Vikas Sharma / Chandigarh March 31, 2009, 0:34 IST

Irked by the lackadaisical attitude of the Punjab government, small and medium scale industrialists in Mohali have demanded that the state government should foster the growth of clusters in the area to help industries tide over the ongoing recessionary phase.

E S Sudheendra Prasad
There are people who are taking to planting areca following the success of the industry, despite a slump in the prices of areca.

GUWAHATI, March 9 - Several entrepreneurs of the State were felicitated and awards presented for their contribution towards economic development of the region at a function held recently at Shilpgram, Sankardeva Kalakshetra here, a press release said.

M Rafi Ahmed |Coimbatore,

THE industrial capital

- Ramdev

Agartala, Dec 2: In a bid to improve self-employment opportunities and upgrade the skills of poor sections of the society, the Tripura government has announced to launch an ambitious project worth Rs 5 crore to be implemented through Self Help Groups (SHGs).

A UN body has asked India to modify a Rs 6,000-crore cluster development scheme for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), making them shoulder corporate social responsibilities, including environment-related issues.

A combination of high tax structure, debatable import duty policies, age-old legislations, lack of duty protection coupled with the overall economic slow down, presents a grim outlook for the plastics industry

Fearing heavy loss after the notice from the Commissioner of Taxes regarding imposition of the sales tax on the packaged drinking water units across the State, the units are now planning a complete shut down or shifting the business to the other NE States.

Bishnu Dash / Bhubaneswar September 08, 2008, 5:45 IST

The Orissa government is planning to restructure the Orissa Small Industries Corporation (OSIC), a government-owned corporation charged with the responsibility of promoting small scale industries (SSIs) in the state.

The directorate of industries has already sent a proposal for restructuring of the OSIC to the state government.