In this issue of Biz@India, we take you to a ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ which is looking at newer business opportunities from around the world. A one of its kind business meet, the Vibrant Gujarat being hosted in Gandhinagar is bringing together business leaders to come invest in India’s westernmost state. A business friendly state, Gujarat already aces in industries like pharma, chemicals, oils, petrochemicals, textiles and is soaring to be a destination for food processing, defence manufacturing and infrastructure. With GIFT or the Gujarat International Finance-tech-City, the state is also aiming to become the financial services hub of India, leaving behind the current financial capital, Mumbai. In this issue explore what ‘smart’ cities and business opportunities the state has to offer and what lies ahead. Explore the various industries that hold prominence here and also come face to face with some international personalities with Gujarati roots. Last but not the least, teleport to Gujarat through the pages of a travel article and experience its culture, colours and festivities.
Wishing you an enriching reading experience.
Statistics show that Gujaratis make up around 33 pc of the Indian diaspora worldwide. Drifted for work, they are present in almost all countries that offer good working opportunities. We list some of them, who didn’t just make it to a foreign land, but also to the hearts of millions around the world. Sunita Williams … Continue reading Influential Gujaratis around the world →
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s home state, Gujarat, shows how to boost food processing, increase farmers’ income, spur investment, generate employment and reduce agro waste, thanks to its Comprehensive Agro Business Policy (CABP). Will it work? It is a classic case of the glass being half-full or half-empty! India is one of the front-running nations … Continue reading Farm to Fork →
A key solution to eliminate poverty, improve sustainable livelihood and environment, and find a way out of global slowdown is grassroots innovation, according to Dr Anil Gupta of the IIM, Ahmedabad. He has networked innovators from the grassroots while criss-crossing India for over three decades. You will be addressing the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017. It … Continue reading Interview with Professor Anil Kumar Gupta, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad →
Growing ease of doing business has shaped Gujarat into one of the most favoured destinations globally for pharmaceutical investments. With introduction of various initiatives and a strong hold in medicine and biotechnology stratum, Gujarat has emerged as a pharmaceutical hub in India. The Indian pharmaceutical industry has experienced a significant stretch in the past few … Continue reading Gujarat Pharmaceutical Industry →
The bandhani fabric, an ancient tie-and-dye technique indigenous to the western Indian state of Gujarat and certain communities in neighbouring Rajasthan, holds a special place in the rich Indian textile industry. With evolving technology and growing investments, bandhani stands at the cusp of global glory. With large manufacturing units mostly located in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara … Continue reading Bandhani: Class Never Goes out of Fashion →
A state on the western edge of India, famous for its cultural diversity, lasting heritage sites, tremendous wildlife and exemplary hospitality, Gujarat is the land of legends. It has now made a global mark, much like its greatest son, Mahatma Gandhi. Travelling to India is one of the best experiences one could ever have and … Continue reading Gujarat: An Ensemble of Culture, Heritage and Spirituality →