Industrial development under BJP has been above average, but industry leaders says it will take more time to create better atmosphere.
Even as input costs have gone up, the industry is unable to pass on the burden to the consumers due to poor market sentiments.
Acres and acres of barren land in Neemuch district of MP are steadily being transformed into rows of gleaming solar modules. Once the project gets completed, close to 1,000 acres of barren and rocky terrain will be transformed into the largest solar power generating hub in the country.
The Madhya Pradesh government's efforts for the past three years to dispose of 346 tonnes of Union Carbide toxic waste have failed to bear fruit.
Twenty-eight years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, the 346 tonnes of highly toxic waste of Union Carbide are yet to be disposed of. Manoj Ahuja reports.
Smaller IT companies based in Indore are not worried about IT biggies such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys setting up shop in the city. While skilled manpower shortage remains an issue, the IT companies feel that TCS and Infosys will attract more talent to Indore.
Economic slowdown notwithstanding, the spending power of an Indian traveller to foreign destinations such as Mauritius has doubled over the past few years indicating a positive consumption trend, say tourism experts.
The Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (MPTDC) is looking at acquiring ancient palaces and other royal properties in different locations across the state.
The government's move to hike LPG prices has made piped natural gas (PNG) a far more attractive option for consumers.
The state government has drawn up ambitious plans to attract investments in healthcare and medical tourism sectors during the forthcoming global investors meet to be held in Indore from October 28-30.
With the German company refusing to dispose of 346 tonnes of toxic Union Carbide waste, the options before the state and central governments are quite limited. In fact, experts have categorically stated that currently no facility in India is suitable for disposal of the toxic waste lying at the defunct plant in Bhopal.
While the treatment, storage and disposal (TSD) facility in Pithampur has emerged as the 'sole option' for disposal of 346 tonnes of toxic Union Carbide waste, a village in the vicinity of the facility seems to have escaped the notice of the officials as far as safety norms are concerned.
A task force set up to review the progress of toxic waste removal from Union Carbide plant site had at one point agreed that co-processing of the toxic waste in cement kilns in Madhya Pradesh in a prescribed scientific manner “was technically most feasible and an environmentally sound option.” This was based on the technical study conducted by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), reveal minutes of the 20th meeting of the task force held on January 5, 2010.
While gold has been scaling new peaks, jewellery sales are going down in the city's Sarafa market as most consumers are either staying away or exchanging their old jewellery. Traders say that people are waiting for a price correction before going ahead with their purchases. Manoj Ahuja reports.
Interested in sex but not food, corruption but not economy or politics, movies and books but not music. Not interested in travel, but ranks 10th in its search for flights. That’s India. Manoj Ahuja
The role played by some senior executives of the Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in the Aircel-Maxis deal has come under the scanner of the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI). Manoj Gairola
& Rajesh Ahuja
reports. Murky trail of telecom transaction
Planning to buy a laptop? You could get one without burning a hole in your pocket. A no-frills mini-laptop now starts at Rs 14,700 while a fully-loaded one is available for Rs 19,500. Manoj Ahuja
writes. Laptop lambada
DuPont India is supporting Indian car manufacturers such as Tata Motors develop electric cars that will not only save on fuel costs, but also help them turn light-weight and environment friendly.
Fast growing pig population in China – the world’s biggest producer of pork – is likely to fuel India’s soya meal exports in the coming years. Manoj Ahuja reports.
Industrial property prices in Gurgaon may have crashed by 40-50 per cent, if Friday’s auction of a 1,000 sq m plot, sold at Rs 24,100 per sq m, is any indication, report Manoj Gairola and Sanjeev K. Ahuja.