The powerloom industry in Amritsar is scaling new heights this winter season. The manufacturers, taking benefit of the cold weather, are able to sell a large amount of products to traders.
The diamond industry in Surat, Gujarat, is reporting steady growth, thanks to the increasing production of of solitaire diamonds. However, diamond traders claim that the government is not supporting the industry in any way.
The installation of air-conditioned food containers and a cold storage facility at the Attari land border would help in the growth of the local businesses, exporters in Amritsar said. These exporters are of the opinion that the central government should look into this.
Tourism in Kerala is all set to get a boost, thanks to the sight-seeing boat launched jointly by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) and the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC).
The Uttar Pradesh Department of Tourism is all set to conduct a light and sound show in Agra, to boost tourism to the city, reports Zee News. The first of these shows was recently held near the Agra fort.
A special campaign to promote Indian tea in London, coinciding with the Olympics, has commenced with a bang at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, an official release said. A two-week long special tea promotion event during the July 27-August 12 London Olympics is also being held at Harrods and at the Heathrow airport as part of the overall promotional campaign.
In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the state, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) will give approvals to the citizens of Nashik to start bed-and-breakfasts (B&Bs) for the benefit of tourists, reports The Times of India.
West Bengal is all set to be showcased as the theme state in the India pavilion at the international tourism fair in London in November 2012, reports The Times of India. State Tourism Minister Rachpal Singh expressed happiness at this decision.
In a bid to boost defence sales to India, the US is touting the 'technical and political advantages' of its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme of government-to-government transfer without competitive bidding. "We have reached out to new partners and emerging markets where we see the defence trade growing," Andrew J Shapiro, Assistant Secretary in the State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs told the Defence Trade Advisory Group.
The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Tourism Department has joined hands with the National Geography Channel (Nat Geo) to prepare a promotional film to enhance the tourism potential of the state. Business Standard reports that the Union Ministry of Tourism is also involved in the project.