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Spectrum Auction Success Should Lead to Auction of Natural Resources: Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group

Spectrum Auction Success Should Lead to Auction of Natural Resources: Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group

“Spectrum auction success should lead to auction of natural resources, which has capacity to generate larger funds, employment & fight poverty. “ By Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group When I think about India my priorities remain generation of employment and eradication of poverty. No country in the world can develop without manufacturing. The contribution of [...]

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ONGC, Our 30% Partner, Should Encourage Self Declaration to Allow Cairn India to increase its production, Says Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group

ONGC, Our 30% Partner, Should Encourage Self Declaration to Allow Cairn India to increase its production, Says Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group

By Anil Agarwal One of the most influential and more vulnerable commodities that fluctuates the price of almost everything on earth is oil. A reasonable, cheaper and affordable oil can instantly reduce the prices from groceries to heavy machineries, leading to a much stable economy. The volatility of the entire range of manufacturing, service and [...]

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Is India Ready to Welcome its Foreign Students as a Part of its Internationalization of Higher Education? By Enakshi Sengupta

Is India Ready to Welcome its Foreign Students as a Part of its Internationalization of Higher Education? By Enakshi Sengupta

Is India Ready to Welcome its Foreign Students as a Part of its Internationalization of Higher Education?- Recent cases of racial violence against students in India. By Enakshi Sengupta In the past couple of weeks, Indian media has witnessed a flurry of reports concerning racial abuse against students from Africa who have made India their [...]

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Investment is Must in  Exploration of Natural Resources to Eradicate Poverty & Unemployment

Investment is Must in Exploration of Natural Resources to Eradicate Poverty & Unemployment

By Anil Agarwal India has enough potential to produce worth USD 400-500 billion in natural resources like oil & gas, gold, silver, iron ore, copper, coal, calcium, rock phosphate and others. It is bound to generate substantial revenues, more than 50%, for the government, which will be helpful in developing infrastructure for the country. This [...]

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Company Act 2013: CSR and Corporate India By Manjula Pooja Shroff

Company Act 2013: CSR and Corporate India By Manjula Pooja Shroff

By Manjula Pooja Shroff  Changing nearly six decades old regulations for corporate reporting, the new Companies Act makes it mandatory for certain class of profitable enterprises to spend profits on social welfare activities. Such collective expenses are estimated to be about Rs15,000-20,000 crore a year. Scheduled to be implemented in 2014-15, the relevant section 135 [...]

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Power: The Opportunity of Plenty in Odisha

Power: The Opportunity of Plenty in Odisha

By N Dutt Since 2006 the Government of Odisha has executed 29 Memorandum of Understandings (“MoU”) with private players for developing thermal power plants in the state. The objective of executing the MoUs are two folded namely a) meeting electricity requirement of the state and b) spurring economic growth through investments. These 29 MoUs promise [...]

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New Book Launch ‘Lights Out’ by L. Subramani

New Book Launch ‘Lights Out’ by L. Subramani

India CSR News Network Published by Random House India; January 2014 ; 176 Pages; Rs. 299 Imagine the world around you slowly blinking out, your familiar world disappearing into darkness till you begin to doubt not only the world’s existence but your own as well. In this terrifying blindness can you find the light? This [...]

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Paralysis in iron ore mining hurting industries, people sentiments : Anil Agarwal

Paralysis in iron ore mining hurting industries, people sentiments : Anil Agarwal

UDAIPUR: Anil Agarwal on Wednesday tweeted on iron ore issue, “Paralysis in iron ore mining hurting industries and people sentiments, has put Goa and Karnataka economies in shambles, leaving 100,000 jobless.” When Goa mining delegation met Prime Minister and asked for help, the PM said, “while environmental concerns should be sincerely addressed, all should remember [...]

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CSR matchmakers work overtime

CSR matchmakers work overtime

According to Times of India report, In early October, Vibha, a not-for profit body that works on behalf of some 30 other NGOs dedicated to solving problems of underprivileged children, brought together representatives from a host of companies to discuss the new corporate social responsibility (CSR ) mandate . The three-day event in Bangalore saw [...]

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CSR issues continue to remain unresolved by Asish K Bhattacharyya

CSR issues continue to remain unresolved by Asish K Bhattacharyya

In the absence of clarity, unscrupulous companies will take advantage of loopholes and honest companies will get harassed By Asish K Bhattacharyya We have discussed a lot on ‘why CSR’. It’s time to discuss ‘how’, rather than ‘why’. Draft Rules are before us. The provision (section 135) of the Companies Act 2013 shall be applicable [...]

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