Sunday, June 21, 2015

Thane District Industries Centre - Information on Activities

Nationalism and Multiple Religions in India

Nationalism is love for the country and countrymen.

What does it mean for Indians. Are you an Indian and nationalist? What does it mean. It means you love the nation, its history, traditions and people. In India, multiple religions came into existence. You accept all of them and love any Indian belonging to any religion equally.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

50 Influential Indians of Historical Age

BBC Podcasts by Sunil Khilnani - Started in May 2015 

11 May 2015 Welcome

12 May 2015 Buddha - Mahavira

13 May 2015 Panini

14 May  2015 Kautilya (Chanakya)

15 May 2015 Ashoka

18 May Charaka

19 May Aryabhata

20 May Shankaracharya

21 May Rajaraja Chola

22 May Basavana

25 May Amir Khusro

26 May Kabir

27 May Guru Nanak

28 May Krishnadevaraya   -

Focus, New Polices and Actions on Electronics Manufacturing in India

17 June 2015
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Government has approved 21 electronics manufacturing clusters so far partnership with two industry groups.

Govt. received investment proposals worth Rs. 65,000 cr. and approved proposals worth Rs.9,000 cr. so far under M-SIPS.

A Discussion on Electronics Policy April 2015
200 clusters will be opened.
Each will be given a support of Rs. 50 cr by Government for 100 acre cluster.

24 December 2014

Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) Scheme now provides financial assistance for creating world-class infrastructure for electronics manufacturing units and Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) provides financial incentives to offset disability and attract investments in the manufacturing of electronics products (including telecom).

Electronic Development Fund to promote Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM)has been set up Promotion of Electronic Manufacturing Clusters: foundation stone laid at Bhopal and Jabalpur. In principle approval given to 16 more clusters.

Giving importance to the skill development in Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector, the Prime Minister again took time to lay foundation stone for National Institute for Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT) center Ranchi.

(Release ID :114054)


Electronics Industry - India - Policy, Plan and Programmes  - 8 Jan 2014

Updated on 17 June 2015
First Published on 13 Feb 2015

India - Finance for Agriculture, Industry, Service Sectors and Government Services - Important News


June 2015
 Vodafone raised Rs.7,700 cr. in rupee bond sale. The sale was done at a coupon of 10.25% by Vodafone South for Rs.1,500 core, Vodafone Essar Cellular for Rs.2,500 cr. and Vodafone Spacetel for Rs.3,500 cr.

April  2015

17 April 2015
Taxi app Ola has secured $400 million or Rs. 2500 cr. and the firm was valued at $2.4 billion.

8 April 2015
MUDRA  Pradhan Mantri Micro Units Development Refinance Agency launched.

March 2015

24 March 2015

Government will get Rs. 30,000 crore from spectrum auctions in the next financial year.

P-Notes amounts Rs. 2.7 lakh crore in Feb 2015. This is a 7 year high figure. The previous high figure was Rs. 3.23 lakh crore.

Government finalized first half borrowing for 2015-16. The amount to be raised is Rs. 3.6 lakh crore. Total budgeted amount is Rs. 5.92 crore.

Government plans to raise Rs. 10,000 crore through 40-year bonds.

16 March

In Feb 2015, 73 transactions worth $737 million were sealed in India.
In Feb 2014, 31 deals worth $794 million took place.

Farm loans may rise 17%  to Rs. 7.5 lakhs by end of year 2014-15 (Jan 2015)
Non food credit has risen by 9.7% to Rs. 58.6 lakh crore.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Homeopathy Doctors Associations, Colleges - India

Hahnemannian Homeo Forum
Govindji Apartments, Below Bodas Hospital, Besides Saibaba Mandir, Teen Petrol Pump, Naupada,
Thane West - 400 602
Phones:  022-25408650,  09323871022

(Web counter showed 2113 visitors on 16 June 2015)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Total Agricultural Land in India and Average Landholding Size

                                                                              1990 2000
Agricultural land (sq. km) in India                 1810400.0 1825730.0 [+]
Agricultural land (% of land area) in India 60.9                   61.4 [+]
Arable land (hectares) in India                   162788000.0 162717000.0 [+]
Arable land (hectares per person) in India                 0.2                      0.2

Shrinking Agricultural land in India - 2011
The cultivable land in India has shrunk marginally by 0.43% to 182.39 million hectare in last five years.

This is due to shift in area for non-agricultural purposes such as buildings, road and railways among others.

The total agricultural land in 2003-04 was 183.19 million hectares against 182.39 million hectare in 2008-09, a fall of 0.80 million hectare, according to the government data.

Updated   14 June 2015.
First published  26 Oct 2014

Sunday, June 7, 2015

20% Return for 20 Years - Five Mutual Funds from India

2015 Story

HDFC Equity  - Franklin India Blue Chip Fund - Reliance Growth Fund - Franklin India Prima Fund - Birla Sun Life Advantage Fund

Article in Economic Times dated 8 June 2015
Page 11

HDFC Equity

Fund Manager Prashant Jain

Nature of Scheme - Open Ended Growth Scheme
Inception Date: January 01, 1995
HDFC Equity Fund
HDFC Equity Fund – Direct Plan

Each Plan offers Growth Option and Dividend Option. Dividend Option offers Payout and Reinvestment Facilities.

Direct Plan is for investors who purchase /subscribe Units in a Scheme directly with the Fund and is not available for investors who route their investments through a Distributor.

Entry Load: NIL
Unfront commission shall be paid directly by the investor to the ARN Holder (AMFI registered Distributor) based on the investors' assessment of various factors including the service rendered by the ARN Holder.

Exit Load
(as a % of the Applicable NAV)
In respect of each purchase / switch-in of units, an Exit Load of 1.00% is payable if Units are redeemed / switched-out within 1 year from the date of allotment..
No Exit Load is payable if Units are redeemed / switched-out after 1 year from the date of allotment.

Growth Option 05 Jun 2015 452.8870


1 year  11.8%
5          13.2
10        20.2
Since inception  20.5

The fund remains a compelling choice for investors.
HDFC Equity Fund easily ranks among the best funds in the India large-cap category, in our opinion.

Franklin India Blue Chip Fund

Date of allotment 1 December 1993


5 June 2015



1 Year  21.2%
5 Years 12.9
10 Years   18.4
Since Inception  20.7

Reliance Growth Fund

AUM Cr. 5,405


1 Year  23.4
5 Years 11.8
10 Years   19.2
Since Inception  24.6

Franklin India Prima Fund

AUM  3,625

1 Year  38.5
5 Years 20.5
10 Years   17.9
Since Inception  21.4

 Birla Sun Life Advantage Fund

AUM cr.  463

1 Year  26.2%
5 Years 13.8
10 Years   15.6
Since Inception  19.4

Make in India - Air Planes and Air Ports - Related Products and Components - $20 Trillion Economy Opportunity


Five international airports (Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Bengaluru) have been completed successfully under PPP mode.
Greenfield airport at Navi Mumbai, Mopa (Goa) and some brownfield airports of Airports Authority of India (AAI) and 50 airports under the low cost model are to be developed all over the country, including under PPP.

India’s middle income population (potential air travel users) is expected to increase to 267 Million by 2016.

India plans to increase the number of operational airports to 250 by the year 2030.

February 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Speech in support of Make in India in Aero India 2015 Show

NDTV Upload

June 2015

India is the ninth largest aviation market in 2014. It handled 121 million domestic and 41 million international passengers. The sector will have big growth and is expected to handle 336 million domestic and 85 million international passengers by 2020, making India the third largest aviation market. The commercial fleet size is expected to grow from 400 today to 1,000 aircraft by 2020.

In May 2015, Mumbai city airport handled 3.63 million passengers. This comprises of 25.7 lakh domestic travellers and 10.6 lakh international travellers.  The domestic travellers increased by 19% from 21.6 lakhs in May 2014 to 25.7 lakh in 2015.

April  2015

MRO facilities in the country

India will set up 500 air ports by 2020.
India will be third large aerofleet country by 2020.
India will be the largest in air transportation by 2030.

Report on Regional flights growth by A T Kearney

2008 Estimates

Updated 22 Feb 2015, 13 Feb 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Airports in India - Existing and Planned

2013-14 TOP 45 AIRPORTS









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Full Employment in India - 60 crore - 600 million jobs

India's population is above 1200 million or 120 crore. We can take 4 member family as typical family and think that it has a man and wife and one parent and one child. This family requires one employed person. Of course, we can change the norm and say both man and wife are employed. If we say, one employed person for average family, we require 30 crore jobs. If we say, two employed persons, we require 60 crore jobs.

What is the investment required for creating 300 million jobs? Actually if we take present employment statistics, the total employment in the country will be more than 30 crore. Agriculture provides 26 crore jobs and the rest of the sector provides provides at least 5 crore jobs. But there is a need to move employment from agriculture to manufacturing and services.

Employment Creation during 2014

October - Dec 2014 - 1.17 lakhs
July Sep 2014 - 1.58 lkhs
April - June  -  1.82 lakh

24th quarterly survey conducted by Labour ministry covering 2,077 sample units across eight selected sectors.

89,000 jobs in IT/BPO
79,000 in Textiles and Apparel

Actual employment at the end of 2013 is now given as 459.5 million.

Actual employment at the end of 2013 is now given as 459.5 million. The plan for 2022 is 578.6 million.

A study by DIPP on investment and job creation shows that for one crore investment the following number of jobs were created between 1991-2014

1. Industrial instruments - 103.2
2. Leather and leather goods - 42.0
3. Commercial household equipments - 25
4. Earth moving machiinery - 15.1
5. Miscellaneous industries - 14.1

Source for information:

India Can Create 25 Crore Jobs in Two Years

Can we take 25 persons employment for one crore investment as norm (Labour and employee intensive industrialization) and develop our industries around it? It would mean we can create 25 crore jobs in manufacturing sector. For that,  we require  (25/25) crore crores investment.

1 crore crore rupees   =  (1/62.5)* 10 million * 10 million dollars  =  (100/65) million million dollars  = 1.6 trillion.dollars.

India is going to invest  800 billion dollars this year 2015-16 and 880 billion in 2016-2017. So that would create the required number of jobs in the next two years.

So if India takes a policy decision to support setting up and manufacturing and service projects that provide employment to one person for four lakh rupees investment, it can provide employment to 25 crore people in the next two years and solve its employment problem.

According to 2001-2002 census, small scale industries provide emplyment to 7 persons for 5 lakh investment. Large industries provided one job for 5 lakh investment.
Source: See page from Book  -  Indian Economy 2010-2011

If Highly Automated Production System is Employed

But what happens if only 4 jobs are created (highly automated production system) for one crore of investment.

It would mean,  to create 25 crore jobs in manufacturing sector, we require  (25/4) crore crores investment.

6.25 crore crore rupees   =  (6.25/62.5)* 10 million * 10 million dollars  =  10 million million dollars  = 10 trillion.dollars.

India is going to invest  at an average of One trillion dollars for the next years. Hence, it is possible to employ 30 crore people appropriately in agriculture, industry and services sectors in 10 years.

India's employment structure can be transformed in the next 10 year and large number of people will be shifted to manufacturing and service sectors in the next 10 years. If the industry and businessmen concentrate on employment in the first five years, they will have opportunity to concentrate on productivity improvement through automation in the next five years.

20 Crore Jobs in Next Two Years Sufficient

Realistically, we need to create only 20 crore new jobs in industry and service sectors. 5 crore people can remain employed in Agriculture. 5 crore people are already employed in industry and service sectors. So only 20 crore new jobs are to be created.

Hence the break up of 20 crore jobs can be 18.2 crore producers, 1.6 crore supervisors, 0.2 crores managers.

The average salary of producers can be Rs. 6000 per month, that of supervisors  Rs. 10,000 per month, and that of managers Rs. 20,000 per month.

Persons given skill training through ITIs, skill development institutions,, technical schools and high schools are employed as producers of goods and services. Diploma holders and graduates can be employed as supervisors. Graduates, post graduates, and post graduate professionally certified people can be employed as managers.

8 April 2015

News item in Economic Times Page 17

EPFO updated its accounts for 2014-15 on 1 April 2015 itself. 15.54 crore accounts were updated in a day.

What does it mean?  Are there that many employees in India with provident fund accounts?

Times of India - News item on Page 11

Cabinet cleared hike in dearness allowance to  113% from 107% from 1st Jan 2015. The decision will benefit 48 lakh govt. employees and 55 lakh pensioners. It will cost Rs. 6,762.24 cr per annum

Updated:  20 April,  8 April 2015, 23 March 2015, 22 March 2015, 17 March 2015