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ASSOCHAM CSR Foundation to launch ‘Malaria Awareness Campaign’ on World Malaria Day; Malaria claims about 50K lives in India each year                                                                                            ASSOCHAM seeks raising of free cash movement to Rs 5 lakh; EC limit of Rs 50,000 resulting in harassment                                                                                            AP has highest growth in milk production & per-capita milk availability: Study                                                                                            Over 4.5 lakhs child labours engaged in various e-waste activities in India: ASSOCHAM study; India’s capital produces 67,000 MT of electronic waste a year                                                                                             
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ASSOCHAM CSR Foundation to launch ‘Malaria Awareness Campaign’ on World Malaria Day; Malaria claims about 50K lives in India each year
Thursday, April 24, 2014

As about 50,000 people in India and about one crore across the world die of mosquito-borne diseases every year, apex industry body ASSOCHAM under the aegis of its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Foundation has planned to launch an awareness campaign with an aim to spread information about malaria, its causes, prevention and treatment on the eve of World Malaria Day commemorated globally every year on April 25. more...

ASSOCHAM seeks raising of free cash movement to Rs 5 lakh; EC limit of Rs 50,000 resulting in harassment
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Genuine business men, particularly those engaged in trading activity, are facing harassment at the hands of state police authorities as they mechanically follow instructions of the Election Commission mandating that any cash above Rs 50,000 should be explained by documentary evidence, the ASSOCHAM said, making a strong to the poll panel that the limit be increased at least to Rs five lakh. more...

AP has highest growth in milk production & per-capita milk availability: Study
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Need to streamline value chain processes to integrate smallholder dairy producers The state of Andhra Pradesh has recorded highest growth in terms of both milk production and per-capita milk availability thereby clocking a growth rate of over 41 per cent and about 36 per cent (approx.) during the five year period of 2006-10, however the state ranked third in terms of milk production with over 1.1 million tons (mt) of milk produced annually, apex industry body ASSOCHAM said today. more...

Over 4.5 lakhs child labours engaged in various e-waste activities in India: ASSOCHAM study; India’s capital produces 67,000 MT of electronic waste a year
Monday, April 21, 2014

In India, about 4.5 lakhs child labours between the age group of 10-14 are observed to be engaged in various e-waste (electronic waste) activities, without adequate protection and safeguards in various yards and recycling workshops, according to the ASSOCHAM recent study on ‘Earth Day’ (April 22). more...

Lack of space restricting luxury brands’ growth in India: Study; Dire need for modernized & dedicated luxury retail areas
Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lack of quality luxury space, environment and dearth of high street/super premium malls is a prime reason for restricted presence of luxury brands in India, thus there is a dire need for modernized and dedicated luxury retail areas in protected vicinities such as airports, according to an ASSOCHAM-KPMG joint study. more...

Political consultancy firms may rake in neat Rs. 700-800 cr. campaign strategy and management: ASSOCHAM
Friday, April 18, 2014

With emergence of new and important voters' segments like those using social media and the economically lower sections aspiring for better life through their use of ballots, the major political parties have roped in professional consulting firms giving some of the party offices corporate-like feels. In the bargain, these consulting firms are estimated to be making between Rs 700-800 crore from the general elections, which are underway, an ASSOCHAM study has said. more...

India Inc wants next govt to take bold decisions ; ASSOCHAM brain-storming session ahead of D-day
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just as the political parties are slogging it out in electioneering, India Inc’s top leadership and economists today held a brain-storming session at ASSOCHAM to conclude that India will need a decisive government at the Centre with a sharp focus and capable of pulling the economy out of the slow motion to a faster lane by taking bold decisions. more...

ASSOCHAM seeks EC’s clarifications on pending environment & forest clearances
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has urged the Election Commission of India to urgently provide all clarifications sought by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) vis-ŕ-vis environment, forest, wildlife and other necessary clearances which have been pending since the implementation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) from March 5, 2014. more...

Mangoes to pinch domestic consumers’ pocket this season: ASSOCHAM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mango production to fall by about 20 per cent Mango lovers may have to cough up more money this year due to short supply of mangoes for domestic consumption owing to significant crop damage and rising export orders pouring in especially from the UAE, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bangladesh and others, according to an ASSOCHAM analysis. more...

ASSOCHAM Reaction on Wholesale Price Index for March 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) said, headline inflation on year on year basis has indicated snapping of its recent trending down behavior. Details indicate that the prices of primary food articles particularly, rice, potato, fruits, milk and egg, meat and fish have increased. Prices of fuel and power too have contributed to inflation flaring up. more...

ASSOCHAM Reaction on Consumer Price Index for March 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The provisional Consumer Price Index for the month of March 2014 shows that retail inflation level remained elevated in both urban and rural areas despite moderation in wholesale prices which reflects the adverse impact of having an inefficient distribution system, apex industry body ASSOCHAM said today. more...

Bihar’s agriculture & food industry may touch Rs 1 lakh crore by next year: Study
Monday, April 14, 2014

Agriculture and food industry in Bihar has the potential to reach Rs one lakh crore mark by 2015 with processed food products cornering 45 per cent share as the state is uniquely placed with abundant agro-based raw materials’ available at competitive prices, cattle wealth, water resources and above all a pro-active industrial policy, according to a recently concluded ASSOCHAM study. more...

65% population covered by private insurers in health insurance sector: Study
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Public insurance companies have over 61% share in premium collection Considering that about 65 per cent of people covered by health insurance across India fall under the ambit of private sector, the private insurers have outperformed the public insurance companies covering just 35 per cent of people, according to a study by apex industry body ASSOCHAM. more...

Those who grow vegetables and fruits hit more by inflation than city dwellers: ASSOCHAM study
Friday, April 11, 2014

Paradoxical it would sound, butit is true that the people growing fruits and vegetables as also cereals are being subjected to bear the burden of consumer inflation more than their city compatriots, though the outcry against price rise is more visible in urban areas, more so in the midst of fierce of electioneering with the inflation being one of the core poll issues, an ASSOCHAM study has noted. more...

ASSOCHAM Reaction: Index of Industrial Production for February 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM today expressed serious concern on the industrial deceleration in February 2014, notably as the latest information indicates that performance of manufacturing industry has turned from bad to worse. more...

Loksabha elections fuelling growth in hospitality industry- ASSOCHAM
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lok Sabha elections 2014 have given tremendous boost to the hospitality industry especially budgeted hotel, dhabhas, guest-houses, transport sector such as hiring of taxis, buses, three-wheelers, rail etc across the country, reveals the ASSOCHAM recent paper. more...

Upto 40% foodgrain stored unprofessionally due to 35 MT warehousing capacity shortage: Study
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Owing to extreme dearth of about 35 million tonnes (MT) warehousing capacity together with massive food grain storage shortfall of about eight MT, about 30-40 per cent food grain is stored in an unprofessional manner during the peak marketing season in India, according to a recently concluded ASSOCHAM-Yes Bank joint study. more...