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Mineral Water Business Flourishing

Himachal This Week, Shimla

htwA race to establish mineral water plants has begun in Himachal Pradesh amidst the industrialisation campaign as 13 mineral water plants have been established till now. Out of 13 mineral water plants, seven stands in Solan alone while the rest are established in Sirmaur, Kullu and Una districts. Besides this, preparations are on to establish two new units in Shimla district. The mineral water business is considered to of Rs. 25 crore worth in this hilly state. It found maximum use in hotels and restaurants. Himachal hosts about 1.5 crore tourists every year and most of them use packed water. This is one such big business for investors in Himachal in which they are greeted with readymade market.  About five lakh foreign tourists visit Himachal Pradesh every year. And their number is increasing rapidly with each passing year. These high end tourists use mineral water. According to wholesale businessmen associated with mineral water business, mineral water made in Himachal is doing business in the market. Besides this packed water from Punjab, Haryana and Delhi is also arriving in the market of Himachal. It means this business is doing well above rs. 25 crore business if brands from outside the state are also added in the figures. About five thoursand persons are directly employed in this business while 10,000 people are employed indirectly in this business. Many businessmen from Kullu, Paonta Sahib and Solan are involved in this business. In fact mineral water business has emerged as one such business after cement and fruit processing for which not only resources are already available in Himachal, but a better market is also on offer. According to experts, an increase in number of mineral water units can be witnessed in Himachal if increased demand for packaged water is any indication. As per officers of Industries Department, many investors are ready to jump into mineral water business.

Silk Two New Units in Shimla District

Preparations are on to establish two new mineral water units in Shimla district. The interesting thing is that three mineral water units were units were established in apple belt in past too, but without any success. The reason behind its failure was said to be that people already flourishing because of apple business did not paid much attention on mineral water business.

Allahabad Bank Opens Branch in Rampur

htwShimla: Allahabad Bank opened its 16th branch of Shimla district at Rampur. It would be 86th branch of the bank under Chandigarh division. Additional Chief Secretary Finance Dr. Shrikant Baldi inaugurated the Rampur branch of Allahabad bank in the presence of Dinesh Kumar, Chief Manager Chandigarh Division.  Dr. Baldi during the inauguration ceremony appreciated the support by Allahabad bank to different government schemes with commercial banks. He gave well wishes for the success of bank and expressed hope that bank will strengthen its position more in the state through this new branch. Dr. Baldi also distributed approval certificates of loan under Mudra yojana during the inaugural ceremony. Chief of Allahabad Bank Chandigarh Division Dinesh Kumar assured the social commitment of the bank and expressed hope that the new branch will help to increase bank’s share in priority based sectors and agricultural loan. He also gave assurance that bank will increase its presence in the hill state. Assistant General Manager rajesh Mundra thanked people of Rampur for their enthusiastic reaction which helped bank to do a business of one crore on the very first day of the opening of the branch.

Tata Motors Bags Orders for over 5,000 Buses

htwChandigarh: Tata Motors said it won orders to supply 5,000 buses worth Rs 900 crore to 25 state and city transport undertakings in the first five months of the financial year. The numbers mark a sharp 80% jump in order book over last year. Most of these orders will be executed during the current financial year. “The big surge in STU (State Transport Undertakings) buying across, is being witnessed after a gap of nearly four years, indicating renewed focus of various state governments / city transport providers on public transport,” the largest commercial vehicle player in the country said. The orders represent a noticeable shift towards adopting new technology, safety, comfort features and connected IT enabled buses, Tata Motors said. The focus is on safety, comfort for the driver and passengers, and on features like air suspensions, Automatic Manual Transmission (AMT), air-conditioning / heating (HVAC), lower NVH Systems and adoption of bus body code practices during body fabrication. The company will also support these transport units to ensure the technology benefits are rapidly realized. Bulk of these orders has come from states like Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. “With these orders, we at Tata Motors take great pride in partnering with various STU’s, in delivering world-class solutions and to create and maintain a sustainable mass public transportation system. The orders will definitely enable us to further strengthen our leadership position in the CV Passenger space,” said Ravi Pisharody, executive director (Commercial Vehicle Business Unit) at Tata Motors. Tata Motors has also developed Electric Hybrid buses to meet the future transport needs for ‘Envisaged Smart Cities’, both of which will soon be seen on Indian roads.

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September 10th, 2016


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September 10th, 2016


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September 10th, 2016


Apple Cultivation in Transition

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September 4th, 2016


Caste Ripples in Kangra Congress

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September 4th, 2016


New Himachal Development Model

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