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Working Men's Hostel
Dhumal resolves to make Himachal a model State
Mrs. Meira Mohanty Former CEO, BBNDA
Industrialization of Himachal all the way
Dhumal launches heli-taxi service in Himachal
Himachal Pradesh 2011-12
BBN Industries Association
Patrons PATRONS Mr. Sachit Jain Mr. R.K. Rewari Mr. N.K. Juneja Mr. Joginder Khanna Mr. A.R. Singh Mr. Amir Singh EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2011-12 President Mr. Rajender Guleria
Sachit Jain Patron
R.K. Rewari Patron
N.K. Juneja Patron
Joginder Khanna Patron
Amir Singh Patron
Atma Ram Singh Patron & Immediate Past President
President Elect Mr. Arun Rawat Advisor Mr. Deepak Bhandari Rajinder Guleria President
Arun Rawat President Elect
Deepak Bhandari Advisor
Vijay K. Arora Sr. Vice President
C.N. Dhar Sr. Vice President
Sanjay Bhasin Vice President
Y.S. Guleria General Secretary
Ashwany Sharma Organising Secretary
H.C. Maheshwari Vice President
Ashok Agrahari Vice President
Shailesh Aggarwal Vice President
Vipin Gupta Secretary Finance
Rajiv Aggarwal Vice President
M.P. Sharma Vice President cum-Chairmen
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Rajesh Bansal Vice President cum-Chairmen
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In this issue COVER STORY 4 Working Men's Hostel THINK TANK 2 From the desk of the president 2 President_Elect writes 3 We’re climbing up the ladder BBN INFRASTRUCTURE 7 Planning of Industrial Area 7 Monthly Quiz for February 2011 9 Industrialization of Himachal all the way 10 Dhumal launches heli-taxi service in Himachal 11 Cloud computing for MSMEs BBNIA HELPING HANDS 8 Dhumal resolves to make Himachal a model State
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
BBNIA NEWS IN BRIEF 12 Credit by NABARAD 13 Ruskin bond and his love for India 13 Pharma Concerns 14 Entry Tax – Effect on Industry 14 CSR Tree Plantation by Timex 14 Posting & Transfers CASE IN POINT 15 Himachal Pradesh 2011-12 16 Mind your Wall Gloss SACRED SPACE 17 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 17 His Holyness Dalai Lama HEALTH MATTERS 18 Arthritis: The inevitable truth
BBNIA has requested the Union Ministry for Commerce & Industry to extend the Sunset Clause till 31 March 2020 for subsidy and income tax benefits.
Rajender Guleria President, BBNIA
eace at what cost? Himachal Pradesh has remained a peaceful
state, and progressing consistently bringing socio-economic
benefits to its residents.
The recent move by the Central
Government to ignore Himachal Pradesh while providing special relief to J&K and north east, is a clear case of uncalled for discrimination against Himachal. We have requested the Union Ministry for Commerce and Industry, to revise the rate and limit of the Central investment subsidy to 30% and Rs.150 lakh respectively to bring it at part with other two hilly states. We have also requested to extend the sunset clause date till 31st March 2020 for both, the subsidy and the income tax benefits, which, at present, stands at 15% and Rs.30 lakh only. The benefits have been extended to north east as well as J&K being the hilly states, and the only other consideration had been the civil unrest in those areas. Himachal is also a hilly state and being the most peaceful states in the country, has been able to attract fresh investments from other states as well as contribute to the socio-economic upliftment for the people of Himachal through increased industrial activity. We have approached Mr Anand Sharma, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, and conveyed the industryâ€™s deep resentment for step-motherly treatment and ignoring Himachal Pradesh for these reliefs. We have made a strong representation to him and have been assured that he would endeavour to get Himachal the same relief as has been extended to J&K and north-east. The BBNIA is expecting the government to accelerate industrial growth through reforms and setting new priorities to address economic issues, and we are grateful to CII also for making recommendations to the government in this regards.
The road to success.... is always under construction.
We have to concentrate on the projects given to us by the state and see that we are ready to contribute mentally, physically and financially for completion of targets.
Arun Rawat President Elect, BBNIA
t is possibly the way of life that when you start feeling comfortable, thinking that all is under control, situations take a turn preparing you for the most unexpected. It is then that we should pause and thank
all those who were instrumental in putting us at ease before we plan for the next. We need to thank all our members who gave us the strength to convince others that we are the one and the only one who can deliver goods and achieve targets howsoever difficult these may be. Such qualities are developed by following examples set by our members (patrons and the presidents) who worked tirelessly, who gave stature to the institution through their diligence and dedication. The government, the administrative officers dealing with industrialization in the area and the efforts put in for its development by the CEO, BBNDA (Mrs. Meira Mohanty) in recent times, have given us some proud moments to feel that development in this area is not a distant dream. Posting of some well meaning officers out of this area at this juncture when we needed their help the most is disturbing. But, wherever they may be, they will recall what they could achieve here the way we remember them for their contribution. We are prepared to make this area better than the best, and make BBN known the world over as one of the best industrial destinations. It is time for us to consider our achievements and our future targets. We have to concentrate on the projects given to us by the state and see that we are ready to contribute mentally, physically and financially for completion of targets like CETP, Skill Development Centre, Mini Tool room, Working Men Hostel, Trade Centre and Club House, Improvement of Roads and other social responsibilities. We have just made a beginning. The central government has floated many schemes to benefit industrial development, on PPP basis and we have to keep ourselves ready to initiate all such schemes in our state. Future targets in our case are therefore directly related to the steps that may be taken by the state in due course of time. Let us be ready for it.
Face-to-Face An interview with Mrs. Meira Mohanty Former Chief Executive Officer, BBNDA
Weâ€™re climbing up the ladder As we go to the press, Mrs. Meira Mohanty has been transferred as DC, Sirmour. We shall miss her dynamism and charismatic personality.
How comfortable had been your transition having
Married to IRS officer posted in Chandigarh, Meira loves to spend her leisure watching comedies and romantic movies.
law and order situation, the entire State Government is
moved from a District administration posting, to be
more accessible to common man than anywhere else,
the CEO of BBN Development Authority?
and above all, the availability of uninterrupted power
Meira Mohanty: Very exciting and very different. Here I
supply at affordable rates.
have seen the kind of challenges this industrial townships
Do you think these infrastructural issues are being
face, but with the proactive support of the local industries
association, BBNIA, I have found that it is much easier to
MM: Of course. Development is like a ladder, which is
implement and put into action whatever developmental
already in place here, and we are climbing. We are looking
efforts one wants to put in here. In the District, the
at housing for the workers, schools and medical facilities,
challenges were entirely different but in BBNDA one truly
especially when more and more big FMCG companies are
learns the fundamentals of project management, and
looking at BBN for setting up their base here. We have
watch them get realised.
been able to interest a reputed school from Solan to come
What have been your priorities after joining
to Baddi, and mid-level hospitals are also on the anvil. We
are looking at big developmental projects like setting up a
MM: BBN area requires tremendous infrastructure in
Baddi Trade Centre, strengthen roads, setting up high-
terms of roads, sewerage, street lighting, etc. The ground
mast lights at every crossing, in which we have received
realities are definitely different when it comes to the
active support of the BBNIA, which is indeed creditable.
implementation of the plans, but fortunately we have
BBNIA members have decided to implement this project
been able to get Central Government grant of Rs.70 crore
on PPP mode, and similarly many other projects are
which would definitely change the face of BBN. We have
waiting on the wings to be completed with the support
not only to plan for the current situation but also for the
of local industry.
future growth. By 2025, it is expected that the current
What else you have in mind?
floating population of 2 lakh would touch 7 lakh, who will
MM: We have discussed it with BBNIA and we intend to
require better civic amenities, roads, hospitals, housing,
set up factory outlet complex with a food court, on the
and sanitation facilities.
lines of Delhi Haat, so that local industry can showcase
But with the current incentives gone, will the
and sell their products to the people at an affordable cost,
industrial development continue?
which would even attract buyers from nearby cities. At
MM: Why not? In fact, the best part is that despite this
the same time I would recommend promotion of tourism
none of the industry is leaving the place. The fact is that
to this region since there are a number of old forts and
Himachal Pradesh has distinct advantages which will
temples that are worth visiting. Bringing in school and
continue to retain the industry, incentive or no incentive,
college students, and even tourists, on regular basis for
and even bring in fresh investments from outsides.
industry visit would further boost up the economy of this
Himachal is one of the most peaceful states with excellent
When everything comes in your way you're in the wrong lane.
Working Men's Hostel rooms were converted to dormitories and the availability of space per head started reducing inch by inch to a point when the number of persons in a room became more than the room area could accommodate. The inconvenience faced by the workers resulted in their migration to other areas where they could have some residential comforts after tiring duty hours in the industries. Some of the affluent industrial houses of the area took corrective m e a s u r e s b y p ro v i d i n g i n - h o u s e accommodation for their staff. But for most of the industry it was not possible, one because of shortage of funds and two for
The logic for such a hostel was intended to provide an example to the operating industrialists to ensure that their staff was housed properly, rested properly, and looked after properly.
want of space with them. t is perhaps not necessary for us to impress the importance of this project
BBNIA, being alive to the situation of
on the industries operating in this area,
depleting workforce requested the
because all of us have faced at one time or
government to come up with a policy to
the other, problem of providing adequate
ensure convenient residential space for
accommodation for our workers who come
working men of the area in the shape of
from different parts of the state and the
working men's hostel. The logic for such a
country to seek employment with us. We all remember that prior to influx of
hostel was intended to provide an example to the operating industrialists to ensure that
industrial houses in this area, most of which
their staff was housed properly, rested
started after 2003, local residents had
properly, and looked after properly so that
constructed hamlets for rental purpose and
when they came to their workplace they
the amount so charged was affordable.
were fresh and ready to give their best.
With more and more of industries coming
The state government was kind
in, every space available with the land
enough to agree to the view point of BBNIA
owners was converted to commercial
and moved a proposal to the central
activity which also included constructing of
government to provide adequate funds for
rooms for rent. As the demand for rooms
construction of a working men's hostel at
increased so did the rates for each. The
Baddi under the central program of
The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.
"Assistance to States for developing Export Infrastructure and Allied Activities" (ASIDE). As in other cases of similar schemes, a
Cost outlay and Means of Finance The total cost of the project is estimated
which is reimbursable in a period of 12 years. Brochure for allotment of rooms was likely to be sent to the member industries
special purpose vehicle (SPV) was required
at Rs. 12 crores, including cost of land (Rs.
along with a letter for booking of rooms in
to be constituted to take up this work.
3.crores) agreed to be provided by the state
Accordingly, to look after construction
government in the shape of developed land
of a working Men's Hostel and other
and Rs. 6 Crores as grant. This leaves us
Well, if you still feel that the cost is on the
welfare activities for the workforce
short by Rs. 3 crores. This gap is to be met by
higher side, just wait and hear what other
operating in this area an SPV called
the beneficiar y industries, who are
facilities are available in this complex.
Doon Infrastr ucture Ltd., was
interested to earmark accommodation for
n The hostels will have a Warden House
constituted having government
their staff in these hostels. The State
to look after their management and
functionaries and members of BBNIA on its
Government, as a measure of their
Board of Directors.
earnestness towards completion of this
Location and Quantum
project, has thankfully released Rs. 1.50
proper up-keep. n In addition, we have 6 shops for daily needs and laundry.
Named as Vivekanand Shram Awaas,
crores as first installment of total grant of Rs.
n spacious parking.
Baddi, the site of this hostel is located at a
6 crores. The construction will be taken up
n 24 hour power back-up.
distance of 3 Km. from the bus stand on
shortly and completed within a year of its
n Under-ground water storage tanks.
Barotiwala Baddi Road opposite to Ozone
inauguration. The rooms are being offered
n Proper sewerage system. n 24/hrs security arrangement. n And all that is needed for a hygienic and comfortable living.
Can you ask for something more? Rental & Maintenance Charges We can well understand that the project to be constructed, maintained and operated in the format as above requires adequate watch and ward staff and some operational staff for upkeep of water and power supply in the premises and on that account some maintenance charges are to be levied/ recovered from the occupants. As per present estimates, the presumptive rent for a room with common wash room facility is Rs. 1,400 and one with Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and government
for registration on first come first served
attached facility is Rs. 1600 per month For
forest depot. The proposed hostel is to be
basis on an application for booking of a
these, maintenance charges are likely to be
constructed in a plot area of 4.52 Acres
room together with a registration fee of Rs.
Rs. 770 and Rs. 900 respectively.
having 346 rooms. 272 of these rooms are
15,000.00 which is not reimbursable. Once
with a common wash room's facility and the
the registration is complete, the
recovered as monthly charges from all those
beneficiaries can finally book their rooms.
who book rooms. The difference in the
remaining 74 with attached wash rooms.
These maintenance charges will be
presumptive rent less the charges on
Each room has an independent balcony
Cost for booking of rooms is fixed at a
and is designed to accommodate two
charge of Rs. 95,000 for rooms with
maintenance in each case (Rs. 630 and Rs.
persons to shelter 692 persons when fully
common wash rooms and Rs. 1,00,000 for
700 respectively) shall be adjusted towards
rooms with attached facility as security
repayment of security deposits.
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
Graphic representation on monthly basis is as under:
best in them. Let us not forget, we rise
continue to be made to up-date facilities
because of the efforts put in by our workers
available therein from time to time. Further
As the rent chargeable and cost on
and are therefore responsible for their
activity to provide comforts to the staff
maintenance is presently worked out on
welfare. The quality of workers that we
when they are off-duty is to be continued
rough estimates, charges on each account
need was discussed in our November issue
which include additional rooms by the SPV
can vary once the hostel is made
under “Our Road to Success” wherein it was
or to extend help for similar activity to other
Room Rent(Rs.) Security(Rs.)
finances of the SPV so permit.
Common Wash Room
member industries as and when the
Attached Wash Room 1600/
We are highly obliged to the State Government for providing us the wherewith-all for this project; and the officers and staff of the Industries department and the
operational. As in all accommodation of this
emphasized that for reaping better results
nature, a leasehold agreement is likely to be
than the others, we should have with us a
tremendous efforts put in by them to
made out with provisions for increase of
strength of “Total Quality People (TQP)-
ensure that this project takes its present
monthly rent after periodic occupancy as
people with character, integrity, good values
shape. The officers who deserve a special
may be decided by the SPV.
and positive attitude”. And when we want
mention and without whose help, this
Retention and Transfers
our staff to emulate the best, we must be
project could have still been at the planning
After a period of 12 years, the hiring
able to give them the best, make them
stage are Mr. Onkar Sharma, Director of
industry shall be at liberty to retain the
confident that we care for them and that
industries, Mr. Sudhir Sharma, Deputy
premises at the rent then prevailing or else
we regard them as an important part of our
Director of Industries, Mr. Tilak Raj Sharma,
HPSIDC, individually and collectively for
surrender it to the SPV for transfer to any
organization. This feeling can be generated
Member Secretary and Ms. Deepaka Khatri
other industrial unit that may be interested
by setting an example and that is what
and Mr. Satish Sharma, S.E. HPSIDC Ltd.
to take over. The hiring industry will also be
BBNIA is hoping for thereby minimizing the
in a position to transfer its rights to another
chances of exodus of workers from the area.
publication, its gratitude on behalf of the
industrial unit during the currency of its
The authorities of the SPV when
member industries and others who are
hiring period of 12 years only with the
contacted informed that construction of a
benefitted by this project and also on behalf
consent and approval of the SPV.
hostel is just the beginning of our efforts to
of those who may pick up the useful
provide confidence in the mind of our
threads hereaf ter from successful
We would like to elaborate a little more
workforce that we are sincerely interested in
completion of this project.
on this project. We remember the work
their welfare and also that efforts shall
culture we had before a number of established industries shifted to this area. For most of us, a shed with some plant and machinery was regarded as an industry. That we were wrong dawned on us when we saw how efficiently the new players managed their units by providing extra care for the working conditions of their workforce, looking after their comforts as importantly as their efficiency. BBNIA , through its SPV, Doon Infrastructure Limited, wishes to place before industrial establishments of this area a mirror view of how the workers need to be treated, housed and helped to bring in the
Your mind is like a parachute... it functions only when open.
BBNIA places on record through this
Planning of Industrial Area
tate President of Human rights
institutions, better health facilities, higher
operational despite very serious financial
Commission, Shri Vijendra Chandel,
level of administrators in revenue, police,
difficulties faced by them and the running
addressing a press conference on 15
electricity supply and may be some others.
about that they had to do to keep
January 2011 at Barotiwala said that the
We have BBNDA for the last about five
themselves away from the clutches of take
minimum facilities required for BBN area
years. Well meaning administrative officers
over notices and harassment of
were missing. He said that despite extensive
in the BBNDA are seriously engaged in
enforcement agencies not to talk of their
industrialization of this area, there is a
giving this area a shape to make it look one
day to day operational problems. That they
continuous shortage of drinking water,
of the most modern industrial complexes in
survived even then was a miracle.
insufficient sanitation facilities, improper
the years to come. All these officers who
There is no reason why miracles cannot
maintenance of roads and bridges, heavily
took over as CEO, BBNDA, till now three in
happen twice. Thanks to recent concerted
polluted atmosphere and dusty roads.
number, are highly imaginative with a
efforts of the CEO, BBNDA, Ms. Meira
According to him lack of basic amenities
serious intent to leave their impact on the
Mohanty, we have targeted a number of
for the BBN area is a pointer to the fact that
area. They have not been able to deliver the
projects such as IIUS, Baddi Heights,
whichever the government was in power in
miracle they intended to because they had
Working men and women hostels and a few
the state its only objective was to collect as
the target but not the teeth.
more. Implementation will take time, but a
We have full reason to believe that the
much taxes from this area as possible and there was hardly any serious effort for its
miracle can happen because many of those
development. Conditions prevailing in this
who established their industries in this area
area at present are similar to those 15 years
as far back as 15 years or even more, are still
beginning is made for the miracle to surface. How many more years for the final shape of BBNDA? Can someone tell?
ago. Being a witness to the development in this area, it can be authoritatively added that 15 years back, this area was less
Monthly Quiz February 2011
polluted, less noisy, less congested, less Name the first woman athlete who 6
Name the author of book “Malgudi
now be regarded as the worst of this area.
won a medal in world athletics by
But then there was not much of
recording a jump of 6.70 mtrs. in long 7
Who was the author of the famous
industrialization and lesser transport facility
Russian Novel “Mother”
populated, and less in all sectors which can
for the people to travel. Local residents were
Who was the first Indian weightlifter
poor, less educated yet satisfied with what
who won an Olympic medal in women
weight lifting event?
Now we have big and small industrial
won Wimbledon Junior title in 1990.
houses, we have lot of moving population seeking for jobs; we also have a number of
awesome cost they charged for their barren
Name the Indian who was the first
A. a) Ichthyology c) Leaves
What is the scientific name for the
b) Fifth B. a) Italy
study of dreams?
b) O. Henry
Asian to win world title in Chess.
local residents of this area who can be categorized as rich because of the
Name the Indian Tennis Player who
Answer to Monthly Quiz January 2011
d) Dadasahib Phalke c) Kiaxone
lands. Yes, we also have better educational
One thing you can give and still keep....is your word.
BBNIA : The Helping Hands
Dhumal resolves to make Himachal into a model State Two yeas are still left. By that time, many projects would be functional at the grassroots level. That would further give him an edge over others in terms of heralding a new era of development.
aving won laurels from all
possible only when we ameliorate their
Whether the implementation of 20-
quarters for providing better
woes effectively,” said Prof. Dhumal,
Point Programme, which is meant for the
governance marked by all round
speaking to The Pioneer on the eve of the
people on the margins, connecting human
development, Himachal Pradesh Chief
Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day, which is
habitats with roads, providing health
Minister Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal has
celebrated on January 25 every year.
services at doorsteps and financial security
reiterated his resolve to take development
Prof. Dhumal's performance has been
to the people's doorstep more effectively in
lauded not only by former Prime Minister
days to come. “I am not going to leave
Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former Deputy
to the senior citizens, Prof. Dhumal's Government has done a wonderful job. “I have seen his first regime as the Chief
anything unturned to make people realize
Prime Minister LK Advani but even by his
Minister as well. He was all right in his first
that development is their right, and that
rivals in the congress. He has justifiably
innings too. But in the second innings, I find
must delivered to their satisfaction,” Prof.
joined the league of India's few Chief
him more focused on quality governance
Ministers, who are synonymous with
and effective delivery of services to the
By giving extra thrust to the social sector
development in their own respective ways.
people. This has made a lot of difference.
including health education, and welfare of
With the per capita income of 49,211 in
The results are there to be seen by all and
the poor and senior citizens, Prof. Dhumal
2010, Himachal Pradesh's gross domestic
sundry,” said a senior functionary of the
has given a new dimension to development
product (GDP) has gone up manifold in the
state government, who did not wish to be
in the State. This core sector is going to get
recent years. “Himachal Pradesh is today
due thrust even in the new fiscal of 2011-
known as the apple state of the country
“Two yeas are still left. By that time,
12. “The social sector remains our core
and is poised to become the fruit bowl of
many projects would be functional at the
concern,” said Prof Dhumal. What else? Good roads, promoting
India soon. We are also on the threshold of
grassroots level. That would further give
becoming the power state, “he said.
him an edge over others in terms of
agriculture, providing easy loans and other
Prof. Dhumal has brought global laurels
heralding a new era of development,” he
facilities to farmers, giving fillip to tourism
to the state by assiduously pursuing the
said, while referring to the projects such as
sector by adopting innovative approach
goal of making Himachal Pradesh a carbon
the Indian Institute of Fashion Technology,
and responding to the needs of senior
neutral state, which would be the first of the
Food Craft Institute in Kangra, Indian
citizens and ex-servicemen too have got
country, by making concerted efforts to
Institute of Technology (IIT) and the ESI
stupendous boost in the past three years of
save the environment from further
Medical College and Hospital in Mandi
his current tenure. “Our approach towards
degradation. “Himachal Pradesh is India's
district, and Technical University in Hamirpur when they start functioning in full strength.
development is holistic. It has to be all round
lung, and has to be saved at any cost
in the real sense of the term. The people
environmentally from further degradation,”
must have the feel of development, which is
Enjoy this Beautiful Day !!!
Industrialization of Himachal... all the way It is extremely necessary that people moving out in search of employment are provided with livelihood to save them from frustration and negative thoughts.
ot very many years ago, we had a
industrial units and 40 percent of exports by
also an accepted fact that MSME sector of
senior politician of this state as
almost 26.1 million units. Clearly, they are
industries are presently training centers for
engines of growth. Besides, the sector
almost raw and illiterate or semi-literate
Telecommunication. The nation witnessed
provides employment to almost 60 million
individuals who are unemployed. A number
a phenomenal increase in providing of
people, making it the largest source of
of persons from the family of agriculturists
telecommunication services to almost all
employment after the agriculture sector.
are seeking employment outside, mostly in
parts of India.
Former President of India, Dr. A P J.
industries, due to dwindling of land as a
But its impact on Himachal was beyond
Abdul Kalam, has stressed upon the
result of its division in family members
imagination because far flung areas like
growing importance of the MSME sector
increasing from generation to generation.
Kalpa and Kinnaur, Bharmour, Lahaul Spiti,
and called for a support structure involving
The land available with small
and other formidable areas in Sirmor â€“for
mentoring, funding and marketing
agriculturists is not sufficient to provide
that matter name any one that you can- we
techniques for a sustainable growth and
work to the entire family. Shifting of
had the facility available in the best of its
expansion of the MSME sector in the
population from rural to urban areas is no
formats. What we have seen to happen in
country. He referred to two unique qualities
doubt a cause of concern but the process
the past, is likely to take a bigger shape now
that can be attributed only to MSME's in the
will continue as long as the rural areas are
in a different field- the field of
country - location and scale independent-
not developed to provide the residents with
Industrialization in the state. Two popular
as they can be established and made
industrial know-how to utilize their
leaders of the state are holding full-fledged
operational from any part of the country
products more gainfully.
charge of industrial growth in the country. Mr. Anand Sharma for Commerce &
whether in rural as well as urban areas and
As long as that does not happen, it is
on any scale dependant on the requirement
extremely necessary that people moving
Industry, and Shri Vir Bhadra Singh for Small
of the MSME concerned. (Source â€œMSME-
out in search of employment are provided
Scale Industry, MSME. We in Himachal
Businessâ€? publication November 2010
with livelihood to save them from
Pradesh have a limited scope to come up
frustration and negative thoughts. It is here,
with large industries because of the hilly
Various industrial organizations in the
terrain, but MSME sector can be developed
country and even the Ministry of MSME
the MSME units are supporting the cause of government.
in almost all the districts to cater to the
have voiced for a special treatment to
We welcome, Shri Vir Bhadra Singh to
needs of local markets and for other
MSME sector at par with the agriculture
his new assignment and request him to put
sector in terms of financing, charging of
his best foot forward in the interest of the
In recent information emanating from
interest on loans, and subsidy on crops,
state and its residents so that the way we
the Ministry of MSME to the government of
exemption on agriculture income and the
talk of telecommunication achievements of
India, MSME sector has grown steadily in
the state, we can recount industrial
agricultural and commercial purposes.
the country and presently account for
Once agriculture and industry are
almost 45 percent of manufacturing
treated at par and advance together, it can
output, 95 percent of the number of
change the very economy of the nation. It is
Do not strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.
development of MSME Sector during his time as never to before.
Dhumal launches heli-taxi service in Himachal About 1.39 crore tourists visited the State during last year including a large number of foreigners.
he much-awaited heli-taxi services, to attract
State and the heli-taxi service will go a long way in
more and more tourists to the state, was
supplementing government efforts in this respect,”
launched by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister
Prem Kumar Dhumal on 29 January 2011.
he said adding that para-gliding, hang-gliding, heliskiing and other adventure international level sports
With the launch of this service, one more feather
activities were being organized in the State and the
was added in the development of the State tourism.
heli-taxi service would facilitate organization of such
The service was flagged-off by Dhumal from
sports more conveniently.
Annandale helipad to Kullu carrying tourists on a joy ride to the world famous Kullu valley. This would go a long way in facilitating the
He said that the new service was a vital leap forward to attract high-end tourists to visit different destinations in Himachal Pradesh.
tourists to visit the famous tourist places in hills as
He congratulated the Department of Tourism
well as new places of tourist importance in far flung
and Civil Aviation for adding another vital milestone
areas of the State.
in quality tourism infrastructure creation there by
“With the introduction of Heli-Taxi service, scope of tourism has been widened as high-end tourists
giving new dimensions to the same to attract more visitors to the State.
will now be able to visit Himachal in a short time.
Dr. Arun Sharma, Director of Tourism and Civil
With the launching of the service, tourists could be
Aviation, detailed the activities to be undertaken by
picked up from Chandigarh or any other
the Department to attract maximum number of
destination,” said Dhumal. He said that exhaustive exercise had been
tourists as also meet the long pending demand of high end tourists visiting the State.
undertaken by the Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation before the launch of the service so as to operate heli taxi service. “1.39 crore tourists visited the State during last year including a large number of foreigners. There is vast scope of high-end tourism in the
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
Cloud computing for MSMEs Many MSMEs in India are using email as a service. So "cloud computing" is not new to you; it is the way you will approach "cloud computing" - to get all applications (software) including the infrastructure (hardware and networking) - that will be new.
Cloud computing is a reality today. Getting IT services on demand is what cloud computing is all about.
scheme on cloud computing is being
introduced by the ministry of MSMEs to
help lower IT infrastructure costs that will
offer sharing of web infrastructure to deal with
n You take the services "on demand". n You pay for the services and not the equipment (cars or trucks). n You do not have the headache of managing the
Internet data storage and competition through giant
drivers, license, paperwork, maintenance etc.
web-based companies. Many Internet companies
n You save money, as there is no up front
including Google, Amazon, Sales Force, Microsoft
and Adobe are providing "cloud platform" on which
Think of cloud computing in the same way. Just
developers can "develop" applications with practically
as you use taxi service without buying and running
no IT investment.
equipment, cloud Computing gives you access to IT
MSME Secretary, Mr. Uday Kumar Varma, was
without you owning and running IT.â€?
quoted in the media saying that the web
Cloud computing is a reality today Getting IT
infrastructure will facilitate Internet data storage and
services on demand is what cloud computing is all
computing. "Collectively what we can do from cloud
about. Many MSMEs in India are using email as a
computing is give MSMEs the possible infrastructure
service. So "cloud computing" is not new to you; it is
at a most affordable price," he said, adding, "Cloud
the way you will approach "cloud computing" - to get
computing provides cost-effective automation
all applications (sof tware) including the
organizational processes allowing MSMEs to share
infrastructure (hardware and networking) - that will
software." Wikipedia defines cloud computing as
be new. With broadband reaching thousands of
"Internet-based computing whereby shared
towns and 3G redefining broadband, the requisite
resources, software and information are provided to
connectivity infrastructure is in place.
computers and other devices on-demand, like the
Why should you use "cloud computing"? Cloud computing saves money Cloud computing enables
electricity grid". Prof. S Sadagopan, Director, IIIT Bangalore,
cost cutting by way of moving the corporate data
affirms the relevance of cloud computing in the
center to data center vendors who could amortize
MSME domain and explains the term by a simple
common infrastructure costs (air conditioning,
example. â€œLarge corporations run their own fleet of
power, fire control and physical security). Cloud
cars, buses and trucks. But many of you in the MSME
computing also saves money by way of individual
sector use a "taxi service" provider to supply cars or
enterprises not having to hire expensive IT system
buses to transport your staff or visitors regularly or
administrators and shifts cost from Cap-Ex (capital
expenditure) to Op-Ex (operating expenditure), as
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.
BBNIA News in Brief
cloud service providers use "pay per use"
applications, and messaging and
utility "IT" will be no different. Also, for an
model instead of upfront investment
communications applications. With cloud
economy like the Indian economy with very
demanded by traditional IT hardware
computing MSMEs could utilize IT to
low purchasing power for millions of
vendors (servers, storage and Networking
improve productivity, the way larger
citizens, such utility model is the only
enterprises could, thanks to IT.
sustainable way to deliver "IT services"
Cloud computing saves headache and
India is ready for cloud computing: With
Way forward: In the very near future It
time: The biggest handicap for MSMEs to
775 million mobile phones today, most
will be interesting to see thousands, if not
use IT services is the need to "manage" IT;
Indians are routinely using mobile phones
millions of applications developed and
buy and run expensive and demanding IT
not just to make phone calls, but to send
distributed over the cloud from developers
resources (servers, storage and networks)
messages, click, store and send
in India; in that case, many applications will
and to employ IT professionals.
photographs, check bank balances,
be "made in India" and cloud computing will be "made for India".
The system of cloud computing extends
participate in polls, buy train / plane tickets
the reach of IT services to any place where
or movie tickets and listen to Radio or watch
Hopefully, MSME and CII would start a
broadband or mobile goes which is
TV; many of them are using "smart phones"
special "cloud services for MSME" so that all
practically every town in India). With cloud
already, and more phones will be "smart
of you in MSME sector can start benefiting
computing new MSMEs can start using IT
phones" in the next couple of years.
from IT right away. Exciting time indeed.
from Day 1. IT is for everyone. Even a small
The citizens are used to other utilities
enterprise needs email, Web hosting, payroll
(such as electricity or drinking water)
applications, tax filing, some enterprise
charging them "metered services"; the new
(Source and extracts from MSME Business January 2011)
Credit by NABARAD
tate government is promoting
because most of the population of India is
industry based on raw material locally
dependent on agricultural produce.
available and prefers units coming up
in the rural areas.
NABARAD as we all know is an agency devoted to the development of rural areas
The objective is not only to provide
and provides financial assistance for the
employment to the needy individuals at the
farm sector and the non-farm sector at a
village level but also to provide better
very reasonable rate of interest.
income to the growers, agriculturists or
Under the farm sector, they provide
horticulturists, of the state. There are very
loans for crops, dairy development,
many examples of the change of fortunes
plantation and Hor ticulture, land
for those who toil to make us feed.
development and related activities. Credit
For instance sugarcane growers do
in the non-farm sector and
hardly get a return for their crop but once
agro processing activities are also made
the crop is converted to â€œGur or Shakkarâ€? or
available by them.
sugar, the earning goes very high. Similar is
For the year 2011-12, NABARAD State
the case where fruits are converted to
Focus Paper for Himachal Pradesh reveals
different forms like Juice, Jelly, Jam etc.
that potential linked credit plan (PLP) crop
It is really annoying to know that they,
loan projections are Rs. 1,373.73 Crore
who grow crops for us, are at times forced
(growth of 35% of the preceding year), the
to commit suicide because of poverty. Rural
bank loan for dairy development is Rs.
based activities in the farm and the non-
199.71 crore (a growth of 74.02%), funds
farm sector are funded by NABARAD and if
required for Plantation and Horticulture are
utilized in the right way can really help us
Rs. 161.86 crore (growth 50.85%) and the
Not all those who wander are lost.
land development need is Rs.86.15 crore, (growth of 23.51%). Credit for the non-farm sector and agro processing during 2011-12 as per the above report records a growth of 80.57% to reach a figure of Rs. 1141.87 crore. Above figures are based on projections only. The actual allocations by NABARAD shall depend upon availability of funds with them. Those of us who may be thinking of setting up agro based units which has support of the state government may examine the possibility in consultation with the concerned departments and the NABARAD.
BBNIA News in Brief
Ruskin Bond and his love for India
wear and do everything that can give us a
He says “I did not belong to the bright lights
chance to settle abroad. We do not even
and Piccadilly or Leicester Square or for that
any of us are crazy about
17 Ruskin Bond realized how badly he
whatever is 'foreign'-
missed India and decided to return to the
something to eat, anything to
country he had known and loved for years.
bother to consider the manner in which we
matter, the apple orchards of Kent or the
are treated, nor do we feel degraded in
strawberry fields of Berkshire”.
performing duties abroad as are below our standards in India. Knowing the above mind sets of most
He believed that he belonged to “peopul trees and mango groves, to the sleepy little towns of India, to the hot
impression on my mind”. For those of us who are still residing
of us, it appears baffling that there are some
sunshine, muddy canals, the pungent smell
away, remember that your roots are in India
who are not Indians but love this country
of marigolds; the hills of home, spicy odors,
and everything that is Indian invites you to
more than anything else. One of such
wet earth after summer rain, neem pods
share the progress of this great nation and
gentlemen is Ruskin Bond.
bursting; laughing faces; and the intimacy
be a proud partner in developing India as a
of human contact.”
Ruskin Bond an eminent English writer known all over the world admitted “Even
What he missed the most was the
It is for us to analyze the opportunities
though I had grown up with a love for
“Human Contact” even when he was a
that are knocking at our door. Let us listen to
English language and its literature, even
though my forefathers were British, Britain
Ruskin Bond and his reasons for liking India.
In his own words “I began to love my
Let us live in the glory of India and
was not really my place. I was haunted by
country India that I had till then taken for
contribute something for India to make our
memories of India, its sights, sounds and
granted – to love it through the friends I
country proud the manner in which he
smells.” Having lived in India, and then
made and through the mountains, valleys,
made us happy by making this country as
going away to England at the tender age of
fields, forests, which made an indelible
he Department of Industrial Policy
related medicines can allow greater
and Promotion (DIPP) confirmed
coverage of affected patients. As per an
that as many as Seven Lakh Indians
exclusive report of the Tribune in recent
are reported to be suffering of Cancer. The
days, DIPP is considering the feasibility of
cost of anti-cancer medicines is very high
introducing “a system whereby the
and not affordable by the patients. Even
government allows third parties (Other
where the prohibitive cost is met by some,
than the patent holder) to produce and
the medicine is not available in the market.
market a patented product without the
According to the estimates, anti-cancer
consent of the patent holder.” Once agreed
medicines worth Rs. 5000 crores are
and implemented, “it will balance the need
orders of the government. A decision on
required, against which the turn over by the
for inventions with public interest without
above lines is likely to be arrived at because
Indian companies is just Rs. 150 crores.
affecting intellectual property rights.”
as many as SIX Indian Pharmaceutical units
In case of patients suffering of HIV/AIDS
Investments in pharmaceutical sector
were taken over by the foreign pharma managements over the past four years, “a
in India, the DIPP reports that about 25 lakh
are presently 100 per cent on the automatic
are to be treated annually against which
route, which may be shifted to the
move that reduced the domestic availability
hardly 3 lakh are treated provided their CD 4
government route by controlling foreign
and afford-ability of medicines” of anti-
is below 200 per cu ml. Lower prices for the
direct investments in this sector under
cancer and anti-AIDS drugs in India.
The journey ….. not the arrival matters.
BBNIA News in Brief
Entry Tax: Effect on Industry
CSR Tree Plantation by Timex
hri Sanjay Guleria, President, Himachal Drugs Manufacturers Association , voiced a serious concern to the Hon'ble Chief Minister on the imposition of entry tax explaining in detail
the adverse effect of this tax on the working results of pharma industry located in the state. This report was carried in Disha in the preceding issue. Reacting on similar lines as above, Shri J.S Sudan, President Drug Manufacturers Association, Kala Amb has pointed out that the intention of the government is to impose entry tax on a few large pharma houses and manufacturers of cosmetic products who are transferring their products to their other units outside the state and are avoiding payment of sales tax on bulk quantities. The number of such units who are resorting to bulk transfers in Kala Amb and Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh area, is very small with the result that as many as 95% small scale pharma and other units operating in the state will suffer due to imposition of entry tax.
imex Group India Limited Katha an esteemed member of
BBN Industries Association which has taken many initiatives
earlier for greening Baddi by doing plantation on the vacant
Mr. Sanjay Khurana, media secretary of BBNIA said that the
spaces around its factory premises; took another very important
recent amendments in the entry tax are discriminatory and are
initiative for greening vacant space along the Unichem Road which
resulting in charging different rates of entry tax on same items. Mr.
was earlier dotted by “Jhopris” all along the road. This company in
Khurana suggested that instead of levy of different rates, the
collaboration with BBN Development Authority got the “Jhopris”
government could have rationalized the rates by charging 0.5 per
removed from alongside the road and took over almost 300 meters
cent on all industrial inputs. Moreover, items already covered under
(10 meters X 30 meters) wide strip for plantation. The plantation drive was started on 28th of January 2011 which
the Additional Goods Tax (AGT) such as cotton yarn, cement, steel, plastics etc are also being subjected to entry tax resulting in double
was attended by Sh. Bhagmal Thakur Dy. Superintendent of Police
taxation. Imposition of an additional tax, instead of simplifying or
Baddi, Sh. Rajender Guleria President BBNIA, Sh. Arun Rawat,
withdrawing the existing one, will result in increase of litigation
President Elect BBNIA, Sh. Chetan Joshi, Sr. Environmental
between the department and the assesses and provide additional
Engineer, Pollution Control Board, Baddi and officers of BBNDA and
areas of corruption for the enforcement staff defeating efforts of the
officers and employees of Timex Group India Limited. Sh. Rajender Guleria and Sh. Arun Rawat from BBNIA while
state to remove all fields of activity which encourage corruption. A delegation will call upon the Chief Minister for reconsideration
congratulating officers of Timex Group called upon other Industrial
in the matter. In case the government fails to take any corrective
Houses to emulate this initiative and come forward for plantation
measure soon, a number of pharma and other affected units will be
on vacant places not only around their factories but at other places
forced to close their industry in the state and shift to a convenient
also. Sh. Ashok Agrahari and Sh. R.K. Chouhan of Timex Group
thanked all the officers and members of BBNIA for their help and participation in the plantation activity of the Timex group.
Posting & Transfers the latter has joined as Director, Food & Civil Shri J.S. Rana, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Supplies. (D.C), Shimla has been posted as Director of Industries. Mrs. Meira Mohanty IAS, CEO, BBNDA, has been posted as DC, Sirmour. Shri Onkar Sharma, IAS, has taken over as D.C. Shimla. Shri Navneet Marwaha, Assistant Drug Controller has been promoted and Shri Dinesh Malhotra, Additional Director of appointed as Drug Controller in Himachal Industries is the new DC Bilaspur. Shri C. Palarasu, IAS, has taken over from Shri Pradesh Shri Subhash Chander Negi, an IAS of the Amar Singh Rathore, IAS as DC Solan while
It is not down in many map, true places never are.
1978 batch, Chairman and Managing Director of the HPSEB Limited (CMD HPSEB Limited) takes over as Chairman of the Himachal State Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) from February 1, 2011. He replaces Shri Yogesh Khanna. Principal Secretary, Power, Shri Deepak Shanan has been given the additional charge of CMD HPSEB Limited.
CASE IN POINT
Himachal Pradesh 2011-12 Pollution in the state will defeat efforts to promote tourism. Diversion of forest land after the enforcement of the Forest Conservation Act has also resulted in adverse consideration by the 13th Finance Commission resulting in sanction of least bonus of Rs. 100 crore among all Himalayan states (Soucre end extract-The Tribune). state and an international tourist destination is highly laudable but this objective is defeated by grant of permission for setting up of cement plants and big polluting industrial projects resulting in diversion of forest land and environmental degradation. Pollution in the state will defeat efforts to promote tourism. Diversion of forest land after the enforcement of the Forest Conservation Act has also resulted in
adverse consideration by the 13th Finance imachal completed 40 years of its
between 2 and 4 per cent.â€? The fact remains
Commission resulting in sanction of least
statehood on 25 Januar y
that the state government is incurring
bonus of Rs. 100 crore among all Himalayan
2011and has a record of
heavy expenditure on salaries and pension
states. We shall have to choose to make the
achievements during this period as given
payments. Each financial year results in
state a carbon neutral state or a state with
additional burden to the state exchequer
number of polluting and environment degrading projects which help economy of
Sector of achievement
Per Capita Income
the state. Can we not undertake a
Gross Domestic Product
Rs. 17 crore
Rs. 3000 crore
n The natural resources like water and
land are heading towards extinction in the sense that the land has already been
9.35 lac ton
15 lac ton
1.78 lac ton
8 lac ton
overburdened in important towns because
of permission to real estate players, mostly
outsiders to build flats and sell these to Increase recorded in food production in
leading to a huge fiscal gap. There are as yet
the last 40 years is alarmingly low. Prof.
some populist policies which the
and in number of resident users has led to
Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister of
government is pursuing which may have to
rationing of water supply in most parts of
Himachal Pradesh holds: â€œAgriculture still
be given a second thought during 2011-12.
the state. The state may therefore need to
sustains 80 per cent of the state's
Some of the issues that require serious consideration are:
population but small land holdings and lack
outsiders. Increase in construction activity
review its Apartment Act to save itself of
of irrigation facility have been hampering
n The policies of the government are at
n Section 118 of the State Land Reforms
growth of this vital sector. Its contribution to
times conflicting. Committed to the goal of
and Tenancy Act, debars non-agriculturist
the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) is
making the state as the first carbon neutral
from purchasing agriculture land without
Walking 10,000 milesw around the world is better than reading 10,000 scrolls of books.
CASE IN POINT
prior permission of the government. The
of the administrative or the professional field
better results to the growers and additional income to the state.â€?Where there is will,
saving clause of the Act has facilitated
undesirable change in land use thereby
n The Information Technology policy was
reducing the agriculture holdings for non-
framed by state government in the year
agriculture use. Land Reforms Act,
2001 when the present Chief Minister was
howsoever laudable, state will have to take
in position. However, despite several
steps to do away with the clauses that go
initiatives, not much headway could be
against the spirit of the Act.
made in this direction thus far. IT industry as
We can develop rural based industries to consume agricultural produce.
we all know is environment friendly, consumes less power and has vast potential
n A number of private institutions and
for creating employment for the educated
universities are coming over to the state. In
youth. Lack of IT industry in the state is a
order to guard against setting up of private
cause of concern for computer engineers
universities of doubtful credentials, the
who pass out in large numbers out of
state has enacted a law to set a regulatory
technical institutions year after year and run
about in search of a job. State should take
The state has now to ensure that the universities as are established here follow the norms laid down by the UGC in totality.
steps to rope in IT industries as was done by some other states in India. It can be said that a lot was done by the
But what is more important is the reframing
state in the field of Horticulture and much
of the education system to ensure that
remains to be done. Sale of bulk fruit helps
those who pass out have the caliber to
the economy grow but its conversion to
perform adequately matching the demands
other forms for use round the year can give
Mind your Wall Gloss
V Channels are repeatedly displaying
adding gloss to your walls. The promoters
What looks beautiful always attracts.
advertisement telling a housewife
do not elaborate upon such matters.
And whatever attracts cannot be left un-
how she can surprise her husband
According to a newspaper report, scientific
possessed. So go ahead. Decorate your
by adding gloss to at least one of the walls in
analysis of several top brand enamel in India
house the way you like it. Paint fumes (with
her house. The popular cine actor Saif Ali Khan is
have shown to contain lethal level of lead in
lead content) are possibly harmful when
paints which is dangerous for inhaling. The
substrates are being freshly painted.
shown painting a wall with one of the
report speaks of other lead related health
We do not have a reason to agree that
popular brands of paint and ends up the
hazards which are miscarriages among
painted walls continuously damage the
advertisement by promising to visit three
women, infertility among men and low IQ
atmosphere with lead contents even after
of the lucky winners who undertake the
and even retardation among children.
Let us not go into details of the study
In these days when anything big or
initiated by the Quality Council of India
small can be marketed when some
(Apex body under the Ministr y of
renowned person promotes such brands, it
Commerce that monitors quality
is but natural that walls, residential or
competitiveness of Indian products) relied
commercial carry gloss in most places. And
upon by the newspaper report appearing in
believe me, those who have tried to
The Tribune dated January 6, 2011,
experiment on the subject have found the
because we do not wish to go into the
result really 'amazing'. Now hold on and
merits or demerits of this report. Just one
listen to what the â€œexpertsâ€? have to say on
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
the walls are dry. However, there is no harm in checking.
Need for Academia-Industry Interface
J.S.Kalra, Air Commodr (Retired) Academia Industry Interaction Cell, Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering & Technology, Derabassi, Chandigarh
This is an extract of the article sent to us by Shri J.S.Kalra, Air Commodr (Retired). The full article is also being circulated separately for information of our members. However portions above have been included to make all of us aware of the thought process with some academic institutions and what they expect from the industrial managers. We in the industry have always held that the present educational courses do not dole out professionals who can be of any use to the industry from day one. Any steps to improve the system are welcome. Industry will always rise to the occasion to contribute in this direction for the benefit of the industry as also for those who seek to join as professionals. Putting the system in place will mean that the technocrats do not have to worry about explaining their experience in the field of their selection. - Editor
Hinduism is not just a faith. It is the union of reason and intuition that can not be defined
niversities and industry, which for long
n Increasing criticality of human competence in
but is only to be experienced.
have been operating in separate
creating and sustaining competitiveness of the
Evil and error are not ultimate.
domains, are rapidly inching closer to
each other to create synergies. The constantly
n Growing competition for student placements
changing management paradigms, in response
and industry mind-share.
to growing complexity of the business
n Growing pressure from industry to make their
environment today have necessitated these two
fresh inductees productive from day one.
to come closer.
n Increasing interdependence between
Many multi-nationals entered India bringing
academia and industry to satisfy need for
with them increased demand for professionals.
Education moved beyond the domains of
exclusive government control with establishment
of many private institutions.
n Emphasis on economic content of higher
Indian economy is being integrated into the world economy. In such a scenario a knowledge
where God is not, and there are no sins which exceed his love.
innovation in their respective
education at SSIET contributing to growth of both
academia & industry.
worker who can work at the cutting edge of
n To build strong collaborative organic
technology, add value to the bottom-line,
provide competitive advantage to industry has
n Move from supporting SME's to big
become a hot commodity to acquire.
corporations in a phased manner.
Academia-Industry Interface could be
There is no Hell, for that means there is a place
n To seek guest lecturers from industries.
defined as interactive and collaborative
n Continuous consulting, case writing are the
arrangement between academic institutions and
best way to solve industry's burning problems.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples,
business corporations for the achievement of
n Academia to move from working with
certain mutually inclusive goals namely:
employer towards working with partners.
philosophy. Our own brain,
no need for complicated
n Increasing complexity in academic and
n Industry should support basic research.
our own heart is our temple,
business world and constantly changing needs
n Laboratory utilization for industry.
the philosophy is kindness.
of the industry.
n CEP, DEP, e-learning etc.
His Holyness Dalai Lama
The longest journey a man must take is the eighteen inches from his head to his heart.
Arthritis: The inevitable truth
iterally meaning 'joint inflammation',
painfully. Once affected, joints swell up and
arthritis refers to various diseases that
become red hot.
affect the area in or around joints.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Arthritis usually causes stiffness, pain and
RA is an autoimmune multi system
fatigue. The severity varies from person to
disorder where the extent of involvement is
Infective Arthritis Also known as septic arthritis, it develops in response to a bacteria flourishing in the joint.
person and even from day to day. In some
different for different patients affecting the
people, only a few joints are affected and
joints, muscles, bones, lungs or skin. RA
acute pain in the joint and is more common
the impact is small. In others, the entire
runs in families, with woman of child
in diabetics and children. Heavy antibiotics
body system could be affected. Many types
bearing age being most susceptible. It could
are given as treatment but most cases have
starts with high grade fever and
of arthritis show signs of joint inflammation,
begin at any age though even in children
to be operated upon.
swelling, stiffness, tenderness, redness or
between 3 â€“ 16 years (Juvenile RA). RA rears
Tubercular: This resembles n
warmth. These joint symptoms may be
its head suddenly with the swelling of one
symptoms of single joint Rheumatoid
accompanied by weight loss, fever or
or many joints getting swollen
Arthritis. Biopsy and PCR test are used to
accompanied by fever or weakness. In some
clinch the diagnosis.
The different forms of arthritis:
Rheumatic Joint Pain
Arthritis due To injury
cases, it starts with gradual pain and
Osteoarthritis: Degenerative Arthritis
typically seen in women between 5 and 30
the bone quickly and form traumatic
This is caused by the process of ageing
years of age and characterized by fleeting
arthritis. At times, the joints get destroyed
Different from rheumatoid arthritis, it is
An injury could result in deterioration of
due wear and tear of cartilage. Since the
joint pains â€“ one joint after another swell up
over a few years due to cartilage damage or
cartilage has a limited capacity to
and subsides. A history of throat infection is
change in alignment of the joint.
regenerate, it progressively decreases in
common in patients.
thickness. Ultimately, the bone ends
become bare and rub against each other,
This is a condition in which a person has
Points to Remember n Steroid injections in the joints are to be
thereby causing pain and swelling and
both, psoriasis (patches of red skin with
avoided except in desperate situations.
sometimes fluid collection in the joint.
scales) and arthritis.
n Arthroscopic cartilage implantation is
At times osteoarthritis starts early in life, due
to metabolic causes or trauma. The average
This is a group of conditions causing
gaining acceptance for treatment in early stage of Osteoarthritis.
age for the onset of the condition is 40.
arthritis of the spine and peripheral joints,
n Consider joint replacement if all the
Walking, calcium intake, cycling, aerobics
but without a positive rheumatoid factor
other options are exhausted.
and weight loss help in staving it off.
n Surgery is the last option in all types of
Seen in people with increased level of
This is the kind of arthritis which occurs
uric acid, gouty arthritis typically starts at the
in response to infection in another part of
thumb of the foot. The chronic condition
the body in the form of dysentery, typhoid,
can hit you swiftly, unexpectedly and
viral infection or urinary tract infection.
I do not believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and make them right.
arthritis except in infective (phylogenic) arthritis and sometimes, in traumatic arthritis.
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