, has announced the launch of its international data network services in India through its affiliate NTT Communications India Network Services (NTTCINS). The acquisition of this licence in India follows the initiation of construction of the company’s two new data centres in Mumbai and Bangalore, through Netmagic, a subsidiary of NTT Com and one of the leading managed hosting [...]