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Survey on dot in identifying farm sector, education and job creation as key priority areas: ASSOCHAM President

New Delhi, 29th January 2018: Economic Survey for 2017-18 has brought out areas of concern such as rising non-performing assets of the public sector banks and has underlined the need, rightly so, for putting maximum emphasis on creating new jobs, agriculture and education, said ASSOCHAM President Mr Sandeep Jajodia.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Budget 2018: ASSOCHAM bats for domestic paper & paperboards industry

New Delhi, January 24, 2018: Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has urged the Centre to re-impose 10 per cent customs duty on import of paper and paperboards from ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Male grooming product market to grow at 45% CAGR: ASSOCHAM

New Delhi, January 23, 2018: The rising aspiration among Indian men to look better groomed, rapid urbanization and increasing per capita income has led to the Indian men’s grooming market’s rapid growth of more than 45% in the last 5 years, reveals the ASSOCHAM latest report.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Study forecasts gross NPAs to rise to Rs 9.5 lakh crore by March ’18

New Delhi, January 22, 2018: With Indian banking sector currently under stress, gross NPAs are expected to rise from March 2017 level of Rs 8 lakh crore to Rs 9.5 lakh crore as on March 31, 2018 i.e. about 10.5 per cent of total advances, while stressed assets are expected to be at Rs 11.5 lakh crore, noted a just-concluded ASSOCHAM-Crisil joint study.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

India loses 4% of GDP to mal-nutrition; ASSOCHAM-EY Paper to FM Jaitley in run up to Budget

New Delhi, January 20, 2018: As Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley is busy giving final touches to the Union Budget for 2018-19, an ASSOCHAM-EY joint paper has said that nearly 4 per cent of India’s GDP is estimated to have been lost due to mal-nutrition and certainly women and children deserve a better deal in expenditure outlay, since the country hosts 50 per cent of under-nourished children of the world and women and girl children fall last in the household food serving.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Rs. 1100 crores relief to workers through conciliation efforts: Chief Labour Commissioner

New Delhi, January 19, 2018: In this current year (upto December), a record amount of relief of Rs. 1100 crores given to workers through our conciliation efforts avoiding litigation in courts, said Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), Mr. Anil Kumar Nayak at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Govt. mulls PPP model to detect cancer centers: Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS, Health & Family Welfare

New Delhi, January 18, 2018: The government is mulling public-private partnership (PPP) model cancer detection centers with Tata Trust in states like Bihar, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh in order to reach out to a larger population, said Mr Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

ASSOCHAM seeks higher outlay for education in Budget

New Delhi, January 17, 2018: Seeking enhanced outlay for education in the coming Budget, the ASSOCHAM has sent a communication to the Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley, also making out a case for relief to higher education under Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Union Budget 2018-19: ASSOCHAM seeks 10% customs duty on pulp imports

New Delhi, 16th January 2018: Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has urged the Centre to impose 10 per cent customs duty on import of hardwood chemical pulp and bleached chemi-thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) to encourage domestic pulp production, provide fillip to job creation and promote overall economic development of India’s vast rural hinterland housing pulpwood plantations.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Corporate Wellness can save India Inc revenue to US$ 20 bln: ASSOCHAM

New Delhi, January 15, 2018: Adoption of Corporate wellness program can save India Inc. income up to US$ 20 billion by 2018 through a reduction in absenteeism rate by 1.00 percent and at the same time improve chronic and lifestyle diseases of corporates and employees, according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) latest paper.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

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