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Addressing the sixty‐sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City on September 24, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that the world needed to embrace the principles of internationalism and multilateralism, the axioms on which the United Nations was formed, to face the challenges that the world was facing today. He further outlined the need to renew people’s faith in the charter and objectives of the United Nations, adding that India stood ready to play its part in that endeavor.

Following is the text of the Prime Minister’s address on the occasion:

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Please Allow me at the outset to congratulate you, Mr. President, on assuming the Presidency of the General Assembly. I wish to assure you of India’s full cooperation in the conduct of the sixty‐sixth session of the Assembly. It is also my great pleasure to welcome in our midst

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गया है और फाँसी का आदे श हुआ है । इन कोठािरय म मेरे अितिरक्त फाँसी की

प्रतीक्षा करने वाले बहुतसे अपराधी है । ये लोग

यही प्राथर्ना कर रहे ह

िक िकसी तरह फाँसी से बच जाएँ, पर तु उनके बीच शायद म ही एक

ऐसा आदमी हूँ जो बड़ी

बेताबी से उस िदन की

प्रतीक्षा कर रहा

हूँ जब मुझे अपने आदशर्

के िलए फाँसी के फ दे

पर झूलने का सौभाग्य

प्रा त होगा। म खुशी के साथ फाँसी के तख्ते पर

चढ़कर दिु नया को िदखा

दँ ग ू ा िक क्राि तकारी

अपने आदश के िलए िकतनी वीरता से

बिलदान दे सकते ह।

the new State of South Sudan. We meet at this session of the United Nations General Assembly at a time of great uncertainty and profound change. Till a few years ago the world had taken for granted the benefits of globalization and global interdependence. Today we are being called upon to cope with the negative dimensions of those very phenomena. Economic, social and political events in different parts of the world have coalesced together and their adverse impact is now being felt across countries and continents. The world economy is in trouble. The shoots of recovery which were visible after the economic and financial crisis of 2008 have yet to blossom. In many respects the crisis has deepened even further. The traditional engines of the global economy – countries such as the United States, Europe and Japan, which are also the sources of global economic and financial stability, are today faced with continued economic slowdown. Recessionary trends in these countries are affecting confidence in world financial and capital markets. These developments are bound to have a negative impact on developing countries which also have to bear the additional burden of inflationary pressures. Declining global demand and availability of capital, increasing barriers to free trade and mounting debt pose a threat to the international monetary and financial system. Questions are being asked about the efficacy of the Bretton Woods institutions. There has been unprecedented social and political upheaval in West Asia, the Gulf and North Africa. People of these regions are demanding the right to shape their own future. Energy and food prices are once again spiraling and introducing fresh instability, especially for developing countries. The Palestinian question still remains unresolved and a source of great instability and violence. India is steadfast in its support for the Palestinian people`s struggle for a sovereign, independent, viable and united state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital, living within secure and recognizable borders side by side and at peace with Israel. We look forward to welcoming Palestine as an equal member of the United Nations. Terrorism continues to rear its ugly head and take a grievous toll of innocent lives. New threats to international security have emerged. At a time when the world needs more international commerce, the sea lanes of communication across the Indian Ocean are under a siege. Acts of piracy are being carried out with impunity from lands that are beyond the writ of any functioning state or international accountability. Iniquitous growth, inadequate job and education opportunities and denial of basic human freedoms are leading to growing radicalization of the youth, intolerance and extremism. We have no choice but to meet these challenges head‐on. We will succeed if we adopt a cooperative rather than a confrontationist approach. We will succeed if we embrace once again the principles on which the United Nations was founded – the principles of internationalism and multilateralism. More importantly, we will succeed if our efforts have legitimacy and are pursued not just within the framework of law but also the spirit of the law. The observance of the rule of law is as important in international affairs as it is within countries. Societies cannot be reordered from outside through military force. People in all countries have the right to choose their own destiny and decide their own future. The international community has a role to play in assisting in the processes of transition and institution building, but the idea that prescriptions have to be imposed from outside is fraught with grave danger. Actions taken under the authority of the United Nations must respect the unity, territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of individual states. Correspondingly, governments are duty bound to their citizens to create conditions that enable them to freely determine their pathways to development. This is the essence of democracy and fundamental human freedoms. There are many other things that we can and we must do. We must address the issue of the deficit in global governance.

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India's Formula One Debut a huge success IBEF: New Delhi: India has made a grand entry into the world of Formula One. Its debut has been highly successful on account of factors such as an excellent racing facility, warmth in hospitality, and a huge crowd of passionate fans. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone said that, "India delivered on all counts". The racers left India with memories to cherish and desire to return. Administrators lauded the organisers ‐ Jaypee Group ‐ for creating a super circuit with a challenging racing track. Sebastian Vettel , the proud winner of the race, said, "It's one of the circuits which definitely gets a big tick. I'm looking forward to coming back. The Indian people have welcomed us. I've never seen so many people smiling before. The crowd have been wonderful. There's pretty good advertising for this place and I think the word is going to get out." Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who stood third behind McLaren's Jenson Button, gave India a rating of nine on a scale of 10.

We need a stronger and more effective United Nations. We need a United Nations that is sensitive to the aspirations of everyone ‐ rich or poor, big or small. For this the United Nations and its principal organs, the General Assembly and the Security Council, must be revitalized and reformed. The reform and expansion of the Security Council are essential if it is to reflect contemporary reality. Such an outcome will enhance the Council’s credibility and effectiveness in dealing with global challenges. Early reform of the Security Council must be pursued with renewed vigour and urgently enacted. We should not allow the global economic slowdown to become a trigger for building walls around ourselves through recourse to protectionism or erecting barriers to movement of people, services and capital. Effective ways and means must be deployed to promote coordination of macro economic policies of major economies. The reform of governance systems of international financial institutions ought to be pursued with speed and efficiency. The development agenda must be brought firmly back to the centre stage of the United Nations` priorities. We need a much more determined effort to ensure balanced, inclusive and sustainable development for the benefit of vast sections of humanity. Each of us can contribute to this task, but we can achieve far more if we act in partnership. In the last few decades India has lifted tens of millions of its people out of abject poverty. We are in a position to feed our population better, to educate our people better and to widen their economic choices. But we still have a very long way to go. We wish to accelerate the pace of India’s transformation in partnership with the international community. A fast growing India can expand the boundaries for the global economy. A democratic, plural and secular India can contribute to tolerance and peaceful co‐existence among nations of the world. Developing countries need investment, technology and market access for their products. They need assistance in the areas of education, health, women’s empowerment and the development of their agriculture. During the recently held 4th United Nations ‐ Least Developed Countries Conference, India has strengthened its partnership with the LDCs through significantly enhanced lines of credit and assistance in capacity building. We have to pay particular attention to Africa. Africa’s richest resources are not its minerals but its people. We have to empower them and open the doors for them to human advances in science and technology, education and skill development. At the second India‐Africa Forum Summit in Addis Ababa earlier this year India offered lines of credit worth five billion US dollars and an additional 700 million US dollars grant assistance for human resource development, transfer of technology and building new institutions. The United Nations should lead efforts in the area of food security. We need more cooperation in agricultural technologies, in water conservation, in land usage and productivity and stability in commodity prices. Developing countries need a peaceful external environment to grow. The fight against terrorism must be unrelenting. There cannot be selective approaches in dealing with terrorist groups or the infrastructure of terrorism. Terrorism has to be fought across all fronts. In South Asia there are encouraging signs of cooperation in the area of security, as exemplified in India’s growing cooperation with Bangladesh. Such cooperation is adding to the security of both our countries. The recent assassination of Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani in Kabul is a chilling reminder of the designs of the enemies of peace in Afghanistan. It is essential that the process of nation building and reconciliation in Afghanistan succeeds. This is vital for ensuring peace and stability in the region as a whole. India will play its part in helping the people of Afghanistan to build a better future for themselves, just as we are doing in other countries in South Asia. We will do so because we believe prosperity and stability in our region are indivisible. We wish to see an open, inclusive and transparent architecture of regional cooperation in the Asia Pacific region and peaceful settlement of disputes. I call upon the United Nations to evolve a comprehensive and effective response to the problem of piracy in the Red Sea and off the coast of Somalia. As a littoral state of the Indian Ocean, India is ready to work with other countries in this regard. Simultaneously, the international community should continue with efforts to restore stability in Somalia. We have joined international efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the countries afflicted with severe famine and drought in the Horn of Africa, specifically Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti. Nuclear proliferation continues to remain a threat to global security. The Action Plan put forward by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for a Nuclear‐Weapon‐Free and Non‐Violent World provides even today a concrete road map for achieving nuclear disarmament in a time‐bound, universal, non‐discriminatory, phased and verifiable manner. I commend the United Nations for its efforts in focusing world attention on nuclear safety. Our plans for utilizing nuclear power to meet our energy needs hinge upon full satisfaction about the safety of nuclear energy. We have undertaken a thorough review of the safety of our nuclear plants. We support international efforts under the aegis of the International Atomic Energy Agency to enhance levels of safety and security. The perspectives that I have outlined to this august assembly are the ones that have guided our actions in the Security Council since India became a non‐permanent member of the Council in January this year. There are still millions of people living in poverty across the world. Their plight has worsened, for no fault of theirs, due to the global economic and financial crisis of recent years. The actions of governments around the world are therefore under close scrutiny. It is vitally important that through our actions and deeds we renew THE people’s faith in the charter and objectives of the United Nations. I am confident we can do this through acts of statesmanship, foresight and collective efforts. India stands ready to play its part in this noble endeavour.

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Focus: Pharmaceuticals

India presents vast opportunities for pharmaceutical companies, according to a study by E&Y. The study states that "By 2015, four of the emerging markets are expected to rank among the top 10 global pharmaceutical markets, with China and India emerging as the largest gainers." Pharmaceuticals major GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has set aside US$ 1‐2 billion to support its expansion plans in India. The company's global CEO Andrew Witty said that "We can afford a deal worth $1‐2 billion in the Indian pharmaceutical space. However, we are not in a hurry to close a deal at a higher valuation." Significantly, another global pharmaceuticals major, Sanofi Aventis Group, is setting up its largest vaccine making facility in Hyderabad. The plant, which is likely to be operational in 2012, is part of Sanofi's strategy to realise 40 per cent of its sales from emerging markets by 2015. Further, British consumer goods major Reckitt Benckiser is converting its acquired Baddi plant in Himachal Pradesh into a global hub for manufacturing over‐the‐ counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products. The facility will export Reckitt brands as well as domestic Paras brands such as Moov, D'Cold, Krack, Itch Guard and Dermicool.

Global investors' interest in India still high The Economic Times: October 04, 2011 New Delhi: The current global scenario might be one of gloom, with markets in the US and in Europe on the brink of a double dip recession, but interest in Indian real estate is still high among global investors, said Carlo Barel di Sant' Albano, chairman of the board of global property advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield. "If a private equity player with a good track record comes up with a project in India, he will still find capital," he says. Of course, the time taken to raise money has increased, as many international investors are averse to investing at the moment. "But it is clear from all the investors we speak to that they are trying to figure out how to put money in this part of the world, even today," he adds. Today Asia is a very critical part of any corporate or investors' strategic plan. For Albano, India is at the centre of that strategy, alongside China because of its size and growth prospects. "If you look at the growth prospects in other parts of the globe, given what is happening in the US and in Europe, Asia is clearly an important driver for growth in the future," says Albano. Over the next few years, investor confidence in India is expected to improve, as transparency and regulation improve. "This will push more capital into real estate," he says. In India, foreign direct investment in real estate already ranks fourth among other sectors, which is a fairly high position considering the regulations that exist for FDI in real estate. When one talks about investments, a comparison between India and China is inevitable. Albano points out that China is ahead in terms of investment in infrastructure and India has some catching up to do in terms of infrastructure. "This scale in different cities in China provides extra flexibility and a bigger canvas for investors." India, on the other hand, is ahead in terms of availability of human capital.

Exports grow 36.3 per cent at US$ 24.8 billion in September 2011

IBEF: New Delhi: Indian exports continue to shine as the Government strategy to look for newer markets and change the composition of exports work. Exports grew 36.3 per cent to US$ 24.8 billion in September 2011 on a year‐on‐year basis. India's exports constituted much more of engineering, electronic and petroleum products than traditional items like textiles. For the April‐September 2011 period, exports grew 52.1 per cent to record US$ 160 billion as compared to the corresponding period in 2010‐11, and imports by 32.4 per cent to US$ 233.5 billion. Interestingly, imports of gold and silver increased by 80 per cent to record US$ 31.1 billion during April‐September 2011, which Mr Rahul Khullar, the Commerce Secretary attributed to asset switching as he opined, "People are moving out of cash and switching to gold." Taking into account the major advanced economies, Mr Khullar was pretty sure that the target of US$ 300 billion of exports for the current financial year, 2011‐12 will be in the achievable range.

Public services to go mobile, government targets IT industry to $300 bn by 2020

The Economic Times: New Delhi: India plans to provide all public services on mobile devices, make one person IT literate in every household and increase the size of India's IT industry to $300 billion by 2020 from $89 billion this fiscal, as per the draft of government's first policy on information technology, released . The government wants the IT industry to flourish in tier II and III towns. It plans to increase software exports from $59 billion at present to $200 billion by 2020. The plan include diversifying exports to other countries apart from US and Europe to mitigate the impact of recession on India's IT companies. Communications and IT minister Kapil Sibal said the government may also offer tax incentives to local tech companies after the Direct Tax Code comes into place. The country's small and mid sized IT companies have been impacted with the 10‐year tax holiday from the Software Technology Parks of India scheme coming to end in 2010. "We'll certainly try and do something," Sibal said on a possibility of sops for the small IT firms. He added that he was hopeful of 'formalizing' the policy by end 2011. The IT policy is the second of the three policies that the ministry intends to deliver by December. Earlier this week, Sibal unveiled the draft national electronics policy which aims to bring $100 billion worth of investment into the sector and create 28 million jobs over the next nine years. Sibal, who also handles the portfolio of telecoms, will introduce draft of the much‐awaited national telecoms policy. The National IT policy aims at increasing its of skilled IT professionals four times to 10 million by 2020 while envisaging the extensive use of mobile phones and the recently launched world's cheapest tablet Aakash, at $35, as a platform for delivering public services to all Indians. "Aakash will be the delivery system for all public services. Going forward, we will improve the product," Sibal said. Besides making use of social media to reach out to the masses, the government also plans to integrate Aadhar to offer public services to the masses and simplify their delivery. It plans to increase affordability of accessibility through IT. The government also plans to promote innovation and R&D in cutting edge technologies and development of applications and solutions in areas like localization, location based services, mobile value added services, cloud computing, social media and utility models. Sibal added that the government was keen on introducing the electronic delivery of services bill in the winter session of Parliament. The bill mandates states to provide all services electronically within five years. The minister also emphasised on changing copyright laws in a bill pending in Parliament, at the same time not compromising nation's IT security. Page

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Nasscom pegs engg design market at $40b by 2020 The Hindu Business Line: Pune: India is ranked first in the global Engineering Research and Development and Design (ER&D) outsourcing industry with a 22 per cent share in the revenue, and a study by Nasscom projects the market for these services to quadruple over this decade to touch $40‐ 45 billion by 2020. “Indian ER&D service has played a pivotal role in accelerating innovation and is establishing India as a design and innovation hub. I am sure, with this exponential growth, India will fast climb the services ladder with greater domain capabilities and establish its leadership in the ER&D space,” Mr Som Mittal, President, Nasscom, said. With over 400 service providers employing nearly two lakh people and revenue of $9‐10 billion, ER&D currently contributes 15 per cent of the $60 billion strong Indian IT‐ BPO export industry. During FY 2011, the cost savings by India‐ based ER&D Centres was over $20 billion. Design is issue was no longer about cost arbitrage, but access to resource who can reduce cost to market and provide end to end design, Mr Mittal said, adding that some of the drivers for this industry were companies moving to countries where geography‐specific products had to be designed and the need to be energy efficient. Mr Ravi Pandit, Chairman, KPIT Cummins, said that globally ER&D was a trillion dollar industry. While in India engineering design for the auto sector was happening for a long time, medical electronics, consumer electronics, telecom and energy were now emerging as important sectors. Nasscom held a two‐day ‘Engineering Summit 2011' here. The theme of the Summit is ‘Innovation and High Value Engineering – India as a Strategic Partner.'

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100% foreign direct investment regime in pharmaceutical sector

The Economic Times: New Delhi: A high‐level inter‐ministerial group chaired by the prime minister has decided to continue with the 100% foreign direct investment regime in the pharmaceuticals sector, overruling concerns raised by the health and industry ministries about rising medicine costs due to acquisitions of Indian drug companies by multinationals. But the takeover of Indian drug companies by foreign companies, or brownfield investment, will face stringent scrutiny by the country's competition authority to ensure they do not facilitate collusion and predatory pricing. There will be no scrutiny of greenfield investment by foreign drug companies in the pharma sector. "There is going to be no cap. 100 % FDI would be allowed but acquisition proposals will be looked at very carefully," Planning Commission member Arun Maira said after a meeting with the prime minister. The meeting was attended by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, commerce & industry minister Anand Sharma, pharmaceutical and chemical Minister MK Alagiri, and deputy chairman Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia. "In case of brownfield investments in the pharma sector, FDI will be allowed through the FIPB approval route for a period of upto six months," an industry ministry release said. In this period the government will put in place the necessary enabling mechanism for oversight by the competition commission of India. After six months the 'oversight will be done by the CCI entirely in accordance with the competition laws of the country' the industry ministry said. "The committee has recommended some changes (rules) in CCI to strengthen it. We have decided on a six‐month timeline to implement these changes," Maira said. The government had set up a committee under Maira to reconsider the liberal foreign direct investment policy that allows 100% foreign investment though automatic route following concerns that unfettered acquisition of Indian drug companies would eventually deny cheap drugs to Indians. The finance ministry and the planning commission had opposed any lowering of the FDI limit saying it will send out a negative signal. The Maira Committee had decided against suggesting any restrictions on FDI in the pharmaceuticals sector, but backed a greater scrutiny of mergers and acquisition of drugs companies. The department of Industrial Policy and Promotion had favored lowering FDI limit in the sector to 49% and even submitted a dissent note on the Maira Committee. Prime minister had to step in to resolve the differences and put an end to the hotly debated issue. While foreign drug companies welcomed the decision, Indian drug industry was guarded in its response. "The government has sent the right message to provide a level playing field to both global and local players," Pfizer India managing director Keval Handa said. CCI is an experienced and competent body to handle any sector, including pharmaceuticals and there was no need to change any rules, he added. "A distinction has been made between greenfield and brownfield investment. This will go a long way in helping growth of the domestic sector and ensure access to medicine" said D G Shah secretary general of Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, the lobby body of local drugmakers. In the last three years, the market share of foreign MNCs have increased to 25% from 15% three years ago through a spate of buyouts. The prominent ones are acquisition of Ranbaxy by Daiichi Sankyo, purchase of formulations business of Piramal Helathcare by Abbott Laboratories and Shanta Biotech by Sanofi Aventis.

Cabinet approves policy to help PSUs buy assets abroad

The Times of India: New Delhi: The government on Thursday approved a policy to enable profitmaking state‐run firms to acquire assets oversees. The new policy also seeks to enhance the power of Maharatna and Navartna companies and provide greater autonomy for acquiring raw material assets abroad. The government will also consider setting up a dedicated Sovereign Wealth Fund to acquire assets oversees. The policy for acquisition of raw material assets abroad by public sector enterprises is expected to significantly enhance the capabilities of such entities to acquire such assets and protect the country's long term economic interests. "While some countries have already taken the lead in acquiring the sources of raw material assets globally, Indian companies have not been very assertive. Today, the Cabinet approved the policy for acquisition of raw material assets abroad by CPSEs," information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni told reporters. The new policy also plans to increase the investment limit for Navratna firms to Rs 3,000 crore from Rs 1,000 crore for buying any overseas assets. Government approval would be needed for any additional amount beyond this limit.


Infrastructure in India

The Index of eight core industries—crude oil, petroleum refinery products, coal, electricity, cement, steel, fertilizers and natural gas— having a combined weight of 37.90 per cent in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with base 2004‐05 stood at 143.22 in July 2011 and registered a growth of 7.8 per cent compared to 5.7 per cent registered in July 2010, according to data released by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The infrastructure sector accounts for 26.7 per cent of India's industrial output. The Planning Commission has projected that investment in infrastructure would almost double at US$ 1,025 billion in the 12th Plan, compared to US$ 514 billion in the 11th Plan. Of the US$ 1,025 billion, 50 per cent is expected to come from private sector, whose investment has been 36 per cent in the 11th Plan. According to investment banking company Goldman Sachs, India's infrastructure sector will require US$ 1.7 trillion investment in the next 10‐years. With a view to streamlining and simplifying the appraisal and approval process for public private partnership (PPP) projects, a Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC) has been constituted under the chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs and Secretaries of Planning Commission, Department of Expenditure, Department of Legal Affairs and the concerned Administrative Department as its members. The project proposals are appraised by the Planning Commission and approved by the PPPAC. A total of 219 projects had been approved by PPPAC with an estimated project cost of US$ 47.4 billion as on April 19, 2011. Further, India needs to spend US$ 1.2 trillion by 2030 to meet the projected demand of its cities, according to a McKinsey Global Institute Report.

SECTOR FACTS India has...  12 Major Ports  Fifth largest electricity generation capacity in the world  454 airports and airstrips in India  Fourth largest rail network in the world

Investment Opportunities The Planning Commission of India in a report, 'Monitorable Targets & Milestones for 2010‐11', has indicated several opportunities in the infrastructure sector consisting of ample scope for investment and growth. For example, in the civil aviation sector, a target of US$ 562.20 million for investment for 2010‐11 into public private partnerships (PPP) airport projects such as CSI Airport, Mumbai, IGI Airport Delhi, Hyderabad Airport and Bengaluru Airport has been planned. In‐principle approval has already been given to greenfield airports such as Gulbarga and Bijapur, Shimoga and Hassan airports in Karnataka, Kannur International Airport in Kerala etc., by the Secretary, Civil Aviation, according to the Planning Commission brief on civil aviation in the report. Similarly, 20,359 MW capacity addition has been planned in the power sector for the current financial year 2010‐11.

Investment Policy Updates FDI up to 100 per cent under the automatic route is permitted in exploration activities of oil and natural gas fields, infrastructure related to marketing of petroleum products, actual trading and marketing of petroleum products, petroleum product pipelines, natural gas/LNG pipelines, market study and formulation and Petroleum refining in the private sector. This will be subject to the existing sectoral policy and regulatory framework in the oil marketing sector and the policy of the Government on private participation in exploration of oil and the discovered fields of national oil companies FDI up to 49 per cent is permitted under the Government route in petroleum refining by the Public Sector Undertakings (PSU). This should not involve any divestment or dilution of domestic equity in the existing PSUs FDI up to 100 per cent under the automatic route is allowed both in setting up new and in established industrial parks Source: Consolidated FDI Policy, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) E-Newsletter of the Embassy of India, Paramaribo


Reinventing Mobility – The Automotive Industry in India

India has come a long way from the days when the automotive industry in India was characterized by limited choice, old technology, obsolete designs and endless waiting period to be a proud owner of a vehicle. In sharp contrast, today, India is the seventh largest vehicle manufacturer, the second largest two wheeler manufacturer and the fifth largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world. The Indian auto industry today churns out a large number of new model and variant launches every year and exports almost 12% of the vehicles produced by it to the most competitive auto markets globally. Even the bravest analyst could not have taken the risk of making such a bold forecast not so far back in time. The past ten years have witnessed a six fold increase in the auto industry turnover and the automotive exports have grown by almost twenty times. As a result, the automotive industry today contributes 22% to the manufacturing GDP and 21% of the total excise collection in the country. In 2010‐11, the total turnover and export of the Automotive Industry in India reached new pinnacle of US $ 73 billion and US $ 11 billion respectively with the cumulative announced investments reaching US $ 30 billion. This sector truly represents a shining example of an effective Industry‐ Government collaboration and the kind of results that can be achieved in a relatively short span of time with the right kind of support from the Government, combined with the entrepreneurial skills and managerial talent that the Indian Industry has to offer. Although there seems to be a bit of a slowdown of growth of the auto industry in the recent past, this is just transient and now the industry is fully back on track for achieving the Auto Mission Plan targets for 2016, which were unveiled by the Prime Minister in 2007. The growth of the transportation sector also brings with it the challenges associated with rapid depletion and the rising cost of fossil fuels, the impact of vehicles on the environment and climate change. These are areas of grave concern not only to the Governments around the world but also to industry experts and automobile leaders alike. In order to bring about a paradigm shift in transportation, the reinvention will need to happen from the individual firm level to the industry level as a whole duly supported by the Government. Each individual organization will need to continuously strive to offer completely new products and solutions. However, inertia and resistance to change, especially when times are good, is the gravest threat as nothing stops an organization faster than people who believe that the way you worked yesterday is the best way to work tomorrow. The Indian automobile industry will need to pay greater focus on R&D and invest more for sustainable transportation through developing or acquiring newer & better technologies. This will include the introduction of alternate drives and fuels, especially electric mobility, to lessen the dependence of fossil fuels and also to mitigate the impact of vehicles on the environment and climate change. In order to help the industry meet these challenges, the government will continue to play a key facilitative and supportive role. In this regard, the required enabling mechanisms for meeting these future challenges are being set up. In this regard, two very significant initiatives for the automotive sector are being presently undertaken by the Government. For spurring greater adoption of electric mobility and manufacture of electric vehicles, including full range of hybrid vehicles, the Government has approved the “National Mission for Electric Mobility”. In order to take this key initiative ahead, the National Council for Electric Mobility (NCEM), with the Union Ministers of all stakeholder Ministries and leaders from the Industry, academia and research institutes as members has already been set up. In addition, the National Board for Electric Mobility (NBEM), which will assist the National Council, with secretaries of the stakeholder ministries, industry and academia as its members, has also been created. This structure will bring on a common platform all the key stakeholders, thereby helping achieve greater synergy, setting common priorities, vision, objectives and also leading to high level ownership for this key future initiative. The Board has already met once and is likely to meet again soon to finalize their recommendations for setting the National Mission targets for 2020 and the various interventions, investments, policies, programmes, subsidies, incentives and projects that will be required in this regard. Globally it is seen that Governments have to play a key catalytic role in spurring research and development for creation and adoption of newer technologies. Effort made globally for R&D in the area of electric mobility is one such clear example. Therefore, one of the most important objectives before the Government today is to facilitate collaborative R&D initiatives by bringing together the industry, research institutes and the academia. The Government of India, with the continued and unflinching support of the Planning Commission, is in advance stages of making available “state of the art” automotive R&D facilities through the flag ship “NATRIP” project. In order to leverage and maximize the benefits from the huge investments made in setting up of these facilities; it is essential that proper structure is created not only for monitoring & coordinating the synergistic functioning of the various automotive testing centres created and upgraded through NATRIP but also to ensure that these facilities are available for the industry for their developmental needs. For this purpose, the Government is in the advanced stages of creating the National Automotive Board (NAB). The NAB will also be the catalyst that will spur collaborative automotive R&D activities by bringing together and crating consortia involving the academia, industry, government automotive testing centres and other research and development facilities in India and abroad for various projects. The NAB will be a single umbrella agency, comprising technical & domain experts and having representation from all key stakeholders. It is envisaged to be the repository of knowledge, data and domain expertise relating to the automotive sector and will also help, aid and advise the various government departments in formulating their strategies, future policies and regulations for the auto Industry. This agency will play a key role in the transformation of the Indian automotive sector. ****** ** Inputs from Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

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Indian Cultural Centre, Paramaribo ICC PARAMARIBO – CALENDAR for October 2011 ‘HINDI COMPETITION FOR WORLD HINDI DAY’ Wednesday 2nd November 2011 (1830 to 2030 hrs.) Venue: Tulsi Manas Mandir, District – Commewijne ‘TALK ON AYODHYA KAND RAMAYANA’ Friday 11th November 2011 (1700 to 1830 hrs.) Venue: Hindi Class, ICC, Paramaribo ‘FOREIGN STUDENTS DAY’ (Birth Anniversay of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad) Friday 11th November 2011 (1900 to 2000 hrs.) Venue: Yoga Hall, ICC, Paramaribo ‘SPECIAL MEHANDI DEMO FOR LADIES’ Wednesday 16th November 2011 (1700 to 1800 hrs.) Venue: ICC, Paramaribo ‘LECTURE ON YOGA (Modern and Traditional Concepts, for new students) Friday 18th November 2011 (1645 to 1815 hrs.) Venue: Yoga Hall, ICC, Paramaribo ‘KRIYA YOGA’ Saturday 19th November 2011 (1700 to 1830 hrs.) Venue: Yoga Hall, ICC, Paramaribo ‘KRIYA YOGA’ Sunday 20th November 2011 Morning: 0630 to 1230 hrs. Venue: Yoga Hall, ICC, Paramaribo HINDI WORKSHOP’ ( Hindi Viyakaran Shikshan Ki Samasyaen) Sunday 20th November 2011 (1000 to 1200 hrs.) Venue: Parmanand Hindi School, Wanica

TEACHER’S DAY The birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvapali Radhakrishan, (the great philosopher and the second President of India) was celebrated at Indian Cultural Centre, Paramaribo as ‘Teachers Day’ on Monday 5th September 2011 at Hindi class room, ICC. Some students of ICC described the role of teachers in their life and shared some experiences in this regard. All the teachers/students of ICC were present on the occasion. Sherani Basgiet and Asha Matadin the Hindi students of ICC recited their poems in the honour of teachers. All the teachers of ICC also conveyed their message regarding the relationship between students and teachers.

HINDI PAKHWADA – (HINDI DIWAS) Indian Cultural Centre, Paramaribo celebrated ‘Hindi Pakhwada’ (fortnight) from 7th to 21st September 2011. During this period, efforts have been made to promote the Hindi language & literature in Suriname. Different type of interesting programmes like lectures, debate, Hindi department organized story telling. Through these above‐mentioned activities, people were encouraged to use Hindi as a medium of communication in their daily routine.

ICC, Hindi Teacher, Dr. S.K. Jha, delivered a talk on 9th and 23rd September, 2011 on Ayodhya Kand Ramayana. Around 30 students and Pandits attended the programme, which included recitation of Hanuman Chalisa, Chaupaiyan’s, Ram Bhajans and Dohas, short stories on moral values, etc. The topic of Ram‐ Bharat Milan at Chitrakoot is going on; this is the best example of unity in Indian culture. Poetic pronunciations of Shlokas (mantra) were also taught to the students.


Hindi department of ICC, Indian Cultural Centre, Paramaribo organized a lecture on ‘Hindi Bhasha Aur Sahitye Ki Vartman Dashs Aur Disha’ (Present Status of Hindi Language & Literature) on Tuesday 13th September 2011 at Hindi class room. In this lecture Dr. SK Jha, Hindi teacher, ICC described Hindi Bhasha as a Sampark Bhasha (Medium of Communication), Raj Bhasha (Official Language), Rashtra Bhasha (Language of the Nation) and as international language. He also describes that why 14th September is being celebrated as Hindi Diwas because the constitution assembly of India accepted Hindi as a Raj Bhasha for India on 14th September 1949.

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‘INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION OF SURINAME’ (A Cultural Programme by ICC Students/Local Artists) Wednesday 23rd November 2011 (1900 to 2030 hrs.) Venue: Yoga Hall, ICC, Paramaribo

‘BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF HARIVANSHRAI BACHCHAN’ (A Cultural Programme by ICC Students) Sunday 27th November 2011 (1800 to 1930 hrs.) Venue: Yoga Hall, ICC, Paramaribo

CELEBRATION OF ITEC DAY The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day was celebrated at Bharat Bhawan, Paramaribo on Thursday 15th September 2011. The occasion was graced by the Vice‐President of Suriname, H.E. Mr. Robert L.A. Ameerali and a number of ITEC trainees. Ambassador of India Shri KJS Sodhi delivered a short speech mentioning that it strengthens the bilateral relation among developing nations. Three participants who visited India under this ITEC scheme showed power‐point presentations, sharing their experience during stay in India. A cultural programme by ICC Kathak dance and vocal music students was also presented. In which Kathak dance students under the choreography of Miss. Namrta Rai, Kathak dance teacher, ICC, performed Kathak dance & ICC vocal music students under the guidance of Mrs. Madhumita Bose, vocal music teacher ICC, presented Ghoomer dance and vocal music. H.E. Mr. Robby Ramlakhan, Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was the chief guest for this occasion. In his speech, Mr Ramlakhan appreciated the contribution of Government of India.


The exam for vocal music students of Indian Cultural Centre, Paramaribo was held on Friday 16th September 2011 at Music classroom, ICC. In exam Mrs. Madhumita Bose, music teacher, ICC, took the practical, theory (oral) tests and 10 Alankars 3 rags and some theory part.

WORKSHOP FOR MUSIC, DANCE AND YOGA AT NICKERIE Indian Cultural Centre, Paramaribo organized a Workshop for Music, Dance and Yoga at Nickerie District which is 230 Kms. from Paramaribo on Saturday 17th September 2011. in above workshop Mrs. Madhumita Bose, music teacher, ICC discussed Swaras, sound & taught one Diwali song at the workshop. Children within the age group ten to twenty attended the workshop. Yoga Teacher, Ms. Suchint Kaur Sodhi Importance of hygiene and health and Yoga practices like Pvanmuktasana, Naukasana, Ardhasana Halasan, Bhujangasana etc and breathing awareness & Om chanting were taught. Kathak Dance Teacher, Ms. Namrta Rai explained the rudiments of kathak dance at the workshop.

WORKSHOP ON SAREE DRAPING An Indian Saree Draping Demonstration workshop was organised by Embassy/ICC ladies group on 21st September 2011 at ICC, to promote Indian costumes. Over 30% of the Surinamese population is of Indian origin, and they like to wear traditional Indian dresses such as sarees during marriages, Indian festivals and other social gatherings. On the special request of the local ladies, various styles of sarees draping from Indian States of U.P., West Bengal, and Gujarat etc. were demonstrated to an audience nearly 40 women. Mrs. Manjeet Sodhi, wife of H.E. Ambassador of India also graced the occasion. The workshop was well appreciated by the participants.

CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE The International Day of Peace has been celebrated at Yoga Hall, Indian Cultural Centre, Paramaribo on Wednesday 21st September 2011, in collaboration with Brahma Kumari Mission, Paramaribo. On this occasion few speeches related to importance to international peace at present scenario were delivered, followed by a cultural programme in which Bhajan was presented by Mrs. Madhumita Bose, vocal music teacher, ICC and the dance presentation by local artists was also presented.

LECTURE ON MIGRATION, MEMORY AND CULTURE (A DISCUSSION ON BHOJPURI DIASPORA) A lecture on the topic of ‘Migration, Memory and Culture – A discussion on Bhojpuri Diaspora’ was delivered by Prof. Badri Narayan Tiwari a visiting Professor, India at Yoga hall, Indian Cultural Centre, Paramaribo on Thursday 22nd September 2011. The programme started with a speech of H.E. Ambassador of India, Shri KJS Sodhi followed by Prof. Hassankhan, Ex Minister of Home Affairs. Prof. Badrinath Tiwarie delivered his lecture cum power point presentation where he explained the term of ‘Bidesiya, Pardesiya and Batohiya’. He described the route cause of migration from Bhojpur area and its impact on culture.

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नोिकया ने पहचानी िह दी की ताकत - नए मॉडल को िदया वैि वक िह दी नाम

"िह दी के प्रभाव और क्षमता को अब िव व की बड़ी-बड़ी कंपिनयां भी

सलाम कर रही है . िव व म मोबाइल की सबसे बड़ी कंपनी नोिकया ने हाल ही ल दन म अपने तीन नए मॉडल बाजार म उतारे . इन तीनो मॉड स को कंपनी ने िह दी का नाम िदया है . इ ह अमेिरका, यूरोप और एिशया यानी

पूरी दिु नया म आशा-२००, आशा ३०० और आशा ३०३ के नाम से बेचा जाएगा. "

२६ अक्टूबर की शाम ल दन म नोिकया के बेिसक फोन के वैि वक ने इन तीन मॉड स को वैि वक

यापार की उपा यक्ष मेरी मेक्डावेल

तर पर प्र तत ु िकया. उ ह ने कहा िक इन बेिसक फो स को आशा

नाम िदया गया है , ये एक िह दी नाम है िजसका मतलब होप होता है . उ ह ने बताया िक इनके मा यम से बेिसक फोन के बाज़ार म नोिकया कम कीमत म

माटर् फोन जैसे फीचर उपल ध कराएगा.उ लेखनीय

है िक ये पहला मौक़ा है जब नोिकया ने अपने िकसी मॉडल को इस तरह का ब्रांड नेम िदया है. अभी तक के इितहास म नोिकया ने िजतने भी फोन िनकाले है उ ह अंग्रेजी की वणर्माला या िफर संख्या या दोन को िमलाकर ब्रांड नेम िदया जाता रहा है जैसे E-71 या E - 90 या 3310. मेरी ने बताया िक आशा ब्रांड नेम रखने का िवचार नोिकया की इंडोनेिशया इकाई म कायर्रत एक अिधकारी ने िदया था. उ ह ने कहा िक ये नाम नोिकया की ग्राहक किद्रत नीितय को अिभ यक्त करता है. मोबाइल के बाज़ार म नोिकया इन िदन कड़ी प्रित पधार् से गज ु ार रहा है. नोिकया के कुल यापार का ६०

फीसदी िह सा बेिसक फोन सेगमट से आता है . इसिलए ये क्षेत्र उसके िलए सबसे

यादा मह वपूणर् है

और इसके वैि वक बाज़ार पर अपनी बादशाहत कायम रखने के िलए नोिकया ने िह दी का दामन थामा है . शायद ये पहला मौक़ा है जब कोई बहुरा ट्रीय कंपनी अपने वैि वक उ पाद को पूरी दिु नया म िह दी के ब्रांड नेम से बेचेगी. यिद ये खबर िह दी के बड़े-बड़े समाचार मा यम म िदवाली पर आती तो िह दी से लगाव रखने वाले लोग की िदवाली और रोशन हो जाती. खैर ...दो त कुछ समय बाद ब्रांडनेम िह दी म

रखे भी जाएंगे और िलखे भी जाएंगे........सब ु ह होने को है बस माहौल बनाए रिखए. सौज य से-

खंडल े वाल (खबर

ोत - िद

यय ू ाकर् टाइ स)

ी सब ु ोध

रामायण की पाँच कथाओं के िहंदी व डच अनव ु ाद का लोकापर्ण पारामािरबो, रामायण वह ग्रंथ है जो अित प्राचीन होते हुए भी सवर्था नवीन है , सिदय से अनेक सािह यकार ने रामायण से प्रेरणा लेकर अनेक कृितय की रचना की,अनेक प्रकार से

की है और अभी भी कर रहे ह। इसी है सरू ीनाम की


ख ं ला म एक मोती टांका

ीमती कामन मरहई ने। 22 अक्तूबर 2011 को

सां कृितक सं था माता गौरी के सभागार म

ीमती मरहई


याख्या की गयी रामायण की पाँच कथाओं का िवमोचन िकया गया। आप रामायण की सिक्रय प्रचारक ह E-Newsletter of the Embassy of India, Paramaribo


और पारामािरबो की सां कृितक सं था माता गौरी म रामायण कक्षाएं भी लेती है िजसम सब िमलकर रामायण पाठ करते ह व

ीमती मरहई उसकी याख्या करती ह। सरल

दया कामन जी कमर् को

प्रधान मानती ह और यही कारण है िक आज के इस यग ु म जब प्र येक पु तक पर लेखक का िचत्र व

पिरचय होना अव यंभावी हो गया है , इस पु तक म कामन जी ने अपना िचत्र व पिरचय कुछ नहीं िदया है । वह कहती ह "मेरा उ े य िसफर् रामायण प्रचार प्रसार है और वही आव यक है , म नहीं"।

पु तक म बालकांड से प्रयाग मिहमा, अयो याकांड से ल मण व िनशादराज संवाद ,अर यकांड से पंचवटी का राम ल मण संवाद और शबरी माता की नवधा भिक्त तथाउ तरकांड

से पुरजन उपदे श की


बहुत सरल ढं ग से डच भाषा व िहंदी म की गयी है । डच भाषा म िलखे आमुख म संक्षेप म रामायण का पिरचय िदया गया है । यह पु तक जहां एक ओर गैर िहंद ु तािनय को रामायण के िवषय म ज्ञान दे गी वहीं सरू ीनाम म दे वनागरी िलिप के प्रसार म भी सहायक होगी।उ लेखनीय है िक पु तक का िहंदी टं कण ीमती मरहई की सप ु ुत्री

ीमती रमोना औसान ने िकया है और उ ह ने इस पु तक के िलए ही िहंदी

टं कण सीखा। राजदत ू ावास की िहंदी व सं कृित अिधकारी

ीमती भावना सक्सैना ने इस अवसर पर

रामायण िक प्रासंिगकता पर चचार् की और इसे सरू ीनाम म िहंदी टं कण कायर्शाला की सफलता के

प म

दे खते हुए मरहई पिरवार व सरू ीनाम के िहंदी प्रेिमय को बधाई दी। कायर्क्रम का कुशल संचालन िहंदी छात्रा कुमारी मोती रं गीला ने िकया। इस अवसर पर रामायण समाज ने सुमधरु रामायण वाचन भी िकया। कायर्क्रम म शहर के कईं ग यमा य

यिक्त यथा भत ू पूवर् लोकसभा अ यक्ष सु ी इि दरा

पंिडत पाटनदीन, पंिडत कृ णद त मथरु ाप्रसाद भी उपि थत थे। सभी ने


ीमित मरहई के इस प्रयास की

भरू ी भरू ी प्रशंसा की और उ ह साधुवाद िदया।

हिरवंश राय ब चन

(२७ नवंबर १९०७ – १८ जनवरी २००३)

इलाहाबाद के काय थ पिरवार म ज मे ब चन जी थे। इनको बा यकाल म ब चन कहा जाता था िजसका शाि दक अथर् ब चा या संतान

होता है । बाद म ये इसी नाम से मशहूर हुए । इ ह ने काय थ पाठशालाओं म पहले उदर् ू की िशक्षा ली जो उस समय कानन ू की िडग्री के िलए पहला कदम माना जाता था । इसके बाद उ होने प्रयाग िव विव यालय से अंगरे जी म एम ए और कैि ब्रज िव विव यालय से पी एच डी िकया । १९२६ म १९ वषर् की उम्र म उनका िववाह यामा ब चन से हुआ जो उस समय १४ वषर् की थी । लेिकन १९३६ म यामा की टीबी के कारण म ृ यु हो गई । पांच साल बाद १९४१ म ब चन ने एक पंजाबन तेजी सूरी से िववाह

िकया जो रं गमंच तथा गायन से जुड़ी हुई थीं । इसी समय उ ह ने नीड़ का पुनिनर्मार्ण जैसे किवताओं की रचना की । तेजी ब चन से अिमताभ तथा अिजताभ दो पुत्र हुए । अिमताभ ब चन एक प्रिसद्ध अिभनेता ह । तेजी

ब चन ने हिरवंश राय ब चन वारा शेक्सिपयर के अनूिदत कई नाटक म अिभनय का काम िकया है ।उनकी कृित दो चट्टाने को १९६८ म िह दी किवता का सािह य अकादमी परु कार से स मिनत िकया गया

था। इसी वषर् उ ह सोिवयत लड नेह

पुर कार तथा एफ्रो एिशयाई स मेलन के कमल परु कार से

भी स मािनत िकया गया। िबड़ला फाउ डेशन ने उनकी आ मकथा के िलये उ ह सर वती स मान िदया था।हिरवंश राय ब चन को भारत सरकार

एक किवता –

वारा सन १९७६ म सािह य एवं िशक्षा के क्षेत्र म पद्म भूषण से स मािनत िकया गया था। प्र तुत है उनकी

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है अँधेरी रात पर दीवा जलाना कब मना है क पना के हाथ से कमनीय जो मंिदर बना था

हाय, वे उ माद के झ के िक िजनम राग जागा

भावना के हाथ ने िजसम िवतान को तना था

वैभव से फेर आँख गान का वरदान माँगा

व न ने अपने कर से था िजसे िच से सँवारा

एक अंतर से विनत ह दस ू रे म जो िनरं तर

वगर् के द ु प्रा य रं ग से, रस से जो सना था

भर िदया अंबर-अविन को म तता के गीत गा-गा

ढह गया वह तो जुटाकर ईंट, प थर, कंकड़ को

अंत उनका हो गया तो मन बहलने के िलए ही

है अँधेरी रात पर दीवा जलाना कब मना है

है अँधेरी रात पर दीवा जलाना कब मना है

बादल के अ ु से धोया गया नभ-नील नीलम

हाय, वे साथी िक चुंबक लौह-से जो पास आए

प्रथम ऊषा की िकरण की लािलमा-सी लाल मिदरा

िदन कटे ऐसे िक कोई तार वीणा के िमलाकर

वह अगर टूटा िमलाकर हाथ की दोन हथेली

वे गए तो सोचकर यह लौटने वाले नहीं वे

ले अधरू ी पंिक्त कोई गन ु गुनाना कब मना है

एक अपनी शांित की कुिटया बनाना कब मना है

पास क्या आए, दय के बीच ही गोया समाए

का बनाया था गया मधुपात्र मनमोहक, मनोरम

एक मीठा और यारा िज़ दगी का गीत गाए

थी उसी म चमचमाती नव घन म चंचला सम एक िनमर्ल ोत से त ृ णा बुझाना कब मना है

खोज मन का मीत कोई लौ लगाना कब मना है

क्या घड़ी थी, एक भी िचंता नहीं थी पास आई

क्या हवाएँ थीं िक उजड़ा यार का वह आिशयाना

है अँधेरी रात पर दीवा जलाना कब मना है

है अँधेरी रात पर दीवा जलाना कब मना है

कुछ न आया काम तेरा शोर करना, गल ु मचाना

कािलमा तो दरू , छाया भी पलक पर थी न छाई

आँख से म ती झपकती, बात से म ती टपकती

नाश की उन शिक्तय के साथ चलता ज़ोर िकसका

थी हँसी ऐसी िजसे सुन बादल ने शमर् खाई

िकंतु ऐ िनमार्ण के प्रितिनिध, तझ ु े होगा बताना

पर अिथरता पर समय की मुसकराना कब मना है

पर िकसी उजड़े हुए को िफर बसाना कब मना है

वह गई तो ले गई उ लास के आधार, माना

जो बसे ह वे उजड़ते ह प्रकृित के जड़ िनयम से

है अँधेरी रात पर दीवा जलाना कब मना है

है अँधेरी रात पर दीवा जलाना कब मना है


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TRADE ENQUIRIES List of Commercial Inquiries Received from India in September 2011


Name of the Company

Rajnish Nimbark/ Lavanya Nimbark 532, Devi Nagar, Road No.3, N.S. Road, Sodala, Jaipur, Rajasthan Tel: + 91‐141‐2297‐721; Mob. +91‐9314509233/ 9829266556 E‐mail: Avinash Kakade CEO Destiny Exports, MSEB Housing. Society, 2nd lane, Juna Dhamani Road, Visharambag, Sangli 416416, Maharashtra Tel: 91‐8600144731 E‐mail: Jignesh Lab Chems Tel: +8530458365 E‐mail: Website: 4. Vishnu G. Dev Sector No: 9/C‐54/203, Shantinagar, Mira Road (East), Thane 401107. Tel: +91‐9930205255 E‐mail

Painting Work on Handmade Paper, Old Paper, Synthetic Ivory ,Wood, Leather, Canvas, Cotton , Silk, Marble Tiles, Grains etc.


Execution of Turn‐key projects for Food, Agro, Pharma, Chemical, Textile, Construction and other industries/ various Engineering items, Food and Agro items etc. Providing technical and management Consultancy, Global Placement, Global Healthcare and other service businesses








Sangini Sharma Sr. Executive – International Marketing Labh Group of Companies E‐mail: Website: Amit Gupta Ample Agro Overseas, Jaipur, Rajasthan Tel: +91‐98876‐01000 E‐mail: Nagaraju Managing Director VPS ROCK DRILL No.170, 2nd Floor Hegganhalli Hegganhalli Main Road, Vishwanidam Post, Peenya 2nd Stage, Bangalore‐560091, Karnataka Tel: +91‐9980073923/ 9448703923 E‐Mail : Website: Rajat Juneja Executive ‐ International marketing Nexgen Fluoropolymers Pvt. Ltd. Tel: +91‐9718156759 E‐mail: Website:

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Agriculture Products like Fresh Fruit, Fresh Vegetable, Spices, Dry Fruits and Milk Products

Pharmaceutical and Laboratory ware instruments and Glass ware products. Frozen Marine Products

Agro, Herbal & Spices Products

DTH products and other allied equipment for Water well Drilling, Mining, Construction, Civil Engineering and Quarrying Operations

PTFE Rods, Sheets, Bushes, Tubes, Gaskets, Envelope Gaskets, Gland Packings, Mechanical Seals, Bellows, Thin Wall tubes, Diaphragms, Etched sheets, PTFE Fabrics, Ball Valve Seat Rings, V rings, Expanded Tapes, Lined Valves, Lined Pipes, Lined Pipe Fittings and other customized products











Inderjit Singh Sales Director Godson Auto Pvt. Ltd. Mob: +91 98761 99056 E‐mail: Injela Zaini Zifor Enterprises Bandri Ka Nasik, Char Darwaza, Jaipur ‐302001, Rajasthan Mob: +91‐9694704074 E‐mail: Mohd.Azim Khan Azra International Plot No. 50 A, Lane No. 4, Behind Geejgarh Vihar, 22 Godown, Jaipur‐302006, Rajasthan E‐mail: Tanya Soni Dhanya Agro‐Herbs 286‐287,Narayan Mansion, Vasundhara Colony, Tonk Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan Tel: +91‐9587436195/ 9828817798 E‐mail: Kirtikumar Patel Proprietor Priyanka Industries 13B, Kamaldeep Industrial Estate Khatraj, Taluka – Kalol 382721 Gandhinagar, Gujarat Tel: +91‐2764‐281785; Telefax: +91‐2764‐281253 E‐mail: Edwina Antony Sutures India Pvt Ltd No. 472‐D, 13th Cross, 4th Phase, Peenya Industrial Area, Bangalore ‐560058 Tel: +91‐80‐41868000; Fax: +91‐80‐41171056 Mob: +91‐9916888976 E‐mail: Website: Ashish Karanpuria Nutech Polymer Pvt Ltd 36,Charak Marg Ambamata Scheme Udaipur Rajasthan Tel: +91‐ 9950198628 E‐mail: Ashok Arumugham Vice President & Executive Director Arumuga Group of Industries 636/15, Rajapalayam Road Chatrapatti ‐ 626102 Tel: +91‐4563‐257559/ 69 / 79 Fax: +91‐4563‐257340/ 430 E‐mail: Website: Agilam Jeyabalen Managing Director E‐mail:

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U‐Bolts, Wheel Bolts, Tractor Linkage Parts & Auto Parts Nuts / Bolts/Wahers – Automotive, Industrial, Refineries Etc. Threaded Rods – Used In Construction Purposes Agro and Herbal & Spices Products

Handicrafts, Gift Items & Accessories

Agro Products

Fire Fighting Equipment and Fittings

Surgical Sutures (All Varieties Of Absorbable and Non‐ Absorbable), Hernia Mesh, Bonewax, Surgical Gloves and Surgical Tapes

HDPE/PP Woven Fabrics, Bags and Speciality Chemicals for Textile Industries

Medical Gauze Bandages










Amit Bansal Manager Indo Sati Instruments & Chemicals 3674, Timber Market, Ambala Cantt. Tel: +91‐171‐4000131/ 2600131 Fax: +91‐171‐4001131 Mob: +91‐9416082131 E‐mail: Sunil Nagar S. Kumar & Company 52, Teeba Shyopur Toll Tax, Sanganer Jaipur, Rajasthan 302033 Mob: 91‐9460020458 E‐mail: Om Prakash Mob: +91‐9414248567 E‐mail:

Laboratory Equipment Furnishers, Scientific Educational Instruments, Medical College Instruments & Equipment, Pharmacology & Physiology Equipment, Pharmacy Colleges & Medical College Furnishers

Ashutosh Pandey Marketing Executive Supreme Enterprises Tel: +91‐11‐40516900 (5 lines) Fax: +91‐11‐40516444 E‐mail: P. Bindal Shri Lal Mahal Ltd. Shri Lal Mahal House B‐16 Bhagwan Dass Nagar, New Delhi‐110026 Mob: +91‐9899653536 E‐Mail: Jay J. Shukla Business Development Executive 37, Ujagar Industrial Estate, W.T. Patil Marg Deonar, Mumbai 400088 E‐mail: Rodney Alfred Creative International E‐mail:

Medical Devises, Implants, Disposables, Surgical and all allied product required for Healthcare Facilities

Agro, Herbal and Spice Products

Stone Handicrafts in both Indian Marble and Sand Stone, Gold Leaf Work, Miniature Paintings and Wooden Handicrafts specially Gifts, Souvenirs and Mementoes

Rice,& Agri Commodities

Finished Formulations

Plastic Caps/ Spouts/ Closures of various sized used in the lubricant oil, edible oil, chemical, pharmaceutical, mineral water, aerated water and various other industries

BHARAT DARSHAN – MYSORE PALACE Mysore Palace is among the world's 31 must‐see places

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The Economic Times: October 22, 2011 Bangalore: If Madame Tussauds in London attracts the maximum number of tourists from across the world, the majestic Mysore Palace ranks a close second in the list of the most‐visited places on the globe. In yet another affirmation of its drawing power, the New York Times recently listed it as one of the 31 must‐see places on Earth for two consecutive years. The palace plays host to an average 2.5 million tourists each year. Going by the growing tourist footfalls, Karnataka tourism department officials say it could well be the numero uno soon. Feedback from tourists from the UK, Spain, France and other countries suggests that the palace has mesmerized visitors. Many wonder why Buckingham Palace has been considered magnificent for so long when the Mysore Palace can boast of superior construction. In 2010, Mysore Palace had a domestic visitor footfall of 3.1 million and another 70,000 from abroad. Other places in Mysore played host to 7 million domestic and 12,000 international visitors. The first nine months of 2011 have seen 2.4 million domestic visitors and 60,000 international visitors touring the palace. The city, on the other hand, received a whopping 6.75 million domestic and 25,000 foreign tourists till September. "The Mysore Palace and the city attract a large number of tourists to the state. Hardly does Mysore get left out of a tour itinerary involving either Karnataka or south India," says a senior official of the tourism department. Tours that start in Tamil Nadu and end in Bangalore enter Karnataka from Wayanad through Nagarahole, Mysore or Hassan before reaching Bangalore. for onward departures. A lot of tours enter Karnataka coming through Ooty, Bandipur and Mysore and conclude at Bangalore. "Mysore generates a handsome revenue for the state," senior tourism officials said. It's evident by the fact that three new hotels are coming up in a big way to cash on the growing business. Readying their infrastructure are Radisson Blu Plaza (170 rooms), Sheraton Mysore Hotel (220 rooms) and the Country Inn Suites (130 rooms), all expected to start operations in one year. "The fact that Mysore is also popular as a hub for wellness, yoga and meditation, among other things, contributes in a big way to bring good revenue for the state," says Vinita R of Windflower Spa and Resorts in Mysore.

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