Category Archives: CII

Indian FMCG sector gaining momentum in new cohorts | CII

Indian FMCG

The CII National FMCG Summit held in Mumbai today took off to a great start with Mr. Nitin Paranjpe, President, Foods and Refreshment Division, Unilever delivering the keynote address.  He said that our world today is defined by extreme polarization, anti-globalization with protectionism raising its head, changing notions of value and increasing impatience… Read More

MSME definition needs to be refined to enhance global competency | CII


MSMEs  contribute to 95% of the enterprises in the country with 40% of the total international exports. To improve its capacity and competency, it needs to interact with the international  supply chain. With this as the background, the Confederation of Indian Industry organised the 15th Global SME Business Summit with the theme “Building Partnerships… Read More

New Electronics Policy soon | Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad

The draft National Policy on Electronics 2018 which has undergone wide consultations so far will be finalised and taken up by the cabinet very soon. While announcing this today, IT Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad said, the Government is pushing the country for $1 trillion digital economy. With the focus on export-oriented initiatives in electronics, the… Read More

India to set pace in demand and value addition with new Chemical Policy


The demand for petrochemicals will jump for 30 to 40 million tons in next three years. Considering the feedstock requirement gaps, the country will urgently need at least five new integrated cracker plants, each with 1.5-million-ton capacity before 2025. That will work for at least 20-30% of value addition for the feedstock requirement and serve the increasing… Read More

Bengal will provide ‘support price’ to technology companies for setting up facilities at the state’s own Silicon Valley


The West Bengal Government is all set to provide “support price” to technology companies for setting up their facilities at the upcoming Silicon Valley at Rajarhat-New Town.

“The State has decided to provide the support price to attract technology companies from across the world so that they can set up their units at an affordable cost in the proposed… Read More

India – Africa Development Partnership to be Guided by African Priorities | MEA


The India – Africa Development Partnership will be guided by African priorities. This was stated by Mr. T S Tirumurti, Secretary – Economic Relations, Ministry of External Affairs while addressing a Conference on Enhancing India – Africa Cooperation which was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Vivekananda International… Read More

Transforming Public Sector Enterprises | CII releases framework for loss-making CPSEs

Central Public Sector Enterprises,

Shri Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Department of Heavy Industries and PSEs while commending the efforts of CPSEs for their valuable contribution towards nation building said ‘a real paradigm shift can be brought with the PSEs by enhancing the PSE performance it is required to work on increasing productivity and maintaining discipline within PSEs,… Read More

Need PPP models for intra-state transmission systems | Power Secretary


India’s Power Transmission segment is growing in recent years propelled by the growing electricity generation, increasing demand and per capita electricity consumption. The inter-state capacity also reflects growth, with further capacities being added up. Under Saubhagya scheme, all households will be connected by December 2018. To complement … Read More

Want to make Uzbekistan part of Silicon Route instead of Silk Route | Suresh Prabhu

Suresh Prabhu

Uzbekistan was once part of the ancient Silk Route linking the Far East to Europe. We would now like to make it part of the Silicon Route. This was stated by Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation while addressing the India – Uzbekistan Business Forum in New Delhi today. According to the Minister, India and Uzbekistan could cooperate… Read More

Indian Medtech Industry is expected to reach around US$9.5 billion in next 4 years


Success of any industry depends on its growing brand value, similarly Medtech industry has to strive for making a global brand”, said Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry who graced the Inaugural Session at the CII 11th Medical Technology Conference held today at New Delhi. Indigenous… Read More

National Anti-Profiteering Authority is not a price regulator


Mr. B N Sharma, Chairman, National Anti-Profiteering Authority, assured companies that the National Anti-Profiteering Authority is not a price regulator and neither does it have legislative intent. He was addressing an interactive session with industry organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Mumbai today.

Mr. Sharma mentioned that… Read More