Television Partner
The Times Group is a long standing leader in the print business, as well as an emerging leader in all other forms of media, including radio, TV, magazines, out of home, and more. The Group's key brands include The Times of India, the world's largest broadsheet English daily; The Economic Times, India's largest (and the world's second largest) financial daily; Femina, India's largest women's magazine; Filmfare, India's largest English film magazine; Radio Mirchi, India's largest FM radio network; Times Now and ET Now, India's leading English news and business news channels and Zoom, a leading general entertainment channel.

Principal Knowledge Partner
Fiinovation, a research based organization, is an integrated solution enabler in the CSR and sustainability domain. It is focused towards enhancing quality across organizational value chain through meaningful innovation thereby ensuring sustainability. Over the last five years, the organization has created a niche for itself through its extensive work in the corporate social responsibility arena. It has been helping corporations as well as civil society organization (CSOs) engage in value based CSR initiatives by aligning the objectives of corporations with their social objectives. The organization has been assisting corporations through its research on policy drafting and implementation design to achieve competitive advantage in their respective arenas.

Gold Sponsor
Coal India Limited (CIL) as an organized state owned coal mining corporate came into being in November 1975 with the government taking over private coal mines. With a modest production of 79 Million Tonnes (MTs) at the year of its inception CIL today is the single largest coal producer in the world. Operating through 81 mining areas CIL is an apex body with 7 wholly owned coal producing subsidiaries and 1 mine planning and consultancy company spread over 8 provincial states of India. CIL also fully owns a mining company in Mozambique christened as 'Coal India Africana Limitada'. CIL also manages 200 other establishments like workshops, hospitals etc. Further, it also owns 26 technical & management training institutes and 102 Vocational Training Institutes Centres. Indian Institute of Coal Management (IICM) as a state-of-the-art Management Training 'Centre of Excellence' - the largest Corporate Training Institute in India - operates under CIL and conducts multi disciplinary management development programmes.

Silver Sponsors
PI Industries Ltd (PI) was incorporated in 1947 (as Mewar Oil & General Mills Ltd.) with its registered office in the lake city of Udaipur, Rajasthan.
The Corporate office is located in Gurgaon (Haryana), with the R&D set up at Udaipur. PI Industries currently operates three formulation and two manufacturing facilities as well as five multi product plants under its three business units across Gujarat in ( Panoli and Jambusar) & Jammu. These state-of-art facilities have integrated process development teams with in-house engineering capabilities.

DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals (DSP) has 140 years of experience in pharmaceuticals. We develop, produce and sell raw materials, intermediates and active pharmaceuticals ingredients (APIs). Our products are used across the world in anti-infectives, anti-fungals and other therapeutic products such as statins.
DSP is world leader in ?-lactam antibiotics antibiotics and having 35% global market share with manufacturing base in The Netherlands, India, Spain, Mexico, Italy and China.
DSP is committed for high quality standards through combination of unique skills in fermentation and bio-catalysis. The unique technology ensures supplies of life saving medicines in a sustainable and responsible way.

Technology Partner
We help organizations maximize their performance and achieve their vision.
We develop and implement technology solutions to improve our clients’ productivity and efficiency—and may run parts of their operations on their behalf. Ultimately, we enable our clients to become high-performance businesses and governments.

R&D Fund Supported By
The Committee, in its interim report, submitted on 28 November 1979, felt the need for a new organisational device for providing undivided attention, forceful direction and pointed focus to the credit problems arising out of integrated rural development and recommended the formation of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD). The Parliament, through Act,61 of 1981, approved the setting up of NABARD. The bank came into existence on 12 July 1982 by transferring the agricultural credit functions of RBI and refinance functions of the then Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation (ARDC). NABARD was dedicated to the service of the nation by the late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi on 05 November 1982. NABARD was set up with an initial capital of 100 crore. Consequent to the revision in the composition of share capital between Government of India and RBI, the paid up capital as on 31 March 2013, stood at 4000 crore with Government of India holding 3,980 crore (99.50%) and Reserve Bank of India 20.00 crore (0.50%).

Associate Sponsors
Petronet LNG Limited, one of the fastest growing world-class companies in the Indian energy sector, has set up the country's first LNG receiving and regasification terminal at Dahej, Gujarat, and another terminal at Kochi, Kerala. While the Dahej terminal has a nominal capacity of 10 MMTPA [equivalent to 40 MMSCMD of natural gas], the Kochi terminal has a capacity of 5 MMTPA [equivalent to 20 MMSCMD of natural gas]. The company is in the process to build a third terminal at Gangavaram, Andhra Pradesh.

Ravin Group established in the year 1950, is one of India's fastest growing business groups. The group comprises companies managing diverse business interests in the power and energy sector.
The Ravin Group management board comprises of highly qualified professionals with significant expertise in various markets and have been pioneers of change in the industry.

The National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1963 as a statutory Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture.
Planning, promoting and financing programmes for production, processing, marketing, storage, export and import of agricultural produce, food stuffs, certain other notified commodities e.g. fertilisers, insecticides, agricultural machinery, lac, soap, kerosene oil, textile, rubber etc., supply of consumer goods and collection, processing, marketing, storage and export of minor forest produce through cooperatives, besides income generating stream of activities such as poultry, dairy, fishery, sericulture, handloom etc.

VFS Global is the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. The company manages visa and passport issuance-related administrative and non-judgemental tasks for its client governments. With 1259 Visa Application Centres (VACs) and operations in 113 countries across five continents, VFS Global serves the interests of 45 client governments. The company has successfully processed over 81.23 million applications since its inception in 2001.

Welcome to the world of Afcons Infrastructure Limited, where we believe in walking the distance that has never been crossed before. Our first step forward was in the year 1959, when Rodio Foundation Engineering Limited, Switzerland, and Hazarat & Co came together to form Rodio Hazarat & Co for undertaking construction works. Today, Afcons Infrastructure Limited is part of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, the third-largest construction group in India. It stands proudly as one of the top infrastructure development companies in India with its presence in various parts of the world.

IREDA has been awarded "Mini Ratna" (Category -I) status in 2015 by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). IREDA is a Public Limited Government Company established as a Non-Banking Financial Institution in 1987 under the administrative control of MNRE to promote, develop and extend financial assistance for renewable energy and energy efficiency /conservation projects with the motto: "ENERGY FOR EVER"

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited is a Company incorporated under Companies Act 1956. The Company was formed after the reorganisation of FCI into 5 Companies. Till 1992 , the Company was a wholly owned PSU. During 1992 and 1993, 7.5% of the equity has been disinvested to Financial Institutions, Public etc.

National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC) was established in the year 1957 as a premier construction company to create necessary infrastructure for economic development of the country. It was to provide the necessary manpower & know how for the construction of National Projects and also act as a price deterrent for the Private Sector. In its 56 years of existence the Corporation has successfully associated itself with completion of over 130 National Projects from concept to commissioning stage. Some of them in remote and hazardous location over the country. Besides completion of projects in India and contributing to the socioeconomic growth of country, the corporation has also successfully executed several overseas projects.

HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL) is a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Mittal Energy Investment Pte Ltd, Singapore, a Lakshmi N Mittal Company. Both the JV partners hold a stake of 49% each in the company and the remaining 2% is held by financial institutions. HMEL operates the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery of 9 MMTPA at Bathinda in Punjab. The joint venture partners bring more than four decades of experience in the oil refining industry and expertise in the global industry to the table.

Reliability Networking Limited was registered in May 2002 and started trading in September 2002 to provide Reliability Consultancy and Training. Rel-Net is the registered trading name of Reliability Networking Limited, based in Ipswich. The company’s distinctive competence and competitive edge consists of specialising in IT Solutions, Reliability, Security and Safety.

GSFC is not only a star performer in Gujarat’s industrial horizon but has also emerged as a model for long term value creation. It is in the forefront of assisting farmers to adopt climate smart farming operations through its products and services. Its industrial solutions drive nation’s industrial growth while its best practices have set industry standards. Its corporate citizenship with its strong emphasis on achieving inclusive growth is extremely commendable.

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