Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rajiv Kumar lays down FICCI assignment

October 23, 2012
Dear Mr. Sagar,
You may already be aware that I will be laying down my office on 24th October, 2012, after two most intense, exciting and challenging years at FICCI.  I was fortunate to have worked in an institution whose history is entwined with business development in India for nearly a century. During these two years, I learnt a lot, made some excellent relationships and got an amazing insight into the working of industry and trade not only in India but in the region and globally as well.  I want to sincerely thank FICCI for this opportunity and thank you for your graciousness and help in making this learning possible.
I earnestly hope that my efforts for fulfilling FICCI’s true potential, which are truly immense, will have borne some results.  I hope to remain in touch with you so that we could  together be witness to   FICCI’s further progress. 
For the immediate future, my coordinates will be as follows:
Mobile: +91 9871371498
Hoping to remain in touch with you and with warm regards,
Rajiv Kumar
Dr Rajiv Kumar
Secretary General
Industry’s Voice for Policy Change
Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi 110 001
T: +91-11-23357364, 23320717
F: +91-11-2332 9369

Manolo and Hervè Barmasse

Screening of NON PENSARCI scheduled for Wednesday, 31st October at 6:30pm at Istituto Italiano di Cultura has been postponed until 3rd November. In its place, the following event will take place

Manolo and Hervè Barmassepresent their spectacular movies on mountaineering and adventure for the first time in India

Wednesday, 31st October 2012, 6:30 pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura - New Delhi
Event is organised by the Embassy of Italy in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

For security reasons, we would request you to kindly bring a print out of the attached invite along with your membership card/ photo id. You are requested to kindly confirm your participation by email to


Istituto italiano di Cultura- New Delhi
(Italian Embassy Cultural Centre)
50-E, Chandragupta Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021

With an investment Rs 450 crores, Amul dedicates India’s largest dairy to NCR

With an investment Rs 450 crores, Amul dedicates India’s largest dairy to NCR  
-  Shri Sharad Pawar inaugurated the Dudhmotisagar Dairy that has a capacity of 30 lac litres per day   
October 24, 2012,  
Shri Sharad Pawar, Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing, Government of India inaugurated  Dudhmotisagar Dairy, India’s largest dairy with a capacity of 30 lac litre per day at Dharuhera, Haryana on 24th October 2012.  Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Hon. Chief Minister of Haryana was the Chief Guest at the function  presided over by Shri Vipul Chaudhary, Chairman, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation and Mehsana District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited. Over 3000 milk producers of Mehsana district, Gujarat attended the function.   
The dairy plant has been set up by India’s largest dairy cooperative Mehsana District Cooperative Milk Producers Union for processing and packing Amul Milk, Dahi, Buttermilk and other fresh products for the consumers in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi.  
Speaking at the inauguration, Shri Vipul Chaudhary said, “We are confident that the new facility will further strengthen Amul’s stronghold in the domestic dairy market. It will be a major boost for the consumers in the fast growing milk market of NCR.” 
Amul is currently marketing 24 lac litres of milk every day in the NCR Region. It is the market leader in the pouch milk market segment.  The current pouch milk market of NCR is approx 50 lac litres per day(llpd). The other players are Mother Dairy, Delhi (19 llpd), DMS (3 llpd), Vita (1.5 llpd) and private brands like Paras, Dairy Best etc (4 llpd).  
The new Dudhmotisagar Dairy, Dharuhera will have a packing facility of 30 lac litres of pouch milk, 2.5 lac litres of buttermilk per day in addition to probiotic lassi, yoghurt and curd. The total investment of the plant is approx Rs 450 crores.   
The new investment of Mehsana Union at Dharuhera is in addition to the current plant, Dudhmansagar dairy, with 10 lac litres per day capacity which is operational at Manesar, Haryana since 2005. It also manufactures icecreams and curd at the Manesar facility.  
Mr Chaudhary added, “Amul’s own total packing capacity will touch 50 llpd by 2013. This will ensure supply of good quality pure milk to the citizens of NCR.”  
NCR is world’s largest urban agglomeration by area (34,000 sq km) and 2nd largest by population. As per the National Capital Region Planning Board, the current total population of NCR is approx 500 lacs. At approx 60% urban NCR population, the milk market size of 90 lac litres per day. The NCR population is projected to grow at a very rapid rate and touch 6.5 crores by 2021. So, with 70% urbanization by 2021, the milk market size of NCR will grow to 140 lac litres per day at current rate of consumption.  
It may be noted that NCR as a concept was first mooted 50 years back in 1962. The Delhi Milk Scheme was commissioned in 1959 and Mother Dairy’s Patparganj plant was put up in 1974. No new large investment in a dairy plant has been done in NCR for last two decades except Mehsana Union’s Manesar plant of 10 lac litres per day capacity in 2005.  Thus this new 30 lakh litres per day capacity at Dudhmotisagar Dairy will help meet the demands of the consumers in the fast growing milk market of NCR. 
About Mehsana Union: Mehsana District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd., Mehsana popularly known as Dudhsagar dairy was established in 1960. Mehsana Union is the largest dairy union of India with annual sales turnover exceeding Rs 3000 crores and farmer membership of 5.4 lac milk producers. It procured an average of 21 lac litres of milk per day within Gujarat and outside in 2011-12. It has dairy plants in Mehsana district and 2 large dairies in Haryana viz. Dudhmansagar dairy, Manesar and Dudhmotisagar dairy, Dharuhera which supply Amul milk and products to the NCR market.   
About GCMMF: Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation is India’s largest food products marketing organization with annual sales turnover of Rs 11,700 crores. 17 district unions with a network of 16,200 village dairy cooperative societies and 32 lac farmer membership are affiliated to the Federation. GCMMF procures and markets an average of 125 lac litres of milk per day. It is a market leader in all dairy product categories in India.   
For further information contact:
R.S Sodhi
Managing Director, Gujrat Milk Marketing Federation
Tel No:  09375032201

5 Indians get a ‘money-can’t-buy’ lifetime opportunity with
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team at the second season of India’s racing event
·         M/s Sequel Logistics Pvt. Ltd. declared winner out of 300,000 entries from SMEs across India – will have its company logo on the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes cars during the race
·         4  lucky customers (Rahul Chhabria, Parth Joshi, Anshita Rastogi and Paras Gupta) to spend weekend of their lives with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team and the two racing stars - Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button
·         Vodafone will speed up Delhi by making DND Flyway Toll free on Sunday, October 28, 2012
New Delhi, October 24, 2012: Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, today announced the winners of ‘Vodafone Drive into the Big League – II’ and ‘Vodafone Join the Team’, two unique and innovative engagement initiatives in the build-up to the second season of India’s racing event at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) at Greater Noida.
At the close of three months of high activity-led selection and elimination process, M/s Sequel Logistics Private Limited was declared winner of the ‘Vodafone Drive into the Big League – II’ - an annual initiative by Vodafone India, to provide a fillip to the SME sector and give them a money-can’t-buy-experience of having their company logo on the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes cars during the race weekend. S Rajkumar, COO & Director, Sequel Logistics Private Limited received this honour at the hands of Naveen Chopra, Director, Vodafone Business Services in the presence of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes racing legend Lewis Hamilton.
Receiving the coveted honour of being the guest sponsor, S Rajkumar, COO & Director, Sequel Logistics Private Ltd said, “This is an incredible moment and I am speechless. On behalf of the entire organisation, I am very grateful to Vodafone for creating this wonderful platform for enabling SMEs like us to gain centrestage. It is once-in-a-lifetime experience to see our logo being showcased on global stage as the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes cars race through the circuit during race weekend. We are sure this is going to benefit us invaluably in terms of building more equity for our brand and our products and services.”
Leveraging its global and exclusive relationship with McLaren Mercedes since 2007, Vodafone has been engaging and providing customers with unique content and great experiential events and promotions through access to the team, the drivers and other assets. One such pioneering initiative has been ‘Join the Team’ which Vodafone has been spearheading since 2009, much before the big race came to India. The initiative facilitates lucky customers to win a grand opportunity to spend the race weekend with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team in Delhi. Over 600,000 enthusiasts engaged online and via sms to participate in this contest of which 2000 sent in complete entries.
The four lucky winners of this year’s ‘Join the Team’ are Rahul Chhabria (Mumbai), Parth Doshi (Mumbai), Anshita Rastogi (Delhi) and Paras Gupta (Delhi) and they will spend the weekend of their lives enjoying full hospitality staying with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team. They will get complete access to the Paddock club, Pit lane, team garage and will also participate in pit crew practice along with the two racing stars. The winners were greeted on stage by racing icon, Lewis Hamilton.

Just over a month since his first-of-its-kind Night Speed Run in Mumbai, Lewis Hamilton expressed his pleasure at being back in India. Lewis Hamilton said, Each time I return to India, I want to spend more time and come back to see more of this country.  It is very gratifying to see a growing interest and enthusiasm for motor-racing sport in India. I would like to thank Vodafone, for their continued support to the team. It has been a positive and mutually enabling association and as a team, we are all looking forward to the race on Sunday.”
“The track looks great, it has quite a nice mix of corners - the start of the lap is pretty stop-start, there are a couple of long straights mixed with tight hairpins, but it’s the end of the lap that’s more interesting. I am sure the speed and race enthusiasts will witness spectacular display of superlative racing skills. I am looking forward to the first practice session tomorrow to get a feel of the drive awaiting us on Sunday,” added Lewis
Additionally, following the success of Vodafone speed fest in Mumbai, Vodafone has tied up with Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) flyway authorities to make the big race experience for racing enthusiasts in Delhi and NCR more interesting. On the main race day on Sunday, October 28, 2012, from 8am to 10pm, Vodafone will speed-up Delhi by making the DND Flyway Toll free allowing Delhi-ites a hassle-free experience as they will not have to wait in long queues to pay toll and get to reach BIC faster, smarter and better. Vodafone India has received the approval and necessary written permission from Noida Toll Bridge Company.
Global Association
Vodafone is the Title sponsor and 'Official Total Communications Partner' of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team. This partnership is Vodafone's major global sponsorship and is part of an ongoing commitment to the Formula 1 World Championship, a sport which continues to deliver massive global television coverage and which has significant appeal for Vodafone's consumer and business customers and racing fans around the world.
The title sponsorship, including the team name 'Vodafone McLaren Mercedes' and 'Official Total Communications Partner' of the team, continues to give Vodafone dominant title sponsorship branding on the new 2012 cars, drivers' and pit crews' overalls and helmets. As it enters into the fifth season of this partnership, the associative rights acquired provide Vodafone, unique opportunities that will continue to build brand value and raise brand awareness.
The team partnership delivers an innovative, powerful and integrated marketing platform enabling Vodafone customers to get closer to the action through unique experiences, innovative content, experiential events, advertising, offers and promotions.  Innovative products and services allow Vodafone to bring our customers closer to the passion of Formula 1, empowering them to live the experience through our sponsorship programmes.
Vodafone Drive into the Big League
In order to make significant in-roads into the small and medium business community and to give then a platform for easier path of growth, Vodafone India, launched the second season of Vodafone Drive into the Big League in July 2012.
SMEs are the growth engine of the Indian economy and Vodafone is partnering this segment in their growth journey. In a very competitive scenario, SMEs need technology tools to make their business processes more efficient. Technology, which increases speed and efficiency by automating business process, saves cost by minimizing errors and reducing human intervention and expands reach by connecting more offices spread across geographies. Vodafone as a Total Communication Solutions Provider is an enabler for the SMEs to provide the above technology
The Drive into the Big League initiative gives one lucky SME the opportunity to take center stage with their logo on the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes cars at the second season of the formula one motor racing event in Delhi. In 2012, Vodafone received a phenomenal response of over 300,000 entries from all parts of the country, competing for the

coveted spot. After the city qualifying rounds in 10 cities across the country, namely Pune, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Kolkata, Vizag, Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Bhubaneshwar, 21 finalists participated in an eight part TV reality series on national television in front of an expert jury panel vying for the top honour.
The Drive into the Big League campaign was also adjudged one of the best uses of sponsorship at the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards and Abby Awards for creativity of the promotion campaign.
The winner company will have their logo on the cars during the race which will be broadcast to millions of TV viewers across the globe. Last year we saw ABC Consultants take the coveted spot, this year another enterprising brand will take the spot.
Vodafone Join the Team
Join the Team is a part of Vodafone’s efforts to deliver innovative, powerful and integrated marketing platforms enabling Vodafone customers to get closer to the action through unique experiences, innovative content, experiential events.
A mass scale consumer engagement programme, Join the Team provides 4 winners with money can’t buy opportunity to spend a weekend with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes (VMM) team during the motor racing event scheduled to be held at Noida. The contest was open to any Vodafone subscriber (except JK & TN) from October 4, 2012 till October 21st 2012. Users had to participate by just logging through /jointheteam to register or by sending an SMS SPEED to 56565 (free of charge. Participants were required to select the correct response to two questions and submit a slogan. Over 600,000 enthusiasts engaged online and via sms to participate in this contest. Out of these 2000 sent in complete entries and the four lucky winners were chosen eventually. These winners will experience the weekend of a lifetime, living 48 hours with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Team.
About Vodafone India
Vodafone India is a member of the Vodafone Group and commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular license for Mumbai. The company with revenues of over INR 32,000 crores has operations across the country with over 153 million customers. Vodafone India has firmly established a strong position within the Vodafone Group too, making it the largest subscriber base globally. This journey is a strong testimony of Vodafone’s success in a highly competitive and price sensitive market.
FRAUD - Gadkari Took Rs.165cr Loan, Sold ‘Purti’ to Non Existent Cos.

It is most Horrifying – Purti Sugar of Nitin Gadkari was making losses from the beginning. As per The Hindu report November15, 2011 Purti Sugar had Rs.450 crore debt March2011 and Rs.12 crores profit.

The Hindu report also confirms Purti planned 2,00,000 Tones of Sugarcane and 6500T per day capacity in three factories means factories shall run for just 30 days when Sugar Mills in Central India are expected to run for 150 days.

When looses Mounted to breaking pointed he secured Rs.165 crores loans and instead of ‘Declaring Bankruptcy’ sold it to Non Existent companies therefore cheated investors.

Times Now disclosed Purti Head Quarter at some non existent address in Mumbai Chawl to make it difficult for Economic Offences Wing to track owners of Purti Sugar Company.

Actually I have several MERC orders where Purti Sugar address given is –

The Managing Director
M/s Purti Sakhar Karkhana Ltd.,
2nd Floor, Khadi Gramdyog Building,
Gandhi Sagar, Mahal,
Nagpur – 440 032

Sugar Mill was started as Cooperative - PURTI CO CO-OPERATIVE SUGAR MILL LTD.

That was converted in a Private Company – and now sold out to Non Existent Investors – A Fraud to escape Bankruptcy.

Ravinder Singh
October25, 2012

Gadkari's Purti sugar mills to expand cane crushing capacity
Vishwanath Kulkarni
Devada (Maharashtra), Nov. 15: 

The BJP President, Mr Nitin Gadkari-led Purti Group plans to increase crushing capacity of its three sugar mills by 2,000 tonnes crushed per day (tcd) to 8,500 tcd next year. The company owns three sugar factories in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and plans to invest about Rs 100 crore in expanding sugar capacities.

Besides, it plans to set up a 20 MW bagasse/bio-mass based power plant at the Waingang Sugar and Power Ltd at Devada in Bhandara district with an investment of Rs 115 crore by 2013.

The Wainganga factory, acquired through public auction for Rs 14.1 crore last year, was restarted on Tuesday in the presence of Ms Sushma Swaraj, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, and the Chattisgarh Chief Minister, Mr Raman Singh.

The company plans to crush about 2 lakh tonnes of cane and produce about 20,000 tonnes of sugar in the first year of operations this year.

Inaugurating the crushing, Mr Gadkari told a farmers' rally at Devada that his firm was targeting the creation of some 40,000 rural jobs in the Vidarbha region next year through the company's expansion in bio-mass and sugar production.
The Purti Group, which operates four bio-mass power units in Vidarbha with a capacity of 60 MW, plans to double it to 125 MW by 2013.

The Group, with interest in sugar, power and solar sectors, recorded a turnover of Rs 330 crore and a profit of Rs 12 crore in the year-ended March 2011, said Mr Sudir Dive, Managing Director of Purti's power and sugar business. The company is targeting a revenue of Rs 500 crore for the current fiscal and Rs 1,000 by 2015, Mr Dive said.

Purti's sugar assets are valued at Rs 650 crore, while its debts stand at Rs 450 crore, he added.

Addressing the rally, Ms Swaraj blamed the faulty policies of the UPA government for the rise in inflation. Issues such as rising inflation and inadequate support price to farmers will be raised in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament, she said.

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