Thursday, 5 July 2018

Amway Bullish on India Market: Aims to Achieve INR 6000 Crores Revenue by 2025

By Tricitynews
New Delhi 05th July:- Amway India, the country’s no.1 direct selling FMCG company, with ongoing celebrations of successful completion of 20 years of business operations in India, reiterated commitment to the market and announced its 2025 plans. The company is bullish about the growth story of India and aims to rank amongst top 3 markets for Amway globally with the target revenue of INR 6000 crores by 2025.
Commenting on the 20 years of success,  Anshu Budhraja -CEO - Amway India, said that we are excited with the great business opportunity ahead of us in India. Industry reports highlight the immense business potential of the direct selling FMCG industry. The industry is expected to touch INR 65,000 Cr by 2025, clocking an almost six-fold growth from its current size, while providing entrepreneurship opportunities to more than 18 million people of which 50% constitute women[i]. We have registered a CAGR of 20 per cent over the last 20 years which is testimony to the robustness of our business model and importance of the Indian market, which ranks among the top markets for us. We are eyeing a three-fold growth in our business by 2025, fueled by innovations and digital penetration along with our strong direct sellers network and focus on engaging young consumers.
With the increasing demand for the Vitamins and Dietary Supplements(VDS)* which has a current market size of INR 8400 crore and is poised to grow at 10% in the next 5 years. Currently the Indian market only comprises of 2-3% share of the global market which offers immense growth potential. Amway shared a clear path towards its target 2025. Nutrition and Wellness being the biggest revenue driver, Amway is aiming to double the revenue of the category by 2025. The company is bullish about the robust growth prospects of the nutraceutical industry. 
Buoyed by the success of recently launched Nutrilite traditional herbs range, which is expected to cross INR 100 crores mark in sales by end of the year, the company is celebrating the success of its top selling products that are in the INR 100 crores club in India including Nutrilite All Plant Protein Powder, Nutrilite Daily, Amway Queen cookware and Glister toothpaste.
Adding to its innovative and high-quality offerings in India, Amway plans to soon launch its latest innovations with the focus on herbal in the beauty and personal care category. Amway is also making a major push into consumer durables and announced the entry into air purification business category.
Amway plans to invest around INR 100 crores over the next 2-3 years in India, which includes INR 70 crores investment in R&D, INR 10 crores in manufacturing and INR 20-30 crores in digital initiatives. While the R&D investments will be focused on building research capabilities to enhance product innovation pipeline across categories, the manufacturing investments will be channelized towards digitization, automation and power optimization in the manufacturing facility. Amway India has made significant investments to enhance its digital presence through its online store and mobile app. The company will continue its focus on digital tools to enhance customer experience and benefit its strong sales force of Amway direct sellers. 
Amway has also invested INR 600 crores in a world-class manufacturing facility in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, as part of the INR 1000 crores investment plan in India. As part of its customer outreach and engagement plan, a significant portion of the investment is committed to launching Amway XPP stores in India. The company will be adding 25 more Xpress Pick and Pay (XPP) stores across India during 2018.

Lutro Will Present Struggles of Old-Aged People Living on Their Own: The Short Film Lutro Released on YouTube on July 04

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 05th July:- Today's young generation is so focused on earning money that they ignore their old parents. Moving from small towns to big cities is not a new thing but today's generation is trying more and more to settle in abroad. In this race they ignore the wishes and desires of their parents and leave them to spend their life on their own. There are numerous cases where old-aged people are living with their servants and are waiting to see the faces of their children. One short film-Lutro- presenting this scenario is brought to you by Folk Film Studio and Saabi Sanj.
To promote this short film, the entire film team organised a press conference at Press Club Chandigarh. On this occasion the main lead actresses of the movie Teji Sandhu and Prabhjot Randhawa along with producer Shamsher Koura and Harman Gill, and director Bhagwant Kang were present. The story of the movie is written by Jitender Hans.
Speaking about the movie Teji Sandhu said that through this movie we want to give a message to the people that only money does not matter in life, along with money we should take care of our parents and should try to fulfil their wishes and should also spend time with them. The entire movie is focused on two characters. The actual meaning of the word Lutro is one who speaks a lot. The film is focused on Sardarni and her maid.
Prabhjot Randhawa said that she is portraying the role of a maid in this movie who bears the taunts of her Mistress but still cares for her and guides her about right and wrong and also tell her about her family. Bhagwant Kang told that through this short film he wants to show the society the loneliness of old-aged people and its cause. The movie has released on YouTube on 4th July.

Honda Ups Style Quotient & Features on Its 2018 Activa 125

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 05th July:- Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today announced availability of 2018 edition of Activa 125 across dealerships.
The 2018 edition of Activa 125 gets new LED headlamp and position lamp. Adding more value, the scooter get a 4-in-1 lock with Seat Opener Switch. Building on the trust of millions, Activa 125 offers solid power with a metal body.
Speaking on the availability of 2018 edition Activa 125,  Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd said that Honda is the driving force in India’s scooterization and has now extended its LED promise to the Activa 125. Upping the premium style with additional features, the 2018 Activa 125 with trust of over a million customers, will further strengthen Honda’s leadership in automatic scooters.
The 2018 edition of Activa 125 gets new LED headlamp, 4-in-1 lock with Seat Opener Switch. Adding premiumness and convenience, the scooter additionally gets an Eco Speed Indicator, Service Due Indicator, new grey alloy wheels and a 3 step adjustable rear suspension. The solid body comes fitted with a chrome plated metal muffler protector (only in deluxe variant).           
Powering the 2018 Activa 125 is the punchy 125cc HET engine which promises superior pick up without compromising on mileage. Simple and easy to operate CLIC (Convenient Lift up Independent Cover) reduces service time of Activa 125.

TATA Projects Wins INR 3,057 Crores Bharat Net Project

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 05th July:- TATA Projects Limited, one of India’s fastest growing and most admired infrastructure companies, today announced that its `Smart Cities Business Unit’has been awarded Bharat Net project in the State of Chhattisgarh. The INR 3,057 Crore project involves laying of Optical Fibre Network that follows ring architecture with Internet Protocol - Multi Protocol Label Switching (IP-MPLS) technology.
Conceived under the Digital India initiative of Government of India, this project will link 85 Blocks and 5,987 Gram Panchayats across the 27 districts in the State by providing broadband and mobile phone connectivity. Chhattisgarh has India’s lowest mobile network penetration at 29% whereas the national average is 72% *. About 2.6 Crore people of the state will directly benefit with this infrastructure development. Through this project, important services including PDS, 102 (Free Ambulance Service) and 108 (Emergency service) will be effectively executed at Gram Panchayat level. It will bring improvement in the coordination between security agencies, help provide better health facilities, enhance reach of banking services, help education initiatives through online portals and promote digital payments, thereby, bringing rural population closer to the digital economy. The government will be able to manage G2C (Government to Citizen) service and its `schemes / development programs’ due to the increase in the reach of general service centres.
TATA Projects will lay 48 core Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) Network across the state covering 32,466 KMs.  After which-High speed broadband between 1Gbps to 10 Gbps will be provided free of cost through WiFi spots at each Gram Panchayat which will enable people to leverage the benefits of internet in their day to day life. The iimplementation period for the project is 12 Months from starting of work.
Commenting on the project, Vinayak Deshpande,Managing Director–TATA Projects Limited said that we are very delighted to receive this prestigious project under the central government’s ambitious Digital India initiative. We are confident that once the project is completed it will help in strengthening the State’s economy and enable local people to lead their lives with much ease. 

कुमारी सैलजा लांच करेंगी प्रोजेक्ट शक्ति

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 05th July:- हरियाणा प्रदेश महिला कांग्रेस की ओर से प्रोजेक्ट शक्ति नंबर का शुभारंभ शुक्रवार को सेक्टर 5 होटल शिराज से किया जाएगा । हरियाणा प्रदेश महिला कांग्रेस की वरिष्ठ उपप्रधान एवं मीडिया कोऑर्डिनेटर रंजीता मेहता ने बताया कि इस शक्ति प्रोजेक्ट की लॉन्चिंग के लिए पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री एवं राज्यसभा सांसद कुमारी सैलजा पहुंच रही हैं। इस कार्यक्रम में कुमारी सैलजा बतौर मुख्य अतिथि महिलाओं को कांग्रेस की नीतियों के बारे में अवगत करवाएंगे और शक्ति प्रोजेक्ट की जानकारी देंगे साथ ही प्रदेश में भाजपा सरकार की महिला विरोधी नीतियों को भी उजागर किया जाएगा।
रंजीता मेहता ने बताया कि इस समारोह में अध्यक्षता हरियाणा प्रदेश महिला कांग्रेस की अध्यक्षा सुमित्रा चौहान करेंगी, जबकि विशेष अतिथि के तौर पर हरियाणा की पूर्व शिक्षा मंत्री गीता भुक्कल भी पहुंच रही हैं। रंजीता मेहता ने महिलाओं का आह्वान किया कि वह अधिक से अधिक प्रोजेक्ट शक्ति की लांचिंग पर पहुंचे ताकि भाजपा सरकार को पता चल सके कि मौजूदा समय में महिलाएं सरकार की नीतियों से कितना दुखी हैं। रंजीता मेहता ने बताया कि प्रोजेक्ट शक्ति की लॉन्चिंग के लिए सभी तैयारियां पूरी कर ली गई हैं और इस प्रोजेक्ट का उद्देश्य महिलाओं को सीधा अखिल भारतीय कांग्रेस कमेटी के अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी एवं अन्य वरिष्ठ नेताओं से सीधे कनेक्ट करवाना है इस प्रोजेक्ट से महिलाओं को अपनी शक्ति को पहचानने का भी अवसर मिलेगा।
रंजीता मेहता ने बताया कि कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी ने एक नए प्रोजेक्ट की शुरुआत की गई थी । राहुल गांधी की ओर से लॉन्च किए गए इस प्रोजेक्ट को 'शक्तिनाम दिया गया। राहुल गांधी का कार्यकर्ताओं के प्रति मानना है कि आप हमारे कार्यकर्ता हो, आप हमें शक्ति देते हो, हमारे संदेश को घर-घर पहुंचाते हो, हमारी विचारधारा को घर-घर पहुंचाते हो और हमारे लिए लड़ते हो लेकिन मैं जब भी आपसे मिलता हूं तो आपकी एक ही शिकायत होती है कि आपकी आवाज जिस तरह संगठन में सुनाई देनी चाहिए, सुनाई नहीं देती है। हम चाहते हैं कि आपकी आवाज सबको संगठन के अंदर अच्छी तरह सुनाई दें इसलिए हम आपके लिए प्रोजेक्ट शक्ति लाए हैं। प्रोजेक्ट शक्ति से जुडऩे के लिए वोटर आइडी नंबर एसएमएस करें, जिसके जरिए पार्टी के लोग कार्यकर्ताओं के साथ बातचीत शुरू करेंगे। शक्ति प्रोजेक्ट के तहत कांग्रेस की सभी प्रदेश इकाइयां अपने कार्यकर्ताओं के वोटर आईडी एकत्र करने के साथ उनसे सीधा संपर्क साधना शुरू करेंगी।

Prem Garg Launches "MY TREE" Nationwide Campaign to Prevent Trees & Saplings

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 05th July:- The nationwide campaign “My Tree” has been launched by Tree Lover CA Prem Garg, from the twin capital City of Chandigarh, to motivate people to adopt trees in their own names, so as not only to protect thousands of the dying trees in the city, but also ensuring that about two lac of existing healthy trees don’t meet untimely or premature death.
CA Prem Garg  said that we have homes, cars and other assets, but most of us in the city don’t have any tree as our own tree in our names, anywhere on this earth. When we leave the earth, whatever properties or assets we have, are got immediately transferred by our children in their names. So what’s left by us, is nothing. Thus he suggests that every resident of the city should adopt at least one tree as his own tree, with which he can emotionally associate himself, just like he is attached with a family member and he must nurture the tree like his child. He should take care of the tree as his own, protect it from attacks of termite and other vagaries of the nature.
He said further that in the city of Chandigarh, every year hundreds of tree get premature death due to inadequate care by the Government staff. It’s in fact difficult for the employees of the Municipal Corporation or Horticulture department, to monitor the health of each and every tree in the city. Therefore, public participation is a must to protect green cover of the city.  The MC and other wings claim to plant about two lac trees and shrubs every year in the city, but the green cover has not increased even marginally in the city or its forest area.
He said that he has already written to KK Yadav, Commissioner, MC Chandigarh to allow him to adopt one tree in the city. He has even offered to pay Rs 50000 for a specific “Tree No 70” located at the dividing road of Sector 7 and 8. He has suggested the Administration to draft a policy in the name of “My Tree” under which willing residents of the city are offered grown up or newly planted trees for adoption for life of the tree. The owner will take care of the tree as his own tree, maintain it  and will not let it die the untimely death. Such a practice, will create awareness about tree care amongst the public. The Commissioner has assured Prem Garg to give due consideration to his request.
Prem Garg shared it’s otherwise not possible for the city residents to own any tree, because they can’t own or buy land to grow trees in the city. Thus if they adopt a tree, they can become proud owners of a tree during their lifetimes and can leave a memorial in the shape of such tree, after their death.  
Though the administration can allow adoption of newly planted trees for free, but the big old trees can be given for adoption on some payment. People, who can pay in lacs to get fancy numbers for their vehicles or donate millions, wont mind paying few thousands to adopt a fully grown tree of heritage type. With such money a “green fund” can be created to further increase the green cover of the city.   People should be encouraged to plant trees on their own at specified locations and to adopt these for life, to make tree plantation, a real people’s movement.