Saturday, January 30, 2016

Integral Humanism - Ekatma Manav Vad - Videos Collection

Human behaviour is subject to four dimensions - Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksh

A Film on Integral Humanism by Dr. Mahesh Chandra Sharma

Film by Narad Communications Pvt. Ltd.  (Uploaded on YouTube)

In India at the time of 1965, politicians and political parties who were immersed in the spirit of the freedom movement were all in the ruling benches. Socialism, capitalism, secularism, communism, all tinged with Western thoughts, were ruling the rulers’ mindset. In this atmosphere, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya  evolved an alternative ideology, germane to India.

This short documentary aims at discussing various aspects of this philosophy.

Dr. Mahesh Chandra Sharma, former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, has done his PhD in Integral Humanism in early 70's. He established Ekatma Manavdarshan Anusandhan evam Vikas Prathishthan (Research and Development Foundation for Integral Humanism).


October 2014

24 August 2015

Ekatma Manav Darshan Seminar - Video 1


Divya Lakkad

Ekatma Manav Darshan Seminar - Video 2


DeenDayal Upadhyay - Integral Humanism

Dr. Mahesh Sharma on DeenDayal Upadhyay Integral Humanism. In conversation with Vasindra Mishra, Editor News Operation, Zee Media, on Zee Sangam.


25 May 2015

Shri Bajrang Lal Gupta, at National Seminar on Practising Integral Humanism
MSU Baroda


3 Dec 2014

Pt.Deendayal Jayanti- Speaker: Shri K.N. Govindacharya
2014 Deendayal Jayanti Lecture


28 September 2014

National Seminar on Integral Humanism - Session III
Bharatiya Janata Party


25 Sep 2014

June 2012
Dr. Mahesh Chandra Sharma
at Rashtriya Vichar Varg, Bhilwara


Third Way
Dattopant Thengadi
Chetana Internet Radio



Sunday, January 24, 2016




In view of the birth centenary year of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya, (Propounder of Ekatma Manav-vad), Deendayal Prerana Kendra and Ekatma Prabodh Mandal have organized a seminar on Ekatma Manav Darshan as per details below:



Time: WEDNESDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY 2016, 4.30 TO 7.45 PM

Session 1: Ekatma Manav Darshan & Capitalism by Dr. KVSS Narayana Rao
Session 2: Ekatma Manav Darshan & Globalization by Dr. Varadraj Bapat
Session 3: Ekatma Manav Darshan – In Practice by Dilip Kelkar
Session 4: Samarop: DR. SATISH MODH,  Director, Vivekanand Institute of Mgt, Chembur

DEENDAYAL PRERANA KENDRA 2/27 Kalpana Sahaniwas, Sahyog Mandir Path, Naupada, Thane (W)

EKATMA PRABODH MANDAL (Activity of Ekatma Vikas Samiti, Public Trust) B105 Vatsalyadeep, Krantiveer Phadke Marg, Mulund East, Mumbai 400081 Tel: 25639654, Email: ekatmaprabodh at the rate

Ekatma Manav Darshan & Capitalism by Dr. KVSS Narayana Rao

Source Materials

Peter Drucker - Business Organization - Economic Function - Social Responsibility

Self Interest - The Economist's Straightjacket
Robert Simons, Professor, Harvard Business School,
2015 Working Paper

Report on Seminar in Kerala

Full Talk by Mohanji Bhagwat - 2014

Critics Capitalism - MIT Course 2013

Democratic Crisis of Capitalism - 2011

Towards an Integral Economy and Integral Society: Introduction
Dr. Darja Piciga, Slovenia
2010 Paper

How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?  - 2009 Paul Krugman

1982 - Strucutral crisis in capitalism

Google Books

Humanism in Business
Heiko Spitzeck
Cambridge University Press, Feb 26, 2009 - 438 pages

What is the purpose of our economic system? What would a more life-serving economy look like? There are many books about business and society, yet very few of them question the primacy of GDP growth, profit maximization and individual utility maximization. Even developments with a humanistic touch like stakeholder participation, corporate social responsibility or corporate philanthropy serve the same goal: to foster long-term growth and profitability. Humanism in Business questions these assumptions and investigates the possibility of creating a human-centered, value-oriented society based on humanistic principles. An international team of academics and practitioners present philosophical, spiritual, economic, psychological and organizational arguments that show how humanism can be used to understand, and possibly transform, business at three different levels: the systems level, the organizational level and the individual level. This groundbreaking book will be of interest to academics, practitioners and policymakers concerned with business ethics and the relationship between business and society.

Philosophical Humanism and Contemporary India
V.P. Varma
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Jul 1, 2006 - 211 pages

An attempt has been made in this book to reconstruct idealist humanist philosophy on the basis of Eastern and Western metaphysics and the natural sciences. It supports the basic principle of ethical absolutism as opposed to relativism. It analysis the fundamental principles of humanist political thought with reference to sovereignty, obligation and rights.It is hoped that policy-makers and planers in the developing countries will find here an integral world-view and exposition of concrete technics to meet the challanges of the hour.

The Saffron Wave: Democracy and Hindu Nationalism in Modern India

Thomas Blom Hansen
Princeton University Press, Mar 23, 1999 - 304 pages

The rise of strong nationalist and religious movements in postcolonial and newly democratic countries alarms many Western observers. In The Saffron Wave, Thomas Hansen turns our attention to recent events in the world's largest democracy, India. Here he analyzes Indian receptivity to the right-wing Hindu nationalist party and its political wing, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which claims to create a polity based on "ancient" Hindu culture. Rather than interpreting Hindu nationalism as a mainly religious phenomenon, or a strictly political movement, Hansen places the BJP within the context of the larger transformations of democratic governance in India.

Hansen demonstrates that democratic transformation has enabled such developments as political mobilization among the lower castes and civil protections for religious minorities. Against this backdrop, the Hindu nationalist movement has successfully articulated the anxieties and desires of the large and amorphous Indian middle class. A form of conservative populism, the movement has attracted not only privileged groups fearing encroachment on their dominant positions but also "plebeian" and impoverished groups seeking recognition around a majoritarian rhetoric of cultural pride, order, and national strength. Combining political theory, ethnographic material, and sensitivity to colonial and postcolonial history, The Saffron Wave offers fresh insights into Indian politics and, by focusing on the links between democracy and ethnic majoritarianism, advances our understanding of democracy in the postcolonial world.

Multinationals Versus Swadeshi Today: A Policy Framework for Economic Nationalism
Parmatam Parkash Arya, B. B. Tandon
Seminar Proceedings
Deep and Deep Publications, 1999 - 516 pages

Saturday, January 23, 2016

PM’s inaugural address at 103rd session of Indian Science Congress - 2016

Governor of Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Vala,
Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Siddaramaiah,
My cabinet colleagues, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Shri Y. S. Chowdary,
Bharat Ratna Professor C. N. R. Rao,
Prof. A. K. Saxena,
Prof. K. S. Rangappa,
Nobel Laureates and Field Medalist,
Distinguished scientists and delegates,

It is a great pleasure to begin the year in the company of leaders of science and technology from India and the world.

For our confidence about the future of India comes from our faith in you.

It is a huge honour and privilege to address the 103rd Science Congress in the centenary year of the University of Mysore.

Some of the tallest leaders of India have passed through the doors of this respected institution.
The great philosopher and India’s second President Dr. Radhakrishnan and Bharat Ratna Professor C N R Rao are among them.

The history of the Science Congress and the University of Mysore began around the same time.
It was the time of a new awakening in India. It sought not just freedom, but also human advancement in India.
It wanted not just an independent India, but an India that could stand independently on the strength of its human resources, scientific capabilities and industrial development.
This university is a testimony to the vision of a great generation of Indians.
Now, we have launched yet another revolution of empowerment and opportunities in India.
And, we are once again turning to our scientists and innovators to realize our goals of human welfare and economic development.
The world has progressed because of human instinct to enquire and explore for knowledge but also to address human challenges.
No one reflected this spirit more than late President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
His was a life of outstanding scientific achievements; and, his was a heart of boundless compassion and concern for humanity.
For him, the highest purpose of science was the transformation of the life of the weak, the under-privileged and the youth.
And, his life’s mission was a self-reliant and a self-assured India that was strong and cared for its people.
Your theme for this Congress is a fitting tribute to his vision.
And, it is leaders like Professor Rao and President Kalam, and scientists like you, who have placed India at the forefront of science and technology in many areas.
Our success spans from the core of the tiny atom to the vast frontier of space. We have enhanced food and health security; and, we have given hope for a better life to others in the world.
As we increase the level of our ambition for our people, we will also have to increase the scale of our efforts.
So, for me, good governance is not just about policy and decision making, transparency and accountability. It is also about integrating science and technology into the choices we make and the strategies we pursue.
Our digital networks are expanding the quality and reach of public services and social benefits for the poor. And, in the first ever National Space Conference, we identified 170 applications that touch almost every aspect of governance, development and conservation.
We are launching Startup India that will encourage innovation and enterprise. We are creating technology incubators in academic institutions. And, I have asked for a framework of Scientific Audit for scientific departments and institutions in the government.
It is with the same spirit of cooperative federalism that is shaping centre-state relations in every area, that I am encouraging greater scientific collaboration between Central and State institutions and agencies.
We will also try to increase the level of resources for science, and deploy them in accordance with our strategic priorities,
We will make it easier to do science and research in India, improve science administration, and expand the supply and improve the quality of science education and research in India.
At the same time, innovation must not be just the goal of our science. Innovation must also drive the scientific process. Frugal innovation and crowd sourcing are examples of efficient and effective scientific enterprise.
And, innovation in approach is not just the obligation of the government, but also the responsibility of the private sector and the academia.
In a world of resource constraints and competing claims, we have to be smart in defining our priorities. And, it is especially important in India, where challenges are many and the scale is enormous – from health and hunger to energy and economy.

Distinguished delegates,

Today, I wanted to speak to you about one of the biggest challenges for the world, and one that dominated global attention last year –to define a path to a more prosperous future for our world and a more sustainable future for our planet.
In 2015, the world took two historic steps.
Last September, the United Nations adopted the Development Agenda for 2030. It places elimination of poverty by the end of 2030 and economic development at the top of our priorities, but with equal emphasis on sustainability of our environment and our habitats.
And, last November in Paris, the world came together to craft a historic agreement to change the course of our planet.
But, we achieved something else that is equally important.
We succeeded in bringing innovation and technology to the heart of the climate change discourse.
We were consistent in our message that it is not enough to speak of targets and restraints. It is essential to find solutions that help us transition easily to a future of clean energy.
I also said in Paris that innovation is important not just for combating climate change, but also for climate justice. For, the developed world must leave enough of the little carbon space left for developing countries to grow.
For this, we need research and innovation to make clean energy technology available, accessible and affordable for all.
At Paris, President Hollande, President Obama and I joined a number of global leaders for an Innovation Summit.
We pledged to double national investments in innovation; and, build a global partnership that combines the responsibility of governments with the innovative capacity of the private sector.
I also suggested an international network of 30-40 universities and labs focusing for next ten years on transforming the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. We will also pursue this in G20.
We need innovation to make renewable energy much cheaper; more reliable; and, easier to connect to transmission grids.
This is especially critical for India to achieve our target of adding 175 GW of renewable generation by 2022.
We must also make fossil fuel like coal cleaner and more efficient. And, we should tap newer sources of renewable energy, from ocean waves to geothermal energy.
At a time when energy sources that fueled the industrial age have put our planet in peril, and, as the developing world now seeks to lift billions of people into prosperity, the world must turn to Sun to power our future.
So, at Paris, India launched an International Solar Alliance to forge a partnership between solar-rich countries.
We need science and technology not just to make clean energy an integral part of our existence, but also to combat the impact of climate change on our lives.
We have to develop climate resilient agriculture. We must understand the impact of climate change on our weather, biodiversity, glaciers, and oceans; and, how to adjust to them. We must strengthen our ability to forecast natural disasters.

Distinguished delegates,

We must also address the rising challenges of rapid urbanisation. This will be critical for a sustainable world.
For the first time in human history, we are in an urban century. By the middle of this century, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. A little less than 3.0 billion people will join the existing 3.5 billion urban dwellers. And, 90% of the increase will come from developing countries.
Many urban clusters in Asia will exceed the population of mid-sized countries elsewhere in the world.
More than 50% of India will be living in urban habitats by 2050. And, by 2025, India may already have more than 10% of the global urban population.
Studies suggest that nearly 40% of the global urban population lives in informal settlements, or slums, where they face a range of health and nutritional challenges.
Cities are the major engines of economic growth, employment opportunities and prosperity.
But, cities account for more than two-thirds of global energy demand and result in up to 80% of global greenhouse gas emission.
That is why I have placed so much emphasis on smart cities.
It is not just about cities that are networked to become more efficient, safe and better in delivery of services. It is also a vision of sustainable cities that are both locomotives of our economies and havens of healthy living.
We will need sound policies to achieve our goals, but we will rely on science and technology to provide creative solutions.
We must develop better scientific tools to improve city planning with sensitivity to local ecology and heritage; and, reduce the demand for transportation, improve mobility and reduce congestion.
Much of our urban infrastructure is yet to be built. We must maximise the use of local material with scientific improvements; and, and make buildings more energy efficient.
We have to find affordable and practical solutions for solid waste management; converting waste into building material and energy; and, recycling waste water.
Urban agriculture and ecology should get more attention. And, our children must breathe cleaner city air. And, we need solutions that are comprehensive and rooted in science and innovation.
We need your inputs to make our cities more immune to the consequences of natural disasters and our homes more resilient. This will also mean making retrofit of buildings affordable.

Distinguished delegates,

A sustainable future for this planet will depend not only on what we do on land, but also on how we treat our oceans.
Oceans occupy more than 70% of our planet; and, over 40% of humanity and 60% of the world’s largest cities are found within 100 kilometers of the coast.
We are at the cusp of a new era, where oceans will become important drivers of our economies. Their sustainable use can bring prosperity; and, give us clean energy, new medicines and food security beyond just fisheries.
That is why I refer to the Small Island States as Large Ocean States.
Ocean is critical to India’s future, too, with over 1300 islands, a 7500 km coastline and 2.4 million square kilometers of Exclusive Economic Zone.
That is why, in the past year, we have increased our focus on ocean or blue economy. We will raise the level of our scientific efforts in marine science.
We will set up an advanced centre of research in marine biology and biotechnology and establish a network of coastal and island research stations in India and abroad.
We have entered into agreements on marine science and ocean economy with several countries. We will also hold an International Conference on “Ocean economy and Pacific Island Countries” in New Delhi in 2016.

Distinguished delegates,
Rivers have played as important a role in human history as oceans. Civilisations have been nurtured by rivers. And, rivers will remain critical for our future.
So, revival of rivers is an essential part of my commitment for a cleaner and healthier future for our society, economic opportunities for our people, and renewal of our heritage.
We need regulations, policy, investments and management to achieve our objective. But, we will succeed only when we integrate technology, engineering and innovation into our efforts, not just to clean our rivers now but to keep them healthy in the future as well.
For this, we also need scientific understanding of the impact of urbanisation, farming, industrialisation and groundwater use and contamination on the river eco-system.
River is the soul of Nature. Their renewal must be an element of a larger effort to sustain Nature.
In India, we see humanity as part of Nature, not outside or superior to it, and divinity manifested in Nature’s diverse forms.
So, conservation is rooted in the natural instincts of our culture and tradition, and in our commitment to the future.
India has a rich heritage of ecological knowledge. We have scientific institutions and human resources to mount concerted national action on conservation of Nature that is rooted firmly in scientific studies and methods.

Distinguished delegates,

And, if we wish to restore the harmony between human and Nature, we must also harness the full potential of traditional knowledge.
Societies across the world have developed this enormous wealth through wisdom gathered over the ages.
And, they hold the secrets to economic, efficient, and, environment friendly solutions to many of our problems.
But, today they are at risk of extinction in our globalised world.
Like traditional knowledge, science has also evolved through human experiences and exploration of Nature. So, we must recognize that science, as we see it, does not constitute the only form of empirical knowledge about the world.
And, we must bridge the distance between traditional knowledge and modern science, so that we can craft local and more sustainable solutions for our challenges.
So, in agriculture, even as we seek to make our farms yield more, reduce the intensity of our water use, or increase the nutrient content of our farm output,
we should also integrate traditional techniques, local practices and organic farming to make our agriculture less resource intensive and more resilient.
And, in the area of health, modern medicines have transformed healthcare. But, we must also use scientific techniques and methods to delve deeper into traditional medicines and practices like Yoga for more holistic lifestyle and change our paradigm from treatment to wellness.
This is especially important in dealing with growing challenge of lifestyle diseases that take a huge toll in terms of human lives and economic costs.

Distinguished delegates,

As a nation we still inhabit many worlds.
We are at the global frontiers of achievements in science and technology.
We also see the uncertainty and despair of many living at the edge of existence, looking for a life of hope, opportunity, dignity and equity.
We must meet these aspirations at a speed and on a scale that is rare in human history.
And, from the richness of our tradition, the consciousness of our age and the strength of our commitment to our world, we must choose the most sustainable path possible.
The success of one-sixth of humanity will also mean a more prosperous and a sustainable future for the world.
We can only do this with your leadership and support.
We will realise it when, in the words of Vikram Sarabhai, “we encourage scientists to interest themselves in problems outside their fields of specialization.”
And, the impact of science will be the most when scientists and technologists will keep the principles of what I call Five Es at the centre of their enquiry and engineering:
Economy – when we find cost effective and efficient solutions.
Environment – when our carbon footprint is the lightest and the impact on the ecology is the least possible.
Energy – when our prosperity relies less on energy; and the energy we use keeps our skies blue and our earth green.
Empathy – when our efforts are in tune with our culture, circumstances and social challenges.
Equity – when science advances inclusive development and improves the welfare of the weakest.

This year we mark a hundred years of a significant moment in the history of science, when Albert Einstein published in 1916 “The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity”. Today, we must recall the humanism that defined his thought: “Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavours. “

Nothing can be a higher duty for us, whether we are in public life, or we are private citizens, and whether we are in business or explore science, than to leave the planet in a better state for our future generations.

Let the different disciplines of science, technology and engineering unite behind this common purpose.

Thank you.


Make in India - West Bengal



Date and Venue: Jan 29, 2016

Mr Shuvojyoti Chakrabarti
[Executive Officer]
Confederation of Indian Industry
CII - Suresh Neotia Centre of Excellence for Leadership
Plot No. - 36, Block - DC, Sector - 1, Salt Lake City
West Bengal, India
Phone : 91-33-66140100
Fax :91 33
Email :

Bengal Global Investment Summit - 2016

Partner Country - Japan

The Govt. of WB advertised that investment proposals worth Rs. 2,50,263.74 crores were received in the summit.

Bengal Global Business Summit 2016 - PRESS RELEASE

The Bengal Global Business Summit concluded today, underlying the theme of “Come to Bengal, Ride the Growth”. Business from across India and 26 Countries participated in the Summit, reposing their faith in the attractiveness of West Bengal as an investment destination.

Honorable Chief Minister released the Export Strategy Paper for West Bengal prepared by EXIM Bank,
The New Township Policy, Design Policy & Start- Up Policy. In addition many MoUs/Letters of Exchange cutting across sectors were signed which are given in Annexure-I

A total of Rs.2,50,253.74 Crores of business announcements, business document exchanges,
expressions of interest and investment proposals were received at the Bengal Global Business Summit 2016. The details are as follows:

Total Investments Proposed: Rs. 2,50,253.74 Crores

 TCG investment in 15mn ton refinery Rs. 20,000 Cr.
 Investments in up-coming parks of WBIDC Rs. 20,000 Cr
 Jindal Group to invest Rs. 10,500 Cr over a period of 5 years at Salbani in Cement Rs. 1500 Cr,
Power Plant Rs. 8000 Cr and Paint Rs. 1000 Cr.
 H-Energy to invest Rs.3100Cr in LNG pipeline across 715Km
 Essel group to invest Rs. 4000 Cr in Urban Development, Highway, Tourism and IT.
 Other private investments (SARPOL [Rs. 1500 Cr.], Shree Cements [Rs. 500 Cr.], Mahindra &
Mahindra [Rs. 143.50 Cr.],K. Kalpana Industries [Rs. 225 Cr.], Ambuja Cements [Rs. 350 Cr.],
Kajaria Ceramics [Rs. 150 Cr.], Zhongtong Bus Holding Co. Ltd [Rs. 1500 cr.], BDG Metal & Power
[Rs. 400 Cr.], BDG PolySteel Ltd.[RS. 40 Cr.], Alpine Distilleries [Rs. 100 Cr.], Svaksha Distillery
Limited [R. 200 Cr.]. Patton Industrial Park & Engg. & Plastics Unit [1250 Cr. ) Total Rs.6358.50 Cr.
 Great Eastern Energy Corpn. Ltd. (GEECL) expansion plan (150 wells) over period of 3 years and
investment of Rs. 1700 Cr.
 Titagarh Towers to invest Rs. 250 Cr. Setting up of modern passenger train facility at Uttarpara,
West Bengal.
 Total Infrastructure investment of Rs. 37,482 Cr. in the National Highways which includes (New
Highways of 600 kms – Rs. 6000 Cr. ongoing 12,063 Cr. in the tender stage Rs. 3,728 Cr. and new
highways for F.Y. 2015-16, 2016-17 Rs. 15,691 Cr.)
 Total Inland waterways investment of Rs. 9,566.74 Cr. ( Rs. 4101.74 Cr. at Haldia and Rs. 4415
Cr. at Sagar and Rs. 1050 Cr. at other waterways)
 Kawasaki Rikuso Road transport (KRT) to invest Rs.150Cr in Temperature Controlled
 Investment of Rs. 1500 Cr. by Essar Group in coal bed methane.
 COLLABORATION AGREEMENT for Development of a World Class Education Hub for Technical
and Vocational Education and Training In Kolkata, WB, between B. D. Bangur Endowment, West
Bengal and ITE Education Services Pte Ltd., Singapore with a proposed investment of Rs. 2500


 Investment of Rs. 20,000 Cr in Deocha Pachami over next 5 years.
 Coal blocks to be operational soon with an initial investment of Rs. 2500Cr.
 JV between WBMDTC & KIOCL (GOI) for developing mines explorations, undertaking mining
operation, infrastructure in West Bengal with an expected investment of Rs. 800 Cr.
 Turga Pumped Storage Project (1000 MW) at Purulia, biggest Pump Storage project in the
country – investment of Rs. 5200 Cr.
 Work of Unit 4 (500 MW) at Sagardighi Thermal Power Project – investment of Rs 3,015 crore.
 Setting up of Teesta Canal Bank Solar Photo Voltaic Power Plant (10MW) at Uttar Dinajpur
(Chopra) – investment of Rs. 67 Crore.
 3 X 10 MW Grid Connected Solar Photo Voltaic Power Plants (2 in Purulia at Santaldih & Chharra
and 1 in Bankura at Mejia) at a total cost of about Rs 180 crore.
 18 MoUs with investment of Rs. 45 Crore.
 14 MoUs with investment of Rs. 115 Crore


 MoU between Kolkata Good Transport Association and GoWB for Setting up Metropolitian
Transport Logistic Hub at Baidyabati Rs. 5,000Cr
 Vivada Corporation (Inland Waterways & Cruises) Rs 100 Cr.
 Freight Terminal at Howrah with proposed investment of Rs.2,000Cr
 Dulagarh Truck Terminal coming up with proposed investment of Rs.1,520Cr
 East-West Metro investment Rs. 764 Cr.

 Mega Theme Park Resort – JV between Golden Chariot Retreats and Infra Pvt Ltd [GCRIPL] and
Bengal Aerotropolis Pvt. Ltd. [BAPL]. With proposed investment of Rs.250Cr
 Concession Agreement signed with 3 companies [Sterling Holidays & Resorts Ltd., Seal Tea
Exports P. Ltd. & Gangadhar Developer P.Ltd.] for investing Rs. 200 Cr at Galjdoba, Jalpaiguri.
 Mandala Capital (UK) investment in Keventer Rs. 100 Cr
 Other Private Investments [Messrs Nest Dairy Farms Private Limited , KNC Agro Ltd , Suryodaya
Edibles (India) Pvt. Ltd, Vitarich Agro Food (I) Limited, ELMAC Foods Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore Front
Farms Limited, S.S.SEA Food PVT.LTD, Payal Dealers Pvt Ltd. And Wonder Proteins] worth of Rs
130.50 Cr

 Ambuja Neotia Group to invest Rs. 7000 Cr (Approx.)
 Six New Townships Coming up at Rs.11000Cr
 Green Township at Port Area at Rs.10,000 Cr.
 BAPL & Shapoorji Pallonji JV for development of Housing for EWS, MIG & HIG: Rs.750Cr
 DVC township with BAPL with proposed investment of Rs.250Cr

 Investment by Brainware University (Barasat) Rs 150 Cr
 AMITY to invest in Higher Education & Research : Rs.2000Cr
 National Optical Fibre Network with Rs.3,500Cr.
 Airtel to invest Rs. 3,500 Cr in next five years
 ITC to invest Rs. 1,650 Cr. in integrated IT Infotech Facility Park.

 Investment Road map for Rs.50,000Cr in Textiles – TEXPRO

 Pvt investment (Techno India Group [ Rs. 450 Cr.] , Gouri Devi Institution of medical sciences [Rs.
350 Cr.], Sanaka Educational Trust [Rs. 230 CR.], Neotia Getwel Woman & child hospital [Rs. 60
Cr.] , Apollo Gleneagles Hospital Ltd. [Rs. 120 Cr.] & Emami Group [Rs. 150 Cr.]) Rs. 1360 Cr


 Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council Headquarter at Kolkata and investment of RS. 10 crore for
opening ITIs at Durgapur


July 2015

Come, Make in Bengal, 'Things Are Changing': Mamata Banerjee in London

The government claims that since taking office, nearly Rs. 85,000 crore of investments have come into the state.

January 2015

Bengal Global Business Summit 2015
Press Release
The Bengal Global Business Summit concluded today, underlining the theme of “Come To Bengal, Ride The Growth”. Businesses from across India and 20 countries participated in the Summit, reposing their faith in the attractiveness of West Bengal as an investment destination.

Shri Subhas Chandra, Chairman of the Essel Group, who was to be present at the closing event, could not make it due to fog at Delhi. Shri Chandra, however, joined through a video link and announced investments of Rs 15,000 crore in townships and urban infrastructure in Bengal.

A total of Rs 2,43,100 crore of business announcements, business document exchanges, expressions of interest and investment proposals were received at the Bengal Global Business Summit 2015, as follows:
Sl. Particulars                                                                      Amt. (Rs. Cr.)
1 Private Sector Investment in Township by Essel Group 15,000
2 Private Sector Investment in 22 other Townships and Smart Cities by Forum
Group , Hiland , Ambuja Neotia Group, Salarpuria, Mayfair Group, Mani Group, PS
Group, Swarna Ganga Realty, Sherwood Realty, Amtek Dealer P Ltd, Merlin
Projects, Dhoot Group, Greentec City, Infinity Group, Unimark, Panchvati, Ideal,
South City, Siddha, Primark.  67,703
3 NTPC investments (Katwa, Adra and Rammam Power Plants) 20,000
4 Private Sector Investments in Nine sectors
(reported by sector committees)
(see Annexure 1 for names of companies and other details) 40,197
5 SAIL's expansion plans 40,000
6 Private Sector Investment in Solid Waste Management in Howrah
(in collaboration with a consortium of German companies) 2,900
7 Private Sector Investment by Super Smelter 2,200
8 Private Sector Investments by Great Eastern Energy to develop more wells 1,500
9 Sagar Port entitled Bhorsagar and Highways
(announced by Union Minister on 7th January, 2015)  41,600
10 Development of Deochapachami Coal mines
(JV signed between 6 states and SJVN)  12,000

Total     2,43,100

The Hon’ble Chief Minister in her valedictory address, mentioned some of these investments cutting across industries, ranging from manufacturing, heavy engineering, port, mining, health & education, power and natural gas, transport, tourism, urban infrastructure, food processing, financial services, fisheries, ARD, IT and many others.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister has also declared the formation of a dedicated Core Committee headed by the Minister-in-Charge of Commerce & Industries Department supported by the Chief Secretary, West Bengal, along with concerned officials and experts to review these projects towards their fructification.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister announced that the next Bengal Global Summit will be held on January 8-9, 2016 at Kolkata.

Annexure 1

Sector Project Proposed  Invst (Rs in crore)


BAPL - MOU Scomi Group, Including Township Authority,
manufacturing of public transport & new airline connection - Pinnacle Air, Go Air
MCC PTA Coal based hot oil heater project & Grid pwer Project 329.40
H-Energy: Floating Storage Regassification Unit (FSRU) - Offshore Digha 5100.00
Amul Dairy: Fully automated dairy unit 190.00
Gems & Jewllery Park at Ankurhati (Domjur) Allotment of 12 units for 53500 sq.ft. 39.90
Paridhan - Garment Park at Belighata 17.23
Globus Spirit Ltd. 100.00
ETC Agro Processing (india) Pvt. Ltd. 250.00
Shriram Infrastructure 6500.00
Sector Total 13526.53
Health Care Apollo Hospitals 400.00
AMRI Hospitals 800.00
Ambuja Neotia Group – Hospital 300.00
M P Birla Group Hospital 610.00
Techno India- Hospitals - PPP Sector 300.00
Camellia - Hospitals - PPP Sector 300.00
SingHealth, arm of Temasek Holding, Singapore
Sector Total 2710.00

Food Processing, ARD and Fisheries Sector

Ananda Group of Companies, Purba Medinipur 230.00
Chareon Pokphand India Pvt Ltd, Kharagpur (WBIDC) 500.00
Amrit Feeds, Panagarh 88.00
Anmol Feeds, Panchla 25.00
M K Feeds, Digha 20.00
Mohan Acqua, Digha 15.00
Kajal Aqua Tech, Digha 10.00
Madhav Agro Tech,Digha 20.00
DAT Laboratories, Falta 10.00
Varma Ocean, Canning, Kalyani 51.00
Raj Hatcheries, Tajpur/ Digha 3.00
D M Sea Food Exporter, Hooghly 25.00
Thacker Dairy, Kalyani 90.00
Venkateswara hatcheries 263.00
Thacker Group, Kalyani 60.00
JVL Agro Industries ltd. 195.00
Sector Total 1605.00
Higher Education/School Education

JIS University, Kolkata 300.00
Neotia University, South 24 Parganas 300.00
University of Engg & Management, Newtown Rajarhat 150.00
Amity University, Newtown 478.00
South Point New Campus, Near Peerless Hospital EM Bypass 185.00
M P Birla Group-Hybrid Projection System 25.00
Sector Total 1438.00
Skills NSDC & Technical Education Department & Javed Habib Foundation - Skill Dev.
Sector Total 0.00

MSME Sector
A T CAPITAL, (Singapore) 2500.00
PFP Industries(Chemical- Ashok De Sarkar,USA) 30.00
Kang Na Hsiung Enterprise KNH, Taiwan 180.00
Altius Resources (Joydeep Mukherjee) Singapore 200.00
EIGMEF Apparel Park, Salt Lake 500.00
WB Hosiery Park, Howrah 1200.00
SFA PL Logistic Park 130.00
Regent Garment & Apparel Park, Barasat 1000.00
Jalan Industrial Park - Expansion 2500.00
Patton Industrial Park 946.00
Regional Synergy-Proposals received - 5127.00
ILPA Leather Goods Park 1200.00
Shivamani Exports, Calcutta leather Complex, Bantala 33.00
FASII(Federation of Association of Small Industries of India) 71.00
FACSI(Federation of Association of Cottage & Industries) 40.00
Private Industrial Parks by various companies 2000.00
Sector Total 17657.00

Tourism & Hospitality

Major proposalsreceived for setting up Hotels and Resorts
1. The Park, Kolkata (Rs500 Cr),
2. Airport Hotel, Kolkata (Rs 300 Cr),
3. Crowne Plaza (Rs450 Cr)
4. Ambuja (5 resort hotel at Newtown, Makaibari Tea Estate, Kurseong, Sonargaon,
Sundarbans, Digha, Ghoom, Darjeeling, Lataguri, Gorumara Forest) (Rs 500 Cr)
are investing in the State
PPP projects under Tourism Department, Government of West Bengal under
Sector Total 1950.00

Finanical Services

State Bank of India 427.00
Bandhan Bank Ltd. 232.12
Andhra Bank 113.00
Syndicate Bak 113.00
Canara Bank 203.04
Sector Total 1088.16
IT Trinity Infra Park 220.00
Startups Warehouse of NASCOM with assistance of West Bengal Government 1.95
Centre for Wxcellence of Microsoft with assistance of West Bengal Government 0.61
Sector Total 222.56
(All Sectors)


January Birthdays - Famous Indians

Birthdays of Famous Indians in Each Month

January    -   February   -      March        -    April       -    May             -        June

July        -    August     -      September   -   October    -    November     -        December

Famous Indians - Politicians - Artists - Businessmen - Scientists - Sportsmen


Indian History of the Day

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  1 -  Satyendra Nath Bose(1894), Asrani (1941),  Nana Patekar(1951),  Sonali Bendre,Vidya Balan,
        Mohsina Kidwai, Salman Kurshid (1953), R.A. Mashelkar (1943)

 2 -  Mannathu Padmanabhan (1878), Srinivas Varadan (1940), Kirti Azad (1959), Sadashiv Amrapurkar (1962),

  3 - Savitribhai Phule (1831), Jaswant Singh (1938), Sanjay Khan (1941), Chetan Sharma, Veepandiya Kattabomman (1760)

  4 - Pradip Kumar, Nirupa Roy, Aditya Pancholi, Gurudas Mann, Naina Lal Kidwai, Deependersingh Hooda, Suresh Bapurao Wankhede

  5 - Shah Jahan (1594), Parama Hamsa Yogananda (1893), Murli Manohar Joshi (1934),
        Kalyan Singh (1932), Sushil Modi (1952),  Deepika Padukone (1986), Mamata Banerjee (1955),
        MAK Pataudi (1941) Sushil Kumar Modi (1952), Arjun Munda (1968)

  6 - Kapil Dev (1959),  A. R. Rehman (1967) - Music Composer, Bindiaya Goswamy (1962), D.P. Tripathy,

7 - B. Saroja Devi, Reena Roy, V.S. Krishna Iyer, Baba Kalyani (1949), Shobha De (1948), Johny Lever, Bipasha Basu, Nafisa Ali, Saeed Jaffrey,

8 - Nanda (1939)

9 - Mahendra Kapoor, Kaushik basu, Har Gobind Khorana, Sundarlal Bahuguna, Farah Khan,

10 - Hrithik Roshan, K.J. Yesudas, Basu Chatterjee,

11 - Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi (1954) , Rahul Dravid, Shekhar Gupta, Shibu Soren, M.J. Akbar

12 - Maharshi Mahesh Yogi, Veerappa Moily, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed (1936), Jijabai (1598), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Priyanka Gandhi (1972)

13 - Rakesh Sharma, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Shakti Samanta (1926)

14 - Vikram Pandit, Shobhan Babu, C.D. Deshmukh (1896),  Rao Gopala Rao (1937),  Jandhyala,

15 - Mayawati,  Bhanupriya, Pritish Nandy,

16 - Mahadev Govind Ranade, O.P. Nayyar, Nanabhoy Palkhivala, Jaipal Reddy, Kabir Bedi

17 - Russi Mody (1918), Bindu, Javed Akhtar, L.V. Prasad, Kamal Amrohi,

18 - Vinod Kambli,

19 - Kaifi Azmi,

20 - Krishnam Raju, Ajit Kumar Doval, B. Vittalacharya

21 - Madhu Dandavate, Sushant Singh Rajput,

22 - Vijay Anand, Namrata Shirodkar,

23 - Subhash Chandra Bose - 1897 Congress President - Founder Azad Hind Fouz,  Kamal Nayan Bajaj (1915),         Balasaheb Thackeray -  1926 Supreme Leader Shiv Sena - Maharashtra, Ramesh Sippy (1947),

24 - Subhash Ghai - Film Producer and Director, Mukta Arts, Karpoori Thakur, M.M. Pallam Raju,

25 - A.P. Balachandran - Physics Professor, Kavita Krishna Murty, Bibek Debroy,

26 - Shivlal Yadav - Cricketer, Ravi Teja,

27 - Amar Singh, Bobby Deol, Ajit,

28 - Lala Lajpat Rai, Raja Ramanna, Shruti Haasan, Vinod Khosla. Field Marshal Cariappa, Pandit Jasraj,

29 - Veturi Sundara Ramamurty, Mosalikanti Tirumala Rao

30 - Digvijay Singh, Prakash Javadekar, C. Subrahmnaym,

31 - Major Somnath Sharma (1923), Preity Zinta (1975)

Subramanian Swamy - Political Leader Now with BJP - Biography, Interviews and Videos

10 January 2016 Discussion between Subramanian Swamy and Asaduddin Owaisi

Aaj Tak

7 January 2014

The Supreme Court on Monday removed the Tamil Nadu Government’s control over the 1,500-year-old Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram in the southern State. A bench of justices BS Chauhan and S Bobde set aside the order of the Madras High Court, which had in 2009 transferred the administration of the temple to the State Government. The order was based on the appeals filed by the temple’s priests and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. “The SC judgement could  free more than 45,000 Hindu temples from the control of the Tamil Nadu Government.

Biography of Subramanian Swamy

Birthdate : 15 September 1939

Dr. Subramanian Swamy (Subramaniam Swamy) is an economists, academician and  politician.  He is presently in  BJP.

Dr. has previously served as member of the Planning Commission of India and Cabinet Minister of India. He is  a published author.

Dr.  Swamy is a strong supporter of the free market economy.  In November 1978, Swamy was member of the Group of Eminent persons called to Geneva to prepare a report of the United Nations (UNCTAD) on Economic Co-operation between Developing countries (ECDC). . In 1994, Swamy was appointed as Chairman of the Commission on Labour Standards and International Trade by then Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao.
Swamy is a RSS member and an ardent proponent of the Hindutva philosophy.  In 2011, Swamy wrote a controversial article "How to wipe out Islamic Terror" that advocated declaring India a "Hindu Rashtra in which non-Hindus can vote only if they proudly acknowledge that their ancestors were Hindu".

Biography in Detail

Subramanian Swamy was born in Mylapore, Chennai, India. His father Sitaram Subramanian was an Indian Statistical Service officer and retired as Director of the Central Statistical Institute.

He attended Hindu College, University of Delhi and earned his Bachelor Honours degree in Mathematics. He studied for his Masters degree in Statistics at the Indian Statistical Institute. He went to  Harvard University on a full Rockefeller scholarship and received a PhD in Economics in 1965 with Nobel Laureate Simon Kuznets as his thesis advisor.

For some time in 1963, he worked at the United Nations Secretariat in New York as an Assistant Economics Affairs Officer. He  worked as a resident tutor at Lowell House at Harvard university.

In 1964, Swamy joined the faculty of economics at Harvard. He became  assistant professor in July 1966 and became an associate professor in 1969.

He moved to the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1969.  From 1969 to 1991, he was professor of mathematical economics at the Indian Institute of Technology. He also taught economics courses in summer session at Harvard regularly.

Jansangh sent him to Rajya Sabha – the upper house of Indian Parliament.
He was elected Member of Parliament 5 times between 1974 and 1999 as member of various parties. He has twice represented the city of Mumbai North East during 1977 and 1980,  He was elected from Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu also.

During the period of emergency, he moved to USA and became the spokesperson of opposition in the US. In 1976, he came to parliament to attend the session and managed to escape India after attending the session. This act made him a hero at that time. He was one of the founding members of the Janata Party and remained with the party and has been its president since 1990. In August 2013, he merged the party with Bharatiya Janata Party.

Swamy strongly favoured FDI  and WTO as commerce and law minister in Chandra Shekhar`s government.

During 1990 and 1991 Swamy was a member of the Planning Commission of India and Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Law of India. During this period he claims to have created the blueprint for economic reforms in India  which was later carried out in 1991 by Manmohan Singh, then Finance Minister under leadership of Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. In his book, Swamy claims that Manmohan Singh has acknowledged it as well.




Updated 23 Jan 2016, 7 Jan 2014

Prosperous India - Vision 2035

India Technology Vision Document 2035

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BSE's vision for 2035 is to have 250 million investors - Market Capitalisation of $ 15 trillion

May, 2014
The BSE's vision for 2035 is to have 250 million investors registered with it from the current 25 million investors and market capitalisation of $ 15 trillion from today's $ 1.25 trillion. According Ashish Kumar Chauhan, CEO, BSE the achivement of the vision  is related to the growth of India and the Indian corporate world over the next 20 years. According to him it is an achievable task

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Quotes of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya - Integral Humanism - Cooperationism

From Lectures on 'Integral Humanism' by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya (Upadhyay)

Quotations (Quotes) - Thoughts of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya

"Gandhiji himself had set out his idea of the independent Bharat in his book 'Hind Swaraj'.

"If we stop to analyse the reasons for the problems facing the country, we find that the confusion about out goal and the direction is mainly responsible for this chaos."

"There is generally, what is called a more or less common desire of the people of any nation. If this popular longing is made the basis of our aims, the common man feels that the nation is moving in a proper direction., and that his own aspiration is reflected in the efforts of the nation. This also generates the greatest possible feeling of unity."

"It is essential that we think about 'Our National Identity' without which there is no meaning of 'Independance".

"The basic cause of the problems facing Bharat is the neglect of Its 'National Identity".

"We had taken pride in resisting Things-British while They (Britishers) ruled us, but strangely enough, now that the Britishers have left, Westernisation has become synonymous with Progress."

"Western Science and the Western Ways of life are two different things. Whereas Western Science is Universal and must be absorbed by us if we wish to go forward, the same is not true about the Western Ways of life and values."

"In the past 1000 years whatever we assimilated-whether it was forced on us or we took with willingness-cannot be discarded now."

"The principles of Marx have changed both with the changing times as well as with varying conditions to the extent that parrot-like repetition of Marxism for solving problems facing our country would amount to a reactionary attitude rather than a scientific & pragmatic one."

"Human Knowledge is common property."

"Independance can be meaningful only if it becomes instrument for expression of our Culture."

"Both from the national as well as human stand point, it has become essential that we think of the principles of Bhartiya Culture."

"The fundamental characteristic of Bhartiya Culture is that it looks upon life as an integrated whole."

"There is diversity and plurality in life but we have always attempted to discover the unity behind them."

"Hegel put forward the principles of thesis, anti-thesis and synthesis; Karl Marx used this principle as a basis and presented his analysis of history and economics; Darwin considered the principle of survival of the fittest as the sole basis of life; but we in this country saw the basic unity of all life."

"The Unit of Seed finds expression in various forms-The Roots, The Trunk, The Branches, The Leaves, The Flowers and The Fruit. All these have different forms, colours and properties. Still we recognise their relation of unity with each other through seed."

"Unity in diversity and the expression of unity in various forms has remained the thought of Bhartiya Culture."

"Conflict is not a sign of culture of Nature rather it is a symptom of their degradation."

"Human nature has both tendencies--Anger & Greed on the one hand and Love & Sacrifice on the other."

"The principles of Ethics are not framed by any one, these are rather discovered."

"In Bharat the Principles of Ethics are termed as Dharma--The Laws of Life."

"When nature is channeled according to the principles of Dharma, we have culture & civilisation."

"The English word Religion is not the correct word for Dharma."

"Here in Bharat, we have placed before ourselves the ideal of the four fold responsibilities of catering to the needs of Body, Mind, Intellect and Soul with a view to achieve the integrated progress of Man."

"The longings for Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha (the four kind of human effort) are inborn in man and satisfaction of these in an integrated way is the essence of Bhartiya Culture."

"When State acquires all powers, both political and economic; the result is a decline of Dharma."

"A Nation is a group of persons who live with 'A Goal', 'An Ideal', 'A Mission' and look upon a particular piece of land as the Motherland. If either of the two--The Ideal and The Motherland--is missing, then there is no nation."

"Religion means a creed or a sect and it does not mean Dharma."

"Dharma is very wide concept which concerns all aspects of life sustaining the society."

"The fundamental principles of Dharma are eternal and universal. However, their implementation may differ according to time, place and circumstances."

"The nearest equivalent English term for Dharma can be 'Innate Law', though even that does not express the full meaning of Dharma. Since Dharma is supreme, our Ideal of the State has been 'Dharma Rajya'."

"Strength lies not in unrestrained behaviour but in well regulated action."

We have to devise such an economic system, to create such infrastrucutre and to frame such regulations in which and which the inherent potentialities of man may find their highest fulfilment.

Economic system must achieve the production of all the basic things essential for the maintenance and development of people as well as the protection and development of the nation.

It is essential ... to use up that portion of the available natural resources which the nature itself will be able to recoup easily.

Milking rather than exploitation should be our aim.

Really speaking, our slogan should be that the one who earn will feed and every person will have enough to eat.

Any economic system must provide for the minimum basic necessities of human life to everyone.

The society must enable the individual to carry out his obligations to the society by properly educating him.

In the event of an individual falling prey to any disease, society must arrange for his treatment and maintenance.

To educate a child is in the interest of the society itself.

Education is ... investment. An educated individual will indeed serve the society.

Before, 1947, in all the princely states in India, no fees were charged for education. The highest education was free.

The guarantee of work to every able-bodied member of the society should be the aim of our economic system.

God has given hands to every man but hands by themselves have a limited capacity to produce. They need assistance of capital in the form of machines. Labour and capital bear the same relation to each other as that between man and nature. The world is a creation of these two. Neither of them can be neglected.

For capital formation, it is essential that a part of production be saved from immediate consumption, and be used for further production in future. Thus capital can be formed only by restraint on consumption.

Our machines must not only be tailored for our specific economic needs, but also must, at least avoid conflict with our socio-political and cultural objectives.

While considering the system of production, one must take into account the seven 'M's. These are (10 Man, (2) Material, (3) Money, (4) Management, (5) Motive power, (6) Market, and (7) Machine.

"Full employment must be a primary consideration and then the rest of the six factors suit this." (Explanation: The six other factors are: Material, Money, Management, Motive power, Market and Machine. Planning must be based on full employment and other factors must be determined by this main goal.)

"Our Aim: Progress & Happiness of Man... We want neither capitalism nor socialism. We aim at the progress and happiness of "Man", the Integral Man. The protagonists of the two systems fight with 'Man' on the stake. Both of them do not understand Man, nor do they care for his interest."

"Strength can be gained only from exercise and hard work."

"On the basis of integral humanism, we shall be able to reconcile nationalism, democracy, socialism, and world-peace with the traditional Bharatiya Culture and think of all these ideas in an integrated form."

"We are no achaeologists. We have no intention to become the custodians for a vast archaeological museum. Our goal is not merely to protect the culture but to revitalize it so as to make it dynamic and in tune with the time."

"We shall have to end up a number of traditions and set in reforms which are helpful in the development of values and of national unity in our society. We shall remove those traditions which obstruct this process."

"If today the society is gripped with evils like untouchability which lead men to treat other human beings as lower than themselves and thereby threaten the national unity, we shall have to end such evils."

" We shall be required to produce such institutions as will kindle the spirit of action in us, which will replace the selfcentredness and selfishness by a desire to serve the nation, which will produce not only sympathy towards our brethern, but a sense of affection and oneness with them."

" The place of Virat in the life of nation is similar to that of Prana in the body. ... Let us start carrying on this task of awakening the Virat of the nation with high sense of pride in our hoary glorious past, taking a realistic assessment of the present and having a great ambition for the future."

"With the support of Universal knowledge and our heritage, we shall create a Bharat which will excel all its past glories, and will enable every citizen in its fold to develop his manifold latent potentialities and to achieve, through a sense of unity with the entire creation, a state even higher than that of a complete human being."

Deendayal Upadhyaya - Biography and Philosophy


In view of the birth centenary year of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya, (Propounder of Ekatma Manav-vad), Deendayal Prerana Kendra and Ekatma Prabodh Mandal have organized a seminar on Ekatma Manav Darshan as per details below:



Time: WEDNESDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY 2016, 4.30 TO 7.45 PM

Session 1: Ekatma Manav Darshan & Capitalism by Dr. KVSS Narayana Rao
Session 2: Ekatma Manav Darshan & Globalization by Dr. Varadraj Bapat
Session 3: Ekatma Manav Darshan – In Practice by Dilip Kelkar
Session 4: Samarop: DR. SATISH MODH,  Director, Vivekanand Institute of Mgt, Chembur

DEENDAYAL PRERANA KENDRA 2/27 Kalpana Sahaniwas, Sahyog Mandir Path, Naupada, Thane (W)

EKATMA PRABODH MANDAL (Activity of Ekatma Vikas Samiti, Public Trust) B105 Vatsalyadeep, Krantiveer Phadke Marg, Mulund East, Mumbai 400081 Tel: 25639654, Email: ekatmaprabodh at the rate

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

MSME Initiatives by Government in 2015

The Centre has recently announced a slew of schemes for ease of business.

MSMEs at present account for approximately 50% of GDP in the developed countries creating 45% of overall employment.

In India, it plays a crucial role in the GDP and employs 106 million people in the workforce. The sector, which accounts for 40 per cent of total exports and 45 per cent of the manufacturing output, has 361.76 lakh enterprises and out of which 15.64 lakh are registered.

Steps have been initiated to simplify business inter-alia Aadhaar Udyog Memorandum for registration of MSMEs, framework for revival and rehabilitation of MSMEs and PM Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) scheme.

Minister of MSME Kalraj Mishra exudes confidence that the sector would clock a steep growth. The Government has got “very good response” with the recently launched simplified Aadhaar-based registration system for MSME sector. Within a short period 800, registrations have been received under the scheme.

PMEGP employment of about 118,196 people have been generated during 2015-16 and Mr Mishra laced his optimism with spike in Khadi sales and gradual restoration of its popularity. The Khadi and Village industries has hit record growth of 17.55 % during last one year –October 2014-15.

Under the Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum (UAM) for registration of MSMES, the ministry has notified a simple one page registration form last month drafted after consultations with states and stakeholders. The form, “Udyog Aadhaar” was made after consultations with the states and stakeholders. Its salient features are single page online Registration-Mobile friendly; self-certification; more than one Udyog Aadhaar; No documents required and No fees.

Likewise the framework for revival and rehabilitation of MSMES has been notified under MSMED Act, 2006. The Cabinet in its meeting on March 25 this year had approved the Ministry’s proposal for introduction of the legislation, namely MSME Amendment Bill, 2015 to amend the 2006 MSME Development Act 2006.

The announced framework provides a mechanism for revival and rehabilitation with a definite voice to the entrepreneurs and is expected to balance the interests of debtors and creditors. The framework enables Banks/creditors to identify MSMEs which are in the stage of incipient stress and take corrective action to prevent them from becoming NPAs.

MSMEs can seek revival and rehabilitation benefit through a committee constituted by banks with representative from state Governments, experts and others.

The PMEGP has received enthusiastic response from the unemployed youth. Since inception in 2008-09 and been able to provide employment opportunities to 28.88 lakh persons through setting up 3.37 lakh enterprises and with margin money subsidy of Rs.6712.97 crore.

As per official statistics, there is substantial improvement (10 times) in the performance of PMEGP during 2015-16 compared to year 2013-14.  The ministry has opened interactive interfaces on Facebook and Twitter with the objective of disseminating information relating to programmes, schemes and to connect with public at large.Under the Skill development Mission, the Ministry has been providing training to eight to nine lakh persons per year to enable them to create new enterprises or become job ready for industry.

These training programmes would be made NSQF (National Skills Qualification Framework) compliant with uniform funding pattern. MoU has been signed with Samsung Electronics for starting of MSME - Samsung Digital School for development of mobile Apps. MSME – Samsung Technical School at 10 Locations (Ludhiana,Delhi,Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata) have been established to meet the needs of skill development activities of technically educated youth.

Mr  Mishra said the government intended to lead  MSMEs on a high growth path and his ministry plays the dual role by assisting MSMEs in terms of providing them with a supportive framework through policy advocacy and by bringing about institutional reforms in areas such as policy vacuum including taxation reform, regulatory systems’ reforms and finance provisioning reforms. He illustrated the need to identify important verticals within this sector with differing interests with regards to government’s policy interventions and highlighted the merits of adopting a focused approach to benefit these enterprises.

According to official data, Rs.23.89 crore ( 95.6 per cent) of the budget in 2014-15 in comparison to 22.81 ( 87.73 per cent ) expenditure in 2013-14 was achieved .The plan outlay of the Ministry of MSME for 2015-16 was Rs. 2612.51 crore and this gross budgetary support has been allocated among the different wings.

The non-plan outlay of the ministry is Rs.394.91 crore ,and of this Khadi and Village Industries and coir board had to incur the mentioned expenditure.

Rating agency CRISIL has analysed the performance of about 8,400 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs),  on the basis of their 2013-14 (April 1-March 31) financials.The study revealed that the average annual turnover of these MSMEs grew from Rs 15.18 crore in 2011-12 to Rs 18.14 crore in 2012-13 (a growth of 19 per cent) and to Rs 20.53 crore in 2013-14( growth of 13%).
The MSMEs in the southern states  Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhar Pradesh and Telangana, showed a better performance than other regions. The South units registered a growth in average annual turnover of 21 per cent in 2013-14, as against 13 per cent overall growth of MSMEs, the study said. MSMEs in Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Tamil Nadu (TN) posted 21 per cent and 18 per cent growth respectively and emerged as main players to the growth in that region. The key sectors contributing to the growth story in the south are pharma & healthcare (45 per cent growth in average annual turnover of MSMEs), metal (35 per cent), leather (32 per cent), agro-processing (21 per cent), textile (17 per cent) and IT(16 per cent).

MSMEs in South are expected to benefit from the setting up of various industrial centres in less developed regions of southern TN, development of the Madurai-Tuticorin corridor in TN, a green energy corridor and infrastructure development of 31 cities in AP under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.

Annual Report of MSME Ministry for 2013-14

Setting up MSME in India - Gopal Chopra Associates

Updated 19 Jan 2016, 12 Nov 2015

Setting Up MSME in India

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Start-Up India in Hindi

Text of PM’s speech at the launch of Start-Up India, Stand-Up India programme

आज Saturday है, सरकार का स्वभाव छुट्टी का होता है और 6 बजने का बाद तो सवाल ही नहीं उठता है। अगर कोई आपको पूछे कि फर्क क्या है, तो फर्क यही है। मैं भी कभी सोचता हूं कि मुझे भी आप जैसी कोई ताकत दी होती। जब रितेश को सुन रहा था तो मुझे विचार आ रहा था कि एक चाय बेचने वाले ने Hotel Chain का विचार क्यों नहीं किया लेकिन हो सकता है कि मेरे नसीब में, नरेंद्र मोदी चाय बेचने वाला कुछ कर पाए या न कर पाए लेकिन देश के करोड़ों नौजवान कुछ कर पाएं ये उम्मीद तो मेरे दिल में भरी हुई है। जब मैंने 15 अगस्त को लालकिले से कहा Start-Up India, Stand-Up India तो ऐसे ही हवा के झोंके की तरह बात आई और चली गई, कहीं Registry नहीं हुई लेकिन आज शायद सौ, सवा सौ दिन के बाद अब ये Register होगी कि Start-Up India है क्या.

Seeing is believing आज देशभर के IIT’s में नौजवान आपको देख रहे हैं। देश के कई स्थानों पर युवा सुबह से इस कार्यक्रम को, वे भी आपके साथ हिस्सेदार है। ज्यादातर लोगों को लगता है कि सरकार ये करेगी तो ये होगा, सरकार ये करेगी तो ये होगा। मेरी सोच थोड़ी अलग है। मेरी सोच है कि सरकार ये न करेगी तो इतना सारा होगा और इसलिए आज आप सबको इसलिए आपको इकट्ठा किया है कि आप हमें बताइए कि क्या-क्या नहीं करना है। 70 साल तक बहुत कुछ किया हमने और हम कहां पहुंचे और मैं कहता हूं कि एक बार हम न करने का निर्णय करें तो ये लोग 10 साल में देश को कहां से कहां पहुंचा सकते हैं। देश के हर इंसान के दिल में एक ख्वाब होता है, उस ख्वाब के साथ उसके दिल में कुछ विचार भी होता है, ideas भी होते हैं। कुछ लोगों को ideas हर दिन होते हैं और शाम होते-होते बाल मृत्यु हो जाता है। लेकिन कुछ लोग होते हैं जो ideas के साथ involve हो जाते हैं, वो उससे बाहर नहीं निकलते हैं और पूरा परिवार परेशान हो जाता है कि ये कुछ करता नहीं है, बस इसी में लगा रहता है, किसी से बात नहीं करता है, यार-दोस्तों से नहीं मिल रहा है, क्या हो गया है इसको, कहीं पागल तो नहीं हो गया है लेकिन वही एक दिन कुछ कमाल करके दिखा देता है। तब पूरे परिवार को लगता है नहीं-नहीं साहब इसमें तो पहले से ही ऐसा था। आपके सबके जीवन में से एक अनुभव आया होगा। जो सर्वनाश आपने सुना किसी मां ने कहा हो या न कहो लेकिन कम-अधिक मात्रा में सबको अनुभव आया ही होगा क्योंकि ज्यादातर ये first generation entrepreneur है whole Start-Up और जब कुछ सोचोगे तो नहीं बेटे, अपना काम नहीं तू कहीं नौकरी कर ले। शुरू में जब दोस्तों ने सुना होगा बहुत मजाक उड़ाया होगा, उपहास किया होगा, जाते-आते आपको उसी नाम से सुनाते होंगे, ये कुछ करने वाला है, ये कुछ करने वाला है फिर एक पल आया होगा सारी ओर विरोध हुआ होगा, सब दूर, परिवार के लोगों ने विरोध किया होगा, ये नहीं करना है, जाओ, कमाओ, नौकरी कर लो, देखो उसका पहचान है, वो नेताजी को जानते हैं, जाओ उसको मिल लो। उस विरोध के बावजूद भी जो टिके होंगे, आज सब लोग कहते होंगे यार, इसने तो कमाल कर दिया, कुछ ऐसा मुझे भी करना है। हर किसी के Start-Up की जिंदगी की यही कहानी है। एक भीतर से ऊर्जा होती है , भीतर से सपने होते हैं, भीतर से उसके साथ खप जाने का इरादा होता है तब जाकर के परिस्थितयां पलटती हैं और दुनिया में हर किसी ने यही किया होगा। कभी आज हम सोचें कि उन्होंने 1423, I think 1423 है, कोलंबस जब निकला होगा क्या मिलने वाला था लेकिन उसको लगा होगा कोई एक नया route मुझको खोजना है, विश्व को मुझे जोड़ना है और वो चल पड़ा, चलने से पहले उसने ढेर सारी चीजों का अध्ययन किया होगा। Technology develop की होगी और नया एक spice route दुनिया को दिया होगा। आज, आज जो space में काम कर रहे हैं, शुरू जब हुआ होगा तो लोग मजाक उड़ाते होंगे, यार ये क्या कर रहे हैं। हर चीज की कहीं शुरूआत होती है तो जो करता है, उसी को दिखता है, क्या होने वाला है औरों को वही दिखता है कि ये पागल है और इसलिए जिन्हों।ने यह सफलता पाई है, वे सिर्फ entrepreneur नहीं है। एक प्रकार से adventure उनकी प्रकृति का हिस्साल है तब जाकर के होता है। Start-up की success सिर्फ entrepreneurship की quality से नहीं है। risk taking capacity, adventure करने का इरादा ये उसके साथ जुड़ता है और तब जाकर के हम दुनिया को कुछ दे सकते हैं।

Start-up, मैं कल Adam से बात कर रहा था। वो बड़ा interesting है, उसको मिलने जैसा है। उसको हिन्दु स्तारन की spiritual दुनिया में बड़ा interest है, लेकिन उसने मुझे एक बात अच्छीज बताई। वो कह रहा है जो पैसे कमाने के इरादे से आता है वो कभी Start-up कर ही नहीं सकता। जो कुछ करने के इरादे से आता है, पैसे उसके लिए by product होते हैं और आप सब ने देखा होगा कि आप लोगों ने जब शुरू किया होगा तब आपने bank balance क्या होगा, ये कभी नहीं सोचा होगा लेकिन किसकी जिन्दगी में क्या‍ बदलाव लाता हूं यह सोचा होगा, तब हुआ होगा। उबेर कुबेर बन गया। हमारे यहां कुबेर भंडारी होते थे न पहले। मैं नहीं मानता हूं कि उसने पहले सोचा होगा। उसने पहले यही सोचा होगा कि भई लोगों की समस्‍या का मैं समाधान कैसे करू, सस्तेब में कैसे करू और उसमें से एक व्य्वस्थाी विकसित हो गई।

जब Start-up की चर्चा होती है तो ज्यांदातर IT के आस-पास ही सोचा जाता है और अब हर कुछ कितने कदम दूर है, बस App के पास पहुंच गए, हो गया। हर समस्यास का समाधान App. खैर मैं उससे बहुत beneficiary हूं क्यों कि मैंने Narendra Modi App शुरू किया है। मुझे इतने नए युवा विचार मिलते हैं। इतने लोगों से जानने को मिलता है और मै आपसे भी आग्रह करता हूं। देश भर के इस प्रकार के Start-up और दुनिया भर के लोगों से मैं कहता हूं आप मेरे App के साथ जुड़कर के अपनी success story बताइए, मैं दुनिया को बताऊंगा क्योंंकि यही viral होने वाला है। success story ही viral होने वाली है और लोगों का मन मन्दि र जो है वो सफलता को जकड़ने वाला है। निराशा का माहौल चला गया है, गया वो दिन पूरे हो गए। आशा, विश्वाकस, कर गुजरने का इरादा ये समय नज़र आ रहा है और वही स्थि तियों को बदलता है। वही परस्थिैतियों को परिवर्तित करने की ताकत रखता है और वो मैं अनुभव कर रहा हूं और आज मैं जैसे ही यहां enter हुआ, सब ने मुझे एक ही रिपोर्ट किया, साहब क्यार energy है इस कार्यक्रम में। ये विज्ञान भवन कोई पहली बार भरा नहीं है लेकिन energy पहली बार भरी है और ये सभागृह में वो energy होगी लेकिन ये पूरे हिन्दु स्ताहन के नौजवानों के मन मन्दि्र का प्रतिबिंब है यहां पर, उनकी आशा-आकांक्षाओं की प्रतिध्वंनि है यहां पर। और उस अर्थ में इसका अपना एक महत्व है।

जो App बनाता है या जो Start-up की दुनिया में enter होता है या कोई नई चीजों को innovate करता है उसके मूल में कुछ नया करने का इरादा होता है, adventurous nature होता है। हर चीज की गहराई में जाने का स्व भाव होता है लेकिन सबसे बड़ी बात होती है उसके अंदर एक संवेदना होती है। बहुत कम लोग इस बात को अनुभव कर पाएंगे, उसके अंदर एक संवेदना होती है और जब वो कोई बुरे हाल देखता है, कोई समस्या़ देखता है, वो उसे सोने नहीं देती। समस्याऔ उसकी नहीं है, किसी और की है लेकिन वो उसे सोने नहीं देती। उसका मन करता है मैं कोई रास्ताह खोजू, मैं कुछ करू इसके लिए।

मैं अभी बाहर आपका virtual exhibition देख रहा था। वहां मुझे एक simple चीज किसी ने बताई। एक ऐसा ही pad था hardboard का और build था। अब इतने बड़े Start-up की दुनिया में उसको कहां रखा होगा वहां, मैंने पूछा। बोले साहब हमारे देश में बहुत सारे accidents होते हैं। accident होने के बाद जो injured व्य क्तिक है उसकी हड्डी तो टूटती ही टूटती है। उसको ले जाना है तो medical services के लोग आएंगे तब तक क्यार करे? तो उन्होंहने एक hardboard पर एक सामान्यr चीज बनाई है, उसके पैर के नीचे लगा दो, पट्टी कैसे बांधों, उस पर सब लिखा हुआ है। बोले कोई खर्चा नहीं है। अब इसका मतलब कि उसके दिल में आग लगी होगी। कि एक accident होता है, बेचारा कितना परेशान होता है। ले जाते ही दो हड्डियां और टूटती हैं। उसमें से उसने सोचा और वो एक innovation बन गया। किसी के लिए जो दर्द होता है, जो हमें दुआ देने की ताकत दे या न दे, हमारे भीतर एक ऐसी अवस्थास पैदा करते हैं जो इन लाखों-करोड़ों के दर्द को दूर करने का कारण बन जाती है और तब Start-up होता है और इसलिए आपका ये Start-up का अभियान, ये bank balance, और रुपए-पैसे कितने हैं, उसके साथ जुड़ा हुआ नहीं है, जन सामान्य को समस्याओं से मुक्ति दिलाना, सुविधाओं को सरल करना, इस एक महत्वपूर्ण काम को करने की ताकत रखता है। और इसलिए अगर हम हमारे आस-पास बारीकी से देखे तो हमें लगेगा यार, भगवान ने मुझे बुद्धि दी है, मैं पढ़ा हूं, मैं technology जानता हूं। मैं सोचू इसका समाधान, मैं खोजू कुछ और फिर वो शुरू कर देता है। हर कोई, सामान्य मानविकी क्या करेगा, बेचारा उससे जूझेगा या तो व्यवस्था को कोसेगा। कहेगा ये नहीं किया, वो नहीं किया। मीडिया वाला होगा तो रिपोर्ट कर देगा। समस्या वैसी की वैसी रह जाएगी। लेकिन जिसके मन में ये जो चेतना पड़ी हुई है वो उसका उपाय खोजेगा और वो Start-up का कारण बनता है।

अब यहां इतने नौजवान हैं। मेरे मन में आता है कि आप लोग सोचिए। हमारे देश का किसान इतनी मेहनत करता है, इतनी मेहनत करता है और जो अनाज की पैदावार होती है, बहुत मात्रा में वो waste जाता है, बर्बाद होता है। अब पुराने जमाने के infrastructure, उसके लिए पैसे, ये व्यवस्थाएं, क्याो मेरा कोई नौजवान उस पर दिमाग लगाकर के ऐसी व्यवस्थाएं विकसित कर सकता है कि जो affordable हो और इतना बड़ा हमारा जो wastage है वो बच जाए। हो सकता है शायद दुनिया के अनेक गरीब देशों का पेट भर सकते हैं, इतना wastage. हमारे फल-फूल, सब्जी , फल पैदा करने वाला किसान पहाड़ियों में रहता है, शहर में आने तक बेचारे का माल खराब हो जाता है। हम वो क्या technology दे, क्या, व्यंवस्थाा दे आधुनिक।

मैं अभी एक दिन कुछ ये aerated water बनाने वाली कंपनियों से मिला था। मैंने कहा आप इतना बढ़िया-बढ़िया बनाते हो, पेप्सीं और कोला और न जाने क्या –क्याn है, नाम भी मुझको मालूम नहीं। क्योंन ने आप 2%, 5% natural fruit juice, compulsory उसका हिस्सार बना दे, हिन्दुनस्ता़न के हर किसान जो पैदावार करता है अपने आप बिक जाएगी। अगर इस पर कोई सोचे। अब देखिए आज हमारे ही देश के वैज्ञानिकों ने pharmaceuticals के द्वारा हमारे ही लोगों ने vaccine पर काम किया। आज दुनिया के अधिकतम देशों में, अधिकतम गरीब लोगों को, सस्तेa में सस्ताक बालकों को जो vaccine कही से पहुंचता है वो भारत के वैज्ञानिकों के द्वारा किया हुआ होता है।

और इन दिनों जितने भी लोग मुझे मिलते हैं वो कहते हैं साहब हमारी मांग बहुत है, इसके production के लिए और क्याा रास्ताल निकाले। लोग अपना donation देने के लिए तैयार होते हैं कि हम, हमने जो भारत के लागों ने vaccine की दिशा में कितने करोड़ों-करोड़ों बालकों की जिन्दdगी बच रही है। जिसने lab में बैठकर के काम किया होगा, जिसने concept सोचा होगा, उसकी तो उस समय पहचान नहीं हुई होगी लेकिन आज लगता है कि उसने कितनी बड़ी मानवता की सेवा की है।

हम ऐसी कौन-सी चीजें करें जिसके कारण हमारे यहां अब जैसे हमारे यहां atomic energy वालों ने onion को लंबे समय तक बचाने के लिए काफी व्यवस्थाएं विकसित की हैं क्योंकि प्याज के दाम कभी ऊपर- कभी नीचे चले जाते हैं तो सरकारों की सांस भी ऊपर-नीचे हो जाती है। क्यों, क्योंकि वो लंबे समय तक रहता नहीं है, खराब हो जाता है। उत्पादन ज्यादा हुआ तो भी किसान मरता है, उत्पादन कम हुआ, लेकिन उसको preserve करने की व्यवस्थाएं जब विकसित होती हैं। atomic energy वाले इस पर काफी काम कर रहे हैं लेकिन वो इतना costly होता है।

क्या< हमारे Start-up की दुनिया के नौजवान ऐसी चीजों में जाएं। IT के दायरे से बाहर नि‍कलकर के हम और ऐसे छोटे-छोटे पुर्जे, अब भारत में जुगाड़। मैं समझता हूं शायद ऐसा innovative India दुनिया में कहीं नज़र नहीं आएगा । आज हर व्य क्तिे के पास कोई न कोई innovation है। मैंने ऐसे लोग देखे है कि बिजली नहीं है तो अपनी मोटरसाइकिल से पंप चलाते हैं और पानी निकालते हैं और खेत में पानी पहुंचा देते हैं। उसने अपने तरीके से ढूंढा होता है। ऐसे जुगाड़ करने वाले लोगों की कमी नहीं है। लेकिन वो जुगाड़ करता है, अपनी व्यावस्था़ को संभाल लेता है। लेकिन अगर हमारे पास उस प्रकार की दृष्टि हो, दर्शन हो। देखे तो हमें spark होता है यार इसको मैं scalable करू, ऐसी व्यवस्था मैं बना दूंगा।

हम जब ‘मेक इन इंडिया’ कहते हैं तो ‘मेक फॉर इंडिया’ भी हैं क्यों कि सवा सौ करोड़ का देश है, इतना बड़ा मार्किट है। लेकिन हम चाहते हैं कि वो full proof कैसे बने, आसान कैसे हो और सामान्या मानविकी के लिए वो easily accessible कैसे हो। ये अगर व्यवस्था एं देने में हम सफल हो और मैं मानता हूं कि हमारे देश का नौजवान हमारी अपनी समस्याओं को। यहां किसी ने कहा कि मैं अगर उस देश को उसकी समस्याओं को समझूंगा, शायद तिवारी ने कहा। मैं अपनी समस्याओं को समझूंगा तब जाकर के मुझे रास्तें खोजने का सूझेगा और ये जितना हमारा बढ़ेगा देश के विकास के लिए बहुत संभावनाएं हैं। उन संभावनाओं को लेकर के छोटी-छोटी आवश्यकताओं से लेकर के बड़ी-बड़ी।

और Start-up का मतलब ये तो नहीं है कि हर किसी के पास बिलियन डॉलर का काम हो रहा है और दो हजार लोग काम करे, जरूरी नहीं है। पांच लोगों को भी अगर मैं रोजगार देता हूं तो मेरा Start-up मेरे देश को आगे बढ़ा रहा है। एक psychological change लाना है कि youth के दिमाग में job seeker की मानसिकता से उसको बाहर लाना है। वो job creator बने। और एक बार उसके दिमाग में आ गया कि मुझे, मुझे दो लोगों की जिन्दागी को संभालना है, वो कर लेगा।

हमारे देश में education, infrastructure पर बल दिया जाता है, teacher की appointment पर बल दिया जाता है, वो काम हो भी रहा है। लेकिन समय की मांग है quality education की। गरीब से गरीब दूर-सुदूर जंगलों में रहना वाला व्यंक्ति हो, पहाड़ों में रहने वाला व्यक्ति हो। मैं ऐसे कैसे चीजों को खोज के निकालूं कि उसी quality का education जो कि अमीर घरानों के बच्चों को मिलता है, उस technology के द्वारा गरीब से गरीब तक मैं कैसे पहुंचाऊं? और देश तब बदलेगा कि हम समाज के आखिरी इंसान को इन सुविधाओं से लाभान्वित करके उसकी जिन्दगी बदलने का अवसर दे। हमें उसको feed करने की जरूरत नहीं पड़ेगी। अगर उसको quality education मिलता है तो वहां भी ऐसे spark वाले बच्चे होंगे जो उठकर के खड़े हो जाएंगे और दुनिया को बदल देंगे।

Health sector, आज health sector ज्यादातर डॉक्‍टरों पर dependent कम है, technology पर dependent है। डॉक्टर भी खुद technology पर dependent है। मशीन तय करता है कि तुम्हें क्या तकलीफ है फिर डॉक्टर कहता है ठीक है, किताब देखकर के, लो ले लो। इसका मतलब health sector में technology, innovation की संभावनाएं बढ़ती चली जा रही है लेकिन भारत जैसे देश में ये affordable कैसे हो, ये हमारे सामने चुनौती है। सस्ते में सस्ता व्यवस्था कैसे बने, इस पर हम सोचे, नयेपन से सोचे। और इसलिए Start-up कहने के बाद कुछ लोगों की सोच होती है, ये तो बड़ा हाई-फाई होगा, लैपटॉप के बाहर दुनिया कुछ नहीं होगी, मोबाइल से जुड़े होंगे। ऐसा नहीं है। ये लोग है जिन्होंने कोई न कोई कमाल किए हैं। यहां हर प्रकार के लोग हैं।

आप देखिए handicraft. भारत का handicraft दुनिया में अपना डंका बजाए, ऐसी आप App बनाकर के दुनिया में प्लेटफॉर्म क्यों न खड़ा करे। सिर्फ ई-कॉमर्स नहीं, हम उससे दो कदम आगे कैसे जाए और उसमें जैसी global requirement हो वैसी designing भी provide करे ताकि हमारा जो गरीब आदमी गांव में बैठकर के छोटी चीजें बनाता है उसको भी idea मिले कि नहीं ऐसा नहीं, ऐसा करो। यहां stitch मत करो, यहां करो, लकड़ी ऐसे मत रखो, लकड़ी ऐसे रखो। वो अपने आप बदलता रहेगा और आपकी requirement को पूरा करेगा। इसके लिए connectivity चाहिए, ये बड़ी requirement है और ये, ये काम आप नौजवानों के दिमाग से हो सकता है और इसलिए मैं जब कहता हूं Start-up तो मैं ये मानकर चलता हूं कि Stand up India. इसके लिए मुझे अलग सोच करने की जरूरत नहीं है। जिस देश के पास 800 मिलियन 35 से कम आयु के नौजवान हो, जिस देश के नौजवानों के पास talent हो, हाथ में हुनर हो, अपरमपार सपने हो और पूरी दुनिया में अवकाश ही अवकाश हो, क्याह नहीं हो सकता।

आज मैं IT professionals से कहना चाहूंगा। विश्वप के दुनिया के किसी भी देश के नेताओं से मैं मिलता हूं, दुनिया का कोई भी delegation आता है, उनकी जो बातें होती हैं उसमें एक चिन्ताम हर एक को सता रही है और वो है cyber security. हर कोई परेशान है cyber security को लेकर के। क्याह भारत cyber security provider के रूप में authority बन सकता है। एक बार हिन्दुस्तान का brand का cyber security का software मिल गया तो दुनिया की कोई ताकत उसको हिला नहीं सकती है, कर सकते हैं क्या? मानव जाति के लिए चुनौतियां आवश्यक हैं क्यों कि सिरफिरे लोग तो है जो तबाही करने पर तुले हुए हैं लेकिन हम मानवता को बचा भी तो सकते हैं। हमारे पास इस प्रकार के लोग हैं और ये भी सही है भारत के पास millions of millions problem है, कोई इंकार नहीं कर सकता है। लेकिन at the same time मुझे इस बात का भरोसा भी है कि billions of billions mind भी है। अगर million problem है तो billion mind भी तो हमारे देश में है। हर Start-up के पीछे कोई न कोई समस्या के समाधान का इरादा रहना चाहिए और जब किसी Start-up के पास समस्या के समाधान का इरादा होगा तो उसके संतोष का level भी कहीं कुछ और होगा। जब किसी की जिन्दगी में बदलाव लाता है तो उसको एक satisfaction मिलता है और इसलिए मैं वो कुछ करके दिखाऊं जिसमें मैं job creator बनूं, मैं वो कुछ करके दिखाऊं जिसके कारण किसी की जिन्दइगी में मैं काम आऊं, मैं वो कुछ करके दिखाऊं कि मेरे देश को एक कदम आगे ले जाने में मेरा भी कोई योगदान हो। इतना भी अगर सपना लेकर के हम चलते, हम बहुत कुछ कर सकते हैं।

आज यहां हमारे सामने एक action plan प्रस्तुत हुआ है। उस action plan की कुछ विशेषताएं हैं जो मैं आपके सामने प्रस्तुत करना चाहूंगा ताकि आप सुबह से सारी बातें सुन रहे हैं लेकिन आखिरकार ये भी तो हो कि क्या होने वाला है। सबसे पहला मेरा घोष वाक्य है कि सरकार बीच में न आए बस, बहुत कुछ हो जाएगा और उसी विचार के आस-पास जो भी चीजें बनाई हैं एक तो हमने महत्वपूर्ण निर्णय किया है वो है, self-certification आधारित compliance की व्यवस्था। Start-ups के लिए नौ श्रम और पर्यावरण कानून जो आपको प्रभावित करते हैं के संबंध में self-certification को हमने introduce किया है और एक बात 3 साल तक कोई inspection नहीं होगा और आप समझ सकते हैं कि जब Inspector नहीं आएगा तो कितनी सुविधा रहती है। दूसरी बात है Start-Up India hub, single point up contact, ये हम व्यवस्था खड़ी करने जा रहे हैं और hand holding की व्यवस्था है। Start-Up में जैसे इन नौजवानों में मैंने एक व्यवस्था देखी है, उनसे मैं कल से बातें कर रहा हूं, काफी कुछ मैं इनसे सीख रहा हूं। हर एक के दिमाग में एक चीज रही है कि वो अपना तो कर रहे हैं लेकिन Guardian के नाते, mentor के नाते बहुत अच्छा काम करे है, हर कोई कुछ न कुछ कर रहा है, ये अपना social contribution के रूप में कर रहे हैं, mentor के रूप में वो औरों को प्रोत्साहित कर रहे हैं और इसलिए Hand holding की व्यवस्था, उस पर हम बल देना चाहते हैं, एक मित्र के रूप में, एक सलाहकार के रूप में, एक साथी के रूप में सरकार कैसे आपके साथ काम करे। Mobile App और Portal इस वर्ष की पहली अप्रैल से Start-Up के लिए Online Portal और एक Mobile आधारित App के जरिए संचारित होने वाला एक छोटा सा form शुरू किया जाएगा। वरना हमारे यहां तो address भी लिखते हैं तो 10 line का होता है। फलां गांव, फलां गली के सामने, फलां मौहल्ले से गुजरते हुए, पिछली खिड़की में, मूलतः लोगों का स्वभाव हर चीज को बड़ा करना, लंबा करना है तो इसको एक Mobile Phone पर छोटा सा एक Form बन जाए, उस दिशा में हम काम कर रहे हैं और इसको Registration की व्यवस्था भी उसी प्रकार से होगी।

एक और problem रहता है Start-Up के लोगों के लिए.... patent का Intellectual property right सबके लिए ये एक बात रहती है आखिरकर वो ही तो पूंजी है Start-Up वालों की, अगर उसको protection नहीं मिला लेकिन कभी-कभी हमारे यहां patent के लिए महीनों लग जाते हैं process में, ये चिंताजनक व्यवस्था को बदलना है और patent registration का शीघ्र पता लगाना एवं कानूनी सहायता। हम नए प्रयोगों को protect, कानूनी सहायता देने का आवश्यकता समझते हैं। हम Start-Up के IPR Services की Scheme ला रहे हैं। जिसमें Start-Up के आवेदन की File शीघ्र करने की सहायता मिलेगी और ये भी सही है कि Intellectual property की दुनिया में, विश्व में जितने registration हुए हैं, उसमें काफी पीछे हैं हम लोग। IP में नहीं है लेकिन YP में है। हमारे पास Youth Property है YP और वो मुझे YP और IP को मिलाना है ताकि हमें कुछ ज्यादा परिणाम मिलें। हम ये भी एक सोच रहे हैं कि भारत के प्रमुख शहरों में एक इस काम के लिए facilitation की व्यवस्था हो, स्थानीय Chamber of Commerce हो और लोगों के साथ मिलकर के, इस विषय के वकीलों का एक समूह हो। इन सबको जोड़कर के कैसे निशुल्क व्यवस्था हो ताकि इस field में काम करने वाले वकीलों की संख्या बहुत कम है और Fee भी बहुत ज्यादा है और उसको लगता है कि भई इस काम के लिए मैं इतने रूपए दूं और करता रहूं, करता रहूं और उतनी, उसकी property चोरी हो जाती है, बेचारा कहीं का रहता नहीं है तो इसलिए बिना पैसे उसको ये व्यवस्था मिले। उसी प्रकार से Fees में भी, आज जो Fees है patent के लिए उसमें हम 80 percent reduction करेंगे क्योंकि देखिए भारत का भविष्य भी Innovation और creativity में है और Innovation और creativity को जितना हम बल देंगे, उतना ही हमें परिणाम मिलेगा। हम Start-Up के लिए सार्वजानिक खरीद की शर्तों में भी छूट देने का निर्णय कर रहे हैं। सरकारी खरीद में Start-Up को बढ़ावा देने के लिए हम Experience Turn over के आधार पर भी छूट देंगे। हमारे देश में क्या problem है, कोई भी काम है तो पूछते हैं कितना Turn over है, वो कहता है मौका दोगे तभी तो Turn over शुरू होगा या कोई काम देते हैं तो पूछते है कि भई कितना experience है तो वो कहता है कि भई experience की शुरूआत तो करो कहीं से और इसलिए नए के लिए दरवाजे बंद करने की व्यवस्था है, हम उसमें छूट देने की व्यवस्था में आगे बढ़ने चाहते हैं ताकि quality को, हां उसमें compromise नहीं होना चाहिए लेकिन नया है इसलिए उसको मौका न मिले ये स्थिति तो बदलनी है तभी नौजवानों को अवसर मिलेगा लेकिन मेरा आग्रह है Zero defect and Zero effect तो इस पर हम जरूर बल देंगे।

एक और चिंता का विषय है हमारे देश में exit के लिए कोई व्यवस्था ही नहीं है। एक बार pipe में आ गए और इसलिए Start-Up के लिए सबसे पहले हम exit की व्यवस्था कर रहे हैं। हम ये भलीभांति समझते हैं कि एक विशाल और सफल कारोबार का निर्माण करने के लिए असफलताओं से बचा नहीं जा सकता है। असफलताएं होंगी और मैं सबसे ज्यादा असफलताओं के लिए हिम्मत करने वालों को promote करना चाहता हूं। जो पानी से भागता है, वो कभी तैरना नहीं सीख सकता है। एक बार तो डूबना ही पड़ता है तब जाकर के तैरना शुरू होता है और इसलिए इस बात को ध्यान में रखते हुए 90 दिन के भीतर Start-Up exit कर पाए, हम ऐसी व्यवस्था करने के लिए संसद में Bankruptcy Bill, 2015 हम लाए हैं और बाकी मुसीबत तो आप जानते हैं। अब आम नौजवान, अपनी twitter, Facebook की दुनिया में message दीजिए, काम अटका पड़ा है Parliament में, हो सकता है अब समझेंगे कुछ लोग। Fund of Funds, Start-Up की आवश्यकताओं को पूरा करने के लिए अगले 4 वर्षों में 2500 crore रुपए की प्रतिवर्ष आवंटन के साथ 10,000 crore रुपए का dedicated फंड बनाया जाएगा। वैसे आपने देखा होगा, पिछले दिनों इस काम को शुरू किया है। Start-Up के लिए credit guarantee एक फंड आपके फंड संबंधी आवश्यकताओं में सहायता करने के लिए हम अगले 4 वर्षों में प्रतिवर्ष 500 crore रुपए की निधि के साथ आपके लिए credit guarantee scheme लाएंगे और इसके कारण मैं समझता हूं काफी सुविधाएं आपकी बढ़ जाएंगी। उसी प्रकार से Tax incentive, Start-Up के लिए वित्तीय संसाधनों को बढ़ाने के लिए हम सरकार द्वारा मान्यता प्राप्त Funds के लिए निवेश किए जाने वाले Capital gain tax की छूट देना चाहते हैं, अब बाकी बात तो Finance Minister करेंगे लेकिन मैंने उनकी हाजिरी में बोल दिया है तो गाड़ी आगे चलेगी। कोई व्यक्ति अपनी संपत्ति को बेचने से आए हुए धन को, अपने ही Start-Up में लगाए तो Capital gain से उसको मुक्ति दी जाएगी। Start-Up से profit को 3 साल के लिए Income Tax से मुक्ति दे दी जाएगी। Women entrepreneur की संख्या बढ़ रही है Women Start-Up की, मैं सरकार से कहूंगा कोई विशेष योजना उनके लिए बना सकते हैं क्या, हम Fair market value के ऊपर investment पर लगने वाले tax से संबंधित आपकी समस्याओं का समाधान भी करेंगे। Incubation and Industry Academia ये एक बहुत महत्वपूर्ण व्यवस्था है क्योंकि इसके बिना इस विषय को develop नहीं किया जा सकता है और उसके लिए Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) विश्वस्तरीय Innovation hub को बढ़ावा देने, technology आधारित Start-Up को competitive बनाना और उसके लिए एक Atal Innovation Mission प्लेटफोर्म की शुरुआत कर रहे हैं। इसका उद्देश्य प्रतिभा, उपयोग की उद्यमियता को बढ़ावा देना तथा Incubators के Network को सुधार करना। इसके तहत sector specific Incubators को निर्माण करना है। 500 incurring labs तैयार होंगे, pre Incubation की अलग व्यवस्था की जाएगी, मौजूदा जो Incubation center हैं, उनको और बलवान बनाया जाएगा और Start-Up को seed capital भी दिया जाएगा।

Innovation को एक राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर award देने की दिशा में भी सोचा जाएगा, जिसके कारण इस बात को प्रोत्साहन मिले, उसके लिए अलग से व्यवस्था की जाएगी। वर्तमान में already 35 नए Incubation center तैयार करने का काम तो चल ही रहा है। Public Private Partnership का भी model इसमें लिया है और करीब 35 Public Private Partnership नए Incubation center बन रहे हैं। राष्ट्रीय जो संस्थाएं हैं उसमें 31 center of Innovation, 13 Start-Up centers और 18 Technology business Incubators की स्थापना का भी काम चल रहा है। अभी आपने IIT मद्रास का देखा, उन्होंने research park में जिस प्रकार से काम खड़ा किए, 100 से ज्यादा कंपनियां उस पर काम कर रही हैं। इसी प्रकार से हम 7 और center खड़े करना चाहते हैं देश में और उसके लिए करीब 100 crore rupees भारत सरकार देगी ताकि ये काम आगे बढ़े।

Bio technology भी एक बहुत बड़ा क्षेत्र है जिसमें हम जितना बल दें, उतना कम है और bio technology में entrepreneurship को बढ़ाने के लिए 5 नए bio clusters, 50 नए bio Incubators, 150 technology transfer offices और 20 bio connect offices बनाने का निर्णय किया है। विद्यार्थियों में भी एक talent रहती है इस विषय में even स्कूल के बच्चों में भी कुछ न कुछ स्वभाव innovation का रहता है, इसको बढ़ावा देना है क्योंकि भारत ने innovation में कुछ न कुछ कर दिखाना होगा तो छात्रों के लिए innovation आधारित कार्यक्रम शुरू किया जाएगा क्योंकि उनके अंदर ये जो spark पड़ा हुआ है, उसको अगर channelize करे तो देश को बहुत कछ मिल सकता है। स्कूली छात्रों के लिए Innovation के core programme शुरू किए जाएंगे और 5 लाख स्कूलों में 10 लाख बच्चों पर focus करके इस काम को बढ़ावा दिया जाएगा। Incubator grant challenges, सरकार 10 ऐसे Incubator center की पहचान करेगी जो World class बनने की क्षमता रखते हैं, इनमें से प्रत्येक को सरकार की तरफ से 10 करोड़ रुपए की सहायता दी जाएगी।

Start-Up के लिए कोई न कोई event करने रहेंगे ताकि क्या हो रहा है इसका भी परिचय होना जरूरी है और इसलिए Start-Up fest इसकी एक परंपरा हमारे देश में बननी चाहिए। मैं जब 10 September में US गया, हमारे शुक्ल जी यहां बैठे हैं तो, काफी मित्र थे उस समय वहां US में Start-Up की दिशा में भारतीय लोगों ने बहुत कुछ काम किया है तो मैं हिंदुस्तान से 40 ऐसे Start-Up के लोगों को लेकर गया था और वहां पर एक joint event किया था। इतना inspiring था मैं काफी देर हर चीज को देखा था, भारत में भी हम Start-Up fest को परंपरागत रूप से खड़ा करना चाहते हैं, सरकार उसमें जितना भी मदद कर सकती है, वो करेगी ताकि हमारे नई पीढ़ी के लोगों को देखने को भी मिले और जैसा आपने कहा सर्व विनाश के सामने, उन्होंने कहा आज इस event से मुझे नए सपने देखने की ताकत मिली है। अब ये अपने-आप में एक बहुत बड़ा संदेश है। अगर हम लगातार इस बात को करते रहते हैं तो हमारे नए लोगों को भी, जो उनके मन में कुछ पड़ा होगा तो उसको वो एक अवसर मिल सकता है और उसका एक networking भी अच्छा कर सकता है तो जो योजना को आज मैंने आपके सामने प्रस्तुत किया है, इसके कुछ पहलू मैंने आपके सामने रखे हैं। मुझे विश्वास है कि ये event आने वाले दिनों में भारत की युवा पीढ़ी को, भारत के talent को, भारत के लिए, मानवता के लिए कुछ न कुछ नया करने की ताकत देगी, प्रेरणा देगी। मेरी सभी नौजवानों को हृदय से बहुत बहुत शुभकामनाएं हैं। विश्व के अनेक भागों से जो लोग आए हैं, मैं उनका हृदय से आभार व्यक्त करता हूं क्योंकि उन्होंने आकर के सबका हौंसला बुलंद किया है और भारत बहुत तेजी से आगे बढ़ रहा है, आगे बढ़ने वाला है और उसमें आप लोगों की अहम भूमिका रहने वाली है। बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएं, बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद।