Thursday, December 30, 2010

Seminar on “Industry and Environment” on 29/12/10

The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) and Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) are jointly organized Seminar on “Industry and Environment” today at Surana Udyog Auditorium, Federation House, Red Hills, Hyderabad.

Dr. P. Shankar Rao, Minister for Small Scale Industries, Government of AP was participated as Chief Guest.

Mr. B. Sambob, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt. of AP, Industries & Commerce Department, Mr. K.Madhusudana Rao, IAS, A.P. Pollution Control Board, Mr. B.R. Meena, IAS, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, APIIC, Mr. Karikal Valaven, IAS, Commissioner of Industries are participated as honorary guests and Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, President, FAPCCI, Mr. Venkat Jasti, Chairman, Environment Committee, FAPCCI, Mr. Devendra Surana, Vice President, Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, FAPCCI and large number of industrialists from all over the state are participated in the session.

Mr. K. Narayan Reddy, Managing Director, Virchow Laboratories, Dr. M. Anji Reddy, Professor of Environmental Science & Technology, JNTU, Mr. B. Madhusudhan rao, Jt. CEE, APPCB, Dr. KSM Rao, Director, Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd, Mr. A.E. Naidu, Navabharat Ferro Alloys Ltd, Mr. P. Anantham, President, My Home Cement Group, Dr. S.S. Vara Prasad, Consultant, Pharma & EMP, Dr. M. Narayana Rao, Emeritus Professor, JNTU, Mr. J.M. Reddy, Chief promoter, Octagon Technical Solutions, Mr. Chari H.K, CEO, Pochampally Park Handloom, Mr. K. Laxman Rao, Director, Jeedimetla Common Effluent Treatment Ltd and many technicians, scientists, and industrialists are participated in the technical session.


Mr. Madhusudhan Rao, Principal Secretary, APPCB

Good Morning, the members of the industry and addressed the gathering, this Seminar on Industry and Environment as part of society and sensitize public and Industry. The dimensions are quality of the sensitization. This sensitization high that from 213 complaints only 2 to 3 free from it. When we talk about industry, we have 8500 Red category, 1,00,000 Small scale industries of not pollution permission taken , environment critical , Most pharma , I hope all this, these require with an approach right in the beginning on important industry . These 17 acres identified CPCB and right across lot of focus each industry as industry share of permit for project is to one and half years kept and work out action. The history of industry and environment problem 1986 we have problem posed of people residential areas with polluting industry starting developing as cluster. In Hyderabad, there is still lot quality maintenance of different treatment i.e. water treatment, air treatment, CFE, CPO are all concerned very evidently. Still we assess mentioned in the format authorized check and inspect , even to have to some of the companies definitely some repetitive risk will have to question try for improvement . Vehicle pollution and Environment pollution. Issue assumes of maintenance of environmental pollution the quality committee suggests recently from different organizations how to dispose off. As Industrialization and urbanization cause benefits to the society, we need to find a alternative seriously for protection of environment. Patancheruvu, Bollaram, either action required from industry or to Govt. comprehensive to get it within maintenance industry within the framework. What are the issues of the industry, what are the scopes for development of water treatment, Air pollution treatment. Environemnt protections are continuous process and take care 24 x 7 hours monitoring issue. We have identified 70 industries we are on line monitoring in the month of January, 2011, the quality equipment they are maintaining, the pollution control levels monitored. Every entrepreneur is expected to maintain quality equipment and gives least pollution effect as social responsibility.

Mr. Karikal Valven, Commissioner of Industries

Appreciating the FAPCCI the commissioner addressed the gathering the background paper sub mitted by Fapcci is well provided well thought out and properly done. We are aware the Govt. Step economic progress, better level of living of people combines economic growth. Govt. has given various subsidies and concessions to pollution clean up matter to lot of industries.

Mr. B.R. Meena, C MD APIIC

It is inaugural programme instead of view things needs infrastructure point of view we look from the quite industry, water, power route, whatever it demands system, environment management has become very important our industrial part is an important issue 2 years ago the environment issue was taken serious from the govt. point of view from the court point of view when issue arises against environment. The Govt. while creating infrastructure make provision caused 30s unless started longer 70s,80,90s There was not much importance to this aspect now very important in our infrastructure corporation it becomes very important now we are processing in the industrial part which are becoming now sure that environment clearance to check come to APSEZ in Vizag almost 6000 acres area.

Mr. B. Sam Bob, Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Govt. of AP

I appreciate the FAPCI and APPCB for conducting such an important seminar on Industry and Environment both are very important. Normally we are receiving complaints from Industries APPC Ever since Man is very responsible towards environment and eco friendly. New industries are coming up because now we are available certainly and govt. of India should see minimize the environment of out. We are all related directly or indirectly with you we have responsible and more responsible as entrepreneurs aware that the industry finally effect for pollution, naturally it is viable pollution. Now today we having lot of Environment Management thought the Govt. and PCB and also more important industrial in curbing these adverse effects control as industry converts from Govt. site. Incharge industrial protection in the state I have bigger industries permitted with the reason when we draft a new policy these industries cleanup techniques somewhat incentives said planned. When we talk of problem we have existing industries of meeting take about these periods of time Azam industrial park during nizam period which is residential far of place, now it has become livable residential area. We have been representing to the high court regularly now industries and land other facilities this process ignored on. Now we have today no more industry to come up.

So as to pollution potential industrial development we have addition of resources in the state we need to have proper planning with local administration MCH, PCB should see that industry can come up which are pollution free industries/non pollution free industries which category industry. Incharge will clear industry , provide infrastructure .Since the technology prevent pollution of those machinery Industry independent hence may request you to work how as society on you held , hence to see industries may kind control this has to be in future pollution free period. New technology come the important new challenges come up with environment in the leadership, local entrepreneurs. The PCB, the Management board, Management committee aware PCB free from pro active in this regard.

Dr. P. Shankar Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Small Scale Industries:

The state government are recognized the value and worth of the industries and we are decided to promote and support MSMEs and Large Scale industries to develop employment and economical developments in the state.

It is for any country in any state of India in promoting the Industry in turn enhances the revenue of the state as well as individual employees. The Small scale and large scale industries ministries and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh are showing keen interest in providing infrastructure facilities to industrialists. The government of AP is providing the best infrastructure and facilities to the all MSME and Large scale industries.

Every industrialist of all ranges is shall aware about the pollution problems and everyone must have their own water treatment plant in their respective industries. Entrepreneurs should ensure to maintain water treatment plants, water filters, air pollution filters to overcome pollution problems. Once the industrial areas are becoming residential area because of vast development and we are forced to vacate the residents in view of the industrial pollutions. State Govt. has taken steps to curb the pollution with Chief Minister. He says that industries should be given best industrial infrastructure including raw materials part and in all respects. Govt. secretaries best employees to help out in clearance of your industries.

Mr. Sekhar Agarwal, President, FAPCCI

Addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of Industry and Environment. He also emphasized the importance of today’s seminar and how The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board and the Minister for Industries are helping improve industry in turn towards economic progress. He also told that the Pollution control board is nothing but it is pollution management board to help the overall society, to the people, to the entrepreneur and to the state as whole.

Mr. Venkat Jasti, Chairman, Environment Committee, FAPCCI

Industry and pollution too are most important to the people of the society. Firstly I appreciate the FAPCCI and APPCB combine conducting this Seminar which is most beneficial to all classes of the society. Everyone speaks about environment for the last 15 years. After 1957 with various regularization A.P Govt. have taken initiatives are very good yet use different permit to help separately. Air Control Board and Pollution Control Board which will appreciate the huge effort taken by the Member Secretary, AP Pollution Board appreciable.

Industry part is concerned; industries should obtain clearance from the pollution and maintaining quality equipment for controlling pollution. I think lot of gaps, there is no coordination between departments one of the delicate issues is connectivity. Infrastructure facilities will be given from time to time. Moreover the PCB would move to helping for a new industry explaining the clearances to be obtained in order to meet 50%. Unfortunately there are some legal issues and some upgrades better society. More or less Industry confidently we are supporting the exchange huge amount of taxes and revenues sustained bale employment. Production levels in order to do more to the society and people we need up with time CCP are not might ESP are not treated, we are interested 2000 crores. Industrial despatches and PCB and industry needs to deliver within environment committee. The committee should be pro active subject growth of industry and protection of the environment.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Open House Discussion on “TDS & Other Income Tax problems”

The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) is Organizing a Free Open House Discussion Session on “TDS and other Income Tax problems” with Mr. A.K. Basu, IRS, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, AP-I and other Commissioners of Income Tax and other officials on 8th January 2011 at Surana Udyog Auditorium, Federation House, FAPCCI Marg, Red Hills, Hyderabad.

The main objective of this meeting is to provide platform for common tax payers to interact with Chief Commissioner and other Commissioners of Income Tax department for airing their problems and grievances like TDS refunds status, and other practical problems arising out of implementation of the Act.

The high official team inclusive of the Chief Commissioner of Income tax will interact with the audience for redressal of and reply to the grievances of tax payers.

Businessmen and Industrialists and all concerned and interested persons to participate in the program may contact Mr. Abhay Kumar Jain, Chairmen, Direct Taxes Committee, FAPCCI on 9246107073, and Mr. Ramdev Bhuttada, Co- Chairmen, Direct Taxes Committee, FAPCCI on 98490 05844 for registration. This meeting is open for all.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

India Corporate Week – 2010” celebrations

The Government of India in association with The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) and ASSOCHAM are jointly organized Seminar on “India Corporate Week – 2010” celebrations today at K.L.N. Prasad Auditorium, Federation House, Red Hills, Hyderabad.

Mr. P.D. Sudhakar, IAS, Special Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India was participated as Chief Guest and he was release a book titled “Industrial Development of Andhra Pradesh 1956 – 2010 Past, Present & Future”. Mr. R. Ramachandran, Chairman & Managing Director, Andhra Bank, Mrs. Renu Challu, Managing Director, State Bank of India, Mr. C. Sudhir Babu, Chairman, Company Law & CSR Committee, FAPCCI, A. Sambasiva Rao, Regional Director, RBI, Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, President, FAPCCI, Mr. V.S. Raju, Senior Vice President, Mr. Devendra Surana, Vice President, Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, FAPCCI, Mr. Hanumantha Rao, Sr. Journalist, Mr. S. Subba Rao, Advisor, Mr. Sudhir Garg, Chief General Manager, State Bank of Hyderabad, Mr. Ramesh Datla, Managing Director, Elico Limited, Jagannath Samavedam, Principal Ventureast Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Mir Ahmed Ali Khan, Managing Director, Focussoftnet Pvt. Ltd, Mr. R. Nanda Kumar, Sr. Vice President, National Stock Exchange, Rajan Bajpai, India Mart, Mr. M. Sreerama Murthy, Chairman, Industrial Development Committee, FAPCCI, Mr. Dayaniwas Sharma, Co-Chairman, Company Law & CSR Committee, FAPCCI and large number of businessmen’s are participated in the session.

Mr. P.D. Sudhakar said in his Chief guest address is that the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has taken various initiatives related to good corporate governance leading to responsible business and sustainable growth as well as greater participation of the common man in the capital market to make it broad based and its volatility dependent on domestic household savings rather than FII’s.

It has been our constant endeavour in the Ministry to consult the stakeholders, invite and welcome suggestions, recommendations and views from all quarters before revisiting any rules and regulations in order to make them in tune with the changing world. In the true spirit of partnership between the government and the business, as both are intrinsic parts of a democratic framework and as the structure of corporate governance which is essentially rooted in democracy, we need to bring our shareholders and stakeholders as real voices in the corporate democratic space wherein relations are defined by mutual trust and respect. With this background, we have taken the mottos of “corporate growth with enlightened regulations” and “corporate sector and inclusive growth” in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

In line with these mottos, MCA has taken a number of path breaking initiatives relating to corporate reforms, good governance and improved regulatory frame work for effective corporate functioning and investor protection. The major effort is in the form of Companies Bill, 2009 which seeks to replace the Companies Act 1956. The new proposed Act is modern and simple in its architecture and will provide a regulatory framework that enables the companies to achieve their aspiration of growth and expansion.

Let me just list out the major recent initiatives:-

Ø Comprehensive revision of Companies Act, 1956.

Ø Enactment of LLP Act, 2008.

Ø Operationalization of Competition Commission of India

Ø Notifying the Accounting Standards and proposed convergence of these Accounting Standards with IFRS.

Ø e-Governance initiatives

Ø Establishment of IICA – It is proposed to be a holistic think tank, capacity building, service delivery Institute to help corporate growth, reforms and regulation through synergized knowledge management, global partnership and real time solutions. It will be a platform for the Government, business, academia, professionals, civil society to converge for ongoing up gradation of corporate governance and functioning; and

Ø Voluntary guidelines on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

A low level of participation of the retail investors in the corporate economy is a major cause of concern to all of us. Generating more and more awareness about the various issues related to capital markets makes the hesitant investors to understand the rights and responsibilities as well as their risks and returns. In a major initiative in this direction under the dynamic leadership of Corporate Affairs Minister, Mr. Salman Khurshid, who could not be present here today because of his engagement in party programme, we have organized 3000 programmes of investor awareness and education in the current year. A detailed Investors Guide to the Capital Market has been prepared which is easy to understand and explains the intricate issues of capital market in a lucid manner to common man. A still easier and brief version as a Beginner’s Guide to the Capital Market has also been prepared by the Ministry which is available in Hindi, English and 12 regional languages. A website for investor’s education and for providing answers to frequently asked questions have also been made available in 14 languages. The details of the websites are available on the Ministry’s website as well as in the booklets being circulated today. It is a matter of great pleasure that the IEPT website and a Beginner’s Guide in Telugu have been released last time.

I am sure that today’s programme will be successful in stimulating our confidence to participate more actively and constructively in the progress of corporate sector culminating into sustainable and inclusive growth of Indian economy. I find that very useful and topical subjects have been selected for the technical sessions planned for today. I am confident that these technical sessions will result in better understanding about these intricate and complex subjects.

Mr. Shekhar Agarwal said in his welcome address that we are all aware the MSME is the backbone of our national economy, providing and enabling employment for more than 75 million people directly and indirectly. MSME has the inherent characteristic of efficiently using maximum resources locally available to the satisfaction of its consumers. The MSME sector acts as a breeding ground for entrepreneurship, often driven by individual creativity innovation. The employment potential is higher than large industries, displaying a high degree of resilience and adaptability. MSME assumes the great significance, for meeting the national objective of growth with equality and inclusion.

Empowering MSMEs would mean giving them the freedom of entry and exit. Besides these enterprises should be incentivized to work toward capacity building policies should be so aligned to help units to grow from micro to medium and then large scale. It is in this context that the corporatization of SMEs assumes significance. For this greatest awareness should be created about the LLP Act pack which has paved the way for SME corporatization.

Mrs. Renu Challu suggested to the industrialists are those industrialists showing excellence in their product making, but they should concentrate in the financial prosperity, and they should make the marketable products. Then every bank will support like marketable products.

Mr. R. Ramachandran said that the Andhra Bank will give value to the MSME products, and we support in growing of such products and companies such as financing, marketing, product valuing, and business tie-ups as well as takeover issues.

Mr. Sudhir Garg spoke on “Banking Finance & Scope of Development & Sustainability of MSME”, and Mr. Ramesh Datlaon “MSME Scenario in A.P.”, Mr. Jagannath Samavedam on “MSME – Qualifying for Venture Capital”, Mr. Mir Ahmed Ali Khan on “Role of E-Business in MSME”, Mr. M. Sreerama Murthy on “Entrepreneurial Perspectives & Anticipations in MSME: An Overview”.

Mr. Devendra Surana honored the guests with Memento.

Mr. V.S. Raju offered vote of thanks.

Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao welcomed the guests.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

FAPCCI Marg” inauguration

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and FAPCCI are jointly organized “FAPCCI Marg” inauguration ceremony today evening at Federation House, Red Hills, Hyderabad. Mr. Jaffer Hussain Miraz, Deputy Mayor, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was the chief guest for the occasion. Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, President, Mr. V.S. Raju, Senior Vice President, Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, Mr. Suraj Prasad Agarwal, Past president, Mr. Harshchandra Prasad, Past President from FAPCCI and large number of businessmen’s are participated in the opening ceremony.

Mr. Jaffer Hussain Miraz assured to the FAPCCI in his speech that the GHMC ready to develop FAPCCI Marg in international standards. He requested to send a proposal on FAPCCI Marg development plan from FAPCCI, and he is ready to proper permissions and further development. He said that the – he is ready to take an initiation in developing FAPCCI Road and as well as further requirements from FAPCCI under Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

Mr. Shekhar Agarwal expressed his thanks for naming road as FAPCCI Marg and requested in his welcome address is that the good greenery road in front of FAPCCI building and proper footpaths and road to the local persons and the travelers. He also pointed out the problems of FAPCCI Marg and local common facilities such as street lights, electricity and drainage.

Mr. V.S. Raju honored the guest with Memento and offered vote of thanks.

Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao welcomed the guests and expressed sincere thanks from FAPCCI.

Several business people, industrialists and local residents are participated in the road inauguration.

“FAPCCI Excellence Awards –2010”

The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) inviting nominations for its prestigious “FAPCCI Excellence Awards –2010” for the performing years of 2009-10.

FAPCCI was established in 1917 and it was instituted to promote and protects interests of the trade, commerce and industry. FAPCCI has above 3000 members and 20,000 indirect members in its rolls and has an affiliation to 170 chambers and trade associations. 26 committees comprising of eminent persons and experts from various level of the trade and industry address problems arising out of legislations, policies, infrastructure, banking, insurance and taxation and evolve solutions.

FAPCCI has instituted Excellence Awards to foster and enhance excellence in important national endeavor in economic and social sectors that are of particular relevance to the state of Andhra Pradesh. FAPCCI honors since three decades industrial and commercial organizations, distinguished and eminent personalities, who have made outstanding contribution for the development of the state. These Awards are presented at the Annual Function of FAPCCI by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

There are 21 Excellence Awards to be given to Micro, Small, Medium and Large Industries, Scientists and Physically Challenged professionals and Women Entrepreneur’s from Andhra Pradesh are invited to participate in the competition and they may contact Mrs. Veena, Assistant Secretary on 9246800363 for registration or E-mail:, the last date for nominations is 15 January 2011.

We would like to request you to publish Press Release in your esteemed news paper.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Victoria (Australia) invites investments from India

The State Government of Vitoria (Australia) and The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) jointly organized Seminar on 'Economy of Victoria and the Opportunities for Indian Businessmen' today at Surana Udyog Auditorium, Federation House, Red Hills, Hyderabad. Mr. Geoferry Conaghan, Commissioner, Victoria State, Australia was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Mr. Nik Guruprasad, Business Manager, Victoria and Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, President, Mr. V.S. Raju, Senior Vice President, Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, Mr. Hari Haran, Co-Chairman, International Trade & Relations Committee from FAPCCI and large number of businessmen’s are participated in the session.

Mr. Geoferry Conaghan said in his speech that the Airline country Australia and most happening state in Australia, Victoria is offering business opportunities in Information Technology, Biotechnology (Life Sciences), Pharma, Education, Food & Beverage, Services, Business Migration, Winery and Small Scale Industry to the Indian businessmen’s and companies.

In particularly Mr. Geoferry Conaghan explained the Victoria state business statistics and Business opportunities in various sectors. He explained that the Victoria state have a 25% GDP percentage in national development and 33% GDA of annual. 27 million passengers are travelling in Australian airlines and particularly Victorian state playing a vital role. Victoria is another brotherhood state for Indians and Victoria offering many facilities to the businessmen and entrepreneurs. 15 Indian IT companies are operating a key role in Australia and particularly 9 of them from Victoria. Victoria government offered citizenship and nationality to the 2 lakh Indians.

Mr. Shekhar Agarwal said in his welcome address that the Victoria accounts for only 3% of Australia’s land mass, yet is responsible for 24% of Australia’s economic activity. Its economy is bigger than that of Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Victoria is one of the strongest and most resilient economies in the world that enjoys AAA credit ratings from both Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s and has done consistently for ten years.

According to World Bank group releases on ‘Doing Business in South Asia’ 2007, India is the top performer in the region, and Hyderabad has the country’s most business friendly regulations. Andhra Pradesh, being ranked first in the manufacturing of bulk drugs and third in formulations in the country, accounts for 40 per cent of the total Indian bulk drug production and 50 per cent of the bulk drug exports.

In 2009, Andhra Pradesh registered an export turnover of over Rs.32,000 crore, representing an annual growth of 25%, and contributing a significant 15% to the national’s overall IT exports. The State has the highest number of approved Special Economic Zones. Hyderabad is also aggressively being promoted as a destination for meetings, conferences, exhibitions. All this combines to help the city to attract the highest number of tourists every year.

Mr. Hari Haran said that Indian companies have created more than 2,100 jobs in Victoria through investment of over $110 million. The Indian ICT industry is well represented through the presence of leading companies such as Wipro, Infosys and TCS. In 2009, there were more than 190,000 international student enrolments in Victoria, making international education our most valuable export. More than 56,000 of these students came from India.

Mr. V.S. Raju honored the guests with Memento and offered vote of thanks.

Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao welcomed the guests and felt that the business opportunity program had a positive response from the business sector.

Monday, December 13, 2010

“Bharatamlo Chinnakathalu” & “Rules to Rulers”

The Sujana Foundation in association with FAPCCI is organized the grand launch of Mr. Prayaga Ramakrishna’s Audio CD of “Bharatamlo Chinnakathalu” and the management book “Rules to Rulers” on management today (11 Dec 2010) night at 8.30 pm at K.L.N. Prasad Auditorium, Federation House, Red Hills, Hyderabad. Shri Tridindi Sreemannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamy was the Chief Guest for the occasion and Swami Bodhamayananda, Director, Vivekanada Human Resource Centre, Ramakrishna Math, Mr. Y.S. Choudhary, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, President, FAPCCI, Mr. Hariprasad G Bhadruka, Chairman & Hon. Secretary, Badruka Educational Society, Dr. N. Anantha Lakshmi are the other distinguished guests.
Shri Tridindi Sreemannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamy said in his chief guest address is that the present society needs good governance and good values. The most of the people or living with problems and they are not looking for the permanent solutions. They want instant and temporary solutions. But they are enabling to understand that they are developing their problems as big problems. The Hinduism and Vedas are providing permanent solutions for all kinds of problems, just everyone have to aware about the rules and ethics from the Vedas and Upanishads. I hope that Mahabharata and Ramayana inspired Mr. Prayaga Ramakrishna’s book “Rules to Rulers” will help to find the solution needed persons from the Vedas or other.

Swami Bodhamayananda said in his speech that the India is very strong and pure in Adhyatmika Vikas and the Spiritual Revolution. This Bharatamlo Chiinni Kathalu audio CD will help to the future generations to develop intellectual, spiritual and inspire thoughts to fulfill their life.

Mr. Y.S. Choudhary said that the rules for the ruler’s book are covered corporate governess based essays. This kind of book is most useful for the businesspersons.

Mr. Shekhar Agarwal said in his address to the gathering is that the rules are ruling the world in terms of economical, political, social and cultural. The rules from the Mahabharata and Ramayana are definitely most useful for the generations.

Mr. Hariprasad Bhadruka said that most of electronic and print media are showing interest to publish crime, political and corruption based news, but media should also support traditional and devotional news. This kind of traditional and devotional news will support students to build their lives with values and morals.

Mr. Prayaga Ramakrishna, Dr. Anantha Lakshmi also spoke on the occasion.

Swami Chinna Jeeyar Swamy was released the book and CD after Jyothi Prajvalanam.

FAPCCI Excellence Awards 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Botswana seeks Indian Investments

The Botswana Export Development & Investment Authority (BEDIA) and The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) jointly organized Seminar on 'Economy of Botswana and the Opportunities for Indian Businessmen' today at Surana Udyog Auditorium, Federation House, Red Hills, Hyderabad. Ms. Ontiretse Scitta Monagen, Regional Director, BEDIA was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Dr. J.S. Juneja Business Representative, BEDIA and Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, President, Mr. Srinivas Ayyadevara, Chairman, International Trade & Relations Committee, Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, Mr. V.S. Raju, Senior Vice President from FAPCCI and large number of businessmen’s are participated in the session.

Ms. Ontiretse Scitta Monagen said in his speech that the mining country Botswana is offering business opportunities in mining and energy, resource based industry and financial services to the Indian businessmen’s and companies. In particularly Botswana welcoming investments in diamond, coal, gold, uranium, copper nickel, methane gas in mining and energy; tourism, health, education, ICT and Financial services sectors. Botswana is a friendly environmental country to the Indian people and it’s also a tax regime country. The Botswana Export Development & Investment Authority (BEDIA) assists to the Indian businessmen in investment promotion, export development, policy advocacy, promote joint ventures and one stop solutions for the investors. Particularly our one stop solution scheme will support to the businessmen in land, telephone, industrial license, water, power supply and domestic atmosphere.

Mr. Shekhar Agarwal said in his welcome address that the Indian community has played a significant role in the economic growth of Botswana. The Government of Botswana has been recruiting Indian experts for various Government Departments. As per the latest estimates, there are about 10,000 people of Indian origin, out of which 3,000 have become Botswana nationals and the remaining 7,000 are still holding Indian passports.

Mr. Srinivas Ayyadevara said that Botswana seeks Indian investments in the areas of agriculture and dairy; industry – especially in diamonds and small & medium industries as well as labour oriented industries; investment in mining coal, diamond, gold; setting up an ICT park and assistance in telecommunication technology. Botswana is rich in minerals and offers great potential for investment in these areas.

Dr. J.S. Juneja invited FAPCCI business delegates to Botswana to analyze the opportunities and market trend in Botswana.

Mr. V.S. Raju honored the guests with Memento.

Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao welcomed the guests and felt that the business opportunity program had a positive response from the business sector.

Monday, December 6, 2010

FAPCCI discussed Industrial issues with CM

An official delegation team from FAPCCI comprising of Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, President, Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, Mr. Harshchandra Prasad, Past President and Managing Director, Lakshmi Finance & Industrial Corporation Limited, Mr. Suraj Prasad Agarwal, Past President and Managing Partner Annapurna Builders and Mr. Omprakash Tibrewala, Past President met the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy today in his chambers. They discuss with him about the present industrial scenario and with special emphasis on the problems faced by the MSMEs.
If Government support is given to MSMEs, industry and trade will prosper and result in Economic development and increased employment opportunities.
The chief minister assured the delegation of his full cooperation to MSMEs and suggested to have another detailed meeting shortly.

P3P and FAPCCI Organized "Plantation Drive 8"

The Planet 3 Protection Alliance in association with FAPCCI is jointly organized a “Plantation Drive 8” on 05 December 2010 at 9.00 am on Botanical Garden, Kondapur, Hyderabad.
Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, President Fapcci was the chief guest for the occasion and he launched the plantation drive officially. Mr. Sanjeev Ravadi, General Secretary, Planet 3 Protection Alliance, Ms. Swapna, Managing Director, Lahari Resorts, Mr. Harishchandra Prasad, Past President, Fapcci, Mr. Kapil Prasad Varma, Managing Director, Green Honda, Mr. Srirama Moorthy, Executive Director, S & U Mek Engineers Pvt Ltd, Mr. Chandra Shekhar, MD, Helios, Mr. Nageshwara Rao, MD, Dilara Tourism, Mr. Kishan Rao, Retaired IAS, Mr. Balaji, GVR Constructions, Mr. Menon Tata Projects, Ramya, HR, Capitaliq and many other distinguished guests are participated at the plantation drive.
The organizers planted 1500 saplings as part of Botanical garden expansion. The main intention behind organizing the plantation drive at Botanical Garden is to make people get involved in the development of tourism place. The organizers are trying to create an impact which leads to green. The guests and participants have appreciated Planet 3 Protection Alliance for the initiation.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

PharmaBio World Expo 2011 from Feb 23-26, 2011

The PharmaBio World Expo 2011 executive committee in association with FAPCCI organized a preliminary get-together awareness meeting about forthcoming pharma exhibition “PharmaBio World Expo 2011” at Surana Udyog Auditorium, Federation House, Hyderabad. The “PharmaBio World Expo 2011” will be held from February 23-26, 2011 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai, India.

This PharmaBio World Expo 2011 representative Ms. Swathi Dhake invited pharmaceutical and bio chemistry based businessmens to participate in this world expo 2011.

She said that the expo is focusing on the expos of the state-of-the-art technologies, equipment, accessories and services from national and international players in each sector. The power packed concurrent International Conferences will deliberate on issues of topical interest to practicing professionals. The delegates from National and International Associations from Pharmacy inclusive of Germany, USA, Japan, Spain, Singapore, France, Turkey, Italy, and China are participating in PharmaBio World Expo 2011.

In this connection PharmaBio World Expo 2011 executive committee representative Ms. Swati Dhake, fapcci President Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, Secretary General Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao and Mr. RK Agarwal, from BDMA are addressed to the participants.

Industrial Development: Suggestions for Rapid Industrialization

The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce (FAPCCI) is organized a Press Meet on “Expectations from Industry & Trade from the Chief Minister of AP” at Surana Udyog Auditorium, Federation House, FAPCCI, Red Hills, Lakdi-Ka-Pul, Hyderabad.

The FAPCCI demanding Industrial Board and Special Chief Secretary for good governence and handle many industrial problems and opportunities of Andhra Pradesh.

Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, FAPCCI discussed many issues with the media persons related to the industry, and he demanded Rs. 1500/- crore budget to allocate to the industrial development and increase which would provide employment to 5,00,000 persons all over the state.

  • The economy of Andhra Pradesh, predominantly agricultural in nature, witnessed a pleasant shift on the industrial front during 1970s when there was a spurt in the number of large, medium and small scale industries in several sophisticated lines. Although, this industrial development has to face certain ups and downs due to natural calamities and occasional spells of power shortages, the rate of growth was steady.
  • Today, the State is considered one of the fastest developing States in the country with a significant growth rate to its credit. It holds out good prospects for further growth with its abundant natural resources and good infrastructure.
  • Inspite of favorable conditions and opportunities the progress on industrial front, of late, is not encouraging. The following steps are suggested to accelerate the Industrial Development in the State:
  • There is lot of scope for development of agro based industries. These industries can be established in major villages for preliminary processing of agro industries which would ensure providing employment to a number of youth, educated and uneducated, countryside.
  • The units may be established @ 3 to 4 units in each mandal. This will not only ensure processing of local produce, reducing huge transport charges since the processing takes place at the places of production or nearby places.
  • There is a good scope for establishment of Industrial Clusters for appropriate activities at mandal levels which would provide not only provide employment to rural youth but also involves additional investment ensuring dispersal of industries which is a boon to the present concentration of industrial units in urban areas.
  • Infrastructure facilities at present are not conducive for the development of industries. Its upgradation more particularly for tiny and small units may be taken up.
  • At present, the flow of financial assistance to the SMEs is not encouraging. Steps may be taken for continuous flow of financial assistance.

  • It is observed that a number of educated candidates are facing unemployment which can be tackled by encouraging them to take industrial units through entrepreneurial development programmes.
  • Single Window System is ofcourse aimed at accelerating the process of Industrial Development but practically there are some stumbling blocks in its working. This needs to be addressed.
  • Inspection to industrial units may be replaced by compliance audits and self-certification.
  • Shortage of skilled manpower may be tackled. Skilled development institutes for each mandals may be established or atleast 2-3 institutes for each district may be established.
  • Stress may be given for establishment of industrial clusters for tiny units in rural areas.
  • Common Affluent Treatment Plants for clusters in industrial areas may be provided to ensure pollution free atmosphere.
  • Government programme such as Credit Guarantee Scheme to be implemented effectively.
  • Power shortage may be tackled and power backups may be proved so as to ensure supply of power for 24 x 7.
  • Marketing organization in each district may be established.
  • In recent times it is observed that there is no appreciable investment made for public sector activities in the State which in effect retarded the process of development of ancillary units in AP. It is suggested to enhance public sector investments with Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the manufacturing sector so as to accelerate the growth of ancillary units to create large scale employment opportunities and enhance the Industrial Production as a whole.
  • To introduce special incentives for setting up of large and medium scale Export-oriented industries to enhance export of finished goods from port to port basis.
  • Special incentives for Sunrise Industries with specific preference to aerospace technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology units which may give rise to establishment of large and medium scale units in such sectors.
  • The Incentive Policy of AP is considered as one of the best in the country which offers subsidies and reimbursements liberally. The speed with which the department completes the process of sanctions is encouraging and laudable. Normally, at no stage the cases are stalled. But unfortunately the process faces a dead stop at the stage of disbursements. This is like providing food to a hungry man and not allowing him to eat. If the sanctioned subsidies and incentives are released promptly it would greatly help the industrialists and improve their liquidity. This would further encourage young entrepreneurs to take up New Industries.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Lessons of management from Vedas and Mahabharata

The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce (FAPCCI) and Hyderabad Management Association (HMA) are jointly organized a lecture on “Lessons of management from Vedas and Mahabharata” at Surana Udyog Auditorium, Federation House, FAPCCI, Red Hills, Lakdi-Ka-Pul, Hyderabad.

Renowned scholar of Mahabharata from United Kingdom and Professor from Hamdard University, New Delhi Mr. Abhimanyu R Acharya, gave an exclusive lecture on “lessons of management from Vedas and Mahabharata”.

Mr. Abhimanyu R Acharya explained through seven steps to success based on Vedas and Mahabharata is that – team building skills, management power, strategic alliances, proper delegation, ground realities, self discipline and empower women.

Mr. Abhimanyu R Acharya said that Krishna and Pandavas was an expert in management and they are specialists in understanding the strengths and weakness of the enemy and quality of officers and assigning them the job as per his quality and capability and this quality of how to consult and get opinions from his officers and staff.

Mr. Abhimanyu R Acharya explained a manager should never think that by ceasing the office he is holding, his responsibility will be over. It is not so. He will still have responsibilities even after change of guard. Mr. Abhimanyu categorically said that the present day M.B.A. is an offshoot of Mahabharata, the Indian epic, revered by all. At the end of the session, Mr. Abhimanyu replied to various doubts and queries.

Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, president, FAPCCI, Mr. Naresh Chandra Gelli, President, HMA, Ms. Hema Jain, Secretary, HMA, Mr. B. V. Rama Kumar, Joint Secretary, FAPCCI, Mr. Vijay Vedantam, Convener, HMA and many other businessmen, Industrialists and others participated in the lecture session.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Indian exports worth in Gem & Jewellery sector is Rs. 91,617.53 Crores

The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) organized a Workshop on “Prospects and Opportunities of Gem and Jewellery Sector in AP” on Wednesday 24, November 2010 at 10.30 a.m. at Federation House, Red Hills, Hyderabad.

This workshop is focused on the Export potential opportunities in Gem and Jewellery sector, Common Facilities for infrastructure and design development and testing facilities; awareness level about the quality of gold, especially in semi urban and rural areas to identify the prospects for all around development of the sector.

Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, President, FAPCCI welcomed the chief guest Mr. Karikal Valaven, IAS Commissioner of Industries, Mr. Ruban Hobday, Regional Director, Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, Chennai, Mr. Praveen Kumar Agarwal, Secretary, Twin Cities Jewellers Association , Mr. Subba Rao, Member, Managing Committee , FAPCCI and other businessmen and experts in Gem & Jewellery Sector.

President, FAPCCI brought to the notice of Commissioner of Industries that there is need to create more infrastructure facilities like common testing labs, Exclusive gem and jeweler parks and incubation facilities and skills up-gradation programs for the artisans of this sector in the important places like Guntur, Nellore, Kadapa and Visakhapatnam where the traditional designs are being practiced.

Mr. Karikal Valaven stated that the Indian Gems and Jewellery industry is one of the fastest growing segments in the Indian economy with an annual growth rate of over 15%. Gems & Jewellery industry became one of the leading growth oriented sector in India recording an export turnover of around $ 16 Billion during 2008-09, making it a significant foreign exchange earner for the country. The UAE was the largest importer of Gems and Jewellery from India in 2008-09, with a share of 31 per cent. This was followed by Hong Kong and US with 25 per cent and 20 per cent respectively.

This apart, India is the largest of consumer of gold jewellery in the world, accounting for about 20% of world consumption. It is also the largest diamond cutting and polishing center in the world with 60% value share and 92% share of the world market by number of pieces. India is third largest consumer of polished diamonds after USA and Japan.

Coming to Andhra Pradesh, it is emerging as one of the fastest growing centre for Gem & Jewellery industry in India. To cater to the needs of Gems & Jewellery Industry, Government of Andhra Pradesh in joint venture with IOI Corporation Berhand, Malaysia has promoted AP Gems park, one of its uniqiu kind in India to have an exclusive Pearls-Jewellery-Diamond Pavilion having 205 Lakh Sq.ft shopping area. AP Gems and Jewellery Park is poised to be center of the international gems and jewellery industry.

Mr. Ruban Hobday, said that the VAT to be exempted in Andhra Pradesh on exported like in the states of Tamilnadu and Karnataka gem and Jeweler. And he also requested FAPCCI and Government of AP to introduce Best Jewellers Award to encourage more jewelers to come into export market.

Mr. Praveen Kumar Agarwal emphasized the need to protect the small traders in the business as against the large players and multi nationals.

Mr. B.V. Rama Kumar, Joint Secretary, FAPCCI offered vote of thanks.