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FICCI Business Digest - - News -

FasICCI's flag­ship event in the tourism sec­tor, The Great In­dian Travel Bazaar, has over the years, emerged

a land­mark event to pro­mote in­bound tourism. The fig­ures speak for them­selves. For­eign tourists ar­rivals in In­dia grew by 4.4 per cent last year and for­eign ex­change earn­ings rose by 2.3 per cent. This year's Travel Bazaar, the eighth in the se­ries, was the largest-ever con­gre­ga­tion of For­eign Tour Oper­a­tors and In­dian tourism in­dus­try play­ers. It hosted over 270 in­ter­na­tional buy­ers from more than 50 coun­tries and with 500 sell­ers of the In­dian tourism prod­uct par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pan-In­dian global mart. We carry a re­port in this is­sue. The Cham­ber, in part­ner­ship with the Indo French Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try, or­gan­ised a spe­cial ad­dress by Nico­las Sarkozy, for­mer Pres­i­dent of the French Repub­lic on 'France, Europe, In­dia: Chal­lenges and Op­por­tu­ni­ties' at FICCI Fed­er­a­tion House. Sarkozy came out strongly in sup­port of In­dia's can­di­da­ture for a per­ma­nent seat for In­dia at the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil. He lauded the 'Make in In­dia' cam­paign and in­formed the gath­er­ing that the cam­paign mes­sage was well re­ceived within France. See re­port in the pages that fol­low. The first edi­tion of Mar­itime In­dia Sum­mit 2016 was in­au­gu­rated by Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi on April 14, 2016 in Mum­bai. The sum­mit had a two-day con­fer­ence or­ga­nized by the Min­istry of Ship­ping, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia in col­lab­o­ra­tion with FICCI. The con­fer­ence was aimed at fos­ter­ing in­ter­ac­tion be­tween stake­hold­ers through B2B and G2B meet­ings. It had spe­cial ses­sions on in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in mar­itime sec­tor where se­nior of­fi­cials from the Gov­ern­ment made pre­sen­ta­tions high­light­ing the ar­eas of in­ter­est to pri­vate in­vestors. Elab­o­rat­ing on the mea­sures taken by his gov­ern­ment, Prime Min­is­ter Modi said that to pro­mote ease of do­ing busi­ness un­der the 'Make in In­dia' pro­gramme, In­dia plans to mo­bilise in­vest­ment of Rs 1 lakh crore in the port sec­tor. Ad­di­tion­ally, five new ports are pro­posed to be de­vel­oped to meet the in­creas­ing de­mand of the ex­port-im­port trade which will rise in pro­por­tion with the fast-grow­ing In­dian econ­omy. The coun­try is mov­ing to­wards mod­ern and in­no­va­tive polic­ing. In the re­cent past, many se­cu­rity and law en­force­ment agen­cies in In­dia have made con­crete ef­forts in tack­ling the se­cu­rity chal­lenges of mod­ern In­dian cities. The In­dian po­lice forces have in­tro­duced new in­no­va­tions in polic­ing to over­come new chal­lenges, and to ful­fil the as­pi­ra­tions of the cit­i­zen for bet­ter se­cu­rity. Thus, the best prac­tices adopted by the po­lice forces need recog­ni­tion, ap­pre­ci­a­tion, dis­sem­i­na­tion and repli­ca­tion. FICCI, with its com­mit­ment to home­land se­cu­rity, has ini­ti­ated 'FICCI SMART Polic­ing Awards' to fe­lic­i­tate best prac­tices in SMART Polic­ing. Harib­hai Parathib­hai Chaud­hary, Min­is­ter of State for Home Af­fairs, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and Manin­der­jeet Singh Bitta, Chair­man, All-In­dia Anti-Ter­ror­ist Front, fe­lic­i­tated the win­ners of FICCI SMART Polic­ing Awards 2016. On the oc­ca­sion, Har­shavard­han Neo­tia, FICCI Pres­i­dent, in­di­cated that the Cham­ber would be happy to work with the State Po­lice Forces and Cen­tral Armed Po­lice Forces on var­i­ous projects and pro­grammes which can lead to im­ple­men­ta­tion of var­i­ous SMART Polic­ing ini­tia­tives across In­dia. This is­sue car­ries a re­port and the names of the award win­ners. We look for­ward to your feed­back and com­ments. A. Di­dar Singh

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