COSIA is platform to highlight problems of MSMEs: Khara

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Apr 2018 11:16:04



Business Bureau,

Chamber of Small Industries Associations (COSIA) was inaugurated at the hands of Nitin Khara, Chairman and Managing Director of Confidence Petroleum India Ltd in a glittering function at MIA Centre for Sports & Recreation in the august presence of COSIA’s founder President Dr M R Khambete and his team.

At the outset Convenor Vidarbha Chapter Mayank Shukla in his opening remarks invited MSME industries to take maximum advantage of the renowned apex body exclusively for well being of small scale industries which has a wide representation in various government bodies at Centre and State.

Besides this is the only NABET accredited MSME association in the country. Founder President Dr Khambete expressed joy that the association can now fulfill the need of the much neglected region. He applauded the initiative of Convenor Shukla and invited MSMEs to come forward in getting their issues resolved. Secretary Ninad Jaywant gave a detailed presentation on COSIA’s activity and Vice-President Purshottam Agwan gave a road map on Future activities of COSIA’s Vidarbha Region in consultation with local industrial associations.

Speaking on the occasion, Nitin Khara said, he was an industrialist of first generation and came up from a small trader to a corporate undertaking with a principal of ‘Yes I can do it’. His role models are late Dhirubhai Ambani and late Gokuldas of Dharamsee Morarjee Group whose self confidence had always inspired him. Khara said, “COSIA is good platform to highlight the problems of MSMEs.”
The inaugural ceremony was concluded by a vote of thanks by Arun Lanjewar. The programme was ably compered by Shekhar Patwardhan and Reeta Lanjewar.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by two business sessions viz; Breaking The GST code and E-way Bill Story and MSME tides.

The first session was moderated by Sanjay K Agrawal, Secretary of NVCC and discussions were shared by CA Preetam Batra and advocate Sanjay Dwivedi. Preetam Batra explained in detail the procedure of generating E-way Bill and advocate Sanjay Dwivedi narrated the minute details and procedure for export material transhipment and transportation through Railways.

The second session on ‘MSME Tide’ was moderated by CA Julfesh Shah and ably supported by Joint Director Industries Ashok Dharmadhikari, CA Suresh Rathi and Vice President COSIA Purshottam Agwan. The session dealt with an important issues like the criteria in differentiating various categories under MSME sector, role of IFSC in getting timely payments for MSME, skill development programmes and ‘Ease of doing business'.

Prominently present were Dipen Agrawal, President of CAMIT, Pravin Tapadia, Amar Vazalwar, Sunil Sirsikar, Hemant Ambasalkar, Chander Khosla, S K Mitra, Madhusudan Roongta, Avinash Bendre, Chaubal, Kinkhede, Narayan.Gupta,.Ramesh.Patel, Sachi.Mallick and Vipul Panchmatia, and representatives of NSIC, MIDC, MSME-DI, Fire Safety, Industrial Safety, DIC etc.