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 8000 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.
The CII theme for 2016-17, Building National Competitiveness, emphasizes Industry's role in partnering Government to accelerate competitiveness across sectors, with sustained global competitiveness as the goal. The focus is on six key enablers: Human Development; Corporate Integrity and Good Citizenship; Ease of Doing Business; Innovation and Technical Capability; Sustainability; and Integration with the World.
With 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 9 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 320 counterpart organizations in 106 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.
Gujarat continues to lead in attracting high value investments in the manufacturing sector and is premier choice destination for leading business houses of India and abroad. Gujarat State has an investment friendly ambience coupled with vibrant lifestyle and this made it as one of the prime investment destination - ‘A Global Business Hub’. Gujarat has strong fundamentals - its entrepreneurial people, excellent infrastructure, stable governance and business friendly policies. Gujarat is a leader in industrial sectors such as chemicals, petrochemicals, dairy, drugs and pharmaceuticals, cement and ceramics, gems and jewellery, textiles and engineering. Doing business with ease means doing business with Gujarat. Strategically located on the west coast of India, Gujarat is well connected to the major cities of the world by air and sea routes. Gujarat has an excellent connectivity through its 42 ports, 18 domestic airports and one international airport. The state also has an extensive road and rail network. A 2,200 km gas grid supplies gas to the industrial areas. Gujarat has a fast paced growth with Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of 111.7 USD billion in 2015. According to the DIPP, FDI inflows in the state of Gujarat totalled to USD 11.78 billion during April 2000-June 2015 and the State accounted for about 5% share in the overall FDI inflows in India. The CAGR of investments in manufacturing sector in last 6 years is 19%. Gujarat also accounted for the maximum number of Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandums (IEMs) in India in 2015. Gujarat's manufacturing sector contributes over 25% to the state GSDP, much higher than the national average. There is a robust base of large scale industries and over 2 million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises providing employment to 15 million people in the State.