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World Environment Day Celebration on 5th June 2024

Green Society of Vapi Industries Association (VIA) is playing the lead role in maintaining the greenery in Vapi Industrial Estate by regularly doing mass tree plantation, green belt development, gardens and circles development with the support of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi, Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL), Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) and the Industries Members. This has helped in maintaining the ecological balance and ambience in one of the largest chemical hub. On the World Environment Day – 5th June 2024 the Green Society has started the development a Green Belt on both the sides of the Degam Road starting from Ambedkar Chowk to Vinanti Naka admeasuring area of about 9200 Square Meters. Total 1300 Nos. of Big Trees and 11,000 shrubs & plants will be planted in that green belt within in a short time to make that area green. Similarly the development work of the Green Belt from Bank of Baroda to Center of Excellence, Vapi on the 1st Phase admeasuring about 29000 Square Meters, total 4000 Nos. of big tress and 20000 plants & shrubs will be planted in that Green Belt. The inauguration of the developmental works both these Green Belts were done on this day by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat. Thereafter Tree Plantation was done at the Center of Excellence (CoE), Vapi and CETP, Vapi in the august presence of Shri Kanubhai Desai. The World Environment Day Celebration programs were held in the presence of Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon.Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Chandreshbhai Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Advisory Board Members of VIA – Shri A K Shah, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Shri MIlanbhai Desai, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Ex Officio, VIA, Executive Committee Members – Shri Hemang Naik, Shri Prabhakar Borole, Shri Mitesh Desai, Shri Jatinbhai Mehta, CEO, VGEL, many of the Industries Members and Staff Members of VIA & VGEL. Green Society Promises to make Vapi a Green Global Estate with the support of all its Stakeholders & Industries Members.

Published : 05-Jun-2024

Inauguration of Health & Safety Training Workshop on 9th March 2024 at Center of Excellence (CoE), Vapi

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) is working relentlessly to create awareness on Health & Safety measures for the Industries Workers & Employees to mitigate the Risk of Accidents & Incidents at Industries. VIA has organized numerous Training & Awareness Programs in the past as part of this endeavor and also conducted many events under the banner of Safety Alert Program to make Vapi Industrial Estate a Zero Accident Estate and as part of this continued mission VIA and Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL) has joined hand with Shivansh OHSEQ Consultancy, Navsari to organize Health & Safety Training Workshop on AAA 1 of Factory Act throughout the year at Center of Excellence (CoE), Vapi with the support of Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health (DISH), Valsad. The Inauguration of the Health & Safety Training Workshop was done on 9th March 2024, Saturday by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat in the august presence of Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Chandreshbhai Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Advosry Board Members of VIA – Shri A K Shah, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Immd. Past President of VIA Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Shri M C Gohil, Dy. Director of DISH, Valsad, Asst. Directors of DISH, Valsad Shri N K Patel & Shri Makwana, Past President & Past Hon. Secretary of Sarigam Industries Association (SIA) Shri Kamleshbhai Bhatt and Shri Kaushikbhai Patel, President of Morai Industries Association (MIA) Shri Gautambhai Shah, Chairman of Notified Area Governing Board of Vapi Shri Hemantbhai Patel, Shri Jatinbhai Mehta, CEO, VGEL, Shir Kiran Hansora, GM (Finance), VGEL, many committee members & members of VIA and Safety Managers & Safety Officers from the Industries. Shri Satishbhai during his welcome speech expressed thanks to Shri Kanubhai on behalf of the Industries for his visionary leadership to initiate the establishment of Disaster Management Center at Vapi along with other infrastructural projects like deep sea discharge of the treated waste water of CETP, Vapi, upgradation of Muktidham with the help of CSR Fund of Gujarat Gas Ltd. etc., he then requested all the Industries Members take necessary measures to prevent accidents and to maintain preparedness to minimize losses in case of any accidents / incidents at their factory premises. Shri Gohil explained the need of health & Safety Training and the necessity to remain prepared for any untoward incidents to prevent accidents. Shri Kanubhai during his address to the present said that VIA and its team has made continued effort to establish a Disaster Management Center and with their regular follow up very shortly a Disaster Management Center for Valsad District will be set up at Vapi with financial assistance from Government of Gujarat. He then said that the Industries & Trade Members of the Estate are taking utmost care to remain compliant for environmental laws & rules, he continued saying that similar effort for Health & Safety measures by the Industries will surely reduce the number of accidents / incidents at the estate drastically and therefore encouraged all the present to focus on Industrial Safety & Health at their factory premises. Shri Kalpeshbhai delivered the Vote of Thanks by thanking all the dignitaries, guests and participants.

Published : 09-Mar-2024

Rojgar Bharti Mela (Job Fair) / Apprentice Bharti Mela at VIA Auditorium on 1st March 2024

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) is extending its fullest support to the Labour & Employment Department to ensure maximum employment to the youth & job aspirants of this region which mitigates the manpower requirement of the Industries & Members, as part of this continued effort VIA extended its support to the Valsad District Employment Department and ITI Pardi to organize a Rojgar Bharti Mela at 10:00 am on 1st March 2024, Friday at VIA Auditorium. The Rojgar Bharti Mela was held in the presence of Shri Satishbhai Patel, Preident, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Smt. Parulben Patel, District Employment Officer, Valsad, Shri Bimalbhai Tandel, Principal, ITI Pardi, Shri Miteshbhai Desai, President, Executive Committee of Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Mehulbhai Patel, President, Laghu Udyog Bharti – Valsad and the Officers and Staff Members of Employment Department and various ITIs of the District. During the function 10 top job provider Industries of the District were felicitated by the Dignitaries. Shri Satishbhai during his address said that the State and Central Government under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi is taking every steps to empower the youth and provide earning opportunities and as the result of the same now we have job aspirants are being approached by the Employers at their doorsteps through Campus Interviews and Job Fairs. He also assured all the present to provide the best support from VIA and invited all the present Industries Members to use the platform of the Association as and when needed. Shri Kalpeshbhai said that job aspirants are now getting on hand practical experiences through various courses of ITI, internship and apprenticeship which will help the Industries to get properly qualified workforce. He also requested all the present job aspirants to keep improving their skill even after getting employment. Total 941 Students / Job Aspirants and 47 Industries Members with 1651 vacancies took part in today’s Job Fair out of which total 853 candidates were selected by the present Employer Industries.

Published : 01-Mar-2024

The 75th Republic Day Celebration on 26.1.2024

The 75th Republic Day was celebrated at Vapi Industries Association (VIA) as done every year. We invited various Government Authorities like Police Department, Fire Fighting Staffs, GIDC, Notified Area Authority, GPCB, ESIC, DGVCL, School & Colleges of Vapi for the Flag Hoisting. The Flag Hoisting was done at VIA Ground at 8:30 am by Shri Satish Patel, President, VIA. After the Flag Hoisting, during his address to the present Shri Satish Patel wished all the present on 75th Republic Day, he then said our country is going through a massive transition phase since last ten years under the able leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi to become a Developed Nation from a Developing Country, the Economy is growing in a super fast pace and recently Indian Stock Market has become the 3rd largest Market of the World, he continued saying that VIA and the Industries Members of Vapi under the leadership of the Hon’ble Cabinet Minister Shri Kanubhai Desai, are also taking proactive steps to generate sustainable growth. He also requested all the Industries Members to take special measures to prevent accidents at the factory premises for health & safety of the Industries workers & employees. The Flag Hoisting Ceremony and the Republic Day Celebration was held in the presence of Shri Magan Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Chandresh Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Immd. Past President, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Co-Opt Member, VIA, Executive Committee Members like Shri Kaushik Patel, Shri Rajesh Savalia, Shri Viraj Daxini, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Bhagwan Ajbani, Shri Jaish Tekchandani, Shri Ketan Thakkar, Shri Ramesh Akbari, Shri Jatin Monani, Shri Jatin Mehta, CEO, VGEL, Staff Members of VIA, VGEL & VECC and Industries Members of VIA, Students and Teachers from St. Xavier’s School of Vapi, Staff Members from Heranba Industries Ltd..

Published : 26-Jan-2024

The 75th Republic Day Celebration on 26.1.2024

The 75th Republic Day was celebrated at Vapi Industries Association (VIA) as done every year. We invited various Government Authorities like Police Department, Fire Fighting Staffs, GIDC, Notified Area Authority, GPCB, ESIC, DGVCL, School & Colleges of Vapi for the Flag Hoisting. The Flag Hoisting was done at VIA Ground at 8:30 am by Shri Satish Patel, President, VIA. After the Flag Hoisting, during his address to the present Shri Satish Patel wished all the present on 75th Republic Day, he then said our country is going through a massive transition phase since last ten years under the able leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi to become a Developed Nation from a Developing Country, the Economy is growing in a super fast pace and recently Indian Stock Market has become the 3rd largest Market of the World, he continued saying that VIA and the Industries Members of Vapi under the leadership of the Hon’ble Cabinet Minister Shri Kanubhai Desai, are also taking proactive steps to generate sustainable growth. He also requested all the Industries Members to take special measures to prevent accidents at the factory premises for health & safety of the Industries workers & employees. The Flag Hoisting Ceremony and the Republic Day Celebration was held in the presence of Shri Magan Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Chandresh Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Immd. Past President, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Co-Opt Member, VIA, Executive Committee Members like Shri Kaushik Patel, Shri Rajesh Savalia, Shri Viraj Daxini, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Bhagwan Ajbani, Shri Jaish Tekchandani, Shri Ketan Thakkar, Shri Ramesh Akbari, Shri Jatin Monani, Shri Jatin Mehta, CEO, VGEL, Staff Members of VIA, VGEL & VECC and Industries Members of VIA, Students and Teachers from St. Xavier’s School of Vapi, Staff Members from Heranba Industries Ltd..

Published : 26-Jan-2024

Lokarpan of VIA Bus Stand at VIA Char Rasta, Daman Silvassa Road on 6th December 2023

Vapi Nagarpalika and Notified Area Authority is providing City Bus Services on various routes at Vapi Industrial Estate and there is a stoppage for such City Buses for certain routes, but Bus Stand was not available at the stoppage. Vapi Industries Association (VIA) therefore planned to install a proper Bus Stand at the VIA Char Rasta Bus Stoppage and VIA received the support of Maheshwari Mahila Manadal for this noble cause and a well designed modern Bus Stand is installed at the Bus Stop of VIA Char Rasta. This VIA Bus Stop will be blessing to the Industries Workers travelling by bus particularly during the Summer and Monsoon Season. The Lokarpan of the Bus Stand was done by the worthy hands of Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA and Smt. Mahima Maheshwari, President, Maheshwari Mahila Mandal on 6th December 2023, Wednesday at 11:00 am in the presence of Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Immd. Past President, VIA, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Executive Committee Members like - Shri Prabhakar Borole, Shri Krishnanand Heble, Shri Kantibhai Gogdani, Shri Kuldip Patel, Shri Rajiv Mundra, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Viraj Daxini, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Krishnakant Setia, Smt. Rima Kalani, Maheshwari Mahila Mandal, Shri Vinay Maheshwari, Shri G B Laddha and Shri Ramswaroop Laddha of Maheshwari Samaj and many other members of VIA, Maheshwari Mahila Mandal and Maheshwari Samaj.

Published : 06-Dec-2023

National Pollution Control Day Celebration on 2.12.2023, Saturday at VIA, Vapi

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) in its relentless efforts is working for the betterment of Environment & Ambiance by spreading awareness for abatement of Pollution through various awareness drives, activities and programs. Similar initiatives were taken as part of the National Pollution Control Day Celebration on 2nd December 2023, Saturday jointly with Valsad District Administration, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi, Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL), Vapi Nagarpalika, Local Police Department and Rotary Club of Vapi. During the National Pollution Control Day a Cycle Rally was organized at 8:00 am starting from VIA for a stretch of about 4 KMs through the residence area of Gunjan, Vapi concluding at VIA. Over 200 Industries Workers, Residents and Cyclist Group of Vapi took part in the Cycle Rally. The Rally was flagged off by Smt. Kshipra Agre IAS, Hon’ble Collector of Valsad in the presence of Shri Ankit Gohil, Prant Officer, Pardi, Mamalatdar, Vapi (Urban & Rural), Shri B N Dave, Dy. SP, Vapi, Shri B G Bharvad, Police Inspector, Vapi GIDC Police Station, Shri A G Patel, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Trivedi, Regional Office r, GPCB, Sarigam, Shri Vivek Trivedi, Environment Engineer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Satish Patel, President, VIA, Shri Magan Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Chandresh Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Immd. Past President, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Executive Committee Members of VIA like Shri Hemang Naik, Shri Kaushik Patel, Shri Krishnanad Heble, Shri Mitesh Desai, Shri Bhagwan Ajbani, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Arun Kumar and many more, Smt. Kashmira Shah, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Shailesh Patel, Chief Officer, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Jatin Mehta, CEO, VGEL, Staff Members of Valsad District Administration, GPCB, NAA, Vapi, Vapi Nagarpalika, Police Department, VIA & VGEL and Members from Press & Media . Hon’ble Collector, the Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi and President, VIA during their address before the Rally explained the ways and necessity to reduce air pollution for better ambiance. After the Cycle Rally the present dignitaries visited CETP, Vapi to do Tree Plantation there and after that the Team Members of GPCB, VIA & Vapi Nagarpalika took part in the ongoing cleaning activities at the Service Road of NH No. 48 and Vapi Daman Road. All the events during the National Pollution Control Day Celebration was held very successfully with the support of all the partners of the event and Industries & Trade Members, their employees & workers.

Published : 02-Dec-2023

Visit of Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon'ble Finance Minister, Govt. of India to Vapi on 7th November 2023 to Inaugurate GST Seva Kendras

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Govt. of India visited Vapi to inaugurate 12 GST Seva Kendras of Gujarat State on 7th November 2023 in the august presence of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat. She has inaugurated the GST Seva Kendra at Taluka Bhavan, Vapi and done the e – inauguration of 11 GST Seva Kendras from Smt. Sandra Shroff Gyandham School of Vapi. Smt. Sitharaman during the function at Gyandham School acknowledged and appreciated the contribution of Vapi Industrial Estate and it’s Industries & Trade Members towards the tremendous growth of National Economy. Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Hemantbhai Patel, Chairman, Notified Area Governing Board of Vapi felicitated Smt. Nirmala Sitharamnji and Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat with mementos in the presence of Padmabhushan Shri Rajjubhai Shroff, Founder President of VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Chandreshbhai Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Immd. Past President, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri L N Garg, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Nanubhai Bambharolia, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Samir Vakil IRS, Commissioner, Gujarat State Tax, Smt. Kshipra Agre IAS, Hon’ble Collector of Valsad and number of senior officers from Gujarat State Tax and other Government Department and many senior Industrialists of Vapi Industrial Estate.

Published : 08-Nov-2023

Visit of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, GoG and Shri Mukeshbhai Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State for Forest, Environment & Climate Change and Water Supply & Water Resources, GoG

Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat along with Shri Mukeshbhai Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State for Forest, Environment & Climate Change and Water Supply & Water Resources, Govt. of Gujarat during their visit to Vapi Industrial Estate visited Muktidham and the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) on 12th October 2023. They were accompanied by Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Hemantbhai Patel, Chairman, Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi, Shri Sunilbhai Agarwal, President, Gujarat Paper Mills Association, Shri Gautambhai Shah, President, Morai Industries Association, Shri Hemantbhai Kansara, President, BJP – Valsad, Shri Shipesh Desai, Secretary, BJP – Valsad During their visit to Muktidham the trustees and the working committee members explained them about the environment friendly process of cremation adopted by Muktidham, which is offered to the people of this region completely free of cost. Since the inception of Muktidham in the year 2017 total 5056 numbers of bodies has been cremated saving 10,11,200 KGs of wood by using eco friendly process. During the visit of CETP, Vapi the Directors explained that this CETP is presently one of the largest CETP of the country and treating 55 MLD of Semi Treated Waste of Industries Members received through Underground Drainage Line and after further treatment at CETP the treated & neutralized water is discharged at the estuary zone of Damanganga River. Thereafter an Interactive Meeting was held at the Conference Hall of CETP, Vapi with the Stakeholders of Vapi Industrial Estate, Officers of GIDC and Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi and various Infrastructural and Environmental Works & Projects of the Estate were discussed.

Published : 13-Oct-2023

Visit of Shri Kiran B Jhaveri IAS, Addl. Commissioner, Gujarat State Tax at Vapi Industries Association (VIA) on 11th October 2023

Additional Commissioner Gujarat State Tax – Shri Kiran B Jhaveri IAS came for a courtesy visit at Vapi Industries Association (VIA) on 11th October 2023 and an interactive meeting was organized with him and the leading Industries Members at 4:00 pm during his visit at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA did the welcome of Shri Jhaveri after the brief introduction about him was done by Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA. Shri Kiran B Jhaveri IAS then delivered addressed the present Industries Members. He said that after lot of brain storming by himself, the State Tax Commissioner and the Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat – Shri Kanubhai Desai to avoid cheating or fraud with the Industries & Trade Members by scrupulous parties by providing fake GST Invoices, the GST department has therefore decided to start GST Suvidha Kendra at multiple locations of the country with biometric facility to protect the interest of the law abiding Industries & Trade Members. He further said that the first ever GST SUvidha Kendra is likely to be started at Vapi only in the next month and the office for the same is also getting ready, he said that the department is putting its effort to get the inauguration of first ever GST Suvidha Kendra be done by the worthy hands of the Hon’ble Minister of Finance – Smt Nirmala Sitaramanji, Govt. of India in the august presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat. Thereafter number of GST Suvidha Kendra will be opened all across the county and out of that 12 number of GST Suvidha Kendra will be at Gujarat State only. The interactive meeting was held in the presence of Smt. Sushma Vora, Jt. Commissioner, Gujarat State Tax, Surat Range – 8, Shri Gulab Choudhary, Dy. Commissioner, Gujarat State Tax, Valsad Range – 18, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Chandreshbhai Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Immd. Past President, VIA, Advisory Board Members of VIA – Shri A K Shah, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Shri Milanbhai Desai and Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Executive Committee Members of VIA – Shri Kaushikbhai Patel, Shri Hemantbhai Patel, Shri Hemangbhai Naik, Shri Kantibhai Gogdani, Shri Prabhakarbhai Borole, Shri V R Patel, Shri Mehulbhbai Patel, Shri Puransingh Rathod, Shri Nitinbhai Oza, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Viraj Daxini and Staff Members of local Gujarat State Tax Office.

Published : 11-Oct-2023

Free Ayurvedic Checkup Camp from 2nd to 4th October 2023 at VIA Auditorium

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) has always taken proactive steps for the health and safety of the Industries Employees, Workers and Residents of Vapi Industrial Estate with the support of its Industries Members and various NGOs, as part of this continued effort a Free Ayurvedic Checkup Camp has been organized at VIA Auditorium from 2nd to 4th October 2023, jointly with Best Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd. Free diagnostic and possible treatment will be offered by the renowned Dr. Mayur N Prajapati , BAMS (Specialist in Spine & Joints Problem) and his team. The needy and underprivileged people of this region will be able to get free treatment for common diseases like Sciatica, Ankylosing & Cervical Spondylitis, AVN, Tennis Elbow, Migraine, Paralysis, Insomnia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osteoporosis, and many other common diseases. Dr. Prajapati and his team will also offer free special ayurvedic treatment like Panchyakarma, Nashyakarma, Cupping TherapyHot / Fire Cupping Therapy, Acupuncture / Acupressure, Blood Cupping Therapy, Hammer Therapy, Bone Setting Therapy, Agnikarma etc. for the patients who need such treatment. The Ayurvedic Camp was inaugurated by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat on auspicious day of the Birthday of Mahatma Gandhiji, 2nd October 2023 in the Morning at 10:00 am in the presence of Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Chandresh Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Hemantbhai Patel, Chairman – Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi, Smt. Kashmiraben Shah, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Abhaybhai Shah, Vice President, Vapi Nagar Palika, Shri Miteshbhai Desai, Chairman of Executive Committee of Vapi Nagarpalika, Executive Committee Members of VIA – Shri Kaushikbhai Patel, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Viraj Daxini and many more, Shri Rameshbhai Shah, Director, Best Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd. and Shri Nitinbhai Oza of Best Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd., Dr. Mayur N Prajapati and his team, staff members of Best Paper Mills. The Ayurvedic Camp is envisaged to successfully treat many needy patients of this region and cure them from chronic diseases.

Published : 02-Oct-2023

Welcome Meeting of Dr. Karanraj Vaghela IPS, Superintendent of Police, Valsad & Interactive Session with Industries Members at 4:00 pm on 25th September 2023 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall

Dr. Karanraj Vaghela IPS has recently taken charge as the Superintendent of Police, Valsad. A welcome meeting of Dr. Vaghela IPS was organized at 4:00 pm on 25th September 2023, Monday at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall followed by an interactive session with the Industries Members on the Law & Order issues of the estate. The meeting was held in the presence of Shri B N Dave, Dy. SP, Vapi, Shri B G Bharwad, Police Inspector, Vapi GIDC, Police Station, Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Chandreshbhai Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Praksh Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Immd. Past President, VIA, Executive Committee Members of VIA – Shri Kaushikbhai Patel, Shri Hemantbhai Patel, Shri Prabhakar Borole, Shri Krishnanad Heble, Shri Sanjay Shah, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Viraj Daxini, Shri Ashwin Kothari and many more, many of the Industries & Trade Members of VIA, Press & Media friends and staff members of the Police Department. Shri Kalpeshbhai called the meeting to order and gave a brief introduction of Dr. Vaghela IPS, thereafter Shri Satishbhai delivered his welcome address, thereafter Shri Hemantbhai, represented that there are regular traffic congestion in the Gunjar Residential area, particularly in the market areas as there are unauthorized lari galas on the road, pavements of the main road which need to be removed, there are encroachment and illegal parking on the road in front of Super Travels, popularly known as Chinese Gali which need to be set right and both side of the Koparli Road needs to be made free from parking of vehicles. Shri Rajulbhai said that we need to adopt strict traffic rules like metrocities like Mumbai and Hyderabad where stringent is in force for drink & drive, road crossing by pedestrians etc., Shri Prakashbhai suggested that a common WhatsApp number may be provided by the department where citizens may post photographs of vehicles parked illegally on the roads with their number plate so that police department may take necessary action. Dr. Karanraj Vaghela IPS, SP, Valsad appreciated the suggestions and assured to implement them as far as and as soon as possible. He also thanked VIA for all their support in installing CCTV Cameras and setting up the Monitoring Room at Gunjan Police Chowky. Shri B N Dave, Dy. SP, Vapi then gave brief about Dr. Karanraj Vaghela IPS, SP, Valsad and invited him to address the present. Dr. Vaghela during his address then requested all the present industries & trade members to adopt the following to reduce traffic issues, avoid fatal accidents and for better law & order situation : Ensure that all the employees and workers coming by two wheelers wear helmets and if needed incentivize them for the same or restrict entry to the industrial premises if they are not using helmets. Ensure Health & Safety situation within the factory premises for all the employees and workers. It is important to collect basic information of all the employees & workers and to provide the same to the police department through VIA so that the department may check whether any of them are having any criminal background and to ensure better safety & security in the estate. It was also suggested to install CCTV Cameras in all the industries premises to maintain safety & security at the industries and in the estate. Lastly he suggested all the Industries Members to arrange to provide Ayushman Card to all their employees which will help them in getting free medical treatment at the time of emergency. He then conclude his address by thanking entire team of VIA for all their support to the police department. The interactive session was very helpful and it was well attended by over 100 participants and the session was concluded by vote of thanks from the Police Inspector, Vapi GIDC Police Station.

Published : 25-Sep-2023

# Action for Climate Correction by Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki the Solar Man on 11th September 2023 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) has always taken proactive steps by joining hand with various NGOs and Institutions for the Safe Keeping of the Mother Earth by spreading awareness for Plantation, using Green Energy like Solar, Wind Energy etc. As part of this continuous initiative VIA jointly with Energy Swaraj Foundation and Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL) organized # Action for Climate Correction by the Solar Man and Brand Ambassador of Energy Swaraj Foundation – Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki of IIT Mumbai at 4:00 pm on 11th September 2023, Monday at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall Prof. Solanki through his simple but extremely educative presentation explained the necessity reduce consumption of energy like consumption of electricity and use alternative energies like Solar Energy. Prof. Solanki himself has initiated Energy Swaraj Yatra with a Solar Bus during the year 2020 for 11 years and travelled to Vapi during the Yatra, he will be living in the Solar Bus for these 11 years leaving his family and travel through the entire country to spread awareness on Solar Energy and to combat Climate Change. The session was held in the presence of Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Immediate Past President, VIA, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Past President & Advisory Board Member, VIA, Executive Committee Members – Shri Sureshbhai Patel, Shri Kaushikbhai Patel, Shri Tusharbhai Shah, Shri Prabhakar Borole, Shri Krishnanand Heble, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Manojbhai Patel and Shri Priteshbhai Shah, Shri Jatinbhai Mehta, CEO, VGEL, Shri Sunilbhai Shah of Aryan Paper Mills. The session was well attended by huge number of Industries Members and very much beneficial for one and all.

Published : 11-Sep-2023

Industrial Awareness Program on BIS Certification & Quality Control Orders of Government of India on Various Products on 21.8.2023

Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) formerly known as Indian Standards Institute (ISI), Surat Branch jointly with Vapi Industries Association (VIA) has organized an Industrial Awareness Program & Quality Control Orders of Government of India on various Products at 3:00 pm on 21st August 2023, Monday at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The program was attended by Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Immd. Past President, VIA, Shri S K Singh, Sr. Director and Head, BIS, Surat Branch, Shri Yagnesh Pavagadhi, Regional Manager, DIC, Valsad, Smt Srishti dixit, Scientist – D & Jt. Director, BIS, Shri Satyendra Kumar Pandey, Scientist – D and Jt. Director, BIS, Shri Nitin Doriya, Standard Promotion Officer, BIS, Executive Committee Members of VIA – Shri Sanjay Savani, Shri Nitin Oza, Shri Joy Kothari and many Industries Members and Staff Members of BIS. Shri Singh during his presentation informed about the recent compliance order issued by Government of India making it compulsory for many products to get certification of BIS and another 600 numbers of products will come under the compliance order in the next 2 months. He then explained the present how to get registration done online through BIS Portal to get the compliance done. Shri Kalpeshbhai during his address advised the Industries Members to go through the BIS Portal time to time to check whether any of their products are falling under the compliance order and avoid any future inconvenience. The program was well attended by over 70 Industries Members who took the benefit of the program.

Published : 21-Aug-2023

77th Independence Day Celebration on 15.8.2023

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) has joined the Nation in celebrating the beginning of the Amrut Kaal – the 77th Independence Day on 15th August 2023, Tuesday and the celebration begun with the National Flag Hoisting by Shri Satish Patel, President, VIA at 9:00 am at VIA Ground in the presence of Shri Magan Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Nanubhai Bambharolia, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Madhubhai Mangukiya, Invitee Member, VIA, Executive Committee Members of VIA like – Shri Hemant Patel, Shri Kaushik Patel, Shri Sanjay Savani, Shri Kanti Gogdani, Shri Jaish Tekchandani, Shri Ketan Thakkar, Shri Jagdish Bharuchi, Shri Rajesh Savalia, Shri Manoj Patel, Shri Mehul Patel, Shri Chirag Kateliya, Shri Lalit Kothari, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Jatin Monani, Shri Viraj Daxini, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Devang Patel, Shri Hardik Shah, Shri Ramesh Akbari, Shri Puransingh Rathod, Shri Jatin Mehta, CEO, VGEL, Students & Teachers of St. Xavier’s High School, Vapi, Fire Officer and the Fire Fighting Staffs from Vapi GIDC Fire Station, Unit I, Staff Members of VIA and VGEL. After the Flag Hoisting, Shri Satishbhai greeted all the present on the occasion of the 77th Independence Day and during his speech said that in his Independence Day speech the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi has mentioned that India has grown from the 10th largest economy of the world to the 5th largest economy and he envisaged that soon it will become the 3rd largest economy of the world, Shri Satishbhai said that the Vapi under the leadership of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat is also contributing to this phenomenal growth of the Nation. He also emphasized all to take special care in preserving the precious natural resource – Water, to take special effort in preserving the Environment & Ambience and to ban the usage of plastics to generate further sutainable growth. After the address by the President, VIA all paid respect to the Father of the Nation – Mahtma Gandhiji by garlanding his photo with cotton threads. The students of St. Xaviers’ High School thereafter sang a Patriotic Song and delivered a Patriotic Speech to the present Shri Kalpeshbhai then expressed thanks to all the present members, teachers and students for their presence during the Flag Hoisting Ceremony and their support in celebrating this very special day successfully.

Published : 15-Aug-2023

Blood Donation Camp of 22nd July 2023 held jointly by Vapi Industries Association (VIA) & Mehsana Jilla Pragati Mandal, Vapi at VIA Auditorium

Blood Donation is always a noble cause as it often works out to be a life saving gesture. During this monsoon season the Blood Banks of this region faces extreme scarcity of blood and considering the situation Vapi Industries Association (VIA has decided to hold a Mega Blood Donation Camp jointly with Mehsana Jilla Pragati Mandal on 22nd July 2023 at VIA Auditorium from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with a target to collect 501 units of Blood from the donors. The Blood Donation camp was inaugurated by Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat in the presence of Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Immd. Past President, VIA, Shri Hemantbhai Patel, Member, Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi, Shri Narendrabhai Patel, President, Mehsana Jilla Pragati Mandal, Vapi, Executive Committee Members of VIA, like Shri V R Patel, Shri Mitesh Desai, Shri Manoj Patel, Shri Suresh M Patel, Shri Mehul Patel, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Viraj Daxini, Shri Jigar Patel, Shri Jatin Monani, Shri Rahul Patel, many more Executive Committee Members and Members of VIA and Mehsana Jilla Pragati Mandal. With the overwhelming support of Industries & Trade Members of Vapi Industrial Estate the targeted 501 units was achieved by 2:00 pm only and finally the camp was closed with a record collection of 541 units. The Blood Donation Camp could not have been held so successfully without the support of our patrons like Savla Laminates, Accra Pac (I) Pvt. Ltd., Welspun Ltd., Jupiter Raincoat (Padam Plastic), Universal Health Care (Prashant Dye Chem) and VBOTT who have contributed generously in making the attractive Blood Donors Kit and Smt. Puriben Popat Lakha Lions Blood Bank and L G Haria Rotary Nukem Blood Bank who have collected the Blood Units from the Donors also very importantly the precious Blood Donors who have donated in the Blood Donation Camp and the Press & Media Friends who have given wide coverage of the Blood Donation Camp.

Published : 22-Jul-2023

Meeting with Regional Municipal Commissioner, Surat for Exploring Scope of Consuming Treated Water of STP of Vapi Nagarpalika 12.7.2023

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) in it’s continued effort for a better environment promotes and encourages Industries Members to adopt processes to reuse and recycle for conservation of invaluable natural resources. To further encourage these initiative a meeting has been organized today at VIA 1st Floor Conference Hall jointly with Vapi Nagarpalika under the Chairmanship of Dr. D D Kapadia IAS, Regional Commissioner of Municipalities, Surat to interact with the Industries Members of Vapi Industrial Estate to understand the possibility of consuming the treated water of the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) of Vapi Nagarpalika. Dr. Kapadia during the meeting emphasized on the recent order issued by the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (NGT) insisting the Industries Members to reduce the consumption of Natural Resources by adopting recycle processes. He then said that Vapi Nagarpalika is presently having a Sewage Treatment Plant with a capacity of 14 MLD and after the secondary treatment it discharges 8 MLD of treated water, further Vapi Nagarpalika is in the process of establishing another STP of 22 MLD capacity, this will enable Vapi Nagarpalika to provide huge volume of treated water to the industries members of Vapi Industrial Estate and he also assured to provide the necessary network system to supply to provide the treated water at the industries. The industries members appreciated the proposal of Dr. Kapadia and requested him to do the necessary comparison of the treated water with the water supplied by Notified Area Authority, Vapi presently to determine and compare various chemical and biological parameters present in the treated water which will help that industries to understand the possibility to consume such treated water. The meeting was held in the presence of Shri K S Babul GAS, Executive Engineer, RCM, Surat, Shri R S Bhusara, Executive Engineer, GWSSB, Smt. Kashmiraben Shah, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Immediate Past President, VIA, Executive Committee Members of VIA like, Shri Sanjay Savani, Shri Kantibhai Gogdani, Shri Hemang Naik, Shri Shailendra Vispute, Shri Suresh Patel, Shri Madhukar Joshua, Shri Nitin Oza, Shri Riken Tandel, Shri Mitesh Desai, Chairman – Standing Committee, Vapi Nagarpalika and Executive Committee Member, VIA. The meeting was turned out to be very fruitful and ended with a positive note.

Published : 12-Jul-2023

Meeting with Regional Municipal Commissioner, Surat for Exploring Scope of Consuming Treated Water of STP of Vapi Nagarpalika 12.7.2023

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) in it’s continued effort for a better environment promotes and encourages Industries Members to adopt processes to reuse and recycle for conservation of invaluable natural resources. To further encourage these initiative a meeting has been organized today at VIA 1st Floor Conference Hall jointly with Vapi Nagarpalika under the Chairmanship of Dr. D D Kapadia IAS, Regional Commissioner of Municipalities, Surat to interact with the Industries Members of Vapi Industrial Estate to understand the possibility of consuming the treated water of the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) of Vapi Nagarpalika. Dr. Kapadia during the meeting emphasized on the recent order issued by the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (NGT) insisting the Industries Members to reduce the consumption of Natural Resources by adopting recycle processes. He then said that Vapi Nagarpalika is presently having a Sewage Treatment Plant with a capacity of 14 MLD and after the secondary treatment it discharges 8 MLD of treated water, further Vapi Nagarpalika is in the process of establishing another STP of 22 MLD capacity, this will enable Vapi Nagarpalika to provide huge volume of treated water to the industries members of Vapi Industrial Estate and he also assured to provide the necessary network system to supply to provide the treated water at the industries. The industries members appreciated the proposal of Dr. Kapadia and requested him to do the necessary comparison of the treated water with the water supplied by Notified Area Authority, Vapi presently to determine and compare various chemical and biological parameters present in the treated water which will help that industries to understand the possibility to consume such treated water. The meeting was held in the presence of Shri K S Babul GAS, Executive Engineer, RCM, Surat, Shri R S Bhusara, Executive Engineer, GWSSB, Smt. Kashmiraben Shah, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Immediate Past President, VIA, Executive Committee Members of VIA like, Shri Sanjay Savani, Shri Kantibhai Gogdani, Shri Hemang Naik, Shri Shailendra Vispute, Shri Suresh Patel, Shri Madhukar Joshua, Shri Nitin Oza, Shri Riken Tandel, Shri Mitesh Desai, Chairman – Standing Committee, Vapi Nagarpalika and Executive Committee Member, VIA. The meeting was turned out to be very fruitful and ended with a positive note.

Published : 12-Jul-2023

Vishwa Yog Divas Celebration at 7:00 am on 21st June 2023 at Vapi Notified Area Fire Station – Unit I, GIDC, Vapi

Yoga is an ancient Indian way to keep ourselves physically as well as mentally fit. Shri Narendrabhai Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has announced 21st June in the year 2015 as Vishwa Yog Divas to spread awareness on Yoga and to re-cultivate this year old way to maintain mental & physical fitness and the 1st Vishwa Yog Divas was celebrated on 15th June 2015. Thereafter Vishwa Yog Divas was celebrated worldwide on every 21st June with great enthusiasm and energy. Vapi Industries Association is also celebrating Vishwa Yog Divas since the very 1st Vishwa Yog Divas on 21st June 2015 every year in association with various Government Authorities and NGOs of Vapi Industrial Estate. The 9th Vishwa Yog Divas was celebrated by VIA jointly with Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) and Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi at 7:00 am on 21st June 2023, Wednesday at Vapi Notified Area Fire Station, Unit – I, Opp. State Bank of India, Near VIA Char Rasta, GIDC, Vapi. The 9th Vshwa Yog Divas was celebrated in the presence of Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Executive Committee Members of VIA like Shri Sanjaybhai Savani, Shri Jaisukhbhai Chabhadiya, Shri Bhagwanbhai Ajbani, Shri Nitinbhai Oza, Shri Jigarbhai Patel, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, NAA, Vapi, Shri Rahul Khushwa, DEE, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Hitesh Amaliyar, DEE (R&B), GIDC, Vapi, Shri Vadgama, NAA, Vapi, Fire Officer, Fire Station Staff Members. Shri Harishbhai Patel, Ex Chief Officer, NAA, Vapi & Yoga Trainer guided the present to do Yoga.

Published : 21-Jun-2023

Capacity Building & Awareness Program on Exports, India @ 75 – Valsad District as Export Hub by VIA, FIEO, DGFT & DIC at 3:00 pm on 16th June 2023 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) jointly with Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), Ahmedabad, Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Surat and District Industries Center (DIC), Valsad have taken proactive steps to organize Awareness and Capacity Building Programs and Interactive Sessions time to time to help the Industries of this region and to encourage them to export their products. Today i.e. 16th June 2023, Friday at 3:00 pm at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall organized one such Capacity Building & Awareness Program on Exports was organized jointly with FIEO with the support of DGFT, Surat and DIC, Valsad as part of Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav – India @ 75 to make Valsad District an Export Hub. Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA during his welcome speech acknowledged the long relationship with FIEO and its support in promoting exports of the Industries of Vapi Industrial Estate and surrounding areas. Shri Virendra Singh ITS, Addl. Director General of Foreign Trade, Surat & Development Commissioner appreciated the support of the Industries Members in boosting the International Trade for the Nation. He also intimated about the Industry Friendly approach of the Government of India to promote Foreign Trade. Shri Abhimaniu Sharma ITS, Jt. DGFT, Surat informed all the present about the new Industry friendly Foreign Trade Police 2023, Amnesty Scheme and Foreign Trade Agreements to make aware the Exporting Industries of this region. Shru Yagnesh T Pawagari, Regional Manager, DIC, Valsad intimated the present about the new Industrial Policy of Gujarat Government and the Schemes, Subsidies and Financial Assistances offered under it to facilitate Industries & Trade Members. The event was attended by Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Chandreshbhai Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Immd. Past President, VIA, Shri Kaushikbhai Patel, Chairman, GIDC Committee, VIA, Shri Lalitbhai Kothari, Member, Textile Committee, VIA, Shri Joy Kothari, Chairman, Railway Committee, VIA and many more Executive Committee Members & Members of VIA and officials from DGFT, DIC and FIEO.

Published : 16-Jun-2023

Lokarpan of Vapi Notified Area Fire Station & Staff Quarters at 10:00 am on 10th June 2023, Saturday

Vapi Industrial Estate is a fully developed estate with over 2100 Industries and 50,000 residents. This calls for modern infrastructure and amenities to maintain further sustainable growth and ecological balance. Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and its team is working hand in hand with Government Authorities like Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health (DISH), Dakshin Gujarat Vij Ltd. (DGVCL), Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Police Department to strive further and generate that extra edge. In the continual process to upgrade with modern amenities of Vapi Industrial Estate, NAA, Vapi with the support of VIA has redeveloped the Fire Station, Unit – I at 1st Phase of GIDC, Vapi and established Staff Quarters adjacent to the Fire Station to facilitate the Fire Officers, Fire Fighters and other Emergency Staff Members who has to render services 24 X 7 for 365 days. The project establishing the Fire Station and Staff Quarters is completed in a record time of around 18 months on area admeasuring around 5,500 Square Meters with a tentative cost of Rs. 4.83 Crores. The Lokarpan of the Fire Station & Staff Quarters, Unit - I was done by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat in the presence of Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA & Chairman, Notified Area Governing Board, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Chandreshbhai Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Immd. Past President, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Nanubhai Bambharolia, Shri B C Warli, Director, Notified Area, Shri A C Patel, Superintending Engineer, GIDC, Surat, Shri Pankaj Acharya, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, NAA, Vapi, Executive Committee Members of VIA like Shri Kaushikbhai Patel, Shri Hemangbhai Naik, Shri Krishnanad Heble, Shri V R Patel, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Jigar Patel, Shri Jatin Monani, Shri Viraj Daxini, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Suresh M Patel, Shri Nitin Oza, Shri Ashok Patel and many other, Notified Area Governing Board Members – Shri Chaitanya Bhatt and Shri Sharad Desai, Fire Officers, Fire Fighters & Staff Members of Fires Stations, NAA and GIDC.

Published : 10-Jun-2023

World Environment Day Celebration on 5th June 2023, Monday

Ideal Environment & Ambience is a necessity for all the inhabitants on our Mother Earth and understanding this Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and Green Society of VIA with the support of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi and Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL) is continuously taking proactive measures for betterment of Environment and to maintain the perfect Ecological balance to generate sustainable growth. VIA as part of its World Environment Day Celebration program, has found it most apt and auspicious to initiate some of such activities on this World Environment Day – 5th June 2023, Monday by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat as following : The inauguration of the work of Green Belt development from Vinanti Naka to KBS College admeasuring about 10650 Square Meter. Total 790 numbers of big trees, 375 fruit plants & 585 other plants and 7396 small plants & shrubs with total 90 varieties of Trees & Plants will be planted to create lush greenery in that area. During the inauguration of the site on World Environment Day 2023, 250 numbers of Trees were planted by the present dignitaries. Thereafter plantation of total 101 number of big trees were done by the present dignitaries at the CETP of Vapi and with this now there is 13230 Trees planted there at CETP, Vapi over the years making the CETP look like a dense green forest. Aarti Industries Ltd. with the support of Green Society of VIA has developed Aarti Van – dense forestation in the 3.5 Acres of land at the crematorium campus of Salvav a surrounding village of Vapi Industrial Estate. The Inauguration of the Aarti Van was done as part of this World Environment Day Celebration. These are some of the many efforts of VIA, Green Society of VIA, GPCB, GIDC, NAA and VGEL along with the Industries & Trade Members of the Estate to make Vapi a Green Global Estate and nurture the Mother Earth. The World Environment Day 2023 Celebration programs are held in the presence of Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Jitubhai Choudhari, Ex Minister of State, Govt. of Gujarat & MLA, Kaprada, Shri A G Patel, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, NAA, Vapi, Executive Committee Members of VIA – Shri Hemantbhai Patel, Shri Prabhakar Borole, Shri Mohit Rajani and many of the Industries & Trade Members of VIA.

Published : 05-Jun-2023

5th Edition of Street for All on 4th June 2023 at Gunjan, GIDC, Vapi

With intention to spread awareness for better environment and ambience through fun and entertainment, Vapi Industries Association (VIA) has introduced an event called Street for All on the World Environment Day – 5th June 2016 with the support of various Government Authorities and NGOs, thereafter almost every year the Street for All was organized with unique ideas like childhood games, fun & fitness activities. The 5th Edition of Street for All is held on 4th June 2023, Sunday at the Gunjan Residential Area of Vapi Industrial Estate from Gunjan Police Chowky to Raymonds Circle in the morning from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. The 5th Edition of Street for All was organized with the support of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Notified Area Authority (NAA), local Police Department, Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL), and in association with multiple NGOs of the Estate like Seva Bhavi Charitable Trust, Rotary Club of Vapi, Rotary Vapi Riverside, Rotary Club of Vapi West, JCI Vapi, JITO Vapi, Muskan, Agarwal Mahila Samiti, The Elites, Swachh Vapi Mission and Phoneix. The 5th Edition of Street for All had numerous childhood games like Sack Race, Snakes & Ladders etc., fitness activities with entertainment like Zumba, Garba etc., spiritual activities like Yoga, Kirtan etc. and theme counters for recycling ideas etc. the event turned out to be a great success with a footfall of over 23000 residents of this estate and surrounding areas. The event was inaugurated by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat in the presence of Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajul Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Chandresh Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri L N Garg, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Nanubhai Bambharolia, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri A G Patel, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Pankaj Acharya, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, NAA, Vapi, Executive Committee Members of VIA like Shri Hemant Patel, Shri Kaushik Patel, Shri Prabhakar Borole, Shri Kantibhai Gogdani, Shri Krishnanand Heble, Shri Nimish Shah, Shri Shri Hemang Naik, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Shri Lalit Kothari, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Jatin Monani, Shri Jigar Patel, Shri Viraj Daxini and many more. The event was held with all the success with support of our patrons Turning Point, Aarti Industries Ltd., M M Homes, Fortune Landmark and many more.

Published : 04-Jun-2023

Cycle Rally on 18.5.2023 as part of Mission Life (Lifestyle for Environment)

Vapi Industries Association (VIA), in its continued effort to create awareness for better Environment for ease of living has proactively joined hand with Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) to be a part of the Mission Life (Lifestyle for Environment) program envisaged by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modiji during CoPS 26 at Glasgow, UK. Starting from 5th May 2023 to Environment Day – 5th June 2023, GPCB and VIA has planned many initiatives as part of the Mission Life and as a part of this month long drive a Cycle Rally is been organized by VIA and GPCB with the support of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi, Vapi Nagarpalika, local Police Department and the regular partner in all our initiatives – the Industries & Trade Members. The Cycle Rally was held 18th May 2023 and over 250 Industries Members, their Employees & Workers enthusiastically took part in the Cycle Rally which started at 7:30 am from VIA Auditorium to Fortune Mall – Prime Circle – Vande Mataram Chowk – Raymond Circle – Rotary Circle – Morarji Circle – Prime Circle – Fortune Mall to finish at VIA Auditorium. The Cycle Rally was held in the presence of Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Chandreshbhai Maru, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Executive Committee Members – Shri Sanjaybhai Savani, Shri Krishnanad Hebleji, Shri BHagwanbhai Ajbani, Shri A G Patel, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Vivek Trivedi, Environment Office, GPCB, Vapi, Officers & Staff Members of Police Department, GPCB, Notified Area Authority, Vapi and the Cycle Rally was flagged off by Police Sub Inspector J I Parmar.

Published : 18-May-2023

Awareness Session on E Waste Collection as part of Mission Life (Environment for Lifestyle)

We all are making our utmost effort in uplifting the Environment and Ambience and to create awareness in the mass about the need of a better Environment in our regular life. Our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modiji has announced Mission for Life (Lifestyle for Environment) during COPS 20 at Glasgow, UK. As part of the Mission Life Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has planned many activities jointly with VIA throughout the month to create awareness for better environment and its up keeping. An Awareness Session on E Waste Collection was organized today, 12th May 2023, Friday at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall jointly with GPCB as part of the Mission Life program. The Awareness Session was held in the presence of Shri R B Trivedi, Unit Head – Vapi, GPCB, Head Office, Shri A G Patel, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Dilip Vasava, Asst. Environment Engineer, Unit – Vapi, GPCB, Head Office, Shri Satishbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Vice President, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajulbhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Immd. Past President, VIA and many Executive Committee Members and Members of VIA and officer of GPCB, Vapi. Shri Trivedi during his speech explained the need and importance of Environment in our life, in very simple words. The Awareness Session was well attended by Industries Members of Vapi Industrial Estate and was beneficial for all

Published : 12-May-2023

Interactive Meeting with GST Officials of State GST Commissionerate, Vapi on 2.5.2023

An Interactive Meeting was held with Shri Y N Patel, Dy. Commissioner (Enforcement), State GST Commissioenerate, Vapi, Shri K D Mojidra, Asst. Commissioner (Enforcement), State GST Commissioenerate, Vapi, Shri M D Chauhan, State Tax Officer (Enforcement), State GST Commissioenerate, Vapi and Industries Members, GST Consultants, today, 2nd May 2023 at VIA 1st Floor Conference Hall. During the meeting the Industries Members represented the issue of double taxation (GST) in case of transfer of leased properties within GIDC and the present GST Officials assured to take up this matter in their GST Council Meeting to bring an amicable solution to the issue. Beside this other issues & challenges faced by the Industries Members related to GST was also discussed. The Interactive Meeting was held in the presence of Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA and Executive Committee Members of VIA – Shri Magan Savalia, Shri Kaushik Patel, Shri Kamal Shah, Shri Hemant Pant and others.

Published : 03-May-2023

Live Viewing of 100th Episode of Mann Ki Baat on 30.4.2023

The 100th Episode of Mann Ki Baat of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi was telecasted worldwide on 30th April 2023, Sunday. Vapi Industries Association has also made arrangements to see the live telecast of the 100th Episode of Mann Ki Baat at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The live telecast was seen by many of the Industries Members along with their employees and family members in the presence of Shri Kamleshbhi Patel, President, VIA

Published : 03-May-2023

Awareness Session and Capacity Building Program for Exports India@75-District As Export Hub-Vapi on 18.1.2023

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) organizes awareness sessions on different topics time to time as part of that endeavour, VIA, Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO) and District Industries CentreValsad (DIC) jointly organized an Awareness Session and Capacity Building Program for Exports India@75-District As Export Hub-Vapi at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hallon 18th January 2023 at 3:00 pm. Shri Satishbhai Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA welcomed the dignitaries. Shri Abhimanyubhai Sharma, Joint DGFT, Surat gave detailed information through a presentation on the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), especially the recent FTP done with Australia and New Zealand. After that ShriAnkitbhaiSisodia, Manager of National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) gave presentation about Foreign Currency Trade facility on NSE Foreign Currency Segment, including Hedging and Arbitrage Facility. ShriJayaprakash Goyal, Head of Gujarat FIEO (WR) informed about the Indian Trade Portal created by DGFT for exporters which and managed by FIEO. ShriYagneshbhaiPavagarhi, Manager (RM) of District Industrial Centre (DIC),Valsad gave presentation on the new Gujarat Atmanirbhar Policy launched after the Covid period. At the end, a question and answer section was also held. Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA and many members of VIA and industrialists benefited from this programme.

Published : 20-Jan-2023

Police Lokdarbar on 20.1.2023

Local Police Department has organized a Police Lokdarbar on 20th January 2023 at VIA Auditorium in the presence on Shri Piyush Patel IPS, Addl. Director General of Police, Surat Division and Dr. Rajdeepsinh Zala IPS, Superintendent of Police, Valsad to understand the Law & Order and Safety & Security related issues and challenges of people. The Police Lokdarbar was attended by Shri Satishbhai Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Hemantbhai Patel, Chairman, NA Committee, VIA, Shri Kaushikbhai Patel, Chairman, GIDC Committee, VIA, Shri Joy Kothari, Chairman, Railway Committee, VIA, Executive Committee Member – Shri Miteshbhai Desai, Shri Viraj Daxini, Shri Devendra Patel and others, Shri B N Dave, Dy. SP, Vapi, Shri Shri B J Sarvaiya, Police Inspector, Vapi GIDC Police Station and many other senior Police Officers of Valsad District. After the Lokdarbar, the Addl. Director General of Police, Surat Division, Superintendent of Police, Valsad and the Dy. SP, Vapi came for a visit to VIA Office and had a cordial discussion about the Law & Order situation and challenges related to ever increasing Traffic at Vapi.

Published : 20-Jan-2023

Visit of British Deputy High Commissioner of Gujarat & Rajasthan at VIA Office on 2.11.2022

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) has a long cordial relation with the Office of British Deputy High Commissioner of Ahmedabad since many years and delegates from their office visited VIA many a times to explore and strengthen business relations of India and United Kingdom. Similarly Mr. Peter Cook, British Deputy Commissioner to Gujarat & Rajasthan, accompanied by his wife Maureen Cook and colleagues Ms. Akota Agyeman, Deputy Head – Investment, Department for International Trade, British Deputy High Commission, Mumbai, Ms. Nandita Rajput, Senior Advisor, Investment & India Lead of Green Energy, Department of International Trade, British Deputy High Commission, Ahmedabad and Ms. Amee Raninga, Political Advisor, British Deputy High Commission, Ahmedabad came for an interactive meeting with the Industries & Trade Members of Vapi Industrial Estate. The meeting was attended by Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Immd. Past President, VIA, Shri Lalit Kothari, Chairman, Import Export Committee, VIA and Committee Members like Shri Magan Savalia, Shri Hemant Patel, Shri Joy Kothari and many more Industries Members. During the meeting Mr. Peter Cook expressed the scopes to extend technology sharing, joint ventures in the field of green energy, education, waste treatment, investment & financing etc. with local industries and British Companies. Shri Hemangbhai, Shri Kalpeshbhai and Shri Prakashbhai also expressed their views in terms of further extending business relation with British Government and the Industries of United Kingdom.

Published : 11-Nov-2022

8th Edition of VIA Impact Talks, Speaker : Shri Ankit Trivedi at 4:00 pm on 17th August 2022 at VIA Auditorium

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) as part of its continued effort to enhance the knowledge and to sharpen the skills of its Industries & Trade Members and their Employees, was organizing a series of programs named VIA Impact Talks for the last 4 years where renowned speakers share their knowledge and experience with the present audiences. After a break of 2 years, due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, VIA organized the 8th Edition of VIA Impact Talks – “Bansuri & Sudarshan”, where the keynote speaker, poet and director Shri Ankit Trivedi was invited to deliver his views and share his knowledge on Lord Krishna and his different role in improving the life style and philosophy of Human Life. After the welcome address of Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, the Jt. Secretary of VIA – Shri Kalpesh Vora gave brief history of VIA Impact Talks and its earlier editions to the present audience. Shri Praga Doshi, Member – Program Committee, VIA then gave a brief introduction of the Keynote Speaker – Shri Ankit Trivedi. Shri Ankit Trivedi then took the audience to a tour of Mahabharat Age through his magnetic speech and descriptive story telling about conversations between Lord Krishna and Arjun which teaches us about the philosophy of life and the way to live a successful life. Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA and Shri Viraj Daxini, Member, Program Committee, VIA then conducted a Question & Answer Session where the audience asked questions and Shri Ankit Trivedi satisfactorily explained all their queries and doubts. The session was concluded with Vote of Thanks delivered by Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA.

Published : 22-Aug-2022

Independence Day Celebration on 15th August 2022

Entire Nation is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav – the 75th Year of Independence, Vapi Industries Association (VIA) also joined in the celebration and the VIA House was illuminated in the Tri Colour, the entrance of the VIA Auditorium was also decorated with a 3D cut out and the National Flag was hoisted on the terrace of VIA Auditorium. The Independence Day – 15th August 2022 was also celebrated as part of the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav with great enthusiasm by the Members and Students & Teachers of Schools on this historic day. The Flag Hoisting was done by Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA at 9:00 am at VIA Ground in the presence of Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Madhubhai Mangukiya, Invitee Member, VIA, Executive Committee Members of VIA like - Shri Sanjay Savani, Shri Lalit Arora, Shri Jaish Tekchandani, Shri Lalit Kothari, Shri Hasmukh J Patel, Shri Ketan Thakkar, Shri Jagdish Bharuchi, Shri Anil Gondalia, Shri Ramanlal Patel, Shri Dhansukh Rudani, Shri Pankaj Shukla, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Viraj Daxini, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Jigar Patel, Shri Jatin Mehta, CEO, VGEL, Students & Teachers of St. Xavier’s High School, Vapi, Staff Members of VIA and VGEL. After the Flag Hoisting, Shri Kamleshbhai greeted all the present on the occasion of the Independence Day. Shri Satishbhai during his speech said the 50th Independence Day was also celebrated at VIA and during this 25 years we all have seen that the remarkable progress made by the Nation and the kind of progress we are making continuously it is very much likely that in the 100th and 150th Independence Day India will reach a new height and will become one of the best Nations of the World. He further said that on his Independence Day speech the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi has asked the citizens to fight against corruption and in his support we all should work to make our Nation corruption free. Shri Satishbhai further said these young boys & girls are the future of the Nation and it is our duty to ensure that they grow up in a corruption free environment. Few of the students of St. Xavier’s School during their brief speech expressed the greatness of our freedom fighters who gave Independence to our Nation and said they will also try to be a part of the progressive journey of this great country. Shri Hemangbhai expressed thanks to all the present members, teachers and students for their presence during the Flag Hoisting Ceremony and their support in celebrating this very special day successfully.

Published : 15-Aug-2022

The 15th Foundation Day Celebration of Center of Excellence, Vapi on 24th July 2022 at Center of excellence (CoE), Vapi

The Center of Excellence (CoE), Vapi was established by Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL) – a company formed by Vapi Industries Association (VIA) for offering lab testing facility to the Industries Members of Vapi Industrial Estate and for their pilot projects. The 15th Foundation Day Celebration of Center of Excellence (CoE), Vapi was celebrated at CoE, Vapi today, 24th July 2022, Sunday by lighting of lamps and cake cutting, in the presence of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy and Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat, Shri B C Warli, Chief Engineer, GIDC, Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA & Director, VGEL, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Suresh Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board, Member, VIA, Shri Jatin Mehta, CEO, VGEL, Shri Ajaykumar Verma, CFO, VGEL and the Staff Members of VGEL. A 14 member Governing Council for the Coe, Vapi was formed under the Chairmanship of Shri Kanubhai Desai to improve the services of CoE so that more Industries Members of the Estate may take the benefits of the CoE, Vapi. The Green Society of VIA handed over a Indoor Plant to all the Governing Council Members and the Chairman – Shri Kanubhai Desai as a token of appreciation.

Published : 24-Jul-2022

Meeting with SP, Valsad for 2nd Phase of CCTV Camera Installation Project at 4:00 pm on 21.7.2022 at VIA Office

A meeting was held at 4:00 pm today, 21st July 2022 at VIA 1st Floor Conference Hall in the presence of Dr. Rajdipsinh Zala IPS, Superintendent of Police, Valsad, Shri V G Bharvad, Police Inspector, Vapi GIDC Police Station, Smt. Kashmira Shah, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Immd Past President, VIA, Shri Jigar Pate, Chairman – IT Committee of VIA to plan for the second phase of CCTV Camera Installation Project. During the meeting Shri Gautam D Goradia, Founder of Com-Sur, Mumbai joined online and gave a presentation on how Com-Sur Software can increase the efficiency in Crime Prevention, Detection, Improvement in Practices etc. Thereafter Dr. Zala IPS gave his suggestions and inputs to improve the Camera Monitoring System and Control Room, he also thanked VIA and its Team for providing all the required hardware like CCTV Cameras etc. for the project.

Published : 21-Jul-2022

Distribution of Flood Relief Kit (Food Packet) on 14th July 2022

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) has always played proactive role to extend support and help to the affected people of this region during any natural calamities as part of its numerous CSR Activities. The recent heavy rain has created havoc in the low land areas of Valsad District and many of such areas got submerged by water logging causing distress to the residents of such areas. Responding to the request of District Administration the Team of VIA immediately prepared 500 Nos. of Flood Relief Kit containing ready to eat Food Packets and sent it to the Hon’ble Collector of Valsad for further distribution to the flood affected people of the district. The relief kits were prepared and dispatched in the presence of Shri Dineshkumar Parmar, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA.

Published : 15-Jul-2022

Interactive Meeting with Chairman, GPCB at 3:30 pm on 24th June 2022 at VIA 2nd Floor Conf. Hall

Shri R B Barad IAS, Chairman, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) made a visit to Vapi Industrial Estate on 24th June 2022, Friday. An Interactive Meeting of Industries Members with Shri R B Barad IAS, Chairman, GPCB was arranged at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The meeting was held in the august presence of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat, Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajnessh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Suresh Patel, Director, Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL), Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri A G Patel, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri A O Trivedi, Regional Officer, GPCB, Sarigam, Shri Dineshkumar Parmar, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, Notified Area Authority, Vapi, Shri Vivek Trivedi, Environment Officer, GPCB, Vapi many of the Executive Committee Members and Industries Members of VIA. The welcome address by Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, President, VIA was followed by Floral Welcome of the dignitaries, thereafter Shri Hemangbhai Naik, Treasurer, VIA gave the brief of Vapi Industrial Estate, VIA and its multidimensional activities through a visual presentation followed by a visual presentation on the activities of Green Society of VIA was given by Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Jt. Secretary & Chairman – Green Society, VIA & Director, VGEL and thereafter a visual presentation of VGEL and its activity was given by Shri Jatin Mehta, CEO, VGEL. Shri R B Barad IAS during his speech emphasized that the Industrialization and Up-keeping of the Environment has to go hand in hand to generate Sustainable Growth and the Govt. of Gujarat is also of the same view and wants the Industrial Fraternity to also to follow the same philosophy. He further expressed that after taking charge as the Chairman, GPCB, five months back, he has always worked for the well being of the industries and never delayed in essential processes like renewal of consents etc., he further assured that he will continue working for the well being of the Industries. He then appreciated various initiatives taken by VIA and Green Society for the upliftment of the society and the environment, he also requested VIA to ensure maximum survival of the trees planted so that the ambience keeps improving continuously. Shri Kanubhai during his speech expressed that the Industries Members of Vapi Industrial Estate has always focused on compliance of the environmental and other norms and keep doing so. He further said that with changing time we also need to strive for continuous improvement by maintaining strict discipline in our process and practice to generate further sustainable growth. Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra thanked Shri R B Barad IAS, Chairman, GPCB for resolving the long pending Siting Criteria parameters. The meeting concluded with vote of thanks delivered by Shri Satishbhai Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA Thereafter the Chairman, GPCB made a visit to CETP, Vapi and Muktidham.

Published : 24-Jun-2022

Lokarpan of ERS (Overhead) Tank at VIA Char Rasta & C Type Area and 4 Lane Bridge at 3rd Phase Area of GIDC, Vapi on 12.6.2022

Vapi Industrial Estate is becoming a Global Industrial Hub with modern facilities and amenities with international standards. The work of modernization and upgradation has particularly got momentum in the last one year after our mentor and Advisory Board Member, Shri Kanubhai Desai was appointed as the Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. Of Gujarat. As part of this golden journey the Lokarpan of the ERS (Overhead) Tanks, each with around 20 Lac Liter capacity was done by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat at VIA Char Rasta and at C Type Area, replacing the old overhead water tanks which already reached its wear & tear due to its age. To improve the vehicle movements, traffic congestion and avoid unwanted accidents the bridge over Bilkhadi, near Gayatri Shakti Paper & Board at 3rd Phase area the earlier bridge has been repalced with a wider 4 lane bridge. The bridge was built by Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi with an approximate cost of Rs. 3.42 crores. The Lokarpan of the new Bridge is been done by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai. All these events were held in the presence of Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik,Treasurer, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman – Notified Area Committee, VIA, Shri Kaushik Patel, Chairman – GIDC Committee, VIA, Shri Magan Savalia, Chairman – Water Committee, VIA, Shri Suresh Patel, Chairman – Power Committee, VIA, many of the other Executive Committee Members of VIA like Shri Sanjay Golakiya, Shri Mitesh Desai, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Manoj Patel, Invitee Member – Shri Pramod Patel, Shri B K Dyma of Gayatri Shakti Paper & Board, Shri Ashish Maru, Divisional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Dinesh Kumar Parmar, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, NAA, Vapi & Executive Engineer, GIDC, Vapi, Shri M M Surti, Dy. XEN (Water), GIDC, Vapi, Shri Jaten Trivedi, Executive Engineer (M/E), GIDC, Vapi and many of the officer of GIDC and NAA, Vapi. Shri Kanubhai apprecitaed the continued effort of VIA and its team in building and upgrading the necessary infrastructures of the estat and thanked all the officials and team of GIDC and NAA of Vapi in the skillfull timely execution of the infastructural works which are facilitating the Industries & Trade Members of the estate as well as the residents of this estate.

Published : 12-Jun-2022

Activities of Environment Drive 2022 on 11.6.2022

Green Society of Vapi Industries Association (VIA) in its continued effort to improve the Environment & Ambience of Vapi Industrial Estate and surrounding areas and to increase the greenery in the estate has organized Environment Drive 2022 like done every year. Many of the activities as part of the Environment Drive 2022 were arranged on 11th June 2022, Saturday at multiple sites of the estate. Khat Muhrat of the work of garden development at the green space of Saurabh Society, Housing Zone was done by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat. The Corner Garden of the VIA House has been redeveloped by Green Society of VIA with the support of its Industries Member – Punagri Organics & Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., the Lokarpan of the same was done by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai. The road at the J Type Area has been redeveloped and the Lokarpan of the same was done very recently. To beautify the redeveloped road Green Society of VIA is doing tree plantation on both the sides of the redeveloped road, the inauguration of the work was done by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai by doing tree plantation. The open area in front of the VIA House was also beautified by plants, lawns and pebbles, the same was also inaugurated by Shri Kanubhai. Green Society of VIA has earlier decided to extend its support to the Industries Members, particularly the MSME units by developing garden in front of their factory premises by the CSR Funds of VIA and accordingly requests were invited from the interested Industries Members. Total 18 requests were received from Industries Members. The Inauguration of the said project was done in front of India Gelatine & Chemicals Ltd. (one of the beneficiary Industries) by Shri Kanubhai by making tree plantation. Mass Tree Plantation was also initiated at the CETP of Vapi by Shri Kanubhai to make dense forest like greenery at the CETP. All these events were held with the support of all the patron partners of the Environment Drive 2022 – GPCB, GIDC, NAA and VGEL. All these activities of Environment Drive 2022 was done on this day in the august presence of Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary & Chairman – Green Society, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Nanubhai Bambharolia, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri L N Garg, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board Member & Chairman – Environment Committee, VIA, Shri Suresh Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman – Notified Area Vapi, Shri Kaushik Patel, Chairman – GIDC Committee, VIA, many other Executive Committee Members like Shri Krishnanad Heble, Shri Manoj Patel, Shri Suresh Patel, Shri Bhavesh Doshi, Shri Ashish Maru, Divisional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Dinesh Kumar Parmar, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Hresh Ganvit, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, Notified Area Authority, Vapi & Executive Engineer, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Jatin Mehta, CEO, VGEL, Shri Ajaykumar Verma, CFO, VGEL and other officers from GIDC, NAA, GPCB and VGEL. Shri Kanubhai deeply appreciated the efforts Green Society of VIA and encouraged the team of the Green Society to work further to achieve Zero Carbon - the dream of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modiji.

Published : 11-Jun-2022

Inauguration of Green Belt from Sardar Chowk to Vinanti Naka on 7th June 2022, as part of Environment Drive 2022

Green Society of Vapi Industries Association (VIA) is working tirelessly to increase the greenery in and around the Vapi Industrial Estate to uphold its Environment & Ambience. Green Society is blessed with the support of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Notified Area Authority (NAA) of Vapi, Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL) and last but not the least – the Industries Members, in all its’ endeavour. Green Society has earlier identified a land admeasuring 15045 Suqare Meter from Sardar Chowk to Vinanti Naka for development of Green Belt, thereafter coordinated with Notified Area Authority and the Industries Members to initiate the development work, a competent agency has been identified through transparent process and the work has been awarded to them. The project will be done with the support of the patron Industries Members – Pidilite Industries Ltd., Sarna Chemicals Ltd. and Hemco Plastic Industries along with GPCB, GIDC, NAA and VGEL. The Inauguration of the work of development of the Green Belt from Sardar Chowk to Vinanti Naka has been done on 7th June 2022, Tuesday as part of the Environment Drive 2022 in the presence of Shri H M Ganvit, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, NAA, Vapi, Shri Vivek Trivedi, Environment Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary & Chairman – Green Society & Director – VGEL, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Suresh Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Jatin Mehta, CEO, VGEL, Shri Ajaykumar Verma, CFO, VGEL, Dr. Sharad Tiwari, Unit Head, Pidilite Industries Ltd., Dr. Mohit Rajani, Director, Sarna Chemicals, Shri Hiren Gosrani, Hemco Plastic Industries, Shri Jitubhai Patel, Shreyas Engineering, Shri Harsih Patel, Ex Chief Officer, NAA, Vapi and many more Industries & Trade Members.

Published : 07-Jun-2022

Lokarpan of New Energy Saving Street Lights at Housing Zone I & II of Vapi Industrial Estate on 8th May 2022

Many of the Infrastructure Projects of Vapi Industrial Estate has been completed in super fast speed after the appointment of our Advisory Board Member – Shri Kanubhai Desai as the Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat. The work order for the installation of the new energy saving LED Street Lights for the Housing Zone I & II of Vapi Industrial Estate was awarded to New Water World, Surat on 8th June 2021 and the work has been completed on 30th April 2022. Within this time frame 1040 Nos. of Street Light Poles with 1295 Nos. of LED Lights has been installed with an expenditure of Rs. 3.71 Crores. The Lokarpan of the same was done by the worthy hand of Shri Kanubhai Desai as the Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat at Rotary Circle, GIDC, Vapi on 8th May 2022, Sunday. The Lokarpan ceremony was held in the presence of Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirish Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milan R Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman – Notified Area Committee, VIA, Shri Shilpesh Desai, Secretary, BJP – Valsad, Shri Ashish Maru, Divisional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri D M Parmar, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, Notified Area Authority, Vapi. The Lokarpan ceremony was attended by many of the Executive Committee Members & Members of VIA, Staff Members of GIDC and NAA, Vapi and local residents. Shri Kamleshbhai during his welcome speech gave brief details of the project, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria during his speech expressed that almost all the necessary infrastructure projects of the estate are either completed or already in process of completion due to the unconditional support and guidance of Shri Kanubhai, he further said that in fact Shri Kanubhai enquires continuously whether any other infrastructural work is needed in the estate so that he may take it up with the concerned for early implementation of the same. Shri Kanubhai during his speech said that it is duty of the Member of the Legislative Assembly to look after the works of his / her constituency and he therefore feel it is his duty to ensure the infrastructural projects are taken up on war footing to offer quality living of the citizens of this estate. The event was concluded by vote of thanks delivered by Shri Satishbhai.

Published : 16-May-2022

Interactive Session with Representative of GMDC Ltd. for Supply of Coal to Industries on 13th May 2022

The Industries Members of Vapi Industrial Estate are facing hurdles & difficulties in the recent past due to shortage in supply of coal and exorbitant price rise also. To bring a solution to this crisis an Interactive Session was arranged with GMDC Ltd. on 13th May 2022, Friday in VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall, jointly with Gujarat Paper Mills Association (GPMA). Mr. R K Das, General Manager (Sales), GMDC Ltd. during the Interactive Session said that GMDC Ltd. has tied up with Coal India Ltd. for supply Coal from their Bilaspur and Nagpur sites to the Industries of Gujarat State. He then explained how the Industries Members using less than 10000 MT of Coal per annum may be benefitted by procuring coal through GMDC. He said that due to the geographical location Vapi will be getting the Coal from the said mines at the cheapest price compared to other Industrial Estates of Gujarat. He thereafter explained the process of registering with GMDC for procuring Coal through them. The Interactive Session was held in the presence of Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA & President , GPMA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA. The event was attended by many prominent Industries Members from Paper & Packaging and Chemical Industries. The Interactive Session works out to be very useful and beneficial for the Industries Members

Published : 16-May-2022

Lokarpan of Redeveloped Road at J Type Area of Vapi Industrial Estate on 26th March 2022

The road connecting NH No. 48 with the newly developed Railway Underpass was developed way back in the year 1997 and therefore the road got its wear & tear, therefore repair & maintenance was much needed for this road. Shri Kanubhai Desai the MLA, Pardi that time envisaged the need to redevelop this road with modern technology has then took the initiative to redevelop this road in the year 2020 and with his effort the project was sanctioned under Assistance for Industrial Infrastructure (AII) Scheme and it was decided to redevelop this road with four lane and divider facility the responsibility to redevelop this road will be shared by GIDC, Vapi and Vapi Nagarpalika. Thereafter the work of redevelopment of the said road started on December 2020 and got completed on November 2021. The Lokarpan of the Redeveloped Road was planned on 26th march 2022, Saturday by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat. The Lokarpan ceremony was held in the presence of Shri B C Warli, Chief Engineer, GIDC, Shri Ashish Maru, Divisional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, Notified Area Authority, Vapi, Smt. Kashmira Shah, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Miteshbhai Desai, Chairman – Executive Committee of Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Shaileshbhai Patel, Chief Officer, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Kalpeshbha Shah, Town Planner, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Shilpesh Desai, Secretary, BJP, Valsad, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri L N Garg, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Gautambhai Shah, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri Suresh Patel, Chairman – Power Committee, VIA, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman – Notified Area Committee, VIA, Shri Kaushik Patel, Chairman – GIDC Committee, VIA, Executive Committee Members of VIA like – Shri V R Patel, Shri Ratikant Tiwari, Shri Vipul Matel & many more, Shri Jatinbhai Mehta, CEO, VGEl, Shri Ajaykumar Verma, CFO, VGEL, Staff Members of Vapi Nagarpalika, GIDC and Notified Area Authority, Vapi, Press & Media Members. Shri Satishbhai during his welcome address welcomed one and all in the Lokarpan Ceremony and thereafter giving the brief of the project informed the present that this road with the length of 1160 Meters has been redeveloped with a cost of Rs. 10.21 Corers. The road has been redeveloped by making it Asphalt Road with 4 lanes along with Divider. The Storm Water Drainage line with Box Type Culvert and Water Supply Line has also been redone along with the redevelopment of this road. He expressed sincere thanks to Shri Kanubhai for his selfless support and guidance for such immediate execution of this project, he also thanked Shri Yogeshbhai, Shri Milanbhai and Shri Kamleshbhai for their continuous support in all the developmental works of the estate. He further informed that with able leadership and guidance of Shri Kanubhai Desai we are also doing the CC Lining of the Bilkhadi, Laying the Storm Water Drainage Line from Govinda Complex to Bilkhadi to avoid water logging and many more projects. Concluding his address he once again thanked Shri Kanubhai Desai, Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat for his initiative to better facilities & amenities to the Industries Members and Citizens of Vapi Industrial Estate and Vapi Nagarpalika. Shri B C Warli then during his addressed thanked Shri Kanubhai for his support in materializing this project. While giving brief of the project he informed the present that this road is develop with latest Geo Cell technology to give better life of the road. Smt. Kashmiraben addressing the present thanked Shri Kanubhai for his support and guidance in completing this project in such a short time. She then said Vapi Nagarpalika and GIDC & NAA are working hand in hand to offer best of the services and amenities to the people of this region. She assured that with the able leadership and guidance of Shri Kanubhai we will be developing many more facilities in the coming days to facilitate the Citizens of Vapi. Shri Kanubhai during his speech said he would like to thank the team of GIDC and Vapi Nagarpalika who have designed and worked day & night to materialize this project. He said with the support of the authorities and officials we will further improve the infrastructures of Vapi. He further said that all the present are thanking him for all these projects all the time but he feels as a representative of this constituency it is his duty to work for the people of this region and he will continue doing so. Shri Shaileshbhai then delivered the vote of thanks to all the present for attending the Lokarpan ceremony and expressed a special thanks to Shri Kanubhai for these extra ordinary support, he also assured to offer the best of the services for the further development of the infrastructures and amenities of Vapi.

Published : 26-Mar-2022

Khat Muhurat of the Work of Underground Cabling of 11 KV HT/LT Lines & Poles in the Residential & Commercial Areas of Vapi Industrial Estate on 26th March 2022

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) was representing regularly for Underground Cabling of the Overhead 11 KV HT/LT Lines and Poles in the Residential & Commercial Areas of the Vapi Industrial Estate since long but after Shri Kanubhai Desai took charge as the Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat the project got approval in very short time and Khat Muhurat of the same is then planned on this day i.e. 26th march 2022, Saturday at 10:00 am opp. Low Price Superstore at Gunjan, GIDC, Vapi by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai. The Khat Muhurat ceremony was held in the presence of Ms. Snehal P Bhapkar IAS, MD, DGVCL, Shri M G Surti, Addl. Chief Engineer, DGVCL (SD&P), Shri J S Kedaria, Addl. Chief Engineer, DGVCL (O&M), Shri M M Patel, Superintending Engineer, DGVCL, Valsad, Smt. Niranjana P Patel, Executive Engineer, DGVCL (O&M), Vapi, Smt. Chetna B Seth, Executive Engineer, DGVCL (Rural), Vapi, Shri Suresh C Patel, Dy. Engineer, DGVCL, GIDC, Vapi, Shri B C Warli, Chief Engineer, GIDC, Shri Ashish Maru, Divisional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, Notified Area Authority, Vapi, Smt. Kashmira Shah, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Shilpesh Desai, Secretary, BJP, Valsad, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kirit Mehta, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri L N Garg, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Nanubhai Bambharolia, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Madhubhai Mangukiya, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri Gautambhai Shah, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri Suresh Patel, Chairman – Power Committee, VIA, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman – Notified Area Committee, VIA, Shri Kaushik Patel, Chairman – GIDC Committee, VIA, Shri Magan Savalia, Chairman – Water Committee, VIA, Shri Joy Kothari, Jt. Chairman – Power Committee, VIA and many more Committee Members of VIA, Shri Jatinbhai Mehta, CEO, VGEl, Shri Ajaykumar Verma, CFO, VGEL, Staff Members of DGVCL, GIDC and Notified Area Authority, Vapi, Press & Media Members. Shri Kamleshbhai during his welcome address welcomed one and all in the Khat Muhurat Ceremony and thereafter giving the brief of the project informed the present that this entire project will cost Rs. 10.18 Crores, out of which 60% of the amount is paid by the Govt. of Gujarat under the Assistance for Industrial Infrastructure (AII) Scheme, 20% is been contributed by DGVCL and rest 20% is paid by Notified Area Authority of Vapi as Stakeholder. He said under this project 14.8 KMs long electrical lines will be made underground increasing the quality of power, safety and the same will also provide additional land on the side of the roads for beautification, parking and road widening wherever needed. He expressed sincere thanks to Shri Kanubhai for his selfless support and guidance for such early approval process of the project, he also thanked Shri Yogeshbhai, Shri Milanbhai and Shri Satishbhai for their continuous efforts in holding numerous meetings with Shri Kanubhai and co-ordination meetings with concerned authorities for early approval & implementation of the project. He further said that with able leadership and guidance of Shri Kanubhai Desai we are also been able to do the projects like Conversion of 66 KV HT Line No. 1 & 2 into Underground Cabling, the land has already been allotted for the much awaited Sports Complex, Pipeline for Deep Sea Discharge of Treated Industrial Waste Water, 100 Bed Hospital for the needy people etc. he thanked Shri Kanubhai Desai, Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat for his intiative to fulfill these dreams of the Industries Members and Citizens of Vapi Industrial Estate and making Vapi Industrial Estate into a role model Estate. Shri M G Surti then during his address explained advantage of this project and thanked Shri Kanubhai and the Officers of GIDC for their support in early implementation of this project. He also thanked the Team of VIA for their proactive support in giving shape to this project. He also assured all to maintain the quality and timely execution of the project. Shri B C Warli then thanked Shri Kanubhai for his support in materializing this project and requested the Officers of DGVCL for timely execution of the project and ensure the quality of work. Shri Kanubhai during his speech said all the works as mentioned by Shri Kamleshbhai is a team work of all the stakeholders like GIDC, NAA, VIA, DGVCL, Vapi Nagarpalika and not his own effort only, he continued saying that representations were made regularly in the past for implementation of all these projects and with the support of Gujarat Government we are now getting the approval of these projects. He further said that these are not his personal credits as any elected members of legislative assembly have got their responsibilities to work for their constituency and he is merely doing his duty. Shri Satishbhai then delivered the vote of thanks to all the present for attending the Khat Muhurat ceremony and expressed a special thanks to Shri Kanubhai for these extra ordinary support to make this Estate a world class Estate.

Published : 26-Mar-2022

Khat Muharat of Conversion of 66 KVA Overhead Towers & HT Lines into Underground Cabling in the Residential & Commercial Areas of Vapi Industrial Estate on 20.2.2022

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) has been representing for the shifting of the 3 Nos. of 66 KV Overhead Lines & Towers passing through the residential & commercial areas and parallel to the NH No. 48 since the year 2009 to the concerned Ministers and Government Authorities, in fact a survey has also been conducted jointly by GIDC and Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Ltd. (GETCO) in the year 2008 itself for the said work and a estimate of Rs. 27.15 Crores was also prepared. During the year it was observed that the work is being done for only 1 of the said 3 Nos. of 66 KV Lines by spending Rs. 10.49 Crores, which was contributed by GIDC. VIA brought the same to the notice of the MD, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL) in the year 2012 and requested for shifting of the remaining 2 Lines but nothing has happened even after repeated representations, then in the year 2016 GETCO submitted a revised estimate of around Rs. 20 Crores for shifting of the remaining lines but still the work didn’t materialized, the matter was then also brought to the notice of Shri Kanubhai Desai, then MLA, Pardi and request was made to pursue the matter with the concerned. Despite all this effort the work was pending until Shri Kanubhai Desai became the Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy and Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat in the month of October 2021. On the request of the Senior Members Shri Kanubhai took the matter on priority and the work was taken on war footing by the departments. The revised estimate of amount Rs. 22 Crores was prepared and under the guidance of Shri Kanubhai it was decided that GIDC will bear 40% of the project cost and remaining 60% will come as financial assistance under the AII (Assistance for Industrial Infrastructure). GIDC then paid their contribution of Rs. 8.57 Crore for conversion of 66 KV Vapi GIDC Line No. 1 & 2 (3 Kms length) and 66 KV Vapi 3rd & 4th Phase Line (2 Kms length) into underground cabling. The Khat Muhurat of the said work is been done by the worthy hand of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat at 10:00 am on 20th February 2022 at Raymond’s Circle, Gunjan, GIDC, Vapi in the presence of Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunilbhai Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satishbhai Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemangbhai Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri L N Garg, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Nanubhai Bambharolia, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Madhubhai Mangukiya, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri Gautambhai Shah, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri Pramodbhai Patel, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri Hemantbhai Patel, Chairman, Notified Area Committee, VIA, Shri Kaushikbhai Patel, Chairman, GIDC Committee, VIA, Shri Sureshbhai Patel, Chairman, Power Committee, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Chairman, Membership Committee, VIA, Shri Joy Kothari, Jt. Chairman, Power Committee, VIA, Executive Committee Members of VIA – Shri Lalit Kothari, Shri V R Patel, Shri Ravi Maytra, Shri Rohit Sompura, Shri Hasmukh J Patel, Shri Krishnanand Heble, Shri Mitesh Desai, Shri Sunil Shah, Shri Pankaj Shukla, Shri Ashok Patil, Shri Viraj Daxini, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Jigar Patel, Shri Jatin Monani, Shri Ajay Patel, Shri Bhavesh Doshi, Shri Kiran Patel, Senior Members of VIA – Shri Premji Heamni, Shri Mukesh Thakur and many other, Shri Dinesh Parmar, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi & Executive Engineer, GIDC, Vapi, Shri P P Munsif, Addl. Chief Engineer, South Zone – Gujarat, GETCO, Bharuch, Shri A N Patel Executive Engineer, GETCO, Navsari, Shri P N Patel, Executive Engineer, GETCO, Vapi, Smt. N M Patel, Executive Engineer, DGVL, Vapi, Shri Suresh Patel, Dy. Engineer, DGVCL, GIDC, Vapi and many more officers from GETCO and DGVCL, press & media friends. Shri Kamleshbhai did the welcome of all the dignitaries and members, industrialists and press & media members, thereafter floral welcome was given by the Officer Bearers, Power Committee Members of VIA, RM, GIDC, Vapi, CO, NAA and Addl. Chief Engineer, GETCO to Shri Kanubhai. Shri Yogeshbhai then gave the brief of the project and expressed how with the support and cooperation of Shri Kanubhai this has been materialized within 4 months after pursuing of over 10 years. He also informed the present that the important and log awaited projects like Conversion of Overhead Electrical Lines into Underground Cabling in the Residential Areas, Establishment of Sports Complex etc. been approved and on the verge of implementation with the selfless effort, support and guidance of Shri Kanubhai. He said that he is hopeful that all the major issues of the Industries and Citizens of Vapi Industrial Estate will get resolved during the tenure of Shri Kanubhai Desai as Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Gujarat. Shri Rohitbhai Sompura then thanked Shri Kanubhai for his effort in successfully implementing this long pending work, he then informed all the present that the work of CC Lining of Bilkhadi and connection of Drainage Line of GIDC Char Rasta has also been taken up and likely to be completed shortly under the guidance of Shri Kanubhai. Shri Kanubhai during his speech said that he finds it his responsibility to do the works as informed by Shri Yogeshbhai and Shri Rohitbhai, as he is the elected representative of this area and people have elected him with the hope that he will resolve the issues of this area. He then thanked the Team of VIA for their continuous support and cooperation in all major works planned for the well being of the Industries and Citizens of this Estate. Shri P P Munsif then delivered the Vote of Thanks and during the same he also informed that the work of conversion of the 66 KV Overhead Lines into Underground Cabling is likely to be completed before monsoon itself so that the Industries Members and Residents does not face any hardship due to the ongoing work.

Published : 20-Feb-2022

Inauguration of Oxygen Park on 3.2.2022

Green Society of Vapi Industries Association (VIA) in its continuous endeavour to improve the ambiance and for the safekeeping of the environment has identified the land at Claps Hand near UPL Ltd., NH No. 48 and with the support of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi, Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL) and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) planned to develop an Oxygen Park as a Landmark at the entry point of the Vapi Industrial Estate. In about 4 months time the Oxygen Park has been developed and the inauguration of the same was done by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat on his birthday – 3rd February 2022. The inauguration function of the Oxygen Park was attended by Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary & Chairman – Green Society, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirish Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri L N Garg, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Kamal Shah, Invitee Member, VIA, Executive Committee Members – Shri Hemant Patel, Shri Kaushik Patel, Shri Suresh Patel, Shri Magan Savalia, Shri Rajul Shah, Shri Lalit Kothari, Shri Mitesh Desai, Shri Viraj Daxini, Shri Devendar Patel and many prominent Industries Members, Dr. Rajdipsinh Zala IPS, Shri Shrimal Sheshma IPS, Dy. SP, Vapi, Shri Ashish Maru, Divisional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Dineshkumar Parmar, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Devendra Sagar, Executive Engineer, GIDC, Vapi & Chief Officer, Notified Area Authority, Vapi and Shri H M Ganvit, Regional Officer (I/C), GPCB, Vapi, Smt. Kashmira Shah, President, Vapi Nagarpalika. Shri Kalpesh Vora during his welcome address gave briefed about the Oxygen Park, he also acknowledged and thanked Shri Kanubhai for his unconditional support for the development of the Oxygen park as a Director and Chairman – CSR Committee of VGEL. The dignitaries on the dias then welcomed with Flower Pots. The students Ms. Vama Shah and Mr. Arsh Qureshi, who helped in conceptualizing the design of the Oxygen Park and Shri Chirag Patel of Envirotech Landscape & Developers, who developed the Oxygen Park were felicitated by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai with a Certificate of Appreciation. Shri Kanubhai Desai during his address appreciated the work of the Green Society of VIA and mentioned how the land which was lying idle in the past now has been converted into a beautiful project – Oxygen Park by Green Society. Shri Satish Patel thereafter delivered the Vote of Thanks to all the present.

Published : 03-Feb-2022

Republic Day Celebration on 26.1.2022 at VIA Ground

The 73rd Republic Day was celebrated at Vapi Industries Association (VIA) as done every year. We have invited various Government Authorities like Police Department, Fire Fighting Staffs, GIDC, Notified Area Authority, GPCB, ESIC, DGVCL etc. for the Flag Hoisting. The Flag Hoisting was done at VIA Ground at 9:00 am by Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA in the presence of Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Madhubhai Mangukiya, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri Hemant Patel, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Krishnand Heble, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Sanjay Savani, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Jaish Tekchandani, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Jagdish Bharuchi, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Joy Kothari, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Bhagwan Ajbani, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Viraj Daxini, Executive Committee, Member, VIA, Shri Hasmukh J Patel, Executive Member, Shri Ketan Thakkar, Executive Committee Member, VIA. The function was also attended by Shri H N Ganvit, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Jatin Mehta, CEO, VGEL, Staff Members of VIA, VGEL & VECC and Industries Members of VIA. After the Flag Hoisting, during his address to the present Shri Kalesh Patel wished all the present on 73rd Republic Day, he then said VIA has proactively and continuously worked to successfully combat the COVID 19 pandemic during its first and second wave and the Free Vaccination Center for COVID 19 is still operational at VIA. He also requested all to follow all the COVID 19 guidelines and take all the precautions to remain safe & healthy. Shri Satish Patel during his address said that we all should be following all the COVID 19 guidelines of the Government as well follow our Constitution, he then said that due to vaccination we have experienced very minimal damages and casualty during this 3rd wave of COVID 19 and therefore requested all the industries members to make it compulsory for their employees, workers and visitors to be fully vaccinated before entering the factory premises. He also informed about the Night Curfew announced by the Government of Gujarat, but said that Industries are being allowed to continue their operation even during the Night Curfew, but he requested all the Industries Members to ensure that all their employees and workers wear their ID Card while commuting on the road during Night Curfew. Shri Prakash Bhadra during his address said that VIA has successfully exercised many initiatives during the COVID 19 pandemic, for the well being of the people of this region particularly the needy people, he said similarly Government has also taken many steps for the revival of the economy and survival of the Industries particularly the MSMEs, we all should therefore put our best effort for further betterment of the Estate and the Nation.

Published : 26-Jan-2022

Celebration of World Ozone Day on 16th September 2021

The World Ozone Day was celebrated jointly by Vapi Industries Association (VIA), Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL) on this day i.e. 16th September 2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The event was attended by Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Past President & Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Haresh Ganvit, Sr. Scientific Officer & Lab Head, GPCB, Vapi, the officers from GPCB, Vapi, Staff Members of VGEL and the Industries Members. Shri Hemangbhai during his welcome address said that the Industries Members of Vapi Industrial Estate are making continuous & continual progress in industrialization while nurturing the environment and mother earth with utmost care. Vapi Industries Association (VIA) also through its many initiatives ensuring the safe keeping of environment and ecology and to create awareness on environment regularly celebrating World Environment Day, Earth Day, World Ozone Day etc. Shri Prakashbhai during his speech explained the importance of the Ozone layer in the atmosphere, he further said that during this COVID 19 pandemic time we all have realized the importance of the Oxygen, we therefore should now understand the importance of Ozone in the atmosphere. Shri Ganvit also also explained the importance of Ozone in our daily life in details and Shri Jigar Patel, Dy. GM, CETP, Vapi thereafter gave a visual presentation on the importance of Ozone Layer, how it get damaged and what are the ways & means to stop the damage. The present Industries Members got important information and knowledge on Ozone & Environment through this event.

Published : 12-Jan-2022

50th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Vapi Industries Association (VIA) held at 4:00 pm on 7th January 2022 at VIA Auditorium

The 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Vapi Industries Association (VIA) for the year ended on 31st March 2021 was held at 4:00 pm on this day i.e. 7th January 2021, Friday at VIA Auditorium. The AGM was attended by over 160 Industries & Trade Members. The delay caused in holding the AGM was due to the restrictions imposed due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, President, VIA welcomed his fellow Office Bearers, Advisory Board Members – Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Committee Members and Members in the AGM. He said that the activities of VIA is not limited to the well being of Industries & Trade Members but it exercises many social activities for the upliftment of the people and the society, he then gave brief of few of such activities done by the Team Members of VIA during the COVID 19 pandemic to combat the deadly disease successfully. He also informed the present about various new projects like underground cabling of the overhead electrical lines, establishment of a Sports Complex etc. which has been taken up by VIA with support & guidance of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Gujarat & Advisory Board Member of VIA, to facilitate the Industries Members and the Citizens of this estate. Whicle concluding his welcome address he assured all about the continued selfless efforts of the Team of VIA for the betterment of the Industries & Trade and Citizens of this estate. Thereafter the agenda points of the AGM including the approval of the Audited Balance Sheet were taken up by the Hon. Secretary and the Treasurer of VIA and all the agenda points was passed unanimously and unopposed by all the present members. Thereafter Shri Yogeshbhai informed all the members about the tremendous support and guidance received from Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Gujarat and Shri Jitubhai Choudhari, Hon’ble Minister of State, Govt. of Gujarat in resolving many teething problems of Vapi Industrial Estate and surrounding areas, he also informed that the long awaited project for laying of pipeline till deep sea for discharge of Industrial Waste Water is also likely to be incorporated by Shri Kanubhai in the upcoming State Budget, this will not only help the Industries on this estate to get relaxed discharge norms but will also save around Rs. 200 Crores which otherwise was to be invested from the kitty of the Industries Members only. He requested all to bring up any issues or projects which may help in the betterment of this estate so that the same may be represented by VIA to the Hon’ble Ministers who are always willing to resolve the issues and challenges of this estate. Shri Prakashbhai then thanked the Founder President, Padma Bhushan Shri Rajjubhai Shroff, the Advisory Board Members, Committee Members and Members who have extended unconditional support to his team during histenure as President before he handed over the charge to Shri Kamleshbhai. He also expressed the Strong, Responsive and Sensitive approach taken by his team to resolve many of the challenges of the Industries & Trade Members and the continuous efforts and co-ordination made with leading associations and chambers like GCCI, FIA, CII and FICCI, who all have acknowledged the contribution made by VIA for the well being of the Industries & Trade. Shri Satishbhai while delivering Vote of Thanks, said that we have proud moments this year when our Founder President Shri Rajjubhai Shroff was awarded the very prestigious Padma Bhushan Award as well our Senior Member Shri Gaffurbhai Bilakhiya being awarded the prestigious Padma Shree Award. He also congratulated Shri Miteshbhai Desai, Shri Kaushikbhai Patel and Shri Manojbhai Patel – the members of the association who have recently won the election of Vapi Nagarpalika to become councilors. He then delivered his thanks to all the present members for attending the AGM of VIA. The 50th AGM of VIA was then concluded with the National Anthem.

Published : 12-Jan-2022

Visit of Scheduled Tribes Welfare Committee of Gujarat Assembly at Vapi on 29th December 2021

The Scheduled Tribes Welfare Committee of Gujarat Assembly came for a visit to Vapi Industrial Estate on 29th December 2021, Wednesday. The goal of the committee is to take the inputs from Industries and Citizens of different Cities and Industrial Estates to find out the issues, challenges and facilities for employment particularly for the tribal people of the State so that the same may be taken for discussion in Assembly for amicable solution. The committee consisting Shri Mohanbhai Dhodia, President, Scheduled Tribes Welfare Committee & MLA of Mahua, Shri Abhaysinh Tadvi, MLA, Sankheda, Shri Anandbhai Chaudhari, MLA, Mandvi, Shri Sunilbhai Gamit, MLA, Nizar, Shri Arvindbhai Patel, MLA, Dharampur, Shri Ramanbhai Patkar, MLA, Umargam accompanied by Shri Vinodkumar Rathod, Under Secretary, Gujarat Assembly, Shri Pratik Acharya, Section Officer, Gujarat, Assembly and Shri Amrut Nadiya, Dy. Section Officer, Gujarat Assembly, Dr. S N Agarwal, Sr. Scientific Officer, GPCB, Head Office and Shri K M Vagamsinh, Dy. Executive Engineer, Dept. of Environment & Forest, Govt. of Gujarat was present during the visit interactive meeting. The meeting was held in the presence of Shri D K Vasava, Dy. Director, DISH, Valsad, Shri Parag Dave, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri A G Patel, Regional Officer, GPCB, Sarigam & Navsari, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, NAA, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Executive Committee Member, VIA prominent Industries Members of VIA and Officers from various Government Authorities. Shri Kamleshbhai during his welcome address gave brief about VIA and its activities followed by floral welcome of the dignitaries, thereafter Shri Hemangbhai gave a detailed visual presentation on the activities of VIA. Thereafter Shri Mohanbhai and all the present members of the committee has expressed the need to take care of the tribal population of the surrounding areas, all of them during their address has appreciated the initiatives and efforts already taken by VIA and its members to establish necessary amenities and facilities for the tribal folks of the surrounding villages and areas. The meeting was then concluded with vote of thanks delivered by Shri Satishbhai. The committee members thereafter went for a visit to the CETP of Vapi, Muktidham and one Paper Industry – Aryan Paper Mills and one Pharmaceutical Industry – S Kant Healthcare.

Published : 30-Dec-2021

Visit of Public Accounts Committee of Gujarat Assembly at Vapi on 25th December 2021

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Gujarat Assembly came for a visit to Vapi Industrial Estate on 25th December 2021, Saturday. The goal of the committee is to take the inputs from Industries and Citizens of different Cities and Industrial Estates to find out the issues and challenges of people of the State so that the same may be taken for discussion in Assembly for amicable solution. The committee consisting Shri Punjabhai Vansh, President, PAC, Dr. Anil Joshiara, MLA, Bhiloda, Shri Virjibhai Thumar, MLA, Lathi, Shri Baldevji Thakor, MLA, Kalol, Shri Atmaram Parmar, MLA, Gadhada, Shri Vivek Patel, MLA, Udhna, Shri Bhagabhai Barad, MLA, Talala accompanied by Shri Meraman Hammir, Dy. Secretary, Gujarat Assembly, Shri Neeraj Gamit, Section Officer, Gujarat, Assembly was present during the visit interactive meeting. The meeting was held in the presence of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat, Shri Parag Dave, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri A G Patel, Regional Officer, GPCB, Sarigam & Navsari, Shri Dinesh M Parmar, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Advisory Board Members of VIA – Shri A K Shah, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Shri Nanubhai Bambharolia, Invitee Members of VIA – Shri Madhubhai Mangukiya & Shri Pramodbhai Patel, prominent Industries Members of VIA and Officer from various Government Authorities. Shri Kamleshbhai during his welcome address gave brief about VIA and its activities followed by floral welcome of the dignitaries, thereafter Shri Hemangbhai gave a detailed visual presentation on the activities of VIA. Thereafter Shri Punjabhai and all the present members of the PAC has expressed the need to uphold nature and environment with growing industrialization, all of them during their address has appreciated the initiatives and efforts of VIA and its members to maintain the greenery inside and around the Vapi Industrial Estate for safe keeping of the environment, its ambience and ecology. Shri Kanubhai during his address explained the present PAC members how every drop of waste water of all the industries as well as the sewage water of the residents are carried through underground drainage line to CETP where it gets treated to avoid any scope of soil, water or air pollution. The meeting was then concluded with vote of thanks delivered by Shri Satishbhai. The PAC members thereafter went for a visit to the CETP of Vapi and Muktidham before joining for a networking lunch at UPL Ltd., they have also been given a visual presentation on the functioning of CETP durin their visit to CETP.

Published : 27-Dec-2021

Sanman Samaroh of Padma Bhushan Shri Rajjubhai Shroff, Founder President - VIA & CMD - UPL Ltd. and Hon’ble Shri Kanubhai Desai, Cabinet Minister of Gujarat Govt of Finance, Energy & Petrochemical @ 11:00 am on 4.12.2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conf. Hall

Founder President of Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and Chairman & Managing Director, UPL Ltd. Shri Rajjubhai Shroff has been awarded one of the highest honour – Padma Bhushan by the President of India this year and Shri Kanubhai Desai, Advisory Board Member of VIA has recent been appointed as the Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Government of Gujarat. A Sanaman Samaroh (Felicitation Ceremony) was organized by VIA at 11:00 am on 4th December 2021, Saturday at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall to felicitate them for their larger than life achievements. The Sanman Samroh was held in the august present of Smt. Sandraben Shroff, Ex Director of Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. & Wife of Padma Bhushan Shri Rajjubhai Shroff, the Office Bearers, Executive Committee Members, Advisory Board Members, Past Presidents of VIA and leading Industrialists and their Senior Executives, Representatives of Industries Associations of surrounding areas, to name a few – Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member & Past President of VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member & Past President of VIA, Shri Kalpeshbhai Shah, Advisory Board Member & Past President of VAI, Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member & Past President of VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member of VIA, Shri Nanubhai Bambharolia, Advisory Board Member of VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Advisory Board Member & Ex Officio of VIA, Shri Satishbhai Zaveri, Past President of VIA, Shri Bhagwanbhai Bharwad, President, Shri Jigneshbhai Bari, VP, Shri Taherbhai Vohra, Hon. Secretary, Shri Vipulbhai Panchal, Jt. Secretary of Umargam Industries Association, Shri V Shidasan, President, Shri Shamim Rizvi, Hon. Secretary, Shri Sehulbhai Patel, Jt. Secretary, Shri Kaushikbhai Patel, Ex Hon. Secretary of Sarigam Industries Association, Shri Gautambhai Shah, President, Shri Mukeshbhai Thakur, VP, Shri Navinbhai Bansal, Hon. Secretary, Shri Sanjaybhai Kanungo, Spl. Invitee, Shri Jamshedbhai Panthaki, Committee Member, Shri Bharatbhai Patel, Committee Member of Morai Industries Association, leading Industrialists Shri Rajendra Agarwal, CMD – N R Agarwal Industries, Shri Ashwani Bhardwaj, MD, Hubergroup (I) Pvt. Ltd., Shri Mahendrabhai Shah, Director, Shah Paper Mills Ltd., Shri Rajiv Pandit, Director, R3 Crop Care, Shri Bimal Shah, Director, R3 Crop Care, Ex Directors of VGEL – Shri Sureshbhai Patel, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Shri S S Sarna, Shri Chetan Patel and many of the Executive Committee Member and Members of VIA, friends from Press & Media. Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, during his welcome address said that it is a lifetime opportunity to felicitate such stalwarts in their own area and achieved such great height making our association proud. After that giving brief of Shri Rajjubhai, Shri Kanubhai and Smt. Sandraben he welcomed them and all the present in the Sanman Samaroh. Shri Milanbhai Desai during his address said Shri Rajjubhai has not only contributed selflessly for the growth and well being of the Industries Members, Vapi Industrial Estate but he has always remained very much emotionally connected with the farmers of this region and his intention was to assure best crops and production by the farmers of this region. He also appreciated the simple nature, integrity and honesty of Shri Kanubhai, he continued saying that Shri Kanubhai has remained down to earth even after being appointed as the Cabinet Minister of Govt. of Gujarat. Going down the memory lane Shri Yogeshbhai said that when he was appointed as the President of VIA in the year 2015 many of his fellow members of the Association has asked him about his dream and vision and he said he wish to establish a good crematorium, which everyone took lightly, but Shri Rajjubhai assured his best and also made the highest contribution to build the state of the art Muktidham. He said similarly Shri Kanubhai has always stood beside him and came along with the team of VIA to Gandhinanagr and Delhi number of time to make representations to Ministers and Senior Officers to take Vapi out of Critically Polluted Areas list and with his guidance and support Vapi came out of the Critically Polluted Areas list during his term. Shri Shirishbhai said that he is been hearing about Shri Rajjubhai since his childhood and well aware of his achievements, he continued saying that Shri Rajjubhai’s vision was always ahead of time and that is the key to all his success. He also appreciated Shri Kanubhai for his simplicity, integrity and down to earth nature even after getting such success. Shri Satishbhai Zaveri shared many of his pleasant memories and appreciated Shri Rajjubhai for his support and cooperation to the small industries to make them survive, he also acknowledged the courage and integrity of Shri Rajjubhai in fighting the corruption and malpractices. He became emotional appreciating Shri Kanubhai and told all the present that how Shri Kanubhai recently attended the prayer meet of his beloved wife even after becoming a Cabinet Minister. Shri A K Shah shared his memories with Shri Rajjubhai and told all how he used fight against extortion, malpractices with the support of Shri Rajjubhai for the well being of the industries. He also appreciated the integrity and honesty of Shri Kanubhbai and expressed his wish to see him as the Chief Minister of Gujarat in the future. Smt. Sandraben during her speech thanked for holding this event, she requested and encouraged all the industries members to build world class infrastructure in Vapi Industrial Estate as we all are part and parcel of this estate and better infrastructure will help in further sustainable growth. Shri Kalpeshbhai Vora gave brief introductions of Shri Kanubhai and Shri Rajjubhai before inviting them to deliver their speech. Shri Kanubhai during his speech emphasized that he is very much a part and parcel of the Association and fellow colleague of the Industries Members of Vapi and always remain the same irrespective of his position in the Government. He assures to continue his effort and work for the well being of the Industries and Citizens of Vapi and surrounding areas. Appreciating Shri Rajjubhai, Smt. Sandraben and the entire Shroff family, he said it’s their support and blessings which made him reach such great height. Shri Rajjubhai said that most about him has already been said but he would still like to share few of his memories about the fight he made against corruption and malpractices to make the life of industries members easier and shred few of his past experiences. He then said that we have enough of technocrats like engineers, chemists etc. in our country and even in our organizations, we need to identify them and push them to achieve the unachievable and they are the people who make us great and successful. He also acknowledged the continued support and cooperation of his wife Smt. Sandraben. Encouraging all he said our future is very bright, we just need to pave our way forward and maintain our integrity and honesty in business. Acknowledging his team he said he keeps getting the credit of the hard and honest work of his team. He also acknowledged the honesty and integrity of Shri Kanubhai. Shri Satishbhai delivered the vote of thanks to the dignitaries and the participants and said we have experienced today one in a life time moment by being with the two great personalities who have probably reached to their highest limit of achievements.

Published : 04-Dec-2021

Welcome cum Interactive Meeting with Hon’ble Ministers of Gujarat on 30.10.2021

A welcome cum interactive meeting was arranged for Shri Rushikeshbhai Patel, Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Medical Education, Water Resources & Water Supply, Government of Gujarat in the presence of Shri Kanubhai Desai, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Government of Gujarat, Dr. K C Patel, MP, Valsad, Shri Rakeshbhai Shah, MLA, Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad, Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Advisory Board Members – Shri A K Shah, Shri Kalpesh Shah, Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Shri Milan Desai, Shri Prakash Bhadra and many Industries Members from Paper & Packaging, Pharmaceuticals and other Industries. During the interaction with the present members Shri Rushikeshbhai discussed about the concurrent issues related to Water Prices and Pharmaceutical Industries. He also assured all the present to bring amicable solution to these issues in the coming days. The meeting was well attended and very fruitful for the estate and the industries members.

Published : 30-Oct-2021

Abhinandan Samaroh of Shri Kanubhai Desai Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, GoG on 9.10.2021

Shri Kanubhai Desai is one of the very senior and active member of Vapi Industries Association (VIA), he is also an Advisory Board Member of VIA. All the members of VIA were overwhelmed by the recent prestigious appointment of Shri Kanubhai Desai as the Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals in Government of Gujarat. An Abhinandan Samaroh was therefore planned on the evening of 9th October 2021, Saturday, jointly with Valsad District BJP as part of their Ashirbad Yatra. The Ashirbad Yatra was held in the presence of Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Immd. Past President & Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Past President & Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Shah, Past President & Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Nanubhai Babharolia, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Kapil Swamiji of Swaminarayan Gurukul, Salvav, Shri Vitthal Patel, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Suresh Patel, Ex Chairman, NAGB, Vapi, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman, NA Committee, VIA, Shri Madhubhai Mangukiya, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri Bhavesh Mehta, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri Devendra Patel, Member – Program Committee, VIA, Shri Viraj Daxini, Member – Program Committee, VIA, Shri Hemant Kansara, President – BJP, Valsad, Shri Shilpesh Desai, Secretary – BJP, Valsad, Shri Kamlesh G Patel, Secretary – BJP, Valsad, Shri Mahendra Choudhary, Secretary – BJP, Valsad, Shri Suresh Patel, President – Vapi Taluka, BJP, Shri Mahesh Desai, President – Pardi Taluka, BJP, Shri Vitthal Patel and many others. Shri Kanubhai during his speech expressed that he is also one of the citizen and Industries Member of Vapi Industrial Estate and VIA and still considers himself to be one amongst the present only and he assured he will continue working for the well being of the Vapi Industrial Estate, its Citizens and Industries Members as always. Huge number of Industries Members, NGOs, Social Organizations and BJP Party Members and Workers attended the Abhinandan Samaroh to congratulate Shri Kanubhai.

Published : 11-Oct-2021

Awareness Seminar for Cleaner Vapi with Swachh Vapi Mission on 26.9.2021

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) in its continuous endeavour to create a better Environment and to improve the Ecology at Vapi Industrial Estate and surrounding areas, has organized an Awareness Seminar on Cleaner Vapi, jointly with Swachh Vapi Mission at VIA Auditorium on 26th September 2021. Keynote Speakers like Dr, Sudarshan Iyengar, Ex Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith (Environmentalist & Educationalist), Dr. Meena Sonde, Social & Environment Activist and Municipal Councilor of Ullhasnagar, Maharashtra and Mr. Nikunj Shukla, Executive – Warree Group enlightened the participants on the necessity and need for safe keeping the Environment and the ways and means to do it. Mr. Nikunj Shukla gave presentation on Solar Energy to improve Environment. The seminar was attended by Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Immd. Past President & Advisory Board Member, VIA and Dr. Hiten Bhatt, President, Swachh Vapi Mission. Shri Prakashbhai during his speech explained the need to improve the environment and ambience in Vapi Industrial Estate and our efforts to maintain cleanliness for the same and also informed the continuous and continual initiatives taken by VIA to achieve the goal. Shri Satishbhai Patel intimated the audience about the activities of VIA and its Green Society in developing multiple Gardens, Pocket Gardens and Green Belts with the support of its Industries Members, he also informed about the upcoming project of Oxygen Park to be established at Claps Hand, near UPL by VIA in the coming days. The seminar was well attended by Members of Swachh Vapi Mission, Industries Members and Citizens of the Estate.

Published : 27-Sep-2021

2nd International Day for Clean Air for Blue Skies on 7th September 2021

Last year the first ever International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies with the theme Clean Air for All was celebrated. The theme for the 2nd International Day of Clean Air for blue skies was “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet” which emphasizes the health effects of air pollution, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Day aims to prioritize the need for healthy air for all while keeping conversations broad enough to encompass other critical issues such as climate change, human and planetary health as well as the Sustainable Development Goals. Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Vapi has celebrated the 2nd International Day for Clean Air for Blue Skies on 7th September 2021 at VIA 1st Floor Conference Hall in the presence of Shri Haresh M Ganvit, Sr. Scientific Officer & Lab Head, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Jay Patel, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA and many Industries representatives from Paper Mills and other Industries. Shri Hemangbhai said that safe keeping of environment and air ambience is a necessity while striving for further Industrialization to generate sustainable growth and therefore he requested all the present Industries Members & Representatives to give as much care towards environment and ecology as towards production and manufacturing processes. Shri Jay Patel explained the need to nurture environment and air ambience and the collateral damage it may cause in the future if we fail to maintain the air ambience. Shri Ganvit requested the Industries Members to take utmost care for their emission by doing all the necessary compliances. The event was very informative and expected to cause significant improvement.

Published : 07-Sep-2021

Visit to Jan Ashirwad Yatra Rally of Smt. Darshana Jardosh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways & Textiles , Govt. of India at Morarji Desai Hall, Pardi on 17.8.2021

Smt. Darshana Jardosh, Hon’ble Minister of Textiles and Railways, Government of India took part in the Jan Ashirwad Yatra at Morarji Desai Hall, Pardi. Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi & Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman – Notified Area Committee, VIA attended the Jan Ashirwad Yatra and felicitated Smt. Darshana Jardosh by handing over a Memento on behalf of VIA and also handed over a pot with indoor plant on behalf of Green Society of VIA by showing the commitment of the Industries Members of VIA in safe keeping of Mother Earth.

Published : 18-Aug-2021

Independence Day Celebration on 15th August 2021

The 75th Independence was celebrated at VIA while following the all COVID 19 guidelines of the Government and the Flag Hoisting was done by Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA in the presence of Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Chetan Patel, Director, VGEL, Executive Committee Members and Members like Shri Madhubhai Mangukiya, Shri Lalit Kothari, Shri Lalit Arora, Shri Rajul Shah, Shri Hasmukh J Patel, Shri Jagdish Bharuchi, Shri Jaish Tekchandani, Shri Kamlesh Bhamani, Shri Ketan Thakkar, Shri Ashwin Kothari, Shri Becharbhai Patel, Shri Dhansukh Rudani, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Viraj Daxini, Shri Devendra Patel, Shri Jigar Patel, Shri Keval Kudekar and many more. Staff Members of VIA, VECC and VGEL were also present for the Independence Day Celebration and Flag Hoisting function. During his address Shri Kamleshbhai said that the whole nation and the entire world went through the miserable time in the recent past due to the deadly COVID 19 Pandemic and we have just came out of the disastrous situation successfully very recently, he prayed that we shall not again become the victim of that deadly disease and requested all to maintain all the safety and precautionary measures. Shri Satishbhai during his address also appreciated all for following the COVID 19 guidelines and precautionary measures to successfully combat the pandemic. He said that after experiencing the shortage of oxygen during the pandemic we all have understood the importance for safe keeping the environment for maintaining ideal oxygen level and VIA has already reinforced the continued effort to do more tree plantation in the estate and its surrounding areas. He said safe and improved environment is an absolute must for sustainable development and growth and requested all to join hand in that initiative with VIA.

Published : 15-Aug-2021

Inauguration of Pidlite Garden at Chanod on 12.8.2021

Pidilite Industries Ltd. is one of the patron members of Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and has always extended their support in many of the endeavours of VIA exercised for the well being of the environment, citizens and society. Pidilite Industries Ltd. now jointly with Green Society of Vapi has developed Pidilite Garden at Chanod, Vapi with the support of GIDC and Notified Area Authority, Vapi, to facilitate the residents of that area. The Inauguration of the Pidilite Garden was done by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi and Shri K Swaminathan, Vice President (Operations), Pidilite Industries Ltd. in the presence of Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary & Chairman – Green Society, VIA, Shri Hemant Patel, President, BJP, Notified Area, Vapi, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, Vapi Green Enviro Ltd., Shri Sharad Tewari, Vapi Unit – 1 Head, Pidilite Industries Ltd., Shri Kulwinder Segue, Vapi Unit – II Head, Pidilite Industries Ltd., Shri Dev Chaturvedi, Asst. Manager (EHS), Pidilite Industries Ltd., Vapi and many other officers from Pidilite Industries Ltd., Vapi.

Published : 12-Aug-2021

Welcome Meeting of Hon’ble Collector of Valsad 4:00 pm on 27th June 2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) has organized a Welcome Meeting for Smt. Kshipra Suryakant Agre IAS, Hon’ble Collector of Valsad at 4:00 pm on 27th July 2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The meeting was held in the presence of Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi, Smt. Akansha Siksha Khalkho IAS (Probationary), Asst. Collector of Valsad, Shri Dharmesh Mahakal, Mamlatdar, Vapi (City), Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milan R Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra Immd. Past President & Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri S S Sarna, Director, VGEL, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri V R Patel, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Gautam Shah, Founder President, Morai Industries Association, Shri Mukesh Thakur, Morai Industries Association, Executive Committee Members of VIA like – Shri Suresh Patel, Shri Tushar Shah, Shri Kaushik Patel, Shri Sanjay Savani, Shri Krishnand Heble and many others. Shri Kamleshbhai during his welcome speech welcomed all the present dignitaries, Shri Satishbhai during his address briefed the dignitaries about various activities exercised by VIA during the COVID 19 pandemic to combat the deadly disease successfully, Shri Kanubhai during his address to the present said that Smt. Kshipra Agre IAS is already known to many of the present as she has served earlier in the District Administration of Valsad before doing her IAS and thereafter she served in many posts at various places before taking charge as the Hon’ble Collector of Valsad, Shri Kanubhai also informed the Hon’ble Collector of Valsad about the co-operative nature of the Industries Members and the Association with Government Authorities and Officers which has resulted in abundant Sustainable Growth and assured to extend the same support and co-operation to her. Shri Prakashbhai also said that VIA has long history of co-operative association with various Government Authorities and District Administration and assured to maintain the same with Smt. Kshipra madam too. Smt. Kshipra madam during her address said she has long relation with the citizens and industries members of Valsad District and aware of their issues and challenges also. She further assured that she will extend all the support and co-operation to the industries members of the estate to generate sustainable growth while following the set rules & regulations. The meeting was concluded by Shri Kalpeshbhai delivering the vote of thanks to the dignitaries and the present members.

Published : 28-Jul-2021

8th Edition of Safety Alert Program – Safety Training on Process Optimization & Safety in Oxy - Fuel Gas Cutting & Welding on 24th June 2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and Vapi Emergency Control Center (VECC) jointly with Messers Cutting System and Crestt Innotech Pvt. Ltd., Surat has organized the 8th Edition of Safety Alert Program at 4:00 pm on 24th June 2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall with the support of Directorate of Safety & Health (DISH), Valsad and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) - Safety Training Session on Process Optimization & Safety in Oxy Fuel Gas Cutting & Welding. During the training session Shri Mandeep Joshi of Messers Cutting System explained the Nature & Behavior of Industrial Gases, way for Safe Handling of Gas Cylinders, uses and benefits of Industrial Gases, Gas Manifold System and how to optimize use of Industrial Gases. Shri Prakash Anandani of Crestt Innotech explained the risk and the ways & means to mitigate the risk of using Oxy Fuel Gas Cutting & Welding Operations. Shri Kalesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA and Shri Prakash Bhadra, Immd. Past President, VIA was present during the Safety Alert Program and they said that the safety of the Factory and the Work Place is not only important it is also important to maintain the safety of the personnel who are working there and ultimately generating the revenue for the company. They said that the work of Gas Cutting and Welding is increasing as there is continuous increase in infrastructural work which is causing an increased risk, particularly during the COVID 19 period there was shortage in availability of Oxygen and many case of fire incidents happened at Industries as well as in Hospitals which has caused considerable losses of human life as well as material and financial loses, regulatory authorities has also imposed heavy penalties for such incidents. Considering the scenario this Safety Program was the need of the time and this must have surely benefited the present fellow industries members and the safety personnel.

Published : 06-Jul-2021

7th Vishwa Yog Divas on 21st June 2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall

Vapi Industries Association Celebrated the 7th Vishwa Yog Divas and a Yog Shibir was organized at 7:00 am on 21st June 2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall like done every year. The Yog Shibir was attended by Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA and the members of VIA. The members of Patanjali Yog Samiti made the present to do various types of Yoga to maintain good health as well as mental health and to increase strength and stamina.

Published : 06-Jul-2021

Interactive Meeting with Chairman, GPCB at 11:00 am on 3rd July 2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall

An Interactive Meeting with Shri Sanjeev Kumar IAS, Chairman, GPCB and Vapi (VIA), Sarigam (SIA) and Umargam (UIA) Industries Associations was arranged at 1:00 am on 3rd July 2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall to discuss about the Environmental Issues and Challenges faced by the Industries Members of this region. The Interactive Meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Shri Sanjeev Kumar IAS, Chairman, GPCB in the presence of Shri Ramanbhai Patkar, Minister of State for Forest & Tribal Development, Govt. of Gujarat, Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi, Shri A V Shah, Member Secretary, GPCB, Shri N M Tabhani, Unit Head – Vapi, GPCB, Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Immd. Past President, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Bhavesh Mehta, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri S S Sarna, Director, VGEL, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Chetan Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri Mahesh Pandya, Director, VGEL, Shri Sharad Thakar, Past President, VIA, Shri Dinesh Kumar Parmar, RM, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Kaushik Gamit, Executive Engineer, GIDC, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer, NAA, Vapi, Shri V Shivdasan, President, SIA, Shri Shamim Rizvi, Hon. Secretary, SIA, Shri Bhagwan N Bharvad, President, UIA and his team, Shri H N Ganvit, Lab Incharge & Sr. Scientific Officer, GPCB, Vapi and the officers of GPCB, Vapi & Sarigam and industries members. Shri Kamleshbhai delivered the Welcome Speech by welcoming all the dignitaries. Shri Prakashbhai made an visual representation on the following issues : ? Permission of 91 Industries Members for Additional Discharge of Effluent ? Permission for Expansion of CETP, Vapi from 55 MLD to 70 MLD ? Single Window Process for Environmental Clearance ? Siting Criteria for setting up Industrial Units ? Closure & EDC levied on Industries in case of Fire / Accidents ? Waiver in Schedule I & II Audit for the current year due to COVID 19 ? Environmental Clearance for Expansion of existing TSDF Site ? Waiver to Industries with Boiler capacity up to 6 tons from installation of Auto Lime Dozing System Shri A K Shah emphasized on the necessity for relaxation in the Siting Criteria to encourage Industrialization outside GIDC Estates. He also requested to give relaxation to Boiler using Industries up to 6 Tons from installing auto lime dozing system. Shri Kalpeshbhai gave a brief visual presentation on the activities of Green Society of VIA and upcoming Oxygen Park to be developed by Green Society. Shri Kanubhai said that to maintain sustainable growth in the Estate the expansion of CETP is very important as that will also allow the industries to discharge additional load of effluent. He also represented that GPCB should jointly study the report of NIO which stated that part of the Damanganga River where the CETP, Vapi is discharging the treated water falls under estuary zone and once the same is established the Industries and CETP may enjoy relaxed discharge norms. He then said that earlier GIDC has allotted around 5 Acres of Land to VGEL for establishing the new TSDF Site but the same could not be done as there were some issues with the local villagers, but now as the same has been resolved we came to know that the tract for the Bullet Train will be passing through the said land and therefore the same cannot be used, he therefore requested the Chairman, GPCB to pursue the matter with GIDC to some other suitable land near by Vapi Industrial Estate for establishing the new TSDF Site. Shri Maheshbhai said that the Industries need to have relaxed discharged norms to remain viable and the same can be obtained through deep sea discharge only, he therefore requested the Hon’ble Chairman, GPCB to do the needful to procure the required fund from the Government bodies for early completion of the Pipeline Project for Deep Sea Discharge. Shri Shirishbhai Desai gave a brief presentation on the performance of CETP of Sarigam and the mass tree plantation activities exercised by SIA jointly with Forest Department to increase greenery in the region and to maintain ecological balance. He also represented for establishment of a suitable TSDF Site at Sarigam. Shri A V Shah gave very satisfactory point to point response to the representations made by the representatives of Industries & Associations. Shri Ramanbhai Patkar urged GPCB to impose relaxed norms for Industries established in the rural & village areas to encourage industrialization in rural areas, he also requested to focus on mass tree plantation and forestation activities. Shri Sanjeev Kumar during his speech appreciated the works done by the Green Society of VIA for safe keeping of the Environment and to maintain ecological balance. He further emphasized that as Industrialization is important for contributing to the GDP and generation of employment, taking care of the environment is as important to offer a better environment and ambiance to our next generation and to maintain sustainable growth. The Chairman, GPCB then visited the CETP, Vapi and inaugurated a 40 MTD Solar Sun Drying System.

Published : 03-Jul-2021

Farewell Meeting of Shri R R Raval IAS, Hon’ble Collector of Valsad on 2.7.2021

Shri R R Raval IAS has served as the Hon’ble Collector of Valsad for over thirteen months before retiring from his duties on 30th June 2021. A Farewell Meeting has been organized on 2nd July 2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall in his honour. The Farewell Meeting was held in the presence of Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Ex Officio, VIA, Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi & Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Chetan Patel, Director, VGEL, Executive Committee Members like Shri Suresh Patel, Shri Kaushik Patel, Shri Sanjay Savani, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Pramod Patel, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri Mohit Rajani, President, Rotary Club of Vapi. Shri Kanubhai, Shri A K Shah, Shri Milanbhai, Shri Shirishbhai and Shri Prakashbhai and all the present Office Bearers appreciated the proactive decisions taken by Shri R R Raval Saheb during the COVID 19 pandemic period to successfully combat the deadly disease and his ability to handle the extreme situations with absolute patience and prudent steps. All the present also wished him good health and happiness forever. Shri Raval during his speech thanked Vapi Industries Association and its members for their continued support which he received during his tenure as Collector of Valsad. He said he has never experienced such cordial and friendly environment anywhere else during his entire career. He said he will remember the Team of VIA as his friends and well-wisher and also assured to extend his best support and co-operation whenever needed.

Published : 02-Jul-2021

World Environment Day Celebration on 5.6.2021

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) jointly with Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi and Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL) is celebrating World Environment Day every year to create awareness about our Mother Nature, to maintain the ecological balance in and around Vapi Industrial Estate. This year also World Environment Day was celebrated with multiple activities aimed to the Environment. Tree Plantation was arranged at the CETP, Vapi to increase the greenery in the area. The Tree Plantation at CETP was done in the presence of Shri R R Raval IAS, Hon’ble Collector of Valsad, Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, & Chairman – Green Society, VIA, Shri S S Sarna, Director, VGEL, Shri Chetan Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman, NA Committee, VIA, Shri H N Ganvit, Environment Engineer & Lab Head, GPCB, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer (I/C), NAA, Vapi, Shri Vivek Trivedi, Jr. Scientific Officer, GPCB, Vapi and other Officers from GPCB Vapi. Shri R R Raval IAS, addressing the present appreciated the continuous effort made by VIA and VGEL in creating ideal ambience and maintaining ecological balance in the Vapi Industrial Estate and surrounding areas. The Maglam Udyan a pocket garden near Managalmurti was developed with the support of Mangalam Drugs & Organics Ltd. The Lokarpan of the Mangalam Udyan was done during the World Environment Day 2021 by the worthy hands of Shri R R Raval IAS, Hon’ble Collector of Valsad and Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi in the presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, & Chairman – Green Society, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Jt. Chairman, Green Society, VIA, Shri V R Patel, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Chetan Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman, NA Committee, VIA, Shri D B Sagar, Chief Officer (I/C), NAA, Vapi, Shri Lalit Kothari, EC Member, VIA, Shri Joy Kothari, EC Member, VIA, Shri Mitesh Desai, EC Member, VIA, Shri Mehul Patel, Member of VIA Shri Kanubhai during his address to the present appreciating VIA and the Green Society of VIA said that by developing Pocket Gardens we are improving the ambience and environment of the areas surrounding to the Pocket Gardens. Tulsi is one of the most commonly known medicinal plant and used in many medicines also. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat considering the present pandemic scenario has advised all the plant maximum number Tulsi during this World Environment Day 2021 and thereon. The Green Society of VIA accordingly planned to develop Tulsi Van near Lions Blood Bank, GIDC, Vapi, 2500 numbers were planted at the Tulsi Van and over 1000 Tulsi plants were distributed to the Industries Members and the Citizens of the Estate. Shri Prakashbhai also informed all the present that VIA and he Green Society will be planting altogether 25000 Tulsi Plants during the coming days. The Green Society of VIA with the support of the Industries Members is developing a land admeasuring around 5500 M² from 3rd Phase Fire Station to Kunder Chemicals. Tree Plantation was done at that site also on the World Environment Day – 5th June 2021. A Webinar was organized jointly with GPCB as part of the World Environment Day Celebration. During the Webinar Shri Prakashbhai during his welcome address expressed the need to do the plantation particularly medicinal plants and the plants which disposes more Oxygen to deal with pandemic and health challenges faced by the entire world. He said VIA and the Green Society of VIA understanding the necessity has already developed an Arogya Van during the Environment Drive 2020 with medicinal plants, he said similarly this year also we are developing the Tulsi Van and the first time in Vapi – an Oxygen Park. He said VIA and its Team stands committed for the continual improvement of the ambience in the Estate. Shri Kalpeshbhai later on gave a brief visual presentation on the activities of Green Society of VIA before giving a 3D presentation of the Oxygen park and thereafter the Online Inauguration of the Oxygen Park was done in presence of the all.

Published : 14-Jun-2021

Mobile Blood Donation Camp on World Blood Donor Day - 14.6.2021

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and its Team puts tireless effort for the wellbeing of the Industries, Industries Employees & workers, Citizens of Vapi Industrial Estate and surrounding areas. As part of these efforts VIA is regularly organizing Blood Donation Camp to provide the Life Saver Blood Units to the needy people and to mitigate the scarcity of Blood in the Local Blood Banks. 14th June is celebrated as World Blood Donor Day and to celebrate the day VIA with the support of Rotary Club of Vapi has organized a Mobile Blood Donation Camp today – 14th June 2021 at VIA Auditorium to support the initiative of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry to collect maximum units of Blood across the state on this special. The Mobile Blood Donation Camp was inaugurated in the august presence of Shri Kamlesh Patel, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra, Immd. Past President, VIA, Shri Lalit Kothari and Shri Joy Kothari, Executive Committee Members of VIA.

Published : 14-Jun-2021

Review Meeting for VIA ESIC COVID Care Center on 21.5.2021

We are very happy to state that in the last few days we have observed considerable decline in the COVID cases. At VIA ESIC COVID Care Center many of the COVID patients got completely cured by the treatment and already discharged. Presently there are only 3 patients at the center and even they are also not on oxygen support. To review the present status of VIA ESIC COVID Care Center and to prepare the way forward for the future a Review Meeting was convened at 4:00 pm today at VIA Office. The meeting was held in the presence of Dr. H P Singh, Nodal Officer for VIA ESIC COVID Care Center, Dr. Jignesh Prajapati, In Charge, VIA ESIC COVID Care Center, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA and Executive Committee Members like Shri Kamlesh Patel, Shri Suresah Patel, Shri Hemant Patel, Shri Tushar Shah, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Mehul Patel and Shri Jatin Monani. Shri Prakashbhai and Shri Satishbhai thanked and appreciated all the efforts of Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi, Valsad District Administration, District Health Department for successfully establishing the VIA ESIC COVID Care Center. Shri Prakashbhai then appreciated all the efforts made by Dr. H P Singh and Dr. Jignesh Prajapati for very successfully running the center. He said, even during a visit to the center, Shri C R Patil, President, BJP – Gujarat also appreciated the systematic functioning of VIA ESIC COVID Care Center. Thereafter during the meeting Dr. H P Singh suggested advised to continue the functioning of the VIA ESIC COVID Care Center and also to prepare for the 3rd Wave of COVID 19, which is been predicted by many experts. All the present members has completely agreed with Dr. Singh and also expressed their wish to install the very necessary equipments like Ventilators and BiPAP machines at VIA COVID Care Center in the coming days to treat the serious COVID infected patients. During the meeting The Elites, a NGO of Vapi donated one BiPAP machine to VIA and handed over the same to Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA and Dr. H P Singh. All the present thanked and appreciated this noble gesture of Shri Girish Khubchandani, Shri Gaurav Agarwal and all the members of the Elite.

Published : 21-May-2021

Blood Donation Camp on 30.4.2021 at VIA Auditorium

Vapi Industries Association organizes regular Blood Donation Camps to fulfill the requirement of Blood for needy patients and to mitigate the scarcity of the Blood in the local Blood Banks. From 1st May 2021 all above the age of 18 years will eligible to take the Vaccine to protect themselve from the deadly COVID 19 disease and once vaccinated such person will not be able to donate the blood for the next 28 days. The Team Members of VIA has envisaged acute shortage of Blood in the coming days due to this and therefore arranged this Blood Donation Camp on 30th April 2021. With support of the Industries Members during the camp Smt. Puriben Popat Lakha Lions Blood Bank collected 115 units of blood and Haria L G Rotary Nukem Blood Bank collected 88 units of blood aggregating to total 203 units of blood till the closing of the camp. Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi made a visit to the Blood Donation Camp to inspire the Office Bearers and the Committee Members. The Blood Donation Camp was held in the presence and active support of Shri Praksh Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Members of Blood Donation Camp Committee like Shri Kamlesh Patel, Shri Ketan Joshi, Vapi Notified Area Governing Board Member Shri Hemant Patel, Executive Committee Members – Joy Kothari, Parag Doshi, Magan Savalia, Jatin Monani, Jigar Patel, Vijraj Daxini, Devendra Patel

Published : 01-May-2021

Blood Donation Camp on 30.4.2021 at VIA Auditorium

Vapi Industries Association organizes regular Blood Donation Camps to fulfill the requirement of Blood for needy patients and to mitigate the scarcity of the Blood in the local Blood Banks. From 1st May 2021 all above the age of 18 years will eligible to take the Vaccine to protect themselve from the deadly COVID 19 disease and once vaccinated such person will not be able to donate the blood for the next 28 days. The Team Members of VIA has envisaged acute shortage of Blood in the coming days due to this and therefore arranged this Blood Donation Camp on 30th April 2021. With support of the Industries Members during the camp Smt. Puriben Popat Lakha Lions Blood Bank collected 115 units of blood and Haria L G Rotary Nukem Blood Bank collected 88 units of blood aggregating to total 203 units of blood till the closing of the camp. Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi made a visit to the Blood Donation Camp to inspire the Office Bearers and the Committee Members. The Blood Donation Camp was held in the presence and active support of Shri Praksh Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Members of Blood Donation Camp Committee like Shri Kamlesh Patel, Shri Ketan Joshi, Vapi Notified Area Governing Board Member Shri Hemant Patel, Executive Committee Members – Joy Kothari, Parag Doshi, Magan Savalia, Jatin Monani, Jigar Patel, Vijraj Daxini, Devendra Patel

Published : 01-May-2021

Safety Alert Program on Prevention of Accidents & Injuries on 8.3.2021 as part of 50th Safety Week Celebration

The 7th edition of the Safety Alert Program on Prevention of Accidents & Injuries was held on 8.3.2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall as part of the 50th National Safety Week Celebration jointly with Directorate of Safety & Health (DISH), Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi. The program was held in the presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Executive Committee Member, VIA and Dr. Vikas Jain, Jt. Chairman, Disaster Management Committee, VIA, Keynote Speaker of the event Shri Yagnesh Naik of Naik & Associates, Surat. The Safety Alert Program was attended by about 40 Safety Personnel from various Industries Members. During his speech Shri Prakashbhai said that most of the accidents that take place in industries are quite often due to lack of safety measures and he therefore emphasized that we should practice safety measures and create safety awareness not only during the Safety Week Celebration by round the clock 365 days. He also said that many a times due to faulty reporting small incidents also surfaces like big accidents and the adverse effect of the same has to be then borne by the concerned industry. He further said that to support the MSME Member Units Vapi Industries Association (VIA) & Vapi Emergency Control Center (VECC) is also planning to conduct Safety Audit at their factory premises shortly. Shri Satishbhai said that VIA & VECC is regularly taking initiatives through various awareness programs like Safety Alert Program to create Safety Awareness which has helped many of the Industries Members and their employees & workers. Shri Kalpeshbhai gave brief about the VECC and its activities to all the present saying that VECC offers 24X7 service to the Industries Members in case of any untoward incidents or accidents. He proudly said that nowadays almost every industries members have the phone numbers in their emergency contact numbers list or on their display board and VECC is immediately contacted by them in case of any accidents for its support in coordinating with emergency services like Fire Station, DISH etc. Dr. Vikas Jain suggested that Industries Members should be as proactive to maintain Safety and Security as they are for their Production and Turnover and he said that will only help in reducing untoward incidents or accidents at Industrial Units. Shri Yagnesh Naik explained all the present about the small mistakes we often make to take stock of safety which often resulted into difficulties and complicated situation. He said that the mentality of Industrialists and their Employees need to change about Safety & Security and that will help a long way to reduce accidents and untoward incidents. All the present were grossly benefited by the Safety Alert Program.

Published : 08-Mar-2021

Inauguration of 50th Safety Week Celebration on 4.3.2021

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and Vapi Emergency Control Center (VECC) is always committed in up keeping safety, health and environment. VIA & VECC is taking regular measures to make Vapi a Zero Accident Estate by holding various Safety Awareness & Training Programs regularly. Safety Week is celebrated across the country from 4th to 10th March and VIA & VECC is also celebrating the 50th Safety Week from 4th March to 10th March 2021jointly with Directorate of Safety & Health (DISH), Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and Notified Area Authority (NAA) as done every year. The inauguration function of the Safety Week Celebration was organized on 4th March 2021 at Pidilite Industries Ltd., Plot No. 23, Phase I, GIDC, Vapi in the presence of Shri D K Vasava, Dy. Director, DISH, Valsad, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA and Dr. Sharad Tewari, Unit Head, Pidilite Industries Ltd. After the inauguration Safety Oath was taken by all the dignitaries and participants of the Inaugural Function. During the Inauguration Function of the 50th Safety Week Celebration Shri Prakash Bhadra also informed that VIA & VECC will also be organizing Safety Audit at the MSME Member Units as our Journey to World Zero Accident. Safety Week Celebration is also taking places at the Factory Premises of many of our Industries Members and various Safety Awareness Programs has been planned. Aarti Industries Ltd. has organized Poster Competition, Mock Drill, Essay Competition, Awareness on Usage of Fire Fighting Equipments, Safety Quiz and Safety Speech Competition, Jay Chemicals has organized Training for Safe Keeping and Storage of Materials at their Factory Premises, R3 Crop Care has organized Poem Competition, Mock Drill, Safety Training Session and Safety Quiz Competition. Similarly many other Industries Members have also organized various safety awareness programs at their factory premises showing their commitment in maintain Safety & Health at their factory premises and in the Estate. VIA & VECC also arranged an event on Prevention from Accidents and Injuries, at 10:30 am on 8th March 2021, Monday at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall and an Awareness Session on Fire Safety Rules & Norms on 9th March 2021, Tuesday at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The Concluding Ceremony of the 50th Safety Week Celebration will be held at 11:00 am on 10th March 2021, Wednesday.

Published : 05-Mar-2021

Interactive Meeting with Regional PF Commissioner of Vapi on 24.2.2021

An interactive meeting with Industries Members and Regional PF Commissioners of Vapi was organized jointly with PF Department of Vapi on 24th February 2021 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The meeting was attended by Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Lalit Aroa, Jt. Chairman, PF Committee, VIA, Shri Hemant R Patel, Jt. Chairman, PF Committee, VIA, Shri Shekhar Kumar, Regional PF Commissioner I, Vapi, Shri V G Salve, Regional PF Commissioner II, Vapi, Shri Deepak Sharma, Enforcement Officer, PF Department, Vapi and Shri Sanjay Kumar, Enforcement Officer, PF Department, Vapi. Shri Prakashbhai during his welcome note said that he has received many representations from the Industries Members about a notice served to them and therefore he discussed the issues with Shri Shekhar Kumar, after detailed discussion both of them decided to hold this interactive meeting to give clarity about those notices. Shri Prakashbhai also appreciated the proactive response in resolving the issues and challenges of Industries Members. Shri Shaekhar Kumar during his speech said that earlier it was planeed to give a presentation on Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojna (ABRY) during this meeting but it was felt to give that presentation in a larger forum so that more and more industries members may get the benefit of the same, he said therefore a presentation on ABRY will be arranged by the PF Department jointly with VIA, involving the surrounding areas Industries Associations and their members, may be on 10th March 2021. He then clarifying the issue of notices served to Industries Members by the PF Department, said that those are not notices and actually an intimation letter to the Industries Members to get themselves registered with the PF Department (if not done already) to reap the benefit of the ABRY, by which the employer and employees will enjoy the benefit of PF for 2 years without contributing from their kitty. He also assured all the present that department will always stand in support with the Industries & Trade Members and will never act like an enforcement authority. The interactive meeting was well attended by over 50 Industries & Trade Members.

Published : 26-Feb-2021

Farewell Meeting of Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi on 26.2.2021

Shri B R Gajjar has served as Regional Officer of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Vapi for about 4 years and will be retiring from his duties shortly. A Farewell Meeting has been organized in his honour at 4:00 pm on 26th February 2021. The meeting was attended by Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Past President & Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri S S Sarna, Director, VGEL, Shri Magan Savalia, VGEL, Shri Chetan Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri Bhavesh Mehta, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri Pramod Patel, Invitee Member, VIA and many Executive Committee Members and Industries Members of VIA. During their speech Shri Prakashbhai, Shri A K Shah, Shri S S Sarna, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Shri Bhavesh Mehta, Shri Chetan Patel and Shri Sunil Shah expressed their experiences with Shri B R Gajjar and his co-operative nature to help out the Industries Members from challenges and difficulties. Shri Gajjar during his speech expressed his thanks to VIA, VGEL and its Industries Members for all the support and co-operation he has received during his tenure as RO, GPCB, Vapi and the openness of the Industries Members to adopt necessary steps and measures to comply with the environmental norms.

Published : 26-Feb-2021

Inauguration of ETP, CETP, STP Operation and Maintenance Course on 15.2.2021

Under the Green Skill Development Program of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and with the leadership of Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre – Envis (GCPC), in support of Vapi Industries Association, 15 Candidates will be trained under the guidance of Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre, CETP of Vapi and the Expert Industrialists. The Certificate Training Course on ETP, CETP, STP Operation and Maintenance will be of 300 Hours. The Inauguration of the course was done 15th February 2021 at Centre of Excellence, Vapi in the presence of Dr. Bharat Jain, Member Secretary, Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri R Gananasegaran, CEO, VGEL, Shri Mahesh Pandya, Chairman of Centre of Excellence Committee, VGEL and Shri Sharad Thakar, Shri Ashok Shukla and Shri Navinbhai Patel. Clean Enviro Project Consultancy. During his speech Dr. Bharat Jain, Member Secretary, GCPC said that this through this ETP, CETP, STP Operation and Maintenance will help in generating skilled work force for the Industrial Units. Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA during his speech said that ETP and CETP is like Universities which will teach the candidates about treatment of different type of effluent, use of 4R Technique and ZLD Process for controlling and reducing Pollution. Shri Mahesh Pandya said that Centre of Excellence of Vapi is been developed by Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. for Skill Development only and it is a matter of pride that the ETP, CETP, STP Operation and Maintenance Course is being held at Centre of Excellence of Vapi.

Published : 16-Feb-2021

Interactive Meeting with Principal Chief GST Commissioner (Vadodara Zone) on 15.1.2021

An Interactive Meeting was held on 15th February 2021 at GST Bhavan, Vapi under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Principal Chief Commissioner (Vadodara Zone), Shri Ashok Mehta IRS in the presence of Shri Vikram Wani IRS, Commissioner, CGST, Daman, Shri V. Pandit IRS, Addl. Commissioner and Shri Amarnath Kesari IRS, Addl. Commissioner, Shri Hemant Pant, Member, GST Committee, VIA, Shri Pankaj Shukla, Member, GST Committee, VIA, representatives of Daman Industries Association, Federation of Industries Association of DNH, Vapi Chemists & Druggists Association, CA Institute of Vapi and corporate members of Vapi. First and foremost the Principal Chief Commissioner welcomed all the representatives from various Industries Associations and Corporate members. He then expressed that GST department is always having very cordial relation with Industries & Trade Members and wishes to continue doing so and extend the utmost support & help to all. He said in case of any clarification or doubt or excess overreach by any officers of the department the Industries & Trade Members may always contact him directly on +91 98180 99199 to get the issue resolved amicably. Thereafter following matters were informed and discussed : The GST Commissionerate will also be setting up Sarvottam – Taxpayers Lounge in a short while at GST Bhavan for assisting the GST payers. GST Commissionerate has also developed a Mobile App – IRIS Peridot which can be downloaded for free. The Mobile App provides immediate information regarding filing of GST Returns, Status of GST No. etc. once any GST No. is entered. A team from GST Commissionerate will frequently organize trade and department meetings, either though web mode or physical mode (in small groups) for training for new updates and removal of doubts in GST. The present representatives from Industries Associations then represented out about certain incidents that took place recently where Industries & Trade Members were harassed by GST Officials during search activity at their premises and requested the Principal Chief Commissioner to take immediate action to prevent such untoward incidents in the future. Trade representatives also complemented the Commissionerate for their co-operation extended during UTs merger.

Published : 16-Feb-2021

Welcome Meeting of Shri V G Bharvad, Police Inspector, Vapi GIDC Police Station on 29.1.2021

Shri V G Bharvad has recently taken charge as the Police Inspector of Vapi GIDC Police Station. A welcome meeting was arranged for him at VIA 1st Floor Conference Hall on 29th January 2021 at 4:00 pm. The meeting was attended by Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Suresh Patel, Ex Chairman, Notified Area Governing Board of Vapi, Shri Magan Savalia, EC Member, VIA & Director, VGEL, Shri Kamlesh Patel, EC Member, VIA, Shri Krishnanand Heble, EC Member, VIA and Shri Jayendrasinh Parmar, Shri Sanjay Shah, Shri Hardik Shah of VIA After the floral welcome to Shri Bharvad, Shri Prakashbhai did the welcome address and during his welcome speech Shri Prakashbhai on behalf of the Members of the Association assured Shri Bharvad about the continued support and co-operation to the Police Department in maintaining the Law & Order and Safety & Security in the Estate. He then said that the ever increasing traffic is largest challenge and issue of this estate and expressed hope that with the support of Shri Bharvad and the Police Department we will surely be able to reduce the problems. Shri Bharvad also assured to extend his support and co-operation to the Industries & Trade Members and assured to take up the Traffic issue in war footing to reduce the challenges.

Published : 30-Jan-2021

Webinar on Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) on 20.1.2021

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) jointly with Employees Provident Fund Office (PF Department) Vapi has jointly organized a Webinar on 20th January 2021 at 12:00 Noon to make the Industries Members aware of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Yoajana of Government of India. The webinar was held in the presence of Chief Guest Shri Kumar Rohit, Addl. Central PF Commissioner, Gujarat Zone, Shri Shekhar Kumar, Regional PF Commissioner – I, Vapi, Shri B H Salve, Regional PFF Commissioner – II, Vapi, Shri Upendra Kumar, Addl. PF Commissioner, Vapi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA and Officers of Vapi PF Office. During his welcome address to the participants Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA acknowledged and appreciated the continued support and suggestions received from the PF Department and their officials in resolving the queries and problems of the Industries Members. During the COVID 19 Pandemic the Government of India has announced many reliefs and benefits to Industries Members to come out of the challenging period, under Atmanirbhar Package and ABRY is also a part of that package offered by the PF Department. The scheme was very well explained to all the participants to make it convenient to attend the benefits of the scheme. The queries raised by the present Industries Members were also well answered by the Officials from the department. The webinar was attended by over 100 Industries Members.

Published : 27-Jan-2021

Meeting to Plan & Support the Initiative of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mahanirman Nidhisamarpan Samiti, Valsad at 11:00 on 23.1.2021

After decades of efforts and persuasion the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has given the judgment for the Ram Mandir and thereafter Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has been formed to build the Ram Mandir (Rashtriya Mandir) at Ayodhya. For early establishment of the Ram Mandir (Rashtriya Mandir) the Trust and its Trustees are working tirelessly. To extend support to Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mahanirman Nidhisamarpan Samiti, Valsad was formed. A meeting was convened at 11:00 am on 23rd January 2021, Saturday at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall to support the initiative of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mahanirman Nidhisamarpan Samiti, Valsad to establish the Ram Mandir (Rashtriya Mandir), in the presence of Shri Gopalji, Rashtriya Pracharak, RSS, Shri Yashwant Chaudhari, Leading Head of RSS, Gujarat, Shri Ajay Vyas, Secretary, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Gujarat, Shri Bharatsinh Parmar, Ex. Gen. Secretary & Ex. MP, BJP, Gujarat, Shri Rajjubhai Shroff, CMD, UPL Ltd. & Founder President, VIA and President, Shri Ram Jnmbhoomi Mahanirman Nidhisamarpan Samiti, Valsad, Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member & Past President, VIA and Vice President, Shri Ram Jnmbhoomi Mahanirman Nidhisamarpan Samiti, Valsad, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA and Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA & President, Gujarat Paper Mills Association, Shri Satish Patel, President, BJP, Vapi Town, Shri Hemant Patel, President, BJP, Vapi Noified Area, Shri Hemang Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Past President & Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri L N Garg, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA and many leading Industrialists of Vapi Industrial Estate. The present dignitaries requested all the Industries Members to extend their fullest support and co-operation to the work of establishment of the Ram Mandir (Rashtrya Mandir) and contribute generously.

Published : 27-Jan-2021

Republic Day Celebration on 26th January 2021

The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated at Vapi Industries Association (VIA) as done every year. We have invited various Government Authorities like Police Department, Fire Fighting Staffs, GIDC, Notified Area Authority, GPCB, ESIC, DGVCL etc. for the Flag Hoisting. The Flag Hoisting was done at VIA Ground at 9:00 am by Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA in the presence of Shri Heman Naik, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Nanubhai Bambharolia, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Madhubhai Mangukiya, Invitee Member, VIA, Shri Rajul Shah, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Krishnand Heble, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Sanjay Savani, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Jaish Tekchandani, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Jagdish Bharuchi, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Joy Kothari, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Hardik Shah, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Dr. Kamal Vashi Executive Committee, Member, VIA, Shri Chetan Patel, Chairman, Water Committee, VIA & Director, VGEL. The function was also attended by Shri R Gnanasegaran, CEO, VGEL, Shri Rajendra Chechani, CFO, VGEL, Staff Members of VIA, VGEL & VECC and Industries Members of VIA. After the Flag Hoisting, during his address to the present Shri Prakash Bhadra with great pleasure and pride informed all the present that the Founder President of VIA Shri Rajjubhai Shroff is been Awarded the very prestigious Padma Bhushan Award in this Republic Day 2021, he also said that a congratulation message will be sent to Shri Rajjubhai on behalf of all the Members of VIA. He then appreciated the patience and prudent steps taken by the Industries & Trade Members and the Citizens to successfully come out of the COVID 19 pandemic period. Shri Shri Hemang Naik during his address requested the Industries & Trade Members and the Citizens to continue fulfilling their duties judiciously as they have done during the COVID 19 period to contribute further to the progress of our Nation.

Published : 27-Jan-2021

Orientation Session on Certified Maintenance Practitioners on 8.1.2021

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) jointly with Auro University, Surat and Skilltelliegent organized an Orientation Session on Certified Maintenance Practitioners at 4:00 pm on 8th January 2021, Friday at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The session was held in presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA and Shri Kamlesh Patel, Executive Committee Member, VIA. During his welcome address Shri Prakashbhai expressed the importance of regular maintenance practices at Industries to maintain safety and increase productivity. The Keynote Speaker Mr. Atul Desai from Skilltelligent and Mr. Kishor Shrama from Auro University emphasized on following maintenance process and practices : ? Breakdown Maintenance : This forced maintenance is done in case of breakdown of machines ? Scheduled Maintenance : This kind of maintenance are routine maintenance and this should be done in regular interval to avoid breakdowns and increase the life of the machines and to increase productivity ? Anticipatory Maintenance : This type of maintenance should be done when it is found that some parts of any machine is reaching its wear & tear period and needs to be replaced to avoid breakdown and therefore a maintenance is planned in anticipation The keynote speaker pointed out that the Scheduled maintenance and anticipatory maintenance is very much useful to increase productivity, have longer machine life and most importantly to reduce downtime. The event was well attended by over 40 plant managers, maintenance managers and maintenance officers of various industries members.

Published : 09-Jan-2021

Farewell Meeting of Shri C R Kharsan IAS, Hon’ble Collector of Valsad on 13.6.2020

Vapi Industries Association(VIA) has arranged a Farewell Meeting for Shri C R Kharsan IAS, Hon’ble Collector of Valsad on 13th June 2020 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. During the meeting Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, President, VIA and Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi very well appreciated the Industry friendly and supportive attitude of Shri Kharsan throughout his tenure as the Collector of Valsad and particularly during the Nationwide Lockdown due to COVID 19 pandemic. They said due to his continuous effort and support almost all the Industries of Vapi Industrial Estate was able to function even during the Lockdown to manufacture essential goods and commodities. Immd. Past President of Sarigam Industries Association (SIA) Shri Shirishbhai Desai, President of Vapi Nagarpalika Shri V R Patel, Chief Officer of Vapi Nagarpalika Shri Darpan Oza, Advisor Board Members of VIA – Shri A K Shah and Shri Milanbhai Desai also appreciated the supportive and helpful nature of Shri Kharsan. Shri Kharsan also appreciated the support and co-operation received from VIA and it’s Industries Members which has helped in resolving long pending important issues of the Valsad District and resulted into abundant growth and development in the district. The farewell Meeting was held in the presence of Shri Yogeshbhai Kabaria, Advisory Board Member of VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member of VIA, Shri Satishbhai Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Munnabhai Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savlia & Shri Chetanbhai Patel, Director of VGEL, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel & Shri Hemantbhai Patel, Members of Notified Area Governing Board of Vapi, Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri V D Shivdasan, President, SIA and Shri Lalitbhai Garg, Hon. Secretary, Gujarat Paper Mills Association.

Published : 05-Nov-2020

Webinar – Environment Clinic on Hazardous Waste on 16.9.2020

World Ozone Day is celebrated worldwide on 16th September 2020 and VIA is also celebrating the World Ozone Day every year jointly with Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL). Considering the present situation due to COVID 19, this year VIA, GPCB and VGEL has organized a Webinar - Online Environment Clinic on Hazardous Waste on 17th September 2020 as part of the World Environment Day Celebration. This webinar was held in the presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajul Shah, Chairman, Environment Committee, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman, Green Society, VIA, Shri V D Sivdasan, President, Sarigam Industries Association (SIA) and Shri B R Gajjar, RO, GPCB, Vapi. The Webinar was attended by over 100 industries members and their employees. During his welcome speech Shri Prakashbhai appealed to all the present to maintain and strictly follow all the guidelines of the Government to maintain safety and health. He further said that there is acute shortage of resources worldwide and therefore we need to take continuous guidance from technical experts and follow their advices and suggestions. Shri Sivdasan welcomed all the present and said that SIA and its industries members are always following and abiding the Government norms and rules. He then enquired certain things about safe disposal of Hazardous Waste which was satisfactorily answered by Shri Gajjar. Shri Rajulbhai Shah then informed about the plan to establish an Acid Bank to facilitate recycling of Hazardous Waste. Shri B R Gajjar then gave awareness to all the present about the guidelines for Waste generation, transportation, recycling, storage disposal including the medical waste like used hand gloves, masks under the present COVID 19 scenario. He also informed all about the necessity to put display board at industries as suggested under the Rule 9 and present order issued by the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal. Thereafter during the interaction session with the participants Shri Gajjar satisfactorily responded to the queries of the participants. The participants also appreciated the event and requested to hold this type of events regularly.

Published : 05-Nov-2020

Webinar – Environment Clinis on Winter Action Plan for Controlling Air Pollution on 21.10.2020

Vapi Industries Association (VIA), jointly with Gujarat Pollution Control Board(GPCB), Sarigam Industries Association(SIA) and Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL) has organized a Webinar – Environment Clinic on Winter Action Plan – Air Pollution Control During Winter Season on 21st October 2020 under the advice of Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi. The webinar was held in the presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman – Green Society, VIA, Shri V D Sivdasan, President, Sarigam Industries Association (SIA), Shri Kaushik Patel, Ex. Hon. Secretary, SIA and the key note speaker of the Environment Clinic Shri Haresh M Ganvit, Senior Scientific Officer – Lab Head, GPCB, Vapi. The Environment Clinic was well attended by over 50 Industries Members and their employees. Shri Prakashbhai during his welcome speech welcomed all the present and said that the presentation of Shri Ganvit to be given during the session will be of extreme importance for the Industries Members and help them in complying the Winter Action Plan for Controlling the Air Pollution. He also said that considerable amount of Air Pollution is done due to the Vehicular Traffic and due to burning of scraps by the scrap dealers. Shri Ganvint thereafter requested the present to control the air pollution caused by gaseous emission at the source itself as he said that due to low temperature in the Winter Season such elements remains in the lower atmosphere causing increase in Air Pollution. He also said that Industries Members who are using Boilers need to do regular scrubbing activities and cleaning of bag filters regularly to control the emission. He further emphasized that this efforts are necessary to reduce the CEPI Index Score. Shri Sivdasan also said that these suggestions will also be of extreme help for the Industries Members of SIA.

Published : 05-Nov-2020

Welcome Meeting of Dr. Rajdipsinh Zala IPS, SP, Valsad on 3.9.2020

A Welcome Meeting was arranged for Dr. Rajdipsinh Zala IPS who has recently took charge as Superintendent of Police, Valsad. The Welcome Meeting was held in the presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Munna Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi & Advisory Board Member of VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Shirishbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri V R Patel, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Sureshbhai Patel, Chairman, Notified Area Governing Board (NAGB), Vapi, Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Member, NAGB, Vapi, Shri Hemantbhai Patel, NAGB, Vapi, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Director, Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL), Shri Chetanbhai Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri Rajul Shah, Chairman, Environment Committee, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman, Green Society, VIA, Shri Sanjay Shah, Jt. Chairman, Security Committee, VIA, Shri Sunil Shah, Aryan Paper Mill Ltd., Shri N K Kamolia, Police Inspector, VAPI GIDC Police Station, Shri R Gnanasegaran, CEO, VGEL and Shri Rajendra, Chechani, CFO, VGEL. In the very beginning of his speech Dr. Zala appreciated the efforts made by VIA and its team members in successfully executing various activities during the COVID 19 pandemic to combat the deadly disease successfully and to support the needy and distressed people of the estate, he also acknowledged the support rendered by VIA to the District Police Department during the pandemic. He then expressed his wish to introduce a Mobile App to register all the Industries Workers & Labours of all the Industries so that if any of the labour / worker even if migrant workers commit any crime they may be traced easily. He also intimated about the upcoming projects Valsad Police Department intends to launch in the coming days are like She project for the safety of the women of the district, she further emphasized that it has been observed that crime with women usually happens in remote places like river side, parks etc. and normally in the dark hours, this project will be appointing dedicated women police team to patrol such areas and Ariel Surveillance will also be made through Drone Cameras, Vadil Vandana project for increased safety & security of Senior Citizens by registering the details of domestic helps and servants who are working at the residences of Old people, this project will also try to extend help to senior citizens by supply them their medicines, as it has been observed that theft and loots are usually happening at the residences of the old people. He also explained about the common dangerous cyber crimes like Email Spoofing and SIM Swapping and intimated the ways and means to protect ourselves from such crimes. He also advised the Industries Members to remain particularly cautious and maintain safety & security while doing online monetary or other transactions. Shri Kanubhai during his speech said that during any accidents at Industries earlier local police department used to file criminal cases against the owner along with the Factory Inspector, but now under the advice of the Superintendent of Police of Valsad the local Police Department cases file as per the report of the Factory Inspector and their suggestion only as they have been advised that Accidents at Factories are technical matter and therefore should be dealt as per the advice of Factory Inspector only. Shri Prakashbhai during his welcome speech said that the citizens and industries are moving more and more towards Digital India bu this will also increase the risk of Cyber Crimes, at this juncture we therefore need guidance of technically strong advisors like Dr. Zala. Shri Sunil Shah appreciating Dr. Zala, said that he has never seen such an versatile Police Officer who has knowledge of Sankrit Language, Cyber Crime and also a Doctor, he said he is sure that Dr. Zala will be promoted to much higher posts in the department in the coming days. Shri Satishbhai during his concluding speech thanked Dr. Zala for all his advices and suggestions and also assured him about all the support from the Association and its Industries Members for the projects Valsad Police Department intends to launch under Dr. Zala’s guidance.

Published : 03-Sep-2020

Independence Day Celebration on 15th August 2020

The 74th Independence was celebrated at VIA while following the all COVID 19 guidelines of the Government and the Flag Hoisting was done by Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA in the presence of Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalesh Patel, Notified Area Governing Board Member, Vapi, Executive Committee and Members like Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Pankaj Shukla, Shri Hasmukh J Patel, Shri Becharbbhai Patel, Shri Virendra Patel, President, Roatry Club of Vapi and Shri Hardik Shah, Secretary, Rotary Club of Vapi and EC Member of VIA, Dr. Sandip Naik, Nodal Officer for Industries, Valsad Health Department and In Charge of VIA COVID 19 War Room, Staff Members of VIA, VECC and VGEL.. During his address Shri Prakashbhai expressed the difficulties faced by the Industries & Trade Members and citizens across the world in the last 4 months due to the COVID 19 pandemic and also appreciated the power of sustenance shown by the Industries & Trade Members of Vapi Industrial Estate. He said we all need to keep successfully fighting this epidemic and come out victorious. He also said that the present Government under the leadership of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi very successfully executed and implemented many mission and from VIA he will soon be requesting him to take up the mission to establish a Science Museum in every village and town of the country to encourage and build many more scientist like Late Shri Abdul Kalam. In his speech Shri Satishbhai said that the motto of mission of the last 73 Independence Day has now changed and on this 74th Independence Day we all should take the oath to successfully fight the deadly corona virus disease. He also stated the activities done by VIA in the last 4 months to support the Industries & Trade Members as well as the Citizens of Vapi Industrial Estate and surrounding areas to fight the epidemic successfully, he said VIA COVID 19 War Room has been set up at Vapi Emergency Control Centre for daily monitoring of infected cases in industries and slum areas of the estate, for creating awareness in Industries and Residence Area a VIA COVID 19 Rath is also started and the other activities done regularly to face the challenge.

Published : 17-Aug-2020

Farewell Meeting of Shri Sunil Joshi IPS, SP, Valsad on 5.8.2020

Shri Sunil Joshi IPS was the Superintendent of Police, Valsad since 9th December 2016 and recently he has got transferred as Superintendent of Police, Dwarka. A Farewell Meeting was arranged on 5th August 2020 in his honour. The meeting was attended by Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi & Advisory Board Member of VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Member of Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi, Shri Hemant Patel, Member of Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi, Shri V R Patel, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Sanjay Shah, Jt. Chairman, Security Committee, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman, Green Society, VIA. During the meeting all the present members of VIA appreciated and acknowledged the effort of Shri Joshi in maintaining the Law & Order in the estate for increased safety & security of Industries & Residents. All have also appreciated the prudent decisions taken by him during the Lockdown due to COVID 19 Pandemic. Shri Joshi also acknowledged support and co-operation received from the Industries as well as citizens of entire Valsad district in maintaining the Law & Order in the district.

Published : 06-Aug-2020

Flag Off of VIA COVID 19 War Rath on 1.8.2020

Improved awareness and safety measures are the most economic and effective way to control the spread of the deadly disease is to increase awareness. Considering the need the Hon’ble Collector of Valsad, VIA and District Health Department decided to introduce VIA COVID 19 War Rath under the control of VIA COVID 19 War Room which will roam around in the Industrial and Residential Areas of the Estate to announce awareness messages through PA System. The VIA COVID 19 War Rath was Flagged Off on 1st August 2020 in the presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Ratikant Tiwari, Jt. Chairman, ESIC Committee, VIA, Dr. Sandip Naik, District Nodal Officer for Industries of Valsad, Dist. Health Department & In Charge of VIA COVID 19 War Room and Dr. Mrs. Chetna C Pandey, CHO, Rata, Vapi presently deputed at VIA COVID 19 War Room.

Published : 01-Aug-2020

Meeting with DRM & DCM of Western Railways on 28.7.2020

A meeting was held at VIA 1st Floor Conference Hall on 28th July 2020 in presence of Shri G V L Satya Kumar IRTS, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Western Railways, Smt. Jagruti Singhla IRTS, Divisional Commercial Manager (DCM), Western Railways, Shri Pradip R Ahire, Dy. Station Superintendent, Vapi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri V R Patel, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Joy Kothari, Member, DRUCC, Shri Lalit Garg, EC Member VIA & Secretary, GPMA, Shri Kaushik Patel, EC Member, VIA and representatives of Sarigam Industries Association and Silvassa Industries Association. During the meeting Shri G V L Satya Kumar explained the initiatives taken by the Indian Railways to introduce freight corridor to increase the volume of railway freight transportation from this region. He said that Western Railways is willing to offer special package and single window service for goods transportation to Industries or Industries Sectors for bulk volume. The representatives from Gujarat Paper Mills Association expressed to offer very good volume for transportation if they get competitive offer compared to road transportation, similarly Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA also expressed that considerable volume of transportation of materials of Pharma and Chemical Industries of the estate may be shifted to Railway Freight Services provided Railways becomes competitive to Road Transportation and he requested Shri G V L Satya Kumar to start trial run of the service for this Industrial Cluster to generate confidence of the Industries Members. He also assured that goods movement data may be provided the Industries Associations for preparation of special packages by railways and inresponse Shri G V L Satya Kumar assured to remain proactive and prompt to offer attractive package for Industries Members of this region as he sees considerable scope of business from this region.

Published : 29-Jul-2020

Inauguration of VIA COVID 19 War Room on 21.7.2020

Understanding the severity of the situation due to rapid spread of the deadly COVID 19 in the Vapi Industrial Estate and to combat the epidemic successfully, the District Administration and Vapi Industries Association mutually decided to open a VIA COVID 19 War Room at Vapi Emergency Control Center. The War Room is set to monitor the movement of the residents at major road junctions of the estate through CCTV Camera, to regularly compile data of the infected patients of Vapi, to monitor whether the Industries Members are following the SOP prepared as per the Government Guidelines for COVID 19, mapping of the infected residents at Industries and Slum or Chawl Locality. The VIA COVID 19 War Room was inaugurated by Shri R R Raval IAS, Hon’ble Collector of Valsad in presence of Dr. Sandip Naik, Health Officer, Health Department of Valsad, Shri Alpesh Maru, Divisional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Dineshkumar Parmar, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajul Shah, Chairman, Environment Committee, VIA, Shri Hemant Patel, Member, Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi and Members of Press & Media.

Published : 22-Jul-2020

Farewell & Welcome Meeting of Officers of GPCB, Vapi on 21.7.2020

A Welcome & Farewell Meeting was organized on 21st July 2020 at VIA 1st Floor Conference Hall for the incoming and outgoing Officers of GPCB, Vapi. Farewell was given to Smt. Jigna Oza, Sr. Scientific Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Jaimin Rana, Shri Bhavesh Hadiya and Shri Latesh Patel, Asst. Environment Engineers, GPCB, Vapi and Welcome given to Shri H M Ganvit, Sr. Scientific Officer, GPCB, Vapi. The meeting was attended by Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, Shri Rajul Shah, Chairman, Environment Committee of VIA and Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Past President, VIA & Director, VGEL, Shri Suresh Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri Chetan Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri R Gnanasegaran, CEO, VGEL and Shri Rajendra Chehani, CFO, VGEL.

Published : 22-Jul-2020

World Environment Day Celebration on 5th June 2020

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) has celebrated the World Environment Day on this day, 5th June 2020 in association with GPCB, GIDC, NAA, VGEL and Vapi Nagarpalika. Multiple events were organized during the day. Initially the team members of VIA gave a warm welcome to the Shri R R Raval IAS, who has recently taken charge as the Hon’ble Collector of Valsad and thereafter the Pocket Garden to be developed near VIA House was inaugurated by the worthy hands of Shri R R Raval and Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi they also inaugurated the Blood Donation Camp organized at VIA Auditorium as part of the World Environment Day Celebration and continued to inaugurate the Arogyavan – Herbal Garden, then distributed medicinal plants to the residents of Vapi Industrial Estate and finally inaugurated and did plantation at the Pocket Garden near ROFEL College, Gunjan, GIDC, Vapi. Shri R R Raval Saheb during his speech appreciated the noble initiative taken by VIA to hold the Blood Donation Camp during this challenging time of COVID 19 pandemic, to mitigate the scarcity of blood in this region. He further said that the remarkable work done by VIA to take care of the Mother Nature by planning so many Pocket Gardens and Plantation even at this challenging needs to be well acknowledged. He also assured all the present that the district administration will always try to extend its fullest support in such noble causes. The World Environment Day Celebration – 5th June 2020 was held in the presence of Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi, Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri D K Parmar, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Vitthalbhai Patel, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Darpan Oza, Chief Officer, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri D B Sagar, Dy. XEN, NAA, Shri N K Kamaliya, Police Inspector, Vapi GIDC, Police Station, Smt. Jignaben Oza, Scientific Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri A K Shah, Past President, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Past President, VIA, Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajul Shah, Chairman, Environment Committee, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman, Green Society, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Jt. Chairman, Green Society, VIA, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri R Gnanasegaran, CEO, VGEL, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Jigar Patel, Shri Jatin Monani, Members of Program Committee, VIA and friends from Press & Media.

Published : 05-Jun-2020

The 7th Edition of VIA Impact Talks on 4.3.2020 & Safety Week Inauguration Function

The 7th Edition of VIA Impact Talks was organized by Vapi Industries Association on 4th March 2020 at VIA Auditorium. The keynote speaker G Anna Durai explained the importance of Customer Satisfaction during his 70 minutes session with thrilling experiences of his career. It was a jam packed auditorium with participants from all the class and communities including industries members, entrepreneurs, students, women. The participants as well as the speaker have enjoyed the every minutes of this well managed session of VIA Impact Talks and all have acknowledged Shri Parag Doshi & Shri Jatin Monani, the Coordinators of this session of VIA Impact Talks and the Program Committee of VIA. The Program Committee of VIA also acknowledged the support of the Office Bearers and Committee Members of VIA in holding the event so successfully. The inauguration of the 49th Safety Week Celebration was also done before the VIA Impact Talks. The function was attended by Shri B R Gajjar, RO, GPCB, Vapi and Smt. Jignaben Oza, Scientific Officer, GPCB, Vapi. During the celebration function Shri Prakashbhai Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Gajjar, Smt, Jignaben and Shri Rajneesh Anand, Chairman, VECC, VIA explained various aspects and importance of safety to the present industries members and safety personnel. Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Chairman, VECC, VIA gave safety oath to all the present and requested them to follow the same in their regular life.

Published : 11-Mar-2020

Desh Ke Liye Jina Sikhe on 16.2.2020

Desh Ke Liye Jina Sikhe – a program to motivate the students and youth of this region was organized jointly with UDAN Foundation on 16th February 2020 at VIA Auditorium. The keynote speaker, Dr. Kartik Bhadra, Founder, UDAN Foundation performed his Golden Jubilee session of his speech on that day. During the event he informed the present students and participants about the ideal food habits, way of living which need to be adopted to build themselves strong as well as to make the nation strong. The event was held in the presence of Pujya Shri Kapil Swamiji of Salvav Swami Narayan Mandir, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri V R Patel, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Sandip Patel, Chairman, Gyanganga School, Vapi, Shri Devangshu Desai, Senior Reporter, Chitralekha. The event was well attended by over 780 school students.

Published : 20-Feb-2020

Welcome Meeting of Divisional Manager & Regional Manager of GIDC, Vapi on 20.2.2020

A welcome meeting was arranged during the Executive Committee Meeting of VIA on 20th February 2020 to welcome Shri Dhaval B Vasava, Divisional Manager, GIDC, Vapi and Shri Dineshkumar Parmar, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi. Over 40 Executive Committee Members and Advisory Board Members of VIA including Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Munna Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member & Past President, VIA, Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Advisory Board Member & Past President, VIA, Shri A C Patel, Executive Engineer, GIDC, Vapi and Shri Suresh Patel, Chairman, Notified Area Governing Board were present during the meeting. Both Shri Vasava and Shri Parmar assured about their support and co-operation in resolving issues of the industries members and citizens of the estate related to GIDC. They have further assured about their continuous availability and prompt response in resolving plot holders issues and queries. Shri Prakashbhai, Shri Satishbhai, Shri A K Shah and Shri Yogeshbhai also assured them about wholehearted support and co-operation from VIA whenever needed and expressed the willingness of VIA to work for the well being of Vapi GIDC Estate.

Published : 20-Feb-2020

4th Edition of Street for All at Gunjan GIDC, Vapi on 16.2.2020

Vapi Industries Association has organized the 4th edition of Street for All event on 16.2.2020 at Gunjan, GIDC, Vapi in association with Seva Bhavi, Rotary Club of Vapi, Rotary Club of Vapi West, Rotary Vapi Riverside, JCI Vapi, JITO (Jain International Trade Organization and Swachh Vapi Giants, Students of ROFEL and KBS College with the support of GIDC, NAA, GPCB and VGEL. There were over 30 events of various fitness activities, art & craft etc and events like Garba and Drum Circle were enjoyed by the citizens. Over 20000 people from Vapi and surrounding areas enjoyed this fun fiesta on the Sunday morning of 16th February 2020 on the Gunjan Road and Lions Upasana School Lane of residential area of Vapi GIDC Estate. Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri V R Patel, President, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Suresh Patel, Chairman, Notified Area Governing Board of Vapi, Presidents of Seva Bhavi, Rotary Club of Vapi, Rotary Vapi Riverside, Rotary Club of Vapi West, executive committee members of VIA like Shri Kamlesh Patel, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Shri Tushar Shah, Shri Parag Doshi, Shri Lalit Kothari, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Magan Savalia, Shri Sanjay Golakiya, Shri Hardik Shah, Shri Ajay Patel, Shri Jignesh Desai, Shri Jatin Monani, Shri Jigar Patel are amongst the many who took part and thoroughly enjoyed and encouraged others to enjoy this event.

Published : 17-Feb-2020

Half Yearly General Meeting of VIA held on 28.1.2020

The Half Yearly General Meeting of Vapi Industries Association (VIA) was held at 3:00 pm on 28th January 2020 at VIA Auditorium. The meeting was chaired by the President of VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra and he was accompanied by his Office Bearers - Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA Shri Munna Shah, Treasurer, VIA and Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA on the Dias. The AGM was attended by 144 members and held in the presence of Past Presidents and Senior Members like Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Past President, VIA, Shri L N Garg, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Executive Committee Members like Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Shri Chetan Patel, Shri Hemant, Patel, Shri Lalit Kothari, Shri Lalit Arora and many more.

Published : 01-Feb-2020

SEMINAR ON GUJARAT MSME ORDINANCE, 2019 ON 31.1.2020

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) always remain proactive and held various seminars, awareness sessions, training sessions and interactive sessions with the support of various Government Departments and Authorities for the knowledge enhancement of its industries members, their employees and citizens of this region. Similarly District Industries Center (DIC), Valsad has also always extended its support and co-operation in holding many events for the well being of the industries members of this estate jointly with VIA and We express our gratitude to the officers of DIC for hand holding with the industries members and the association in their endeavours. As part of our continued effort a Seminar was organized on Gujarat Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (Facilitation of Establishment & Operation) Ordinance 2019 and Presentations on MoU with NSE (3 Schemes), MoU with Bank of Baroda, MSFEC (Facilitation Council for Delayed Payment), jointly with DIC, Valsad. The event was held in the presence of Shri C P Patel, Prant Officer, Pardi, Shri Sunil Agarwal Vice President, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri G L Patel, General Manager, DIC, Valsad, Shri Bhavesh Kumar Rai, Chief Manager, Bank of Baroda and Shri Chetan Vyas, Manager, National Stock Exchange, Ahmedabad. Shri G L Patel informed all the present about features and benefits of Gujarat Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (Facilitation of Establishment & Operation) Ordinance 2019. Shri Bhavesh Kumar Rai in his presentation explained about various special schemes and policies of Bank of Baroda designed to encourage the MSME units. Shri Chetan Vyas of National Stock Exchange gave audio visual presentation and intimated the present about the special NSE Segment for MSMEs and how NSE provides platform to MSME units an access to public fund. The event was attended by around 50 participants from Industries Members of this region and greatly beneficial to the present.

Published : 01-Feb-2020

Republic Day Celebration on 26.1.2020

The 71st Republic Day was celebrated at Vapi Industries Association (VIA) as done every year. We have invited various Government Authorities like Police Department, Fire Fighting Staffs, GIDC, Notified Area Authority, GPCB, ESIC, DGVCL etc. and Schools & Colleges, Senior Citizens Club of Vapi for the Flag Hoisting. The Flag Hoisting was done at VIA Ground at 9:00 am by Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA in the presence of Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemant Patel, Executive Committee Member, VIA & Notified Area Governing Board Member, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Executive Committee Member, VIA & Notified Area Governing Board Member, Shri Chetan Patel, Chairman, Water Committee, VIA & Director, VGEL, Shri Lalit Kothari, Chairman Import / Export Committee, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman, Green Society, VIA and many other Executive Committee members of VIA like Shri Madhubhai Mangukiya, Shri Joy Kothari, Shri Ketan Thakkar, Shri Krishnanad Heble, Shri Jaish Tekchandani, Shri Jagdish Bharuchi, Shri Jatin Monani, Shri Jigar Patel, Shri Devang Patel etc. The function was also attended by Shri R Gnanasegaran, CEO, VGEL, Shri Rajendra Chechani, CFO, VGEL, Staff Members of VIA, VGEL & VECC, Industries Members, Members of Senior Citizens Club of Vapi and students & teachers of St. Xavier’s High School, Vapi. After the Flag Hoisting, during his address to the present Shri Prakash Bhadra informed all about the availability of Government Schemes which will benefit in development of Industries, Society and Infrastructure and encouraged all to avail such schemes to generate sustainable growth in the estate. He also requested all to come forward and partner into various activities, projects and initiatives taken by VIA, other NGOs and Government Authorities for the well being of the mankind. Shri Satish Patel during his address intimated all about the Constitution of India and the importance to bind by the Constitution to build the nation and society and to maintain peace & harmony. After the Republic Day Celebration the One Sided Parking Facility was also inaugurated and the service will start from 1st February 2020 and the implementation of the same will be done through a private security agency. The present Office Bearers and Committee Members also took part in the inaugural session of a Blood Donation Camp at VIA organized by the local Police Department.

Published : 27-Jan-2020

Safety Alert Program on HAZOP Training Workshop on 22.1.2020

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) is regularly holding various Safety Awareness Programs, Interactive Sessions with Safety Personnel, Safety & First Aid Training Programs under the Safety Alert Program to create safety awareness to mitigate the risk of accidents or unwanted incidents. The 7th Edition of Safety Alert Program – a Workshop for HAZOP Training was organized on 22nd January 2020 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall jointly with Jogi Safe Tech Solutions, Surat with the support of Directorate of Safety & Health (DISH) and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). The event was held in the presence of Shri D K Vasava, Dy. Director, DISH, Valsad, Smt. Jigna Oza, Environment Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Chairman, VECC Committee, VIA. The workshop was attended by over 100 safety personnel from the Industries Members of Vapi Industrial Estate. Shri Nilesh Jogal, Lead Process Faculty and Ms. Dish Jethva, Head (Business Development), Jogi Safe Tech Solutions gave audio visual presentation of various case studies and explained various process and methods to maintain safety.

Published : 22-Jan-2020

Open House of GIDC on 24.12.2019

An Open House of GIDC was organized on 24th December 2019 at Center of Excellence, GIDC, Vapi under the chairmanship of Shri Balwantsinh Rajput, Chairman, GIDC in the presence of Dr. K C Patel, MP, Valsad, Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi, Shri M Thennarasan IAS, VC&MD, GIDC, Shri Bajrang Warli, Chief Engineer, GIDC to discuss about policy related issues with GIDC for the industrial estates of Valsad and Navsari District. The Open House was attended by Shri Prakasg Bhadra, Presdient, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Past President, VIA & Director, VGEL, Shri Milan R Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman, NA Committee, VIA & Member, Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Member, Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi, Shri Shirish Desai, President, SIA, Shri Kaushik Patel, Hon. Secretary, SIA and Presidents and Secretaries from other industries associations like Umargam, Valsad, Navsari etc., officers from GIDC Office and individual industries members. VIA has represented for about 14 major challenges and hurdles faced by the industries members due to certain policies of GIDC, which were well heard by the Chairman and VC&MD of GIDC and they have immediately responded to provide amicable solutions to the issues in near future. Other industries associations and few individuals also raised their issues which were noted by the Chairman and VC&MD of GIDC. The Open House held after quite a few time turned out to be fruitful and positive response was received from the authorities to get amicable solutions to the almost all of the issues raise.

Published : 24-Dec-2019

Visit of Shri N M Tabani, Member Secretary, GPCB on 8.12.2019

Shri N M Tabani, Member Secretary, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) visited Vapi on 8th December 2019. During the visit he had an interaction with the Team Members of VIA, VGEL and Officials of GPCB consisting of Shri Sushil Vegda, Senior Environment Engineer, GPCB, Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Suresh, Patel, Chairman, Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi & Director, VGEL, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri S S Sarna, Director, VGEL, Shri R Gnanasegaran, CEO, VGEL and Officer of GPCB, Vapi. The Team Members of VIA and VGEL felicitated Shri Tabani during the interactive meet.

Published : 08-Dec-2019

Meeting with Range IG, Surat at Meril Life Sciences on 18.11.2019

Dr. Rajkumar S Pandian IPS, Range IG, Surat came for a visit to Meril Life Sciences, Vapi and requested to meet the industries members of Vapi Industries Association for a pleasure meet and interaction. Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA & President, GPMA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Suresh Patel, Chairman, Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Member, Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi, Shri Lalit Garg, Hon. Secretary, GPMA, Shri Jayendrasing Parmar, Chairman, Security Committee, VIA, Shri Sanjay Shah, Jt. Chairman, Security Committee, VIA, Shri Rajendra Chechani, CFO, VGEL and many other Industries Members were present for the meet.

Published : 18-Nov-2019

CAPINDIA 2019 Road Show Promotion, Seminar on Export Risks Management on 23rd October 2019

Vapi Industries Association and CHEMEXCIL and PLEXCONCIL has jointly organized a Road Show for CAPINDIA 2019 and a Seminar on Export Risk Management at 2:30 pm on 23rd October 2019 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The event was held in presence of Shri Prafulla Walhe, Dy. Director, CHEMEXCIL, Shri Naman Marjadi, Assistant Director, PLEXCONCIL, Shri Manoj Kumar, Chief Advisor, Unison Credit Insurance, Shri Manish Shah, AVP, Unison, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA. The event was well attended by the Industries Members and their representatives. During the event important information about secured exports and its procedure was shared by the representatives of CHEMEXCIL and Unison.

Published : 26-Oct-2019

Seminar on Advanced Separation and Detection System for Lab Testing in Chemical Industries on 17th October 2019

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and Agilent Technologies Inc. have jointly organized a Seminar on Advanced Separation and Detection System for Lab Testing in Chemical Industries on 17th October 2019 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The Seminar was well attended by over 85 Quality Analyst and Quality Control Managers and associates from different Industries Members. Quality discussions and interactions took place with the team of Agilent present during the seminar including Dr. Manoj Surwade, Product Manager Gas Chromatography and Molecular Spectroscopy, Dilip Shinde, Sales Area Manager, Vinayak Azhakaprakalam, Application Scientist HPLC, Prashant Shah, Product Manager Molecular Spectroscopy, Rajesh Mishra, Product Manager Lab Informatics, Srikanth Ayyappan, Marketing Program Manager on the following topics and the audience found the sessions useful for their regular workflow : • Path breaking innovations in Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy for chemical applications • Innovations in Gas Phase Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry – Identification & Quantification made easy for Chemical Industry Solutions • Unparalleled HPLC and LCMS Solutions from Agilent to address C&E market requirements

Published : 26-Oct-2019

Half Yearly General Meeting of VIA held on 21.1.2019

The Half Yearly General Meeting (HYGM) of Vapi Industries Association (VIA) was held at 3:00 pm on 21st January 2019 at VIA Auditorium. The meeting was chaired by the President of VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra and he was accompanied by his Office Bearers - Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA Shri Munna Shah, Treasurer, VIA and Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA on the Dias. The HYGM was attended by 270 members and held in the presence of Past Presidents and Senior Members like Shri A K Shah, Past President, VIA, Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Past President and many more.

Published : 19-Oct-2019

48th Annual General Meeting of VIA held on 18.5.2019

The 48th Annual General Meeting of Vapi Industries Association (VIA) was held at 3:00 pm on 18th May 2019 at VIA Auditorium. The meeting was chaired by the President of VIA, Shri Prakash Bhadra and he was accompanied by his Office Bearers - Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA Shri Munna Shah, Treasurer, VIA and Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA on the Dias. The AGM was attended by 290 members and held in the presence of Past Presidents and Senior Members like Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Past President, VIA, Shri Vinod Mehra, Past President, VIA, Shri Milan R Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Nanubhai Bhabrolia, Advisory Board Member, VIA and many more.

Published : 19-Oct-2019

6th Edition of VIA Impact Talks by Chetan Bhagat on 22.8.2019

The 6th Edition of VIA Impact Talks was organized by Vapi Industries Association on 22nd August 2019 at VIA Auditorium. The keynote speaker and well renowned autjor, speaker Chetan Bhagat had a 90 minutes session full of high level motivation with thrilling experiences of his career. It was a jam packed auditorium with participants from all the class and communities including industries members, entrepreneurs, students, women. The participants as well as the speaker have enjoyed the every minutes of this well managed session of VIA Impact Talks and all have acknowledged Shri Parag Doshi, Shri Hemang Naik, & Shri Jatin Monani, the Coordinators of this session of VIA Impact Talks and the Program Committee of VIA. The Program Committee of VIA also acknowledged the support of the Office Bearers and Committee Members of VIA in holding the event so successfully.

Published : 19-Oct-2019

Awareness Session on Exports in Vapi by VIA, DGFT, Surat and FIEO, Ahmedabad on 15.10.2019

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) in its continued effort for knowledge enhancement and skill development for its Industries Members & their personnel organized and Awareness Session on Exports jointly with Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Surat and Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO), Ahmedabad on 15th October 2019, Tuesday at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The event was held in presence of Shri Virendra Singh ITS, Jt. DGFT, Surat (In Charge), Shri Suvidh Shah, Jt. DGFT, Surat, Shri Jayprakash Goel, Head of FIEO, Ahmedabad, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Lalit Kothari, Chairman, Import / Export Committee, VIA. The event was well attended by over 100 Industries Members and their personnel, Executive Committee Members and Members of VIA. During the event Shri Virendra Singhji explained the participants the advantage of availing Niryat Bandhu Scheme for exports. Shri Suvidh Shah highlighted the benefits of FTP 2015 – 20 for exporters. Shri Prakashbhai during his address spoke about the advantage the Indian Exporters may reap due to the US – China Trade War and requested FIEO to identify products which are in demand due the trade war so that fellow industries members may concentrate on manufacturing of such products. The event highlighted many more useful information and data for exporting industries which will be of great benefit for the participants.

Published : 17-Oct-2019

Swachhata Hi Seva Abhiyaan on 2.10.2019

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) has always remained proactive for up-keeping the mother earth through various activities which eventually offers a better living to the mankind. This time following the footsteps of our Hon’ble Prime Minister and on the 150th birth anniversary of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhiji, VIA in association with GPCB, GIDC, NAA and VGEL is launching the Swachhata Hi Seva Abhiyaan on 2nd October 2019, Wednesday. Various activities were exercised during the Swachhata Hi Seva Abhiyaan for the betterment of the environment, society and mankind. Gandhi Global Solar Yatra Project is to create awareness for generation and usage of Renewable Energy to save natural resources and reduce generation of waste. Last year on 2nd October 2018, 1 crore 32 lacs students across the country took pledge to join the project and out it 5000 from IIT Mumbai only took part and taken the pledge. Gandhi Global Solar Yatra was launched at Vidya Vikas Hindi School, Vapi and at Chanod Primary School with the initiative of Jay Chemicals during the Swachhata Hi Seva Abhiyaan on 2nd October 2019. After the launch of the project dustbins were distributed to the school by the stakeholders during the program. M/s Jay Chemicals has initiated the launch of Gandhi Global Solar Yatra at Vapi through various schools to make the students aware about the use and advantage of renewable energy. On the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and as part of the Swachhata Hi Seva Abhiyaan they have arranged an awareness session for children at their factory premises. Shri Pankaj Kumar & Shri Vibhor Kumar Sharma, ASO, DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Jt. Chairman, Green Society, VIA, Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri A C Patel, Chief Officer, Notified Area Authority, Vapi, Shri R Gananasegaran, CEO, VGEL, Shri Rajendra Chechani, CFO, VGEL was present in the event and took pledge along with the children to use renewable energy wherever possible. Single use plastic is getting banned across the country from 2nd October 2019 on the occasion of 150th Anniversary of father of the Nation – Mahatma Gandhi ji. VIA along with GPCB, GIDC, NAA and VGEL also took the initiative to for the same and launched Bring Your Own Bags campaign under Swachhata Hi Seva Abhiyaan and distributed Cloth Bags to the shoppers near Low Price, Gunjan, GIDC, Vapi. In the presence of Shri Pankaj Kumar & Shri Vibhor Kumar Sharma, ASO, DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman, NA Committee, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Jt. Chairman, Green Society, VIA, Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri A C Patel, Chief Officer, Notified Area Authority, Vapi, Shri R Gananasegaran, CEO, VGEL, Shri Rajendra Chechani, CFO, VGEL

Published : 02-Oct-2019

Safety Alert program on Hazard Based Risk Management - Approach for Accident Free Working on 26.9.2019

Vapi Industries Association is regularly holding various Safety Awareness Programs, Interactive Sessions with Safety Personnel, Safety & First Aid Training Programs under the Safety Alert Program to create safety awareness to mitigate the risk of accidents or unwanted incidents. The 6th edition of Safety Alert Program on Hazard Based Risk Management – Approach for Accident Free Working was held on 26th September 2019 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The Chief Guest of the event was Shri P M Shah, Director, Industrial Safety & Health, Govt. of Gujarat and the Guest of Honour was Shri S C Bamania, Jt. Director (Surat), Industrial Safety & Health, Govt. of India. Shri P M Shah during his speech explained the need to comply with Safety Norms and Rules and expressed his willingness to help the industries members to comply the norms & rules for their safety. The keynote speaker Shri Rajubhai Desai, Safety Consultant and Ex Safety Head of Reliance Industries, Vadodara during his presentation explained various aspects, ways & means of Safety Management in different working of environment. The event was held in the presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri D K Vasava, Dy. Director, DISH, Valsad, Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Yagnesh Naik, Safety Consultant, Naik & Associates. The 6th Edition of the Safety Alert Program was well attended by over 150 Committee Members of VIA and Safety Personnel of Industries Members of the estate.

Published : 01-Oct-2019

Meeting with VC&MD, GIDC on 11.9.2019

An welcome meeting of Shri M Thennarasan IAS, VC&MD, GIDC was arranged at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall on 11th September 2019. The meeting was held in the presence of Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Munna Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Advisory Board Member & Past President, VIA, Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Advisory Board Member & Past President, VIA, Shri Milanbhai Desai, Advisory Board Member, VIA, Shri Suresh Patel, Chairman, Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi, Shri Maganbhai Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Rajul Shah, Chairman, Environment Committee, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman, Green Society, VIA, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman, Notified Area Authority, VIA, Shri C K Akhani, Divisional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri V H Thakkar, Regional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi and many other officers from GIDC and NAA. During the meeting beside the welcome of the VC&MD, GIDC some serious issues like Establishment of Transport Nagar, Redevelopment Policy & Increase of FSI, Regular Increase of Allotment Price, OTS Scheme for Notified Area Tax, Policy of One Time Utilization for Plots, Establishment of Sports Complex and Underground Cabling of Overhead Electrical Lines of the Estate was discussed and the VC&MD has assured to consider the representations made by the present members.

Published : 11-Sep-2019

Independence Day Celebration on 15th August 2019

Independence Day – 15th August 2019 is celebrated like every year at VIA Ground. The President of Vapi Industries Association (VIA) Shri Prakash Bhadra did the Flag Hoisting at 9:00 am in presence of Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Munna Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Rajneesh Anand, Chairman, VECC Committee, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Chairman, VECC Committee, VIA, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman, NA Committee, VIA and other executive committee memvers of VIA like Shri Pankaj Shukla, Shri Jaish Tekchandani, Shri Lalit Arora, Shri Joy Kothari, members of Senior Citizens Club and students & teachers of St. Xavier’s School, Vapi. Addressing the present Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA expressed his gratitude and explained the importance of the sacrifice made by our great leaders and freedom fighters. Their sacrifice and contribution has given us independence. He said we all should value and respect those leaders and freedom fighters by following their path and philosophy of Nation first, that only will lead us to a new brighter, prosperous India. He also emphasized the importance of the students and youth for progress of the Nation. He also requested all the present for their active involvement with various social organizations and NGOs in making Vapi a Green Global Industrial Estate. Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA also requested all not to forget the sacrifice done by Mahatma Gandhiji and other freedom fighters for making of India. He said that the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi has requested the citizens of India to reduce the use of plastic to make India clean and free from pollution he then said we all should follow the request made by Hon’ble Prime Minister by reducing usage of plastic bags and other articles. Before concluding the Independence Day Celebration the new Vapi Emergency Control Centre (VECC) Office was also been inaugurated with upgraded equipments, hardware and materials.

Published : 15-Aug-2019

Safety Alert Program on Fire Safety & NOC Procedure on 7.8.2019

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) is organizing various Safety Awareness Programs, Interactive Sessions almost every month under the banner of Safety Alert Program with the support of Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health (DISH) and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). In the recent past Fire Safety has become a major challenge for the Industries and Commercial Establishment. Keeping the same in consideration a Safety Alert Program on Fire Safety and NOC Procedure was organized at 3:00 pm on 7th August 2019, Wednesday at VIA Auditorium, GIDC, Vapi. The keynote speaker of the program was Shri L K Dungrani of L K Dungrani Associates, Surat. Shri Dungrani is an ex-officer of DISH and has got wide experience in fire safety and related subjects. Shri Dungrani during his presentation gave some alarming figures regarding fire incidents, he said that everyday around 125 person dies due to fire accident and 70% of the Fire Incidents happen due to electrical short circuit. He then explained various preventive measures for fire incidents and also explained the procedure to obtain NOC for Fire Safety from the concerned government authorities. The event was truly fruitful for the participants and held in the presence of Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Suresh Patel, Chairman, Notified Area Governing Board, Vapi, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Chairman, VECC Committee, VIA and officers of GPCB. The event was well attended by over 200 safety officers of Industries Members, Fire Fighters of Notified Area Authority, Vapi and Vapi Nagarpalika, School Teachers and faculties.

Published : 07-Aug-2019

Inauguration of Pocket Garden Near SBPP Co-Operative Bank, Silvassa Road on 13.7.2019 during Environment Drive 2019

VIA and all its partner organizations (GPCB, GIDC, NAA & VGEL) has earlier decided to identify open spaces at various locations of Vapi Industrial Estate to develop Pocket Gardens during the Environment Drive 2019 to increase the beauty and the ambience of the estate. An open space was identified for developing a Pocket Garden near Sardar Bhiladwala Pardi Peoples Co-operative Bank Ltd. on Silvassa Road and thereafter necessary work is been done for doing plantation . Inauguration of the said Pocket Garden was done by the worthy hands of Shri C R Kharsan IAS, Hon’ble Collector of Valsad on 13th July 2019 by doing tree plantation at the garden in presence of Shri G L Patel, Dy. Commissioner, DIC, Valsad, Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri V H Thakkar, Regional Officer, GIDC, Vapi, Shri A C Patel, Executive Engineer, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman, Green Society, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Jt. Chairman, Green Society, VIA, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Hemant Patel, Chairman, NA Committee, VIA, Shri Lalit Kothari, Chairman, Import Export Committee, VIA, Shri Joy Kothari, Member, Program Committee, VIA .

Published : 15-Jul-2019

Presentation for Collection & Recycling of Plastic Waste on 7.7.2019

Mr. Shashi Dalmia, Director and Mr. Shashikant Joshi of Dalmia Polypro Industries Ltd. are involved in the activity of collecting plastic waste from various industries of Mumbai. They gave a presentation along with the proposal on 7th July 2019 at VIA 1st Floor Conference Hall to collect, segregate and recycle plastic waste from Industries as well as Residence areas of Vapi GIDC Estate. This activity may considerably reduce deposit of plastic waste at Solid Waste deposit site. Furthermore Dalmia Polypro Industries Ltd. has assured to pay the market price for the plastic waste collected by them to the concerned as well as certify them of the quantity and material collected by them. The presentation was attended by Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri D B Sagar, Dy. Executive Engineer, Notified Area Authority, GIDC, Vapi, Shri Chetansinh Parmar, Sanitary Inspector, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Dilip B Luhar, MIS Expert, Vapi Nagarpalika, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Chairman, Environment Committee, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Jt. Chairman, Green Society, VIA attended the presentation.

Published : 08-Jul-2019

Inauguration of Environment Drive 2019 on 7.6.2019

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) jointly with Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Notified Area Authority (NAA), Vapi and Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL) is initiating Environment Drive every year to maintain the ecological balance and for the betterment of the environment in and around Vapi Industrial Estate. This year also Environment Drive 2019 will be done for 3 months. During the Environment Drive 2019 we will be doing Mass Tree Plantation, develop Pocket Gardens at various open lands and road junctions of Vapi Industrial Estate, exercise Cleaning Drive, develop Model Streets, hold Seminars related to Environmental Topics, Awareness Sessions, Special Awareness Sessions for School Students and Housewives of the Estate. The inauguration of the Environment Drive 2019 was done on 7th June 2019. During the Inaugural Session of the Environment Drive 2019 the work of development of a Pocket Garden was initiated at GIDC Char Rasta (Silvassa Road & NH No. 48 crossing) by the worthy hands of Shri Kanubhai Desai, MLA Pardi by doing tree plantation at the said garden in the presence of Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Smt. Jignasha Oza, Environment Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri C K Akhani, Divisional Manager, GIDC, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Dy. Executive Engineer, NAA, Vapi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri A K Shah, Past president, VIA, Shri S S Sarna, Director, VGEl, Shri Magan Savalia, Director, VGEL, Shri Chetan Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri Rajendra Chechani, CFO, VGEL, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman, Green Society, VIA and Shri Kamlesh Patel, Jt. Chairman, Green Society, VIA. The Inaugural Function of the Environment Drive 2019 was well attended by many Executive Committee Members and Members of VIA and members of Press & Media.

Published : 07-Jun-2019

Safety Alert Program- Workshop on Detection & Prevention of Toxic Level of Chemicals in Industrial Environment on 22.5.2019

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) is regularly holding Awareness Session and Seminars on various Safety Techniques, Process and Products under the banner of Safety Alert Program. As part of Safety Alert Program, VIA has organized an Workshop on Detection & Prevention of Toxic Levels of Chemicals in Industrial Environment jointly with Safety ++ of Mumbai, Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health (DISH), Valsad and GPCB with the support of Draeger Safety India Pvt. Ltd. on 22nd may 2019 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The event was held in the presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Chairman, VECC Committee, VIA, Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Vijay Adhikari, Director, Safety ++, Shri Shreyas Jain, Director, Safety ++, Shri Ajay Rai, Manager – Product Application, Draeger India Pvt. Ltd., Shri Mohit Pant, Business Manager – Chemical & Pharma, Draeger India Pvt. Ltd. The workshop was attended by over 70 Safety Personnel of Industries Members. Shri Ashok Moza, EHS Consultant with over 43 years of experience in Chemical Industries were the keynote speaker of the workshop after his presentation the team of Dreager India Pvt. Ltd. also gave presentation about their services and products.

Published : 24-May-2019

Vendor Meet cum Exhibition of Indian Railways on 3.5.2019 at VIA House

Vapi Industries Association and Western Railways had jointly organized a Vendor Meet cum Exhibition on 3rd May 2019 at Vapi Industries Association. The event was organized with a motto of inducting new Vendors in the supply chain of Indian Railways. Several materials, parts and instruments regularly consumed by various departments of Indian Railways were also exhibited at the Ground Floor of VIA House to given an idea to the participants of the event about the requirements of Indian Railways. The event was held in presence of Shri Jyoti Prakash Pandey IRSS, PCMM, Western Railways, Mumbai, Shri H R Soni IRSS, EDRS(C), Railway Board, Mumbai, Shri Ashish Verma, CMM(M), Western Railways, Mumbai, Shri Rakesh Bahl IRSME, Group General Manager (1), RITES, Mumbai, Shri Shailendra Kumar Sharma IRSME, Jt. Director (Inspection& Liaison) RD&SO, Mumbai, Shri Ritesh Bhatia, SMM, Western Railways, Valsad, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Joy Kothari, Jt. Chairman, Railway Committee, VIA and many other Executive Committee Members and Members of VIA. The present railway officials shared important information about Vendor Registration, e-Tendering procedures etc. Shri Jyoti Prakash Pandey informed that annual purchase amount of Indian Railways stands at a fantastic Rs. 50,000/- Crores and encouraged the present Industries Members to get involved in the supply chain of Indian Railways. The event was well attended by over 70 Industries Members.

Published : 04-May-2019

Orientation Workshop for Industry Apprentice Initiative under STRIVE Project on 29.4.2019 at VIA 1st Floor Conference Hall

The Ministry of Skill Development has invited the industrial clusters of entire country earlier to take part in the Industry Apprentice Initiative (IAI) under the STRIVE Project of World Bank for a grant of Rs. 1 Crore. Vapi Industries Association (VIA) has thereafter applied for the IAI Project and the proposal of VIA was approved as one of the two Industrial Cluster of Gujarat state. To find out the way forward for the IAI Project and for preparation of the IAI Plan to be submitted to the authorities and Orientation Workshop was arranged on 29th April 2019 at VIA 1st Floor Conference Hall. The Workshop was held in the presence of Shri Praveen Mainpuri, Director, Employment & Training, Ministry of Skill Development, Govt. of India and Designated Representative of World Bank, Shri V S Champavat, Asst. Director, Directorate of Employment & Training, Govt. of Gujarat, Shri D B Vadaviya, Technical Officer, Directorate of Employment & Training, Govt. of Gujarat, Shri Hemant Choudhari, Principal 1, ITI, Pardi, Shri N R Patel, Principal, ITI, Dharampur & In Charge Principal, ITI, Kaprada, Shri Girish N Lad, Principal, Bhilad, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hasmukh Shah, Shri Hasmukh Shah, Chairman – Skill Development Committee, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Jt. Chairman, Skill Development Committee, VIA. Over 26 Industries Members who have extended their support to facilitate the project by providing on site apprentice training, Principals and Staff Members from other it is of Valsad District and Ankleshwar, representatives of Ankleshwar Industries Association was also present for the Orientation Workshop.

Published : 04-May-2019

VIA Impact Talks - Session 5 by Smt. Chetna Gala Sinha on 10.4.2019

The 5th Edition of VIA Impact Talks was organized by Vapi Industries Association on 10th April 2019 at VIA Auditorium. It was a sensitizing session of 90 minutes on the empowerment of women which took place in the remotest areas of the country. The keynote speaker of international fame – Smt. Chetna Gala Sinha of Mann Desi Foundation shared her experience and journey of empowering the rural women of Maharashtra who are successfully running the first ever Women Co-operative Bank with digital facilities. The participants as well as the speaker have enjoyed the every minutes of this well managed session of VIA Impact Talks and all have acknowledged Shri Tushar Shah, Shri Hemang Naik, & Shri Jatin Monani, the Coordinators of this session of VIA Impact Talks and the Program Committee of VIA. The Program Committee of VIA also acknowledged the support of the Office Bearers and Committee Members of VIA in holding the event so successfully. The VIA Impact Talks session was attended by over 650 Industries Members and Members of various Women Welfare Organizations of the Estate as well as the Teachers & Students from various Schools & Colleges.

Published : 11-Apr-2019

Seminar on Highlighting Key Challenges under the GST & Customs Law on 27.3.2019

A Seminar was organized Highlighting Key Challenges and Issues Under the GST and Customs Law on 27th March 2019 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall jointly with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorney. Shri Nirav S Karia, Shri Ratan Jain and Shri Chaitnaya R Bhatt, Joint Partners of Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorney were the keynote speakers of the event and explained various important aspects like GST Credit Notes, Credit Distribution Mechanism, Cross Charging, Input Tax Credit etc. The Seminar was held in the presence of Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajen T Shah and many other Executive Committee Members of VIA. The Seminar was well attended by over 55 Industries & trade Members and Tax Consultants of the estate.

Published : 11-Apr-2019

Workshop on Industry Apprenticeship Initiative under STRIVE Project at Delhi on 15.3.2019

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India is offering Industry Apprenticeship Initiative (IAI) Grant to Industrial Clusters of the country to strengthen apprenticeship training within the Industries of the Industrial Cluster. The said grant is allocated by the STRIVE Project of World Bank and it has to be channelized and monitored by the Directorate of Employment & Training of the respective State Governments. Vapi Industries Association (VIA) with its continuous effort to strengthen the existing workforce and to generate skilled personnel for the Industries Members earlier decided to approach the Employment and Training Department of the State of Gujarat to avail the IAI grant and accordingly with the support and guidance of ITI Pardi sent a proposal along with the filled up form and supporting documents as prescribed to avail the facility. With great pleasure and pride it is to state that the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India has approved the proposal of VIA and thus a grant up to Rs. 1 Crore is sanctioned under the scheme. VIA is one of the only 2 industrial clusters selected for this grant from the entire state of Gujarat. This is been achieved by the selfless and hard work done by the Office Bearers and their Team. Shri Satishbhai Patel, Hon. Secretary took the initiative to prepare the entire proposal along with the prescribed form and submitted the same on 14th February 2019. Thereafter Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary of VIA has earlier attended a meeting organized by the Directorate of Employment & Training, Government of Gujarat on 21st February 2019 at Gandhinagar and gave a complete presentation on the project. On the basis of the proposal and the presentation, VIA became eligible and got selected for the grant. Now today, 15th March 2019, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA along with Shri Chetan Patel, Chairman – Water Committee, VIA & Director, VGEL and Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman – Green Society, VIA is attending a Technical Workshop on IAI under STRIVE Project and during this workshop a tripartite agreement will be signed between the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India, State of Gujarat through the Director, Employment & Training, Govt. of Gujarat and Vapi Industries Association (for Vapi Industrial Cluster) through the President of VIA. Immediately after signing the Tripartite Agreement a part of the grant (40%) will be disbursed towards initial expenses of the project. This is going to give a big boost to the training and skill development activities within and around the Vapi Industrial Estate to generate adequate skilled manpower.

Published : 16-Mar-2019

Awareness Session on KOREA REACH (K-Reach) Regulation & FOREX Risk Management on 11.3.2019

Vapi Industries Association (VIA), CHEMEXCIL, Ahmedabad and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. has jointly organized an Awareness Session on KORA REACH (K-Reach) Regulation & FOREX Risk Management on 11th March 2019 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. Mr. Gagan Kumar, India Representative, Reach Law and Mr. Rohit Jethra, Executive Vice President, Kotak Mahindra Bank were the Keynote Speaker of the event and they have explained important features of K-Reach Regulations and FOREX Risk Management respectively. The Awareness Session was held in presence of Mr. Dharmendra Joshi, Regional Director, CHEMEXCIL, Ahmedabad, Mr. Keval Jambudia, VP, Treasury FX & Derivatives, Mr. Meherzad Turel, VP, Sales, Mr. Vikas Electricwala, VP, RL Area Head’s Office, Mr. Sarath Menon, Chief Manager, Product Sales – Trade & Foreign Exchange (South & Central Gujarat), Mr. Akash Damani, Manager – marketing HO, Mr. Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Mr. Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA. The event was well attended by over 50 Industries & Trade Members.

Published : 16-Mar-2019

Republic Day Celebration on 26.1.2019

The 70th Republic Day was celebrated on 26th January 2019 at VIA Ground as done every year. The flag hoisting was done by Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA in presence of Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, many committee members namely7 – Shri Suresh Patel, Shri Magan Savalia, Shri Chetan Patel, Shri Hemant Patel, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Shri Lalit Arora, Shri Lalit Kothari, Shri Hasmukh Patel, Shri Ketan Thakkar, Shri Kantibhai Gogdani and the teachers and students of St. Xavier’s High School, Vapi, members of Senior Citizen’s Club of Vapi. After the flag hoisting during his address to the present Shri Prakash Bhadra acknowledged the contribution of the Defense personnel in safeguarding our country. He expressed the importance of contribution of individual citizens in building and progress of the nation. He also stated that VIA is involved in may activities exercised for the well being of the citizens and the society and keep doing so in the coming days too.

Published : 06-Feb-2019

Rojgar Bharti Mela (Job Fair) under Chief Minister Apprentice Scheme on 17.1.2019

Vapi Industries Association, Employment Department of Valsad and ITI Colleges of Valsad District have jointly organized a Bharti Mela (Job Fair) under the Chief Minister’s Apprentice Scheme on 17th January 2019 at VIA Auditorium. The Bharti Mela was held in the presence of Shri D M Acharya, Asst. Commissioner, DISH, Valsad, Shri S J Nayak, Labour Commissioner, Valsad, District Employment Officers of Valsad, Shri M C CHoudhary, Principal, ITI,Pardi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA and Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA. There were 47 Industries Members who took part in the Bharti Mela for about 350 vacancies they have at their units. Out of total 153 unemployed who participated in the Bharti mela, 128 has been screened by the Industries Members and selected primarily.

Published : 06-Feb-2019

Interactive Session t with Adani Hazira Port Pvt. Ltd. to Facilitate Import & Export on 17.1.2019

Vapi Industries Association jointly with Adani Hazira Port Pvt. Ltd. has organized an Interactive Session on 17th January 2019 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The session was aimed to facilitate the Importers and Exporters of the estate by making them aware about the services offered by Adani Hazira Port. Pvt. Ltd. the Interactive Session was held in the presence of Shri Paul Almeda, DGM – Custom Service & Shri Gajanan Babar, Manager – Business Development, Adani Hazira Port Pvt. Ltd., Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA and many committee members and members of VIA. The session was well attended by over 80 Industries Members. Following points discussed and elaborated during the session for your information please : ? Customs Out of Charge can also be obtain from “RMS Facilitation centre” at Hazira Customs house by all AEO & DPD approved customers for Hazira Shipments ? We have Examination warehouse next to container yard in Hazira Port, which reduces overall time for movement of containers and Examination process. ? Delivery of import containers from Adani Hazira port can easily be done within 24hours of discharge. ? Shipping line Port of loading ocean freight charges are at par with Hazira Port ? Quick turnaround time of trucks at port. (Approx. 40Mins) ? Smooth process of container gate in & Out. ? Congestion free port ? No Form 13 required. ? Bonded warehouse facility with area of 961 sq. meter with In House CFS ? Outside CFSs : Seabird & Hind Terminal ? 3 hours gate cut off prior vessel arrival. What benefits vapi customer gets from Hazira compare to NSH? - Distance Advantage - Transportation cost is lower compare to NSH - Apply for Direct port delivery to curtail CFS cost

Published : 25-Jan-2019

Seminar on The Latest Innovation in Chemical Technology to Improve the Environment on 22.1.2019

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) jointly with Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Vapi Regional Center, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), UDCT Alumni Association, Vapi and Vapi Green Enviro Ltd. (VGEL) has organized a Seminar on The Latest Innovations In Chemical Technology TO Improve The Environment by the keynote speaker - Padma Vibhusan Prof. M M Sharma at VIA Auditorium on 22nd January 2019. The seminar was held in presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri S S Sarna, Director, VGEL, Shri Chetan Patel, Director, VGEL, Dr. H M Bhatt, Chairman – IIChE, Vapi Regional Center & S S Pokale, Hon. Secretary, IIChE, Vapi Regional Center. The seminar was well attended by over 250 participants. Following are the highlights of the speech and presentation given by Padma Vibhusan Prof. M M Sharma : ? It was explained how the chemical reactions were carried out in the past, in present and will be done in future with examples. The main themes of innovations in chemical reactions at present are to protect the environment and increase overall safety. ? The time has gone to call by-products in the industries. The innovation in chemical reactions should be such that there are no by-products but there shall be co-products. This will create valuation in the industry. ? There is increasing requirement of processing of hazardous chemicals towards cleaner processes so that there is least impact on environment and enhancing safety of plants and people. ? For cleaner processes, micro-reactors are being used. By using micro-reactors, the batch reactions can be converted to continuous reactions with increasing efficiency and safety. ? The innovations are being used for installing Distributed Plants at end-user locations to reduce product cost, impact on environment, logistics etc. ? In future electro-chemical reactions will play vital role in protecting environment. ? The conventional Oil Refining Companies are moving towards petrochemicals based complexes. ? To reduce the effect of green house gases especially of carbon dioxide, the plants will be set up to capture carbon dioxide and convert it to hydrocarbons and other chemicals. ? The Effluent Treatment Plants has to use different technologies to reduce solid wastes and cleaner liquid discharge. ? The Sewage Water Treatment Plants have to be set-up for re-use of water and reduce green house gases. ? The solid discharge waste due to increasing population and modernization is mammoth problem. Segregation, re-cycle and re-use have to be adopted by using the latest technologies to reduce burden of land filling and contamination of land. ? The industries have to identify their burning problems, come forward to support research and adopt new technologies to protect environment and safety of the people.

Published : 25-Jan-2019

CSR Activity - Blanket Distribution to the Underprivileged on 11 & 14.1.2019

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) being an Industries Association plays the major role of representing to various Government Authorities for the Industries Members. The Team of VIA members has realized that with the development of Industries the upliftment of the Society and the Citizens are also necessary to generate sustainable growth. With that understanding VIA is regularly involved in its various endeavour for the well being of the underprivileged people of this region. In its continued effort VIA has distributed 450 blankets to the people of Ozarda village (near Nanapondha & Dharampur), Valsad District on 14th January 2019, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Many more blankets were also distributed to the underprivileged people of Vapi Industrial Estate on 11th January 2018.

Published : 16-Jan-2019

Awareness Program on Chemical Weapons Convention on 12.1.2019

Indian Chemical Council (ICC) is the responsible authority for compliance of Chemical Weapons Convention Act for the concerned industries. ICC, Vadodara is therefore organizing regular Awareness Sessions at Vapi Industries Association (VIA) on Chemical Weapon Convention. One of such Awareness Program for Chemical Weapon Convention was organized on 12th January 2019 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall jointly with VIA. The program was held in the presence of Shri Anand Kane & Ms. Aarat Sheth of ICC, Vadodara, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA. Shri Prakshbhai during his opening speech informed all the present about the important role played by ICC in helping the Industries Members for compliance of Chemical Weapons Convention Act. As is done by other regulatory authorities like GPCB, CPCB etc., he expressed his sincere thanks to Shri Anand Kane and the Team of ICC for their co-operation and help extended to the Industries Members of the estate for compliance. Here below is the brief given thereafter by Shri Anand Kane of ICC to the participants : ? National Authority, Chemical Weapons Convention (NA CWC), Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India in collaboration with Indian Chemical Council has set up CWC Help Desks in the various regions of the country. ? The CWC Act 2000 enacted by Government of India is in force to implement Chemical Weapons convention (CWC) a multilateral, disarmament treaty. ? Gujarat State is housing majority of Chemical / Pharmaceutical/ Colour industry of the country and has also a major share in meeting its obligations to implement CWC Act – 2000. ? CWC Help Desk is set up in Vadodara to assist industry in filing complete, accurate and timely CWCdeclarations to NA CWC. The Help Desk is headed by Mr. Anand Kane who is also an EX Chemical Weapons inspector. ? CWC Help Desk conducts outreach programmes every year to create awareness amongst industry. The programmes are conducted in the State at locations having concentration of relevant industries. Vapi Industries Association is extending full cooperation and support to CWC HD officials in conducting Awareness Programmes for the industries in the region to meet its obligation in implementing CWC. ? The relevant Indian industry is aware and meeting its obligations (by providing annual declarations of its facilities) in accordance with statutory requirement and as moral responsibility for the cause of peace and safety of the countrymen. ? India is receiving about 20 - 25 international inspections each year and these are being successfully accomplished, jointly by Industry representatives and Enforcement Officers from Government of India. ? VIA commends efforts of officials of ICC’s CWC Help Desk- Vadodara by assisting industry in meeting its obligations. The program was well attended by over 55 Industries Representatives.

Published : 16-Jan-2019

Seminar on Single Window Clearance Act as part of Ease of Doing Business held on 29th December 2018 at Center of Excellence, Vapi

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and District Industries Center (DIC), Valsad has jointly organized a Seminar on Single Window Clearance Act as part of the Ease of Doing Business policy of Government on at 11:00 am on 29th December 2018, Saturday at the Conference Hall of Center of Excellence, Vapi. the seminar was aimed to make the Industries Members aware of the facilities and services offered by Government under Ease of Doing Business to encourage further sustainable growth. The seminar was held in the presence of Shri R I Chavara, Jt. Industries Commissioner, Gandhinagar, Shri G L Patel, General Manager, DIC, Valsad, Shri M K Madani, General Manager, DIC, Navsari, Shri D K Vasava, Dy. Director, DISH, Valsad, Shri B R Gajjar, regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri D D Solanki, Industries Officer, DIC, Valsad, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA and Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA. The seminar was well attended by over 60 Industries Members and their employees.

Published : 31-Dec-2018

Seminar on Provisions of TDS / TCS on 28.12.2018

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) jointly with income Tax Department has organized a Seminar on Provisions of TDS / TCS at the VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall on 28th December 2018, Friday. The seminar was held in the presence of Dr. Vipul Chavda IRS, Dy. Commissioner, Income Tax, TDS Circle, Surat, Shri Vinod Kumar, Income Tax Officer, TDS – 2, Surat, Shri Varughese Philip, Income Tax Officer, TDS – 3, Surat, Shri Rajan A, Income Tax Office, TDS, Valsad, Shri Satishbhai Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri G B Laddha, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Viren Sanghvi, Executive Committee Member, VIA. During the seminar the officers of IT department explained the procedure to file return of TDS and TCS also they explained the implications of not filing the returns and the applicability of penalty for the same. The seminar was well attended by committee members and members of VIA, chartered accountants and accounts professionals.

Published : 28-Dec-2018

Seminar on Provisions of TDS / TCS on 28.12.2018

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) jointly with income Tax Department has organized a Seminar on Provisions of TDS / TCS at the VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall on 28th December 2018, Friday. The seminar was held in the presence of Dr. Vipul Chavda IRS, Dy. Commissioner, Income Tax, TDS Circle, Surat, Shri Vinod Kumar, Income Tax Officer, TDS – 2, Surat, Shri Varughese Philip, Income Tax Officer, TDS – 3, Surat, Shri Rajan A, Income Tax Office, TDS, Valsad, Shri Satishbhai Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri G B Laddha, Executive Committee Member, VIA, Shri Viren Sanghvi, Executive Committee Member, VIA. During the seminar the officers of IT department explained the procedure to file return of TDS and TCS also they explained the implications of not filing the returns and the applicability of penalty for the same. The seminar was well attended by committee members and members of VIA, chartered accountants and accounts professionals.

Published : 28-Dec-2018

VIA Impact Talks – Session 4 (Stand Up Comedy Show) by Shri Manan Desai & Om Bhatt on 20th December 2018

The 4th Edition of VIA Impact Talks was organized by Vapi Industries Association on 20th December 2018 at VIA Auditorium. It was a Duet Stand Up Comedy Show of Manan Desai & Om Bhatt. The session of 90 minutes was full of roars and laughter from all the corners of the VIA Auditorium. Both Manan Desai & Om Bhatt successfully made the entire audience free of anxiety, tension and stress throughout the session. The participants as well as both the comedians have enjoyed every minutes of this well managed session of VIA Impact Talks and all have acknowledged Shri Tushar Shah, Shri Hemang Naik, Shri Jigar Patel & Shri Jatin Monani, the Coordinators of this session of VIA Impact Talk and the Program Committee of VIA. The Program Committee of VIA also acknowledged the support of the Office Bearers and Committee Members of VIA in holding the event so successfully. The VIA Impact Talks session was held in a jam packed VIA Auditorium and attended by almost all the segments of Vapi and surrounding areas, including the Advisory Board Members of VIA, Past Presidents of VIA, Executive Committee Members & Members of VIA and their Staff Members, the youth community of the estate.

Published : 21-Dec-2018

VIA Impact Talks – Session 3 by Shri Suresh Srinivasan on 19th December 2018 at VIA Auditorium

The 3rd Edition of VIA Impact Talks was organized by Vapi Industries Association on 19th December 2018 at VIA Auditorium. It was a mind tickling session 90 minutes of Motivational Speech by the keynote speaker of international fame – Shri Suresh Srinivasn on Enthusiasm is Everything. The participants as well as the speaker have enjoyed the every minutes of this well managed session of VIA Impact Talks and all have acknowledged Shri Tushar Shah, Shri Hemang Naik, Shri Jigar Patel & Shri Jatin Monani, the Coordinators of this session of VIA Impact Talk and the Program Committee of VIA. The Program Committee of VIA also acknowledged the support of the Office Bearers and Committee Members of VIA in holding the event so successfully. The VIA Impact Talks session was held in a jam packed VIA Auditorium and attended by almost all the segments of Vapi and surrounding areas, including the Advisory Board Members of VIA, Past Presidents of VIA, Executive Committee Members & Members of VIA and their Staff Members as well as the Students from various Colleges.

Published : 21-Dec-2018

Training Program for Sellers on Government e Market Place on 7th December 2018 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and District Industries Centre (DIC), Valsad has jointly organized a Training Program for Sellers on Government e Market Place on 7th December 2018 to make the industries members aware train about how to sell and supply products to the Government Departments through Government e Market Place. The training program was held in the presence of by Shri S J Vyas, Addl. Commissioner (IMD), Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, Shri G N Desai, Jt. Commissioner, Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, Shri G L Patel, Dy. Commissioner, DIC, Valsad, Shri M K Lada, GM, DIC, Navsari, Shri D D Solanki, Industries Officer, DIC, Valsad, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Lalit Kothari, Chairman – Import / Export Committee, VIA. The program was well attended by over 75 Executive Committee Members and Members of VIA

Published : 21-Dec-2018

Seminar on Preparing GST Audit, Filing of Annual Returns & Highlights of FTP on 14th December 2018 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) have jointly organized a seminar on Preparing GST Audit, Filing of Annual Returns & Highlights of FTP on 14th December 2018, Friday to facilitate and create awareness to the Industries Members and the Exporters of the Estate. The Seminar was attended by Shri Abhimanyu Sharma ITS, Jt. DGFT, Surat, Shri Nirav Kariya, Chartered Accountant from Mumbai, Shri Jaiprakash Goel, FIEO, Ahmedabad, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA and Executive Committee Members of VIA. Shri Sharma has informed to the present about the various online and digital facilities offer by the Govt. of India to reduce the hardship of the Industries enabling them to comply with the Government Policies and to enhance their business activities. Shri Kariya gave a visual presentation to the participants explaining the details of the GST Audit preparation and Annual Return Filing procedures. The event was well attended by over 70 Industries Members and Professionals of Vapi GIDC Estate.

Published : 21-Dec-2018

One Planet Academy Conference on 6.12.2018

A conference on One Planet Academy was organized jointly with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), India and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) for the School Students, Teachers & Principals. The conference was aimed to create awareness on Wildlife and Environment and safekeeping of the same. The conference was attended by Ms. Radhika Suri, Director – Environment Education, WWF, India, Shri Mautik Dave, Head – WWF, Gujarat, Smt. Jigna Oza, Sr. Scientific Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri H S Patel, Dist. Forest Officer, Valsad (South Zone), Smt. Aditi Deshpande, WWF, Gujarat, Ms. Neha Raghav, Sr. Program Officer, WWF India, Ms. Mansi, Project Officer, WWF India, Shri Iqubal & Shri Pragnesh of Dist. Science Centre, Dharampur. The conference was well attended by over 125 students, teachers and principals from over 45 schools from Vapi, Valsad, Pardi, Umargam, Silvassa.

Published : 06-Dec-2018

Safety Alert Program on Emergency Preparedness at Work Places on 30.10.2018

In its continued effort to mitigate the risk of accidents, Vapi Industries Association is regularly organizing Safety Alert Programs to create awareness and train the safety personnel of Industries Members. One such session of Safety Alert Program on Emergency Preparedness at Work Places was organized on 30th October 2018 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall jointly with Sarvam Safety Equipment (P) Ltd. with the support of Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health (DISH), Valsad and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Vapi. Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA expressed the concern of VIA in making Vapi Industrial Estate a zero accident estate and the efforts made by the association towards the same. Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA during his introductory speech also pointed out the necessity to create awareness on safety measures which will result into reduction in rate of accidents at industries. Smt. Jignasha Oza, Environment Officer, GPCB, Vapi said that in the last one week VIA and its associates has organized to seminars on Safety and that itself shows our commitment in maintaining Industrial Safety & Health in the estate. Mr. Mohanarangan V, Sr. Business Development Manager, Sarvam Safety Equipment (P) Ltd. and Sr. Business Development Manager, Sarvam Safety Equipment (P) Ltd. gave presentation and demonstration of various Safety Equipments to combat accidents and health hazards at work places. The program was well attended by over 120 industries members and their safety personnel.

Published : 31-Oct-2018

Environment Clinic held on 24.10.2018

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) is putting their continuous effort for improved ambience and environment in Vapi Industrial Estate and surrounding areas. As part of that continued effort we are extending our helping hand in resolving the environmental challenges and issues of the Industries Members. To address such issues VIA and GPCB is regularly organizing Open Houses and Environmental Clinics. One of such Environmental Clinic was organized on 24th October 2018, Wednesday at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall in the presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajul Shah, Chairman – Environment Committee, VIA, Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri R Gananasegaran, CEO, VGEL. The topic of discussion of the Clinic was “Improvement & Modification in ETP Units for Better Treatment of Effluent and Ultimately Achieving Norms, Highlighting 4R Concept”. The Environment Clinic was well attended by over 60 participants from various industries.

Published : 24-Oct-2018

Seminar on Safety Management for Transportation of Chemicals held on 23.10.2018

Vapi being a chemical hub, there is regular movement and transportation of chemicals. This carries enormous risk of accidents. To create awareness to mitigate such risks Vapi Industries Association (VIA) in association with Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Vapi Regional Centre, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health (DISH) has organized a Seminar on Safety Management for Transportation of Chemicals on 23rd October 2018, Tuesday at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. The Seminar was held in the presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCb, Vapi, Shri D M Acharya, Asst. Director, DISH, Valsad, Smt. Jagrutiben, Asst. Director, DISH, Valsad, Dr. H M Bhatt, Chairman, IIChE, Vapi Regional Centre, Shri Maulik Desai, Vice Chairman, IIChE, Vapi Regional Centre, Shri Shashikant Pokhle, Secretary, IIChE, Vapi Regional Centre, executive committee members and members of VIA, IIChE and Vapi Transport Association. The keynote speaker Mr. Allwyn Cresto, CEO, Nicer Globe gave a visual presentation and explained various aspects and needs of safe transportation of chemicals to avoid unwanted incidents and accidents. The seminar was well attended by over 80 industries members and their employees

Published : 24-Oct-2018

World Ozone Day Celebration on 17.9.2018

Vapi Industries Association (VIA) always taken utmost care for Safe Keeping of Environment and maintaining the Ecological Balance. VIA also regularly hold awareness sessions to create awareness about the Environment to the Industries Members and the people of the Estate. In our continued effort World Ozone Day was celebrated today, 17.9.2018 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. World Ozone Day Celebration was done in the presence of Shri N D Tandel, Sr. Scientific Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman - Green Society, VIA, Shri R Gananasegaran, CEO, VGEL. The program was well attended by over 80 participants from Member Industries, Staff Members of CETP & VGEL and Participants of Master Trainer Program organized by MoEF&CC, GoI and GCPC. During the program the dignitaries explained the necessity to maintain the Ozone Layer in the atmosphere and the adverse effect of destruction of the Ozone Layer in the Atmosphere

Published : 17-Sep-2018

Visit of Addl. Chief Secretary of MoEF, Govt. of Gujarat and Chairman, GPCB on 8.9.2018

Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of Gujarat and Chairman of GPCB came for a visit to Vapi Industrial Estate on 8th September 2018. He has visited the CETP of Vapi, Muktidham - the Eco Friendly Crematorium and then had a meeting with senior members of VIA at VIA House. During the meeting Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA gave a brief about various activities of VIA and VGEL exercised for up keeping the Environment & Ecological balance which resulted into sustainable growth in the estate and its industries members. He also briefed about various CSR activities taken up by VIA time to time. Dr. Gupta during his speech at VIA House appreciated the initiatives taken by VIA, VGEL and its member industries to adopt environment friendly production practices and the vision they have for the future environmental projects which will yield into further sustainable growth. During the visit and the meeting Dr. Gupta was accompanied by Shri kanubhai Desai, MLA, Pardi, Shri K C Mistry, Member Secretary, GPCb, Shri Sushil Vegda, Unit Head - Vapi, GPCB, Shri A G Patel, Vigilance Officer, GPCB, Surat, Shri B R Gajjar, Regional Officer, GPCB, Vapi, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Sunil Agarwal, Vice President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Munna Shah, Treasurer, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Yogesh Kabaria, Past President, VIA & Director, VGEL, Shri A K Shah, Past President, VIA, Shri Suresh Patel, Chairman, NAGB & Director, VGEL, Shri S S Sarna, Director, VGEl, Shri Chetan Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri R Gananasegaran, CEO, VGEL, Shri Rajul Shah, Chairman, Environment Committee, VIA, Shri Magan Savalia, Jt. Chairman, Environment Committee, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman, Green Society, VIA, Shri Kamlesh Patel, Jt. Chairman, Green Society, VIA, Shri Sanjay Golakiya & Shri Kantibhai Gogdani, Executive Committee Member of VIA, Shri A C Patel, Executive Engineer, GIDC, Vapi & Chief Officer, Notified Area Authority, Vapi, Shri D B Sagar, Dy. Executive Engineer, NAA, Vapi.

Published : 08-Sep-2018

Inauguration & Launch of Master Trainers' Program - Certificate Course for ETP / CETP / STP Operations & Maintenance on 5.7.2018

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt. of India and Gujarat Cleaner Production Center (GCPC) has jointly planned to organize a 90 days Certificate Course to train the personnel from across the country to become a trainer for the ETP / CETP / STP Operations & Maintenance and the entire cost for the course is to be borne by MoEF&CC as their initiative to Skill India Program for Skill Development. Considering the performance of Industries of Vapi and CETP, Vapi they have decided to launch the Master Trainers Program from Vapi. Accordingly the the Inauguration of the master Trainers' Program and the launch of 1st Batch of 15 Participants was done on 5th July 2018. The inauguration was done in the presence of Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Hemang Naik, Jt. Secretary, VIA, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman - Green Society, VIA, Dr. Bharat Jain, Member Secretary, GCPC, Shri B R Gajjar, RO, GPCB, Vapi, Shri R Gananasegaran, CEO, VGEL. The program was well attended by many committee members & members of VIA and the participants of the 1st Batch.

Published : 06-Sep-2018

Visit of Shri Pradeep Singh, Addl. Secretary, Dept. of Environment & Forest, Govt. of Gujarat on 31.8.2018

Shri Pradeep Singh IFS, Director (Environment), Dept. of Environment & Forest, Govt. of Gujarat came for visit to Vapi today and had a interaction with members of Team VIA about the the expansion plan of CETP from 55 MLD to 70 MLD, Formation of the Acid Bank and other Environmental Issues of the Estate. Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Rajul Shah, Chairman - Environment Committee, VIA, Shri Chetan Patel, Director, VGEL, Shri R Gananasegaran, CEO, VGEL and Shri B R Gajjar, RO, GPCB and other officers of GPCB were present for the discussion at VIA Office. Thereafter the members of Team VIA took Shri Singh to CETP, Vapi for a visit. After seeing the process of treatment he thoroughly appreciated the process maintained at CETP. Then he did symbolic tree plantation also at the CETP, Vapi.

Published : 01-Sep-2018

Interactive Session with Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Surat on 29.8.2018

An interactive session was organised in the presence of Shri Ajay Das Mehrotra. IRS, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Surat, Shri Anand Kumar. IRS, Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Surat to address and discuss the issues related Income Tax. The program was attended by Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, Shri S S Sarna, Chairman - IT Committee, Shri Hemant Pant, Jt. Chairman - IT Committee, Shri Rajul Shah, Chairman - Environment Committee, Shri Kalpesh Vora, Chairman - Green Society, VIA and many other committee members of VIA. The program was well attended by over 70 participants from industries and trade

Published : 30-Aug-2018

Seminar on Export Balancing - Easy Access for Unsecured Finance for SME Exporters on 24.8.2018

Vapi Industries Association jointly with Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) and Drip Capital Services LLP, Mumbai has organized a Seminar on Export Balancing - Easy Access for Unsecured Finance for SME Exporters on 24th August 2018 at VIA 2nd Floor Conference Hall. During the seminar Shri Ravi Narwani, Director, Drip Capital Services LLP explained the finance facility available and offered by them for SME Exporters. The seminar was held in presence of Shri praful Solanki and his colleagues from FIEO, Ahmedabad Office, Shri Prakash Bhadra, President, VIA, Shri Satish Patel, Hon. Secretary, VIA, Shri Lalit Kothari, Chairman - Import / Export Committee, VIA and many other committee members. The Seminar was well attended by over 55 participants

Published : 30-Aug-2018

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