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Varanasi Branch
Interactive Meeting with, Shri. Bhagvat Sharan Gangwar, Hon’ble Minister of Industry, Government of Utter
Pradesh, on June 29, 2014 at Hotel Clarks Varanasi.
Indian Industries Association (IIA), Varanasi Chaper along with Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, (IACC) U.P.
Branch, Varanasi and other Industrial and Trade Associations of Purvanchal jointly organised an Interactive meeting to
explore diverse ways and means to speed up industrial growth and export activities from this region, on 29th June, 2014
at Hotel Clarks Varanasi. Shri Bhagvat Sharan Gangwar, Hon’ble Minister of Industry, Government of Utter Pradesh was
the chief guest of programme. Mr. L. Benkteshwar Lu, Commissioner & Director of Industry, Government of U.P. , Smt.
Kajal, Managing Director, Purvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd., and other senior officers were also present on this
occasion.
Amongst other speakers, Mr. Debashsih Mukherjee spoke on behalf of IACC and presented a Memorandum to the
Hon'ble Minister on ways and means of achieving high Industrial Growth and increasing export activities in the Region.
He cited various obstacles in industrial growth which included lack of power, lack of communication connectivity, road,
rail, and air connectivity, absolute bureaucratic empathy towards industry, terrible law and order situation as major
hurdles to economic growth.
The Minister patiently heard all the speakers and assured that he will do everything within his power to address the
problems of industrialists and Traders.
Chairman of IACC Mr. Arun Agarwal, Past Chairman CA Mukul Kumar Shah, Past Chairman Shri Debashsish Mukherjee,
Members of IACC Mr. Ravi Patodia, Mr. Kailash N. Baranwal, Mr. Chandra Mani Maurya, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Tiwary, Mr.
Raj K. Agarwal, Mr. Bharat Agarwal, Mr. Adhiraj Dutt, Mr. R.C. Jain, and others were present.
(L-R) Mr. Rajesh Bhatia, Secretary, IIA Varanasi Chapter, Shri Shrinarain Khemka, President, Varanasi Nagar Udyog Vyapar Mandal,
Shri L. Venkateshwar Loo, (IAS) Commissioner & Director of Industry, Government of UP, Mr. R.K. Chaudhary, Chairman, IIA Varanasi
Chapter, Hon. Shri Bhagwat Sharan Gangwar, Minister of Industry, Government of UP, Mr. Ashok Gupta, Patron, IIA, Varanasi
Chapter, Dr. Kajal, (IAS) MD Purvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd., Mr. Bharat Bhushan Sheel, Vice President, IIA UP