Shri Prabodhbhai Patel
I am immensely happy to give a brief introduction of Federation of Industries & Associations, most prominently known as FIA, as under.
Federation of Industries & Associations is the APPEX REPRESENTATIVE BODY of app. 150 Industries Associations of GIDC Estates situated in almost all Talukas across Gujarat. FIA is operating from its Head Office, having its own building on a plot of 1000 Sq. Mt and construction area of app. 3000 Sq. Mt, situated in a very centrally located area of Sector – 26 of Gujarat’s Capital, Gandhinagar.
FIA is rendering its services to the industries operating in app. 150 GIDC Estates across Gujarat since 1985. FIA’s contribution in achieving the objectives of GIDC and GoG of achieving speedy and orderly industrial growth in Gujarat during all these years has been very significant. FIA is, therefore, recognised, by Industries Department of GoG, as apex representative body of industries at State Level. FIA’s Representatives are nominated in various Advisory and Grievance Committees constituted by State as well as Central Government.
FIA’s Office Bearers regularly meets the top Brass of Industries Departments and all other Regulatory Authorise to represent about the policy related issues/problems which are faced by industries and try to bring amicable solutions of such issues at the earliest possible.
FIA is organising an industrial exhibition at every alternate year and offers stall to its members, primarily to MSME Units, at very concessional rates. This gives an excellent opportunity to MSME Units to display their products before the National and International Buyers as well as all leading PSUs of State and Central Govt.
FIA is publishing its bimonthly News Bulletin “FIA Times” since more than 20 years where in the important information about latest Industrial Policies, articles on new technologies, market trends, management techniques etc. is being published and copies are circulated among its member Associations, Important Government Offices, leading large scale industries, PSUs and large number of its Life Members.
You all are most cordially invited to extend your cooperation in our efforts of making our FIA even stronger in terms of Unity of Members, increasing Life Membership of FIA Times and financial contribution for developing various facilities at FIA’s Head Office.
I, once again, wish you all best wishes for New Year and expect cooperation from all members and well-wishers.
(Prabodh B Patel)