Dr K P Karthikeyan, with an MBBS degree from Coimbatore Medical College and Executive Director, TN Guidance Bureau, brings with him experience in working as deputy collector in two districts and a stint at the Union Ministry of Commerce. I remember the extensive work put by the Guidance Bureau in conducting
Royapuram in northern Chennai has been close to a large concentration of industrial units. Grievous accidents were common and frequent at the industrial units. There is an additional contribution to dense traffic. The government’s Stanley Medical College Hospital had a constant rush of such accident victims at the casualty ward. Many
“World over the floor space index (FSI), has been kept low. This has resulted in a vertical spread of cities. With rapid urbanisation, population density has increased. Thus, there is an inclination to give higher FSI for construction in cities. The compact nature would help the commuter to travel shorter
Ramesh Vangal, President, Seagram Asia Pacific, Hong Kong, spearheaded PepsiCo’s entry into India. PepsiCo integrated its diverse food and beverage businesses under a single entity. It did not confine its attention to soft drinks but made innovative and extensive forays into contract farming of potatoes and tomatoes. We give below excerpts
Enforcement of agriculture contracts appear near impossible. Look at the experience of thousands of absentee landlords unable to get even their legitimate modest share of the produce for decades and selling off the property at distress prices. The recent controversy over PepsiCo potato patent raises key questions including protection of IPR
The time to take advantage of natural gas is now. CNG is a game-changer. Government and industry should seize this opportunity in quick time. IE has been pointing to Tamil Nadu gaining pre-eminence in sectors like automobiles, auto components and information technology besides the strong base already laid in traditional industries
Dear Finance Minister: The Indian economy is showing signs of slow a down, when one measures its performance from the conventional yardstick, viz., the growth in GDP. But the relevance of this method has crossed its sell-by date. There is no appropriate tool to measure the health of a deflationary economy. Analysts
IBC’s emergence was one of the primary reasons for the rapid revival of a great deal of confidence in our financial discipline. It’s dangerous not to have control measures to ensure fiscal discipline. India has witnessed several high-profile defaults attributed to many reasons, including violation of the end use norm.