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Varanasi Branch
IACC & Ramnagar Industrial Association Organised an Interactive Meeting with Hon’ble Shri Kalraj Mishra Ji,
Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises on September 01, 2014 at Hotel Surya,
Cantonment, Varanasi.
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, (U.P. Branch), Varanasi and Ramnagar Industrial Association, Ram nagar,
Varanasi Honb’le Shri Kalraj Mishra, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India on 1st
September, 2014 at Hotel Surya, Cantonment, in Varanasi.
Mr. R.K. Chaudhary, Patron, Ramnagar Industrial Association, Mr. Sheshpal Garg, President, Ramnagar Industrial
Association, Mr. D.S. Mishra, General Secretary, Ramnagar Industrial Association, Mr. Shri Shrinarain Khemka,
President, Varanasi Nagar Udyog Vyapar Mandal, Mr. Ravi Patodia, Past President, All India Carpet Manufacturers’
Association, Bhadohi, Mr. Rajesh Bhatia, President, U.P. Corrugated Box Manufacturers’ Association, Varanasi, Mr. Rajiv
Agrawal, Past President, Eastern U.P. Exporters’ Association, Mr. Rajan Bahal, Secretary, Banarsi Vastra Udyog Sangh
were the main participants in expressing their plans and problems. A Memorandum was also submitted to the hon’ble
Minister for his kind perusal and sorting out problems. Mr. Arun Kumar Agrawal, Chairman, IACC, Varanasi welcomed
hon’ble Minister, participants and media personals.
The gist of the views expressed by the entrepreneurs of this region was that this region generates foreign exchange
worth Rs. 7,000 crores for the country and also create job opportunity for more than 2 million people directly and/or
indirectly. Newly formed central government has also expressed its willingness to support and develop scope of micro-,
small and medium scale industries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also recently into an agreement with Japan
government to develop Varanasi as a smart city like Kyoto, Japan. Exporters, industrialists along with the common man
of this region resolve to extend its whole hearted support and contribution in this ambitious mission.
Responding to the wishes and demands of participants, hon’ble Minister assured that due and positive consideration will
be taken to sort out genuine problems of exporters. There is a vast potential of development, promotion and extension
of micro-, small and medium scale industries in terms of earning foreign exchange and also generating substantial
number of job opportunities.
There are sufficient funds as well as schemes to develop and improve MSMEs. Stadiums of international standards shall
be constructed in major cities of country and exhibitions of products shall be organized on regular basis. Special
emphasis will be given to improve basic infra – structure such as roads, power, connectivity etc. Hon’ble Minister said
that every individual possesses some unique skill. The Government is committed to give due opportunity and support to
develop this skill for the betterment of society and country.
After address of the minister, Mr. Dinanath Jhunjhunwala, prominent industrialist of Varanasi addressed the
participants. A brief and lively question-answer session followed the proceedings. CA Mukul Kumar Shah, Past
Chairman, IACC, Varanasi was the programme coordinator and he also proposed vote of thanks.
Mr. D.K. Tomar, Dy. Director General of Foreign Trade, Varanasi, Mr. Umesh Kumar Singh, G.M., DIC, Varanasi, Mr.
Sanjay Kumar Verma, A.G.M., Bank of Baroda, Varanasi and large members of Ram Nagar Industrial Association, Eastern
U.P. Exporters’ Association, All India Carpet Manufacturers’ Association, The Small Industries Association and Banarsi
Vastra Udyog Sangh also participated in this meeting.
Members of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Varanasi Mr. Subrato Paul, Mr. L.R. Maurya, Mr. Bharat Kumar
Agrawal, Mrs. Anita Dey, Mr. Adarsh Jhunjhunwala, Mr. Chandra Mani Maurya, Mr. Ashwani Kumar, Mrs. Sudeshana
Basu, Mr. Vinay Shukla, Mr. Alok Kumar Baranwal, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Tiwary, CA Brajesh Jaiswal, CA Kamlesh Kumar
Agrawal, Mr. Sanjive Khanna, Mr. Ravi Patodia, Mr. Maniessh Maheshwari took active part in the proceedings. Large
number of prominent citizen of Varanasi also participated.