Make In India event to begin on Feb 13 at BKC

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-01-23 12:00:00 – Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the Make In India event under the theme innovation, design and sustainability to be held in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) on February 13, 2016. Preparations for the week-long event are going on in full swing with 500-odd workers working round the clock.

Ten air-conditioned pavilions-cum-exhibition halls are being constructed over 100,000 sq mt land possessed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The land is being provided free of cost by MMRDA as Maharahstra is the host state for the mega event where 1,000 companies and delegates from around 60 countries are expected to be present. About 500 exhibitors will display their products and 42 seminars and parallel discussions are being planned.

The Make In India event will provide opportunities in various sectors including textile, automobiles, defence, aerospace, food processing, chemicals, electronics, information technology, pharmaceuticals and infrastructure where they will be showcasing their products at the event.

Make In India’s logo - a lion made of cogs, a symbol of industry - is visible at the event site and also on the inter-connecting roads and highways. Besides, the auspicious lamp Laman Diva or Nanda Deep, which is specially prepared by the state government, is being prominently displayed at the venue and in different parts of the metropolis.

Barricades have been installed with ‘no entry’ signs on some of the roads adjacent to the venue.

Maharashtra will showcase its pre-eminence in attracting investments in a pavilion spread over 1,000 sq mt. State undertaking Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation will exhibit the model of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor, while other agencies including MMRDA and City and Industrial Development Corporation would display models of ongoing and proposed infrastructure projects in the states.

Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, and Haryana will also display their strengths as investment destinations in separate pavilions. These states will also put up miniatures of different models at the venue, while auto major Mercedes Benz proposes to install an assembly unit.

'Maharashtra welcomes the World' is one among the many advertisements displayed on the roads leading up to BKC, while a massive makeover of boundary walls and electric polls is underway. Advertisement campaigns will be stepped up from February 1.

The Confederation of Indian Industry is the lead partner, while advertisement and public relations agency Rediffusion and event management firm Wizcraft are closely engaged with the various state and Central government agencies in. About Rs 100 crore will be spent jointly by the Centre and the state government on media blitzkrieg and event management.

Bhushan Gagrani, chief executive of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation said that the preparation of the event is supervised by State industries secretary Apurva Chandra while Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion secretary Amitabh Kant is holding review meetings. State and sector seminars, discussions among major stake holders are also being planned.

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