Indian industry

November 8, 2015

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Industry in India

The importance of aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) industry can be gauged with the fact that airlines spend some 13–15 percent of their revenues towards maintenance, which makes it the second-highest cost item for airlines after fuel. India's MRO…

November 5, 2015

India’s Oil & Natural Gas Reserves

As per the 2011 data, India's total proven and indicated reserves are 757 million metric tonnes of crude oil and 1241 billion cubic meters of natural gas. The total number of exploratory and development wells and metreage drilled in onshore…

November 3, 2015

Difference between White Cement and Ordinary Portland Cement

White Portland cement is made from raw materials containing little or no iron or manganese, the substances that give conventional cement its gray color. So the secret of the White cement is raw material. Apart from that only whitest chalk…

November 3, 2015

Slurry and Clinker in Cement Making

Limestone (CaCO3) in 3 parts, and Clay in 1part are the raw material to make cement. These are mixed, grinded and water is added to make "slurry". This slurry is heated to 1400-1500°C in rotary kiln. At 1000°C, the CaCO3…

November 3, 2015

Basic Facts About Cement

Portland Cement was discovered by Joseph Aspdin in 1824. He called it Portland cement because what he discovered resembled the limestone found in Portland. Historical Facts In 1904, a small cement factory South India Industrial Ltd. was established in Madras…

October 25, 2015

Petroleum, Chemicals & Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIR)

Petroleum, Chemicals & Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIRs) policy was launched in 2007 to promote investment in Petroleum and Petrochemical sector.Salient Features of PCPIR PolicyPCPIR is a delineated area of around 250 sq km for setting up manufacturing facilities for domestic and…

October 14, 2015

National Food Grid

The NDA government had proposed to develop a National Food Grid. The idea first came forward in July 2014 as an announcement by the food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. In December 2014, the minister launched first ever such…

October 14, 2015

What are Forward and Backward Linkages?

There are two different kinds of linkages between the economic activities viz. backward linkages and forward linkages. For an industry, backward linkages are directed towards suppliers; while the forward linkages are directed towards consumers. We take an example of an…

October 14, 2015

Upstream and Downstream Industries in Food Processing

With reference to Food Processing / agro-processing industries, the Upstream industries are engaged in the initial processing of agricultural commodities. The common examples are rice and flour milling; leather tanning; cotton ginning; oil pressing, fish canning etc. The upstream industry…

October 14, 2015

Food Processing Industry in India

The size of India's food processing industry in 2012 was around $160 billion. This is estimated to be  around $260 billion in 2015, registering around 8% growth every year. The Industry is broadly divided into six segments viz. Fruits and…