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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal  speaking at the CII National Conference and Annual Session in New Delhi  showed his inclination towards grounded governance latched with noble and simple ideas.

His specific areas of concern were water recycling , Yamuna cleanliness, solid waste management and generation of jobs .

He shared with his listeners how industry can help Delhi in generating jobs. He said a prosperous industry will make the state one of the top five honest cities of the world.

He said problem of water can be solved by using technology for setting up water recycling and recharging plants. Industry can also come up with new ideas to meet the requirements of the city.

Talking about the cleaning of Yamuna river, he  proposed lakes to be built around the river to beautify the view.  He also suggested that storing water that accumulates after rainy season will help in fixing the water problem of the state.  “If you have any ideas on water recycling or water recharging , I would encourage you, come to us,” he asked the industrialists.

To manage solid waste, he recommended the use of solid suction machines. He said the current cleaning mechanism only leads to lifting dirt from one place and dumping it to another.

Chief Minister of Delhi also shared steps taken by their government to deal with everyday  grievances of Delhites.

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Indian Companies Invested Over $4 Billion in South Africa, says CII

According to the report, leading Indian companies such as Wipro, state-run Coal India, Cipla, Jindal Steel and Power, Mahindra and Mahindra have recently made investments in South Africa.

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Indian companies have invested over $4 billion in South Africa and created 18,000 direct jobs in the continent’s biggest economy, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said on Sunday

According to a new CII report “Indian Industry’s Inclusive Footprint in South Africa – Doing business, doing good”, prepared jointly with British advisory multinational Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), there are 140 Indian companies operating in South Africa whose contributions go beyond foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country, and include key CSR and skill development initiatives.

“Indian companies operating in South Africa are not just investing funds and creating jobs, but are actively contributing to the upliftment of the communities in which they operate,” a CII release said here.

According to the report, leading Indian companies such as Wipro, state-run Coal India, Cipla, Jindal Steel and Power, Mahindra and Mahindra have recently made investments in South Africa.

According to the report, leading Indian companies such as Wipro, state-run Coal India, Cipla, Jindal Steel and Power, Mahindra and Mahindra have recently made investments in South Africa.
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“In the healthcare sector, the entry of Indian pharma companies Ranbaxy and Cipla brought in drastic reduction in the cost of anti-retroviral drugs in South Africa, saving thousands of lives. Indian companies are taking steps to transfer skills to South Africans, particularly in the IT sector,” it said.

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In a statement, CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said: “The report highlights the journey of the historic and economic relationship between India and South Africa, looking at the key sectors where Indian companies are thriving.”

PwC Chief Executive (Southern Africa) Dion Shango said: “Indian companies are demonstrating their commitment to sustainable development in South Africa across education and healthcare schemes to job creation, agricultural projects and empowering women.”

A focus on ethical business practice comes through in the report, as this is of critical importance for Indian companies operating in South Africa, the statement added. (IANS)

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