India Investment Journal September Edition

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Food processing is India’s sunrise sector

2018-12-31T11:59:33+00:00September 19th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal September Edition, Sector Focus: Food Retail, Year|

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, as the minister in charge of India’s Ministry of Food Process Industries, has been on a worldwide mission to attract investors to the country’s $915bn farm-to-fork ecosystem. During a recent visit to London, ‘India Investment Journal’ was given an insight into her plans for India’s first-ever World Food India summit this year. What is the investment update since your last visit to the UK? From our last meeting, all the big retail chains were hoping for some [...]

Designing an intricate growth strategy for the future

2018-12-31T12:00:15+00:00September 19th, 2017|2018/2017, Cover Feature, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

The Indian textiles sector has received much-needed attention but its future continues to hang in balance unless bold initiatives begin to pay off. The Indian textile industry is the country’s oldest, going back five millennia, and its modern day avatar employs more than 45 million people, making it the country’s second largest employer after agriculture. Over the last couple of decades, however, this industry has been facing global and domestic headwinds that are threatening its continued wellbeing. But governmental and [...]

France and Karnataka: A lasting partnership

2018-12-31T12:00:37+00:00September 19th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal September Edition, State Focus: Karnataka, Year|

With its tremendous untapped potential, Karnataka is an appealing locus for French companies. France and India have always been very close. The ties between our two countries have nevertheless been strengthened over the years: whether it be culture, defence, the economy, education, politics or science, our relationship has now grown into a full-scale partnership. While our bilateral trade in goods is expected to come near the $10 billion mark this year (€8.6 billion in 2016), it bears reminding that our [...]

Smriti Irani: The politician weaving her own magic

2018-12-31T12:02:22+00:00September 19th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal September Edition, Profile, Year|

Feisty, determined and courageous are just some adjectives that define one of India’s most dynamic young ministers. Smriti Zubin Irani has been a model, Miss India contestant, a McDonald’s worker, a top TV actress, India’s favourite small screen daughter-in-law, a multiple award winning actor, feisty politician and the youngest Cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet. And all this before she turned 38. Along the way, she has faced and overcome many hurdles, sparked several controversies and faced two [...]