MIHAN forms Biz Advisory Committee
   Date :03-May-2022

Business Bureau
THE first meeting of the newly constituted Business Advisory Committee (BAC) for MIHAN – SEZ was held recently. The committee was formed under the chairmanship of Development Commis-sioner, MIHAN – SEZ, Nagpur, V Sraman (ITS) while Dr Dipen Agrawal, President, Chamber of Association of Maharashtra Industry & Trade (CAMIT ); Julfesh Shah, Chairman (Nagpur Chapter) – Chamber of Small Industry Associations (COSIA); Manohar Bhojwani, CEO – Diet Foods International – India; Shivkumar Rao, President -Vidarbha Economic Development Council (VED) and Suresh Rathi, President – Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) are co-committee members. Agrawal suggested that BAC should work on three fronts simultaneously - to reach out to present investors / units and on priority resolve the problems faced by them; different regions have different problems hence committee should endeavor to study and propose region specific practical policy modification for MIHAN-SEZ to Government; and to review the marketing strategy to promote the project so as to attract new investments in MIHAN. Julfesh Shah said that higher authorities are of the opinion that it is important to attract large companies rather than going after small-scale units. Bhojwani felt that the committee should make a representation to the Central Government listing out suggestions to make the SEZ a viable choice for industrial development. Shivkumar Rao said that it is important for the committee to focus on settling the existing issues for which the most important thing is for MADC to be on board. Suresh Rathi highlighted the efforts that have been put in by VIA to address problems of various unit-holders in which MADC was also invited. After hearing the views of members, V Sraman highlighted the existing problems in MIHAN and complimented the industry associations and trade bodies on their pro-active approach