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The State of Andhra Pradesh with its liberal labour laws, proactive policies, quality power with competitive tariff, large pool of technical manpower, rich mineral resources and specialized industrial parks with SEZ status is the preferred destination for investors. Andhra Pradesh is strategically located and is considered as gateway to East & South East Asia.

The Average economic growth rate for the period 2001-02 to 2007-08 is 7.45%. Andhra Pradesh is among the largest producers of food grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton, maize, dairy and poultry products in the country. It has been net exporter of many agro products. The State is home to many large Public and Private Sector companies.

Operationalisation of the first green field International Airport of the country at Hyderabad is one more feather in the cap of Andhra Pradesh. Proximity to International Airports at Chennai, Bangalore from several districts of Andhra Pradesh just adds to the overall industrial growth in the state.

A leader in Infrastructure growth in the country, the state has completed numerous successful projects under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) and has the credit of being the first state government to have the Infrastructure Enabling Act (IDEA). Visakhapatnam port as the largest port with enhanced cargo handling capacity and development of ports in the private sector at Gangavaram, Krishnapatnam, Nizampatnam and Kakinada is rapidily fueling the industrial growth in the state.

Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam are becoming the nerve centres for manufacturing, Information technology, Tourism and Services and are home to several Institutes / Centres of Excellence in Research & Development, Education, Hospitality and Governance.

Andhra Pradesh also holds the distinction as a dynamic state with the first international Fab City in India. The new 8-lane Outer Ring Road, more then 42 Special Economic Zones, a number of IT and ITeS industries, Universities, Research Institutes, massive irrigation projects and 10 new seaports form part of rapid infrastructure development of the State.

Andhra Pradesh has the most transparent and proactive and investor friendly government. It Is 2rd among the top 10 Investment destination states in India with the Industrial investments in the state crossing Rs.123.5 billion during the last three and half years. The State made rapid strides in software manufacturing and is among the top 3 states in software exports from the country.

The state government embarked upon a balanced growth and development for the State wherein the State would turn into a 'Haritandhra Pradesh' and an IT giant.

The national and international leaders described Andhra Pradesh as a role model as far as investment, reforms and agricultural development is concerned. The State aims to be the No.1 in the country in the shortest possible time in all sectors.

Over the past decade, it has emerged as one of India’s fastest growing states with respect to parameters of GDP and per capita GDP. Andhra Pradesh dominates software and back-office exports from India. With decadal GDP growth of 56.2 per cent and per capita GDP growth of 43.9 per cent, Andhra Pradesh now has the sixth highest per capita GDP amongst all states.
 
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For 2010-2011, the Focus areas for CII Andhra Pradesh were – Brand Building of Andhra Pradesh, Tier-II & Tier-III cities, Non-Migratory Jobs, Agriculture, Economic excellence,Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Education. Here by attached is the Annual Review of Andhra Pradesh for the year 2010-11
 
An article on companies bill published in The Economic Times, Edition: Hyderabad, Reporter: Chandrajit Banerjee, Published Dt.: 14 Feb 2011, Page No.: 14
 
The objectives of the Conference are to facilitate knowledge flow by working with international organisations through bi-lateral/multi-lateral cooperation mechanisms, know the effects of high technology on internal security; forging partnerships for collaborative research and product development with Indian industry and interacting with the government to establish policy. The conference shall pave way for collaborative industrial product development, exploring new markets and mutual investment opportunities. The conference could play a vital role in understanding the current security requirements with reference to businesses and other societal requirements.
 
In Andhra Pradesh, CSR is emerging as an essential component in delivering the better business performance and image. Many organizations are actively engaged in supporting skills up gradation, promoting primary education and healthcare. CII, AP has come up with a publication ‘SAMVRIDDHI’ carrying several examples of CSR Journey of select major organizations and we hope that it shall inspire all of us for greater commitment towards the society.
 
CII established the College Excellence Cluster Programme in Southern Region to enable high frequency, qualitative interaction between academic institutions and industry. This platform aims to bridge the various gaps between academia and create a model through which colleges can work with industry and provide students, teachers and the college community with an exposure to current industry environment and practices. This initiative would allow the colleges to benchmark themselves and engage with industry. This could also provide colleges with an opportunity to involve themselves in projects, research and development with industry thereby strengthening their institution and providing industry with value addition in the form of academic research.
 
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) established in India an Industrial Subcontracting and Partnership EXchange (SPX) in 2007. SPX is a technical information and matchmaking centre for industrial subcontracting, supply chain management and partnerships between buyers and suppliers, aiming at optimizing the manufacturing capacities and capabilities of the affiliated enterprises.
 
CII is partnering with UNIDO’s Consolidated Project for SME Development in India. It is an Italian Funded Project implemented by UNIDO in partnership with the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). The project in Southern Region on Investment and Technology Promotion focuses on three sectors: Auto components, Leather and Footwear.
 
Skills development projects are running across the length & breadth of the country with 20 projects already being successfully completed. Projects cover both rural & urban areas. Currently the projects are running in the rural areas in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Punjab.
 
With the advancement of green building movement in India, many companies have evinced keen interest in having a holistic green design and construction framework for upcoming factory buildings. IGBC, in its endeavor to extend green building concepts to all building types has developed the IGBC Green factory rating system. IGBC Green Factories rating system is the first of its kind addressing sustainability in industrial buildings. The programme is fundamentally designed to address national priorities and quality of life for factory workmen. IGBC Green Factory Rating System is a voluntary and consensus based programme. The rating system has been developed based on the contemporary materials and technologies. This rating system would facilitate the development of green factories. The rating system evaluates certain credit points using a prescriptive approach and other credits on a performance based approach. The rating system is evolved so as to be comprehensive and at the same time user-friendly. This is an excellent opportunity for projects to participate in the pilot rating programme. The learning from the pilot rating programme would influence in developing a robust rating system. The pilot projects play an important role in evaluating the results achieved by the pilot projects and the criteria established in the rating programme. The pilot version of the rating system has been launched on 10th July 2009. Project teams interested in IGBC Green Factory Certificatio
 
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MR B SANTHANAM, CHAIRMAN MR NAVAS MEERAN, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN Hyderabad, March 23, 2013. Mr B Santhanam, Managing Director, Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd, Chennai has been elected as the Chairman of CII – Southern Region for the year 2013 -14. His name was announced at the first meeting of the r.....
 
Confederation of Indian Industry (Southern Region) organized a Conference on ‘Entrepreneurs – Catalysts of Growth’, here today on the occasion of Annual Regional Meeting of CII Southern Region. Addressing at the Inaugural of the Conference, Dr. D Purandeswari, Hon’ble Union Minister of State.....
 
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry has launched India’s first `Green Landscape Rating System’. With a vision of achieving at least 33% green landscape coverage in the urban cities in the country by 2020, the rating system was launched by Mr R Par.....
 
CII Andhra Pradesh organized a Seminar on Violence Against Women – Issues & Challenges in association with Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy on 25 January, 2013 at Vijayawada. During the seminar, Mr. B S Koteswara Rao, Chairman - CII Vijayawada Zone in his welcome remarks stressed on the need in dras.....
 
The chief of bureau business desk “Public private partnership models needs to be encouraged for treating the waste” says, A K PARIDA, IAS, Director General, Environment protection and training research institute , 20 December 2012, Hyderabad, Confederation of Indian Industry organized Conferenc.....
 
Yi Hyderabad Chapter & CII Andhra Pradesh organized a one day Entrepreneurship Conclave focusing on Entrepreneurship in India – A Blueprint for inclusive growth. Speaking at the inaugural session, Mr. Nrupender Rao, Executive Chairman, Pennar Industries Ltd, in his inaugural address, pointed ou.....
 
CII Andhra Pradesh in association with Government of Andhra Pradesh organised the 9th edition of Leadership Series on Manufacturing Excellence; MAN’EXE 2012 with a theme of “The Indian Manufacturing Sector: Challenges & Opportunities”.Speaking at the inaugural session of the Conference Mr. K Pradee.....
 
CII Andhra Pradesh organised the Ninth edition of The HR Conclave with the theme “Leading in Uncertainty”.Speaking at the inaugural Session of the Conference Mr. N Manohar, Hon’ble speaker – Legislative Assembly, Government of Andhra Pradesh in his inaugural address said that employability is a maj.....
 
CII Southern Region organised an Interactive meeting with Mr. N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of 3rd CII Southern Regional Council Meeting held in Hyderabad on 19 July 2012. Speaking at the Regional Council Meeting Mr. N Kiran Kumar Redd.....
 
Delivering the key note address at the 8th Green Cementech 2012 conference, jointly organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), Mr M A M R Muthiah, President, Cement Manufacturers Association, underlined that the potential for emission red.....
 
CII Awards & Recognitions
 
The Leadership and Excellence Award in Environment Health & Safety (EHS) Award was instituted in the year 2002. The aim is to recognize, motivate and facilitate corporates to adopt innovative practices in EHS.
 
The Confederation of Indian Industry (SR) through its Education Sub-Committee, launched the first edition of Innovator 2009 on 12th February 2010 at Hotel Le Royal Meridien, Chennai. The Sub Committee initiated this unique event this year under the Chairmanship of Dr R Mahadevan, Group Technology Director, India Pistons Ltd. Innovator is a competition aimed at identifying and showcasing the innovative ideas of college students from Technical, Business and Social streams in the Southern Region. It is a three stage project centric contest designed to test the technical/business and social concepts, presentation and creative skills of the participants.
 
Confederation of Indian Industry (Southern Region) has launched the Eighth edition of the "Leadership and Excellence Award in Environment Health & Safety (EHS) for the year 2009" in cooperation with SHRIRAM EPC Limited. The EHS Award was instituted in the year 2002 and it has been grand success every year and has received tremendous response from the industries in the Southern Region.
 
QC Circles play a very important role in involving a wide cross section of employees for improving quality within an organization through participation. In an effort to spread the awareness of the need to Total Quality Management among membership in the Southern Region, CII has been conducting the Quality Circle Convention in the southern region for the last 22 years. The Regional Convention, which is an annual feature, is a build-up of the State Conventions that take place throughout the year as part of CII’s continuous thrust towards strengthening the quality movement in India. The convention provides a unique opportunity to motivate Workers to form Quality Circles within the organization and facilitates the exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences on various approaches to problem solving through Quality Circles. Each team participating at the convention would be make presentations of their QC Stories to the jury. The first three winners at the Regional Competitions would participate in the CII National QC Circle Convention.
 
5S is a five-step technique for creating and maintaining a good housekeeping at workplace, which makes it free of clutter, well-organized and clean. Once fully implemented, the 5S process can increase morale, create positive impressions on customers and increase efficiency and organization. The effect of 5S on continuous improvement can lead to less waste, better quality and faster lead times. All of which make an organization more profitable and competitive in the market place.
 
Kaizen (Japanese for "improvement" or "change for the better") is a philosophy or set of practices that focus on continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing, engineering, supporting business processes, and management. The Kaizen concept stimulates productivity improvement as an ongoing process in companies. The Kaizen Competition of CII Southern Region is organized every year to recognize and encourage member companies which give importance to continuous improvements through Kaizens. The competition is conducted for operators and supervisors of member companies from manufacturing and service sectors. In order to encourage competitiveness through Kaizens among small scale industries, a special recognition is given for the best small scale organization which participates in the competition. The competition awards member companies who have adopted Kaizens not only at the shop floor but also from the office area, scrap yard, stores etc.
 
CII Contacts
 
S Kannan
[Director]
Confederation of Indian Industry
Andhra Pradesh
H. No. 1 - 11 - 252 / 9
Plot No. 7, Regal House
Motilal Nehru Nagar, Begumpet
Hyderabad-500016
Andhra Pradesh
India
Phone : +91-40-27765964 / 67 / 33
Fax :+91-40-27766116
Email : s.kannan@cii.in