Vibrant Gujarat 2013 I n d u s t ri a l E x te n sio n Bu r e a u G u j a ra t From The Desk Issue 13 September-October 2012 in growth rate and to provide first hand experience to farmers at the door step, the National Convention on Agriculture - ‘The Inside this issue: Next Frontier of Agri-Business and Technology’ was organized during the first week of September 2012 along with an exhibi- Gujarat Updates 2 tion on farming ‘Agri-tech Asia 2012’. International Dele- 5 This event witnessed participation from 11 Indian states and 7 gations Shri. M. Sahu, IAS foreign countries leading globally in agricultural advance- Focal Point 17 Principal Secretary, Indus- ment. 100 national & international companies showcased lat- tries and Mines est technology in farming, automation in agriculture, crop safety and micro irrigation in the exhibition. Besides, more Partners in Growth 21 Government of Gujarat than 24 universities, research institutes (ICAR) and leading agro In the last decade, Gujarat companies from across the country showcased over 100 best Events Calendar 22 witnessed about 10% practices developed by them in the 'Display of Best Practices'. growth in agriculture as Also, about 2,000 farmers from other states like Punjab, against 3% witnessed by Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, the nation. This feat can be Maharashtra, Andaman & Nicobar, Jammu and Kashmir partici- Fact File attributed to factors like pated in the event. Gujarat has been adoption of rain water During the event, Israel‟s Consul-General declared the develop- rated as the frontrun- conservation, efficient ment of 3 Centres of Excellence in Gujarat - two of them will be ner in agricultural water resource manage- dedicated for growing mangoes in Gir and the third centre will growth with the State ment, taking uninter- be dedicated towards spreading awareness about post- recording a double rupted electricity to village harvest treatment of date palms and bananas. Apart from digit decadal growth s, drip irrigation and tech- this, the state is also planning to set up an agricultural educa- between 2001 and nology usage in agricul- tional institute in collaboration with Israel based universities to 2010, one of the high- ture. Over this period, it offer post-graduation and PhD programs with practical train- est in the country has been observed that ing. A triennial event on agriculture, on the lines of the world‟s thousands of Indian farmers State is known for pio- largest agriculture fair in Israel, was also announced to be insti- (including Gujarat) visited neering initiatives like tutionalized in the form of “Gujarat Global Agricultural Event”. Israel to get first hand ex- Krishi Mahotsav, Cattle perience of advance farm- A l l f o r t h c o m i n g e v e nt s c a n be v i e w e d at Medical camps among ing technologies every www.vibrantgujarat.com/forthcoming-events.htm others for boosting year. Hence with the objec- agriculture sector. tive to ensure sustainability I welcome you all to be a part of Vibrant Gujarat 2013 !!! Gujarat Updates Page 2 Pradip Overseas announces Industrial Hub Project in Gujarat October 15, 2012 Pradip Overseas Limited, (POL) the nation‟s leading textile group has announced its plans to set up an Industrial Hub at Bhamsara, Bavla Taluka of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Catering to multiple sectors, the Industrial Hub would be spread over 18,00,000 sq. yards. It plans to develop an integrated and organized infrastruc- ture platform for industries with focus on Textiles, Engineering, Auto Ancillaries, Logistics and Warehousing activities. The proposed industrial hub is projected to attract approximately Rs 3, 500 crore of investment & would generate more than 10,000 jobs for skilled and unskilled workers in the coming years. As part of the project, POL has proposed to provide developed industrial plots with adequate storage and handling facili- ties. The basic infrastructure such as water treatment plant, effluent treatment plant, power distribution system, internal roads, drainage, and drinking water lines will be provided by POL. At a later stage, POL plans to develop affordable housing options within the industrial hub - for workers, supervisors and mid-level executives of units in the hub. Tata Power operationalised its unit III of Mundra UMPP October 08, 2012 800-MW Unit III of Tata Powers ultra mega power project (UMPP) in Mundra, Gujarat, has been operationalised, raising the company‟s total generation capacity to 6,899 MW. The Mundra project is the country‟s first UMPP. Tata Power, India‟s largest integrated power utility, commissioned Unit I of the UMPP in March 2012 and Unit II in July 2012. With synchronization of Unit 3 by wholly owned subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), the thermal power generation capacity of Tata Power stands at 6,047 MW and the generation through clean sources such as hydro, wind and solar stands at 852 MW. Gujarat Solar Park project bags most prestigious national award in the project manage- ment field October 01, 2012 PMI had organized their fourth Project Management National Confer- ence 2012 at Chennai on Sept 28th – 30th, 2012. The event was at- tended by over 1,200 delegates across the globe. The theme of this conference was “Project Management for Sustainable Competitive Ad- vantage”. PMI desired to recognize achievements by organizations in the project management field and announced PMI Awards 2012. These awards recognize and honor projects that have delivered superior results through exemplary application of project management principles. The Awards for Best project of the year were presented in three categories i.e. Short Term (less than 1 year), Medium Term (1 to 3 years) and Long Term (more than 3 years). Gujarat Power Corporation Limited for its project “Gujarat Solar Park”, one of the best art works of Govt. of Gujarat, was awarded as the “Best Project of the Year – Medium Term Duration”. Gujarat Updates Page 3 Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro Rail route finalized September 28, 2012 Gujarat Government has finalized the route of the ambitious Ahmedabad- Gandhinagar Metro rail project, totaling 76 km, with a view to providing am- bitious world-class comfortable, safe and fast travel. Giving details of the project, the State Government notification said that has become necessary to develop a speedy and safe public commutation mecha- nism considering the fast and all-round development and large scale industrial projects taking place in and around Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. After the BRTS project for Ahmedabad city, the government has now resolved to gift the metro rail facility, which will provide the best alternate for commutation to the people of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Textile park & irrigation schemes for Surendranagar announced September 23, 2012 The State Government made an announcement to set up a new textile park in Surendrana- gar district. Surendranagar will not only will supply cotton, but will also process it and produce fiber from it. The final product will be exported from the coast of Saurashtra. Further, the youth of Surendranagar will get employment in the proposed textile park. Announced at Limbdi in Saurashtra during his Vivekananda yatra, the declaration includes a Rs 56 crore package for Narmada canal oriented irrigation scheme in two lakh acre land of Limbdi, Chuda and Vadhvan. Also announced is a Rs 200 crore package for irriga- tion scheme covering 2.75 acre land of Dhrangadhra, Vadhvan, Halvad, Dasada and Lakhtar. These schemes will change the look of the Surendranagar district. 26 MOU signed between industries and ITIs for skill development September 15, 2012 During the Inauguration of „Industry Responsive Skill Convention‟ at Mahatma Mandir, the State Government expressed resolve for giving priority to skill devel- opment in youths through public-private-partnership model to cater to the needs of industries. As per the government, state‟s ITIs have already signed 119 MoU with the industries for various skill development programs. On the occasion it was announces that plans have been chalked out for ITI training courses as per the industry demand which has made Gujarat a state with the least unemployment. Gujarat Government has also taken a number of initiatives such as upgradation of ITIs, setting up of 20 superior tech- nology training centre, 1,074 skill development and training courses and new skill generation training centre net- work under PPP model. Gujarat Updates Page 4 L&T awarded Rs 1,065 crore projects in Dahej PCPIR September 13, 2012 L&T Construction has bagged orders worth Rs 1,065 crore which include two major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects in the Petroleum, Chemicals, Petrochemicals Invest- ment Region (PCPIR) of Dahej, Gujarat. The water and effluent treatment business unit of the com- pany has secured Rs. 793 crore order from Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) for two water supply schemes. These two schemes of 50 MGD (million gallons per day) and 25 MGD respectively will supply water to the PCPIR, Dahej. The scope of work also includes construc- tion of pump houses along with electromechanical and instrumentation works. Textile Policy 2012 announced September 05, 2012 The State Government has declared the Gujarat Textile Policy (GTP) 2012, which focuses on “Farm-to-foreign” strategy. The new policy aims at attracting investments to the tune of Rs 20,000 crore and creating 25 lakh new job opportunities, 50% of them for rural women, over the next five years. The policy covers spinning, ginning, weaving, knitting, carpeting, dyeing and processing, garments and technical textiles. The State Government would provide interest subsidy of 5-7% with- out ceiling for five years on new plants, power tariff concession of Rs. 1 per unit for five years, refund of VAT on purchase of raw ma- terials and on expansion of existing and new units. Financial assistance will be given to skill development centers for textile industry, technological acquisition for value-chain, support for energy and water conservation and environmental compliance, and sales tax exemption and partial financial assistance to developers to encourage setting up of spinning and weaving parks around cotton growing areas. The State Government would provide 150 acres of land, stamp duty exemption to developers and units, and assis- tance up to 50 per cent with a maximum ceiling of Rs. 30 crore for common infrastructure for Cotton Spinning Park.
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