Kolkata, Jul 3: EEPC India is on an expansion mode with the plans to open 17 chapters in 16 states across India.
The year so far witnessed inaugurations of three chapters in a row starting from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, Bhilai in Chattisgarh and latest in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand.
The steel city of Jamshedpur and home to the first private iron and steel company of India in Jharkhand endowed with modern, industries in iron and steel, truck manufacturing, tinplate production, cement and other small and medium scale industries revolving around these products.
EEPC India's regional director B D Agarwal said Inder Kumar Agarwal would be the convener of the Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) Chapter, EEPC India.
In its ambitious drive to reach out to engineering exporters in tier-two and tier-three cities, EEPC India has opened its Jamshedpur chapter while 14 more such nodal chapters would be opened in different parts of the country.
EEPC India, currently operating with 10 offices in 8 cities and over 13,000 members is in an expansion mode through regional ‘chapters’, to service the engineering sector which is spread across various parts of the country.
Many of the industry segments are located in smaller towns (tier II/III cities) where local EEPC India offices are not present. In these places, the engineering exporters find it difficult to avail EEPC India’s services, said a spokesman.
By starting chapters in these smaller (tier II/III) cities, the apex engineering exporters; the organisation aims to address the issue of geographical limitations.
Further, it is expected that due to the presence of an EEPC India chapter in these areas several similar industries having similar area of interests and identical type of problems will come together and represent their voice. This will help EEPC India in expanding its outreach in the Indian engineering sector within its purview.
EEPC India works towards enhancing the exposure of India’s engineering exporting communities through various promotional events. At the same time, the organisation also acts.
Fourteen more chapters are due to open across India this year including Belgaum (Karnataka), Keralaand Andhra Pradesh as State Chapter in the Southern Region, Cuttack (Odisha) and Asansol (West Bengal) in the Eastern Region; Dehradun (Uttarakhand); Jaipur (Rajasthan); Aligarh (U.P) and Solan (Himachal Pradesh) in the Northern Region and Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Goa ( as State Chapter), Rajkot (Gujarat) and Surat ( Gujarat) in the Western Region.
EEPC India is the premier trade and investment promotion organization in India catering to the engineering sector. Announcing the highest ever export achievement of USD 81 Billion during previous fiscal, Mr Agarwal expressed concern over future performance as a fall out of GSP withdrawal by the US, the action of EU against India; pressure from the developed world to frame a WTO-compliant export policy on the global front, issues of GST refund and rising prices of manufactured goods back home. (UNI)