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Editor's Space Published by: Highland Media Publishers Pvt. Ltd. Scaling up Marketing and Sales Office: 609, 6th Floor, Swastik Chambers, Sion-Trombay Road, Chembur (East), Mumbai – 400 071. Nothing exemplifies the state of the Indian Tel: 022-25271902/03 nation more than the view of terra firma closer to touchdown at Mumbai’s Chattrapati Shivaji Editor-in-Chief: Shrikant Rao shrikant@constructionopportunities.in International Airport. First the spires of Maximum City, jutting out of the earth beyond the Thane Editor: Panjami Anand Creek – rich, aspirational – and then the ugly sooty grey mandala of the Dharavi slums with their seemingly endless General Manager - Sales & Marketing: V Anand: anand@constructionopportunities.in borders of squalor. No doubt even with his packed to the rafters globetrotting schedule, such Sr. Editorial & Sales Co-ordinator: ironies of the earth – more specifically of a billion plus country called the Asif Padwekar coordinator@constructionopportunities.in Republic of India – would have not have escaped Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrived in mid-February to inaugurate the Make in India Head Circulation & Subscription: week at the Bandra Kurla Complex. Subhash Bhogale support@constructionopportunities.in The landmark event which has seen huge participation from a cross section of visitors directly and obliquely associated with manufacturing, science All rights reserved. While all efforts are made to and technology, construction and infrastructure, has no doubt led to a ensure that the information published is correct. deeper understanding of India’s enormous possibilities as a manufacturing COnStruCtiOn OPPOrtunitiES holds no responsibility for any unlikely errors that might platform. While it is tempting to dub the event as an outstanding success occur. on the mere strength of footfalls and the large number of investments announced, it must be realised that these may not necessarily translate Printed and Published by Panjami Anand on behalf of Highland Media Publishers Pvt. Ltd., printed at into reality unless doing business is made easier on the ground. PC Print Control Pvt. Ltd. at 3-D, Thacker Industrial Admittedly, however, while efforts are being made by the powers that Estate, N.M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel (E) Mumbai be to attract investors, the process of removing irritants like restrictive 400011 and published from 05-02, Mukand Iron Staff Association Co-operative Housing Society government policies, clearances for land acquisition and environment and Ltd., Gavanpada, Mulund (East), Mumbai – 400081 excessive taxation has been rather slow. That can be a big put off for Editor: Panjami Anand global firms which see great prospects in being part of the India Growth Story. The information on products and projects on offer is being provided for the reference of the That said, it is a given that for a nation with innumerable complexities like readers. However, readers are cautioned to India, there can be no quick fix solutions to catapult it to the global league make inquiries and take decisions on purchase of nations with vast industrial complexes. or investment after consulting experts on the subject. Sloughing off the ills and the inertia of the past ‘just like that’ cannot be easy. In any case converting the traditionally agricultural nation into a COnStruCtiOn OPPOrtunitiES holds no manufacturing hub for the countries of the world cannot be a sprint. It is responsibility for any decision taken by readers on the basis of information provided herein. a marathon to be run. India’s manufacturing vision can doubtless be realised. But there is a hell registered Office: of a lot of hard work – and considerable scaling up – left to be done by 05-02, Mukand Iron Staff Association all stakeholders. Co-operative Housing Society Ltd., Gavanpada, Mulund (East), Mumbai – 400 081. Achievement is always an outcome of blood, sweat and tears. For digital edition log on to: www.constructionopportunities.in Shrikant rao 4 construction opportunities|march 2016
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