Partnership Summit | Organisers
  • Confederation of Indian Industry
  • Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
  • State Government of Andhra Pradesh
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India´s development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has over 7900 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 240 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues. Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.

In its 120th year of service to the nation, the CII theme of “Build India- Invest in Development, A Shared Responsibility”, reiterates Industry´s role and responsibility as a partner in national development. The focus is on four key enablers: Facilitating Growth and Competitiveness, Promoting Infrastructure Investments, Developing Human Capital, and Encouraging Social Development. With 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 8 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 312 counterpart organizations in 106 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.
The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion established in 1995 in Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India is responsible for formulation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the industrial sector, keeping in view the national priorities and socio-economic objectives. While individual Administrative Ministries look after the production, distribution, development and planning aspects of specific industries allocated to them, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion is responsible for the overall Industrial Policy. However, selected industrial sectors, such as cement, paper and pulp, leather, tyre and rubber, light electrical industries, consumer goods, consumer durables, light machine tools, light industrial machinery, light engineering industries etc. are under the administrative control of the Department. The Department is also deals with:

▸ Formulation and implementation of industrial policy and strategies for industrial development in conformity with the development needs and national objectives;

▸ Monitoring the industrial growth, in general, and performance of industries specifically assigned to it, in particular, including advice on all industrial and technical matters;

▸ Formulation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy and promotion, approval and facilitation of FDI;

▸ Encouragement to foreign technology collaborations at enterprise level and formulating policy parameters for the same;

▸ Formulation of policies relating to Intellectual Property Rights in the fields of Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications of Goods and administration of regulations, rules made there under ;

▸ Administration of Industries (Development & Regulation) Act, 1951

▸ Promoting industrial development of industrially backward areas and the North Eastern Region including International Co-operation for industrial partnerships and Promotion of productivity, quality and technical cooperation.

The Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) Commerce and Industry Mrs. Nirmala Sitaraman, is minister in-charge for the Department and the Department is currently headed by Shri Amitabh Kant as Secretary.
Andhra Pradesh, the eight largest state in India, is endowed with rich natural resources & mineral wealth and boasts of the second longest coastline in the country. With visionary political leadership, strong government mandate and proactive administration, the State is poised to capitalize on its business friendly policies and robust physical, social and industrial infrastructure. Andhra Pradesh is poised to be among India’s three best states by 2022 and a developed state by 2029.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has accorded top priority to industrial and infrastructure growth and intends to position the State as the most preferred destination for investors by providing favourable business climate, excellent infrastructure, good law and order and cordial industrial relations. The Government has introduced various investor-friendly policies for different sectors to facilitate availability of resources, provide conducive industrial environment, develop state-of-the art infrastructure, foster innovation and create employment opportunities.

Andhra Pradesh has already made an impact through its investor-friendly initiatives by being ranked as the 2nd best state in the country on Ease of Doing Business as per a report by World Bank. The State has put in place a Single Desk Portal to provide all clearances/approvals within 21 working days to set up an industry in the state.

The State has focused on setting an enabling platform through quality power, developing industrial land banks and skilled resource base across the State. Andhra Pradesh is the 1st state in South India to offer 24X7 power to industry and is heading towards achieving a total installed capacity of about 29,000 MW by 2019 (present installed capacity is around 10,222 MW)

The State has also created one of the largest industrial land banks in the country. Currently, over 300,000 acres of industrial land bank is available, and the focus in on further adding 700,000 acres, with total planned land bank of 1 million acres.

Andhra Pradesh plays host to two large Industrial Corridors – Visakhapatnam – Chennai Industrial Corridor and Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor, which is expected to bring in USD 2 billion investments. A third Industrial Corridor from Bengaluru-Kurnool is planned, thereby ensuring that all 13 districts in the State are covered.

The State is also developing a greenfield capital city in Amaravati covering 217 sq km of capital city area and 7420 sq km of capital region area. Amaravati is planned to be developed as a "futuristic" world-class city with expected population of 13 million by 2050.

Andhra Pradesh is India’s Sunrise State and is on the path of immense growth. We welcome you to join us on this journey and make Andhra Pradesh your business.
Ms P Hema Malini
Confederation of Indian Industry
Mantosh Sondhi Centre
23 Institutional Area, Lodi Road
New Delhi 110003
Ph: 91 11 24629994-7 Extn. 402; 45771021(D)
Mr Vikash Parekh
Confederation of Indian Industry
Visakhapatnam Zonal Office
3B, 4th Floor, Rednam Alcazar, Rednam Gardens,
Opp. SBI Main Branch,
Tel : 0891 - 2555535 / 6467222