Taloja Industries Association (TIA), along with local fishermen's community (Koli Samaj Machimar Kriti Samiti Roadpali) celebrated 'Shravan Shukla Chaturdarshi Naralipurnima Utsav 2023 on 30th August 2023 at 11:30am in Roadpali - Koliwada Jetty. Narali Poornima is an important Hindu festival celebrated primarily in Maharashtra and Konkan regions by the fishermen community. On this day, people observe a day-long fast, decorate their boats, and pray to Lord Varun to bless them with fortune and prevent them from any natural sea calamities. During the Event, the Kolis and other fishing communities offered nariyal or coconut to Kasardi River to seek its blessing. The Kolis prayed to Lord Varuna and expressed gratitude for giving them a livelihood. Tree plantation activities were also carried out during the Event. Shri Sitaram Rokde-Additional Chief Engineer CIDCO, Shri Manoj Chavan-Environment Officer PMC, Mr Gaykwad-Assistant Police Inspector Kalamboli Police, Ms Hazare-Assistant Police Inspector Kalamboli Police, Smt Saishwari Padval-Mangrove Cell Project Head, Shri Arvind Mhatre (Ex Corporator PMC), officials from various Government offices like MIDC, CIDCO, MPCB etc, Shri Yogesh Pagade-Head Koli Samaj Machimar Kriti Samiti, Shri Sandip Koli-Secretary Koli Samaj Machimar Kriti Samiti were present at the Event. Shri Satish Shetty (Anna)-Hon President TIA also graced the Event. Many Industries participated in the Event too. Shri Satish Shetty (Anna) mentioned that it is our duty to ensure that livelihood of fishermen community continues. This is essential as its payback time, since it is this community and local villagers, who gave up their land so that Industries could be setup in the area. The Event was followed by special Koli lunch and celebrations.
To resolve the varied Industrial problems of Taloja MIDC, especially the water scarcity issue, the Managing Committee members of Taloja Industries Association (TIA) had approached Shri Uday Samant (Hon Industries Minister-Maharashtra) a couple of times. Accordingly, the Hon. Industries Minister visited Taloja MIDC on 24th June 2023 and met the Industrialists of Taloja MIDC. The Minister had also summoned the topmost MIDC officials during the meeting.Taloja Industries Association (TIA) discussed the following points before the Hon. Minister- 1) Huge water scarcity in Taloja MIDC 2) Requirement of Industrial Township-Industrial Municipal Corporation 3) Taloja CETP Co-op Society Ltd (Managing Committee should only include Stakeholders 4) Tree plantation 5) Missing link road required 6) ESIC Hospital required at Taloja MIDC 7) Display board required to be put up outside the Industries 8) Additional Truck Terminus required 9) No garbage collection & disposal system in Taloja MIDC 10) Absence of Exhibition Centre at Taloja MIDC 11) CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) spending in Taloja MIDC 12) Allow Taloja Engineering Cluster (TEC) 13) Additional Weighbridges required 14) Encroachments 15) Major announcements made by the Hon Industries Minister for Taloja Industrial Area (TIA) - Final balance road, which will be concretized at L, M, V, T blocks, is of 20.5km and valued at around Rs. 180 crores. There is a new Exhibition cum Training Centre, which will soon be setup at a cost of Rs. 500Cr at Kalamboli
To resolve the perennial water problem in Taloja MIDC, Managing Committee members and Life members of TIA met Shri Bhushan Harshe - Superintending Engineer MIDC WS & Spa, Shri S.P Avhad - Executive Engineer MIDC & Shri Avinash Gadhde - Deputy Engineer MIDC SPA & WS, at Hotel Tanish Residency, Taloja MIDC on 20th June 2023, at Hotel Tanish Residency, Taloja MIDC. Since the past few months, the water crisis had hit production at Industries so hard, that they were forced to depend on water tankers. Hence, TIA had called for this meeting. Multiple Industries, who were present in the meeting, apprised the MIDC officials about the gravity of water issues in Taloja MIDC. TIA requested MIDC to charge the Industries on actual amount i.e. Charge them only for the amount of water supplied by MIDC and consumed by the Industry as per actuals and not as per the water agreement. MIDC understood the problem and said they would take up the subject with MIDC CEO and Chief Engineer MIDC. Industry members said - Water should be supplied uniformly to all Industries of Taloja MIDC, as it has come to its knowledge that maximum water is being supplied to one of the large Industries of Taloja MIDC and due to that other Industries were not receiving water. Further, TIA said it had initiated a 20mld holding tank to be built in Taloja MIDC, which would help during water crisis and for supplying to different zone of Taloja, and which was supposed to be setup near IGPL. MIDC agreed and said this matter of building the water holding tank has gone for approval to MIDC CEO. In addition, TIA talked about GST recovery and interest thereon. Shri Satish Shetty (Anna) mentioned that multiple Industries were affected because of GST recovery and interest being charged thereon, vide Circular no. MIDC/A&FD/CAO/Acct/I1184/2023 dated 1st June 2023 (attached herein). Shri Satish Shetty (Anna) further mentioned that TIA has escalated the subject to Chairman MIDC & Industries Minister-Shri Uday Samant & CEO MIDC-Dr Vipin Sharma (IAS) on 17th June 2023, and requested them to waive off the GST and accrued interest. TIA had also suggested that Industries should be allowed to make the regular water bill payment, and GST amount can be discussed and raised as a supplementary bill to the Industries, separately. In this meeting, in the concluding hours, TIA was informed by MIDC officials about the following- 1. As directed by the CEO, GST recovery raised through water bills shall be removed by End of day today. 2. Consumers shall be allowed to pay water bills excluding GST recovery charges. 3. Necessary changes in the system shall be made by Envee by EOD. 4. Above GST recovery shall be raised by issuing separate demand notes. 5. Guidelines for issue of separate demand notes as mentioned under Sr no 4 shall be issued separately. Above changes have already been reflected on the MIDC water bill and online payments can be done by the member Industries, before the due date i.e. 22nd June 2023. For offline payments, members of TIA were requested to pay their water bills minus GST CGST recovery, GST SGST recovery and Interest CGST recovery.
The fast pace of modern life leaves little time to keep a check on health. But when health starts dictating your life, the pace of life slows down. It is for this reason that Taloja Industries Association (TIA), along with medical expertise from Medicover Hospitals (Kharghar), arranged a FREE health check-up and FREE eye check-up Camp, for the benefit of its member Industries on Tuesday, May 2, 2023-9am to 1pm, at Hotel Tanish Residency. Taloja MIDC is an Industrial zone, which employs over 3 lakhs individuals, whose health needs to be fit and sound. Hence, on the occasion of labor day and birthday of Shri Satish Shetty (Anna)-Hon President TIA, the free Medical camp was arranged. The camp helped the employees to get tested and consult the best doctors. Further, the Camp ensured that employees take precautions and get access to healthcare at the right time. The MEDICAL CAMP included following FREE check-up facilities- EYECHECKUP, HEALTH CHECKUP, ECG, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, BLOOD MEASURE, BMI, RANDOM BLOOD SUGAR, LIVER FUNCTION TEST (LFT), CBC, FREE CONSULTATION of Physician, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Pulmonologist (Chest Physician) Many Industries of Taloja MIDC participated in the Medical camp- Example- Vasudha Chemicals, Poonya Steel, Smitha Petrochem, Taloja Steel Service Centre Ltd, Sulfast Chemicals, Shrihans Transformers, Gauri Acids, Laxmi Metal Industries, Banaraswala Metal, Parkson Graphics Mody Chemi-Pharma Ltd., Ultra Tech, Atomic Vaccum, Indu Corporation etc
Taloja Industries Association (TIA) and Directorate of Industries Safety and Health (DISH) jointly organized a training program on Prevention of Accident by near miss reporting at 3pm on February 16, 2023 at Taloja MIDC. Industries of Taloja MIDC participated in the Event in large numbers and thereby showed they were eager to learn about Accident Prevention. At the event, detailed presentation was conducted by Shri Ankush Kharade, Shri Keshav Kendre and Shri Ajit Mohite-Deputy Directors of DISH At the end of the training program, the audience understood the Fundamentals of Accident Prevention & eliminate potential incidents, by ensuring that close-calls or near accidents are proactively reported to facilitate swift actions that prevent its reoccurrence. Multiple Industries of Taloja MIDC like Alkem, Sharon Bio Pharma, IGPL, LSR Oils, Nandan Petrochem, Smithers Oasis, Eskay Dyestuff, Sanghi Organization, Technova, SKM Metal Processors, KSH International, Quest Performance, Fiabila, Valve Tech, Ravi Dyestuff, Vista Processed Foods, Choksey Chemicals, Bansal Iron Processors, Deepak Fertilizers, Owens Corning, Taloja Steel Service Centre Ltd, Indu Corporation, Lasons India, Modychem Pharma etc participated in the meeting.
27th January 2023 Taloja Industries Association (TIA) just concluded the 1st Industrial Exhibition of Taloja MIDC which was called Taloja MIDC Expo 2023. This event was jointly organized by Taloja Industries Association (TIA)- http://talojaindustriesassociation.com & MSME Development & Facilitation Office DFO (Ministry of MSME, Central Government of India undertaking) - https://msmedimumbai.gov.in. It was a two day event, which was scheduled on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 and Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Taloja MIDC. Event venue was Plot no. J-94, Opposite MSEDCL Taloja office, Taloja MIDC, Taluka Panvel,District Raigad. Knowledge partner for the Event was – PCE (Pillai College of Engineering, Panvel). This program served the following purposes – • Talked about various Government schemes and policies, meant for the development of MSMEs, which would aid in their promotion and development. • It promoted the MSME sector in the Taloja MIDC area, by ensuring Industries of Taloja MIDC marketed their Industrial products at the Exhibition. • It invited Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) for this program. This included various Government departments, such as Railways-Konkan Railway, Central Railway, Mazgaon Dock, NPCIL, IOCL, MRVCL, IREL India Limited, GAIL, HPCL, BPCL RCF etc • The Event included a session about Udyam Aadhar registrations, Vendor Registration procedures of CPSEs, ZeD (Zere Effect Zero Defect), Registration and Procurement through Government e Marketplace (GeM portal) etc. Objective of the Exhibition program was to support the Public Procurement Policy (PPP) for Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs). Guest of honour at the Event was - Shri Arvind Mhatre, Ex Corporator PMC 36 stalls were available at the Industrial Exhibition, wherein Corporates and vendors, ranging from NSIC (National Small Industries Corporation), Mazagon Dock, GAIL (Gas Authority of India Ltd), NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited), SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) , COSIA (Chamber of Small Industry Association), Education Institution, Banking, Environment, Valve Manufacturers, Engineering firms, Instrumentation, Software/Net technologies/Wi-fi/Antivirus, Food/Masala, Solar financing, Health provider, Steel Industries, Cold Press oil, Insurance, Real estate, Wired products, Infrastructure, Packing & Conveyors and Catering etc, took up the stalls. Senior officials from MIDC, MPCB, Taloja Traffic and Taloja Police Station etc visited the Exhibition 1000+ visitors, which included VIPs Industrial employees, Government dignitaries, Committee members of varied Industrial Associations of Maharashtra, students etc visited the Exhibition in these two days. Event photos are present below.
The 13th AGM of Taloja Industries Association (TIA) took place on 29th September 2022, 5pm, at Hotel Tanish Taloja Multiple member Industries of TIA joined the Event.
Managing Committee members of Taloja Industries Association met Shri M.R. Patil, Director of Industrial Safety and Health (DISH) on 28th September 2022. Meeting was to congratulate Mr Patil on his appointment as Director, DISH, State of Maharashtra
Managing Committee members of Taloja Industries Association (TIA) met Shri Uday Samant-Hon. Industries Minister, Maharashtra on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 10am Many agenda points, meant for the benefit of Industries in Taloja MIDC, were placed before Shri Uday Samant. Accordingly, Shri Samant has decided to visit Taloja MIDC next week to discuss further on the agenda points put forward by TIA
MSME Development and Facilitation Office (Ministry of MSME, Government of India) and Taloja Industries Association (TIA) conducted a Free ZED (Zero Defect Zero Effect) Awareness program, on Tuesday,13th September 2022, between 11:30am to 12:30pm, for the benefit of the Industries. The Central Government is supporting the ZED certification in order to attract competitiveness among MSMEs in their respective line of business. Once your Industry gets ZED certified, you stand to avail multiple facilities, subsidies and other upcoming benefits from the Government. Objective of the program is to disseminate information and create awareness about the ZED process to the members of Taloja Industries Association (TIA). Content of this program was - (i) Promote adaptation of Quality tools/systems and Energy Efficient manufacturing, (ii) To encourage MSMEs to constantly upgrade their quality standards in products and processes (iii) To drive manufacturing with adoption of Zero Defect production processes and without impacting the environment MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification can be attained in THREE Levels after registering and tjaking the ZED Pledge:Certification Level 1: BRONZE, Certification Level 2: SILVER, Certification Level 3: GOLD
COSIA (Chamber of Small Industries Association) and Taloja Industries Association (TIA), along with the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), organized a Capacity-building & Technical Assistance Program for member industries of TIA on 23rd June 2022, 11am. This program was being organized as part of the Clean Air Accelerator Project supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It was to empower Member Industries of Taloja Industries Association (TIA) to Adopt Energy Efficient Pathways for Reducing Energy Consumptions. The objective of this Program is to reduce energy consumption and thereby improve profitability at the Industry. In addition to capacity and knowledge-building activities, handholding support by technical experts was provided at the program. Technical Expert - Mr. Sankar Narayanan, Accredited Energy Auditor (Retired), BEE, Govt. of India, with 20+ Years of experience in the field of Energy efficiency and Energy management, conducted the program. Multiple Industries of Taloja MIDC like Eskay Dyestuff, Technova, Exide Industries, Jayashree Galva Pvt Ltd, CST Ltd, Poonya Steel, Snowman, Bansal Metal, SKM Metal, SISCO Research, Indu Corporation, Tatusuno, Asian Paints, Berger Paints, Parkson Graphics, Dorf Ketal etc participated in the training program
TIA celebrated World Environment Day on 5th June 2022 along with MPCB, PMC and its member Industries, local villagers and fishermen. On this occasion, Taloja Industries Association (TIA) and its member Industries took an Environment conscious step for a better tomorrow, by planting trees near the Kasardi River (Roadpalli jetty side). Further, during the event, with the objective of saying no to plastic bag usage, cotton and jute bags were distributed
Viewing the good work done for the Industries in Taloja MIDC Industrial area by Taloja Industries Association (TIA) BJP Industries Cell - Maharashtra felicitated Managing Committee members of TIA on Tuesday, 24th May 2022. The award is constituted for remarkable achievements in the Industrial sector and Nation development. Due to sincere efforts of TIA, and with cooperation from MIDC, Taloja MIDC Industrial area has the best infrastructure in the State of Maharashtra-Concertized roads, Street lights, Storm Drainage lines, Common Effluent Treatment (CETP) plant, continued Water & Electricity supply etc. Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Ex Chief Minister Maharashtra & present Leader of Opposition Maharashtra Legislative Assembly handed over the award to Shri Satish Shetty (Anna)-Hon President TIA, Shri Bineet Salian Hon Secretary TIA and Shri Saurabh Shah-Hon Committee member TIA. During the ceremony, a memorandum about implementing Industrial Township Authority-Industrial Municipal Corporation in Taloja MIDC area was given to Shri Devendra Fadnavis by Shri Satish Shetty (Anna). Above development is a major motivation for TIA to further help the Industries in Taloja MIDC Industrial belt.
TIA jointly organized a Workshop with York and Thermovision on 18th May 2022 at Hotel Tanish Participants got a display of Mini Chillers and Heat Pumps of York brand which are designed for various Industrial applications Presentations by York were also a part of the Workshop --
On the occasion of 51st National Safety Day/Week and 75th Year of Independence Day of India, Taloja Industries Association (TIA) arranged training by Central Government-Directorate General, Factory Advice Services and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI), Directorate of Industries Safety and Health (DISH), Taloja MIDC Fire Department. Training was about Fire Prevention / Static Electricity, held on 13th March 2022, 10:30am. Micro, Small and Medium scale Industries of Taloja MIDC participated in this training in large numbers. During the training, Industries were explained fire prevention in their respective companies. Further, they were enlightened about essential skills to meet the requirements of the workplace and assist those who are interested in first aid, empowering employee to act on, prevent, and manage life’s emergencies. They were educated about how to recognize life-threatening situations and how they can offer vital assistance before more experienced help arrives. Furthermore, training on fire prevention and fire due to static electricity were described, along with safe productivity practice and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Detailed presentations were conducted by Central (Mr Kumar) and State Government, as well as Mr Deepak Dorugade (Taloja MIDC Fire department), Mr Anupam Shukla (Uniquo) and Mr Shrikant Sathe (Domain expert on Static electricity). Demonstration on advanced clean fire agent extinguisher was given by Mr Anupam Shukla (Uniquo). Shri Satish Shetty Anna requested to DISH that Display boards should be exhibited outside the Industries. This display board should list – Owners name, Plant Managers name, Occupiers name, Raw material used by the Industry, Finished products of the Industry etc. This information will also be very helpful to Fire department, as they can control and manage fire more efficiently and follow necessary precautions, when they arrive at the Industry where fire has broken out. Multiple Industries of Taloja MIDC like Eskay Dyestuff, Forstar Food, SKM Steel Processors, Choksey Chemicals, SISCO Research, Indu Corporation, Indo Expo, Sharon Bio Pharma, Resin and Plastics, Modychem, Fabila India etc participated in the meeting.
Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) had called a meeting of Industries in Taloja MIDC on March 3, 2022. This meeting was to discuss about Property tax bills. Multiple Industries of Taloja MIDC attended the meeting. Venue of the meeting was - Adya Krantiveer Vasudev Balwant Phadke Auditorium, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, near Rotary Garden, Panvel, Maharashtra 410206. Objective of the meeting was to resolve doubts about the annual rent value, rate charged, area, zone and other doubts about the Property tax bill. Senior PMC officials explained about the various components and calculations of the Property tax bill. Many of the Industries, who participated in the meeting, queried about calculation breakup of Property tax bill, period for which the bills were raised and premises of Industries on which taxes were levied. The Deputy Municipal Commissioner (Tax), PMC-Shri Ganesh Shete, who chaired the meeting, answered the queries of the Industries. To resolve the burning issue of Property tax, in the best interest of the Industries, Shri Satish Shetty (Anna)-Hon President Taloja Industries Association (TIA), decided to form a Sub-Committee. Further, this Sub-Committee will work on various modalities to arrive at an affordable Property tax structure which can be borne by the Industries. Once this process is complete, a mega meeting of member Industries of TIA will be called in the next week to appraise the Industries about developments on the subject.
Majority of the Industries in Taloja MIDC had approached Taloja Industries Association (TIA) to share their concerns about exorbitant PMC Property tax bills, which is around 8 times of the previously charged Property tax bills. These Industries requested TIA to intervene and find out ways to resolve the impact of the problem. Acknowledging this important concern, TIA arranged a meeting with the Industries. As discussed & finalized in this meeting, it was decided that Industries will fill up the PMC’s Objection form, with respect to the Property tax bills, and submit it to PMC Navde office, before 11th February 2022. This implied that Industries, which fall under the local villages of Taloja like Navde, Pendhar, Padghe, Tondre, Devichapada, Ghotcamp, Ghot, Koyna, Dongrichapada etc, who had any objection about the PMC Property Tax bill, could raise their respective objections, and send it across to the Navde office of PMC. Many of the Industries, who participated in the meeting, queried about calculation breakup of Property tax bill and about the period for which the bills were raised. Hence, it was decided in the meeting that a Google format will be designed and circulated to Industries by TIA, which have got certain details which are required to be asked from Property Tax Department officials at Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) office. Further, in this meeting, Shri Satish Shetty (Anna) commented that we will request grace time from senior PMC officials, till 15th April 2022, for Industries to raise objections about the bill. This was because many of the Industries in Taloja MIDC had still not received the bills. In its mission to protest paying the inflated PMC bill, Shri Satish Shetty (Anna) requested for consensus from Industries, by choosing one of the below steps- . a) Discuss with senior most PMC officials, as well as Urban Development Ministry, to find out a solution to the problem. b) Taking the subject up legally, to obtain a stay order on bill payment, after consultation with the lawyers. In addition, Shri Satish Shetty (Anna) also remarked that implementing Industrial Township is the ideal way to beat payment of Property taxes to PMC. Most importantly Shri Satish Shetty (Anna) said, Taloja MIDC Industrial area, spanning 2139 acres, belongs to MIDC and Industries have taken their plots on lease from MIDC. This means that the principal owner of the land is MIDC. Thus, technically, PMC should ideally raise the Property tax bill to MIDC, and Industries are willing to continue to pay Service charges to MIDC. In this context, if MIDC gives the land to Industries on a free hold basis, then Industries would continue to pay property tax directly to PMC.
Taloja Industries Association (TIA) had been approached by many Industries, who are common members of Chamber of Association of Maharashtra Industry (CAMIT) & Taloja Industries Association (TIA), requesting help in shifting the MSEDCL power staggering day from Friday to Sunday. In line with this goal, on the request of CAMIT, a meeting was called by Dr Nitin Raut, Honourable Cabinet Minister - Energy on Wednesday, 2nd February 2022, at Mantralaya. Agenda of the meeting was - To address the long pending issue of shifting the power staggering day at Taloja MIDC, from Friday to Sunday. Representing CAMIT, the meeting was attended by Dr Dipen Agarwal President, Shri Saurabh Shah Treasurer, Shri Hemant Bhuta - Steel Chamber of India (SCI) and Shri Satish Shetty (Anna) - Hon President Taloja Industries Association (TIA). Also present in the meeting were Shri Dinesh Waghmare Secretary Power, Shri Sanjay Taksande Director Operations MSEDCL and a fleet of other officials. The power staggering subject was discussed at length. As explained by Dr Dipen Agarwal and Shri Satish Shetty (Anna), Dr Nitin Raut understood the gravity of the problem. He directed his officials to explore a way to help the struggling steel & engineering units of Taloja MIDC. Further, Dr Raut also advised to check the interest level of all Industrial sectors in Taloja MIDC in shifting the power staggering day to Sundays. It is for this reason, TIA requested Industries from all sectors of Taloja MIDC, like Engineering, Chemical Pharmaceutical, Food processing, Glass, Gas, Petrochemicals etc, to give their feedback whether it is ok for their business operations to shift the Power staggering to Sundays. This feedback, once received from the Industries, will be submitted to Dr Raut for further consideration and approval. Correspondingly, CAMIT & TIA are also attempting to shift the MIDC water staggering day to Sunday. This effectively implies that, if approved, Sunday will be a common day of Power & Water Staggering, as requested by the Industries in Taloja MIDC.
On 20th January 2022, 4:30pm Taloja Industries Association (TIA) arranged a meeting of the Industries in Taloja MIDC with Shri Jitendra Sonawane, Senior Inspector Taloja MIDC Police station (SHO). Venue of the meeting was Hotel Tanish Residency, Taloja MIDC. This meeting was held especially for the Industries to interact with Shri Sonawane and discuss about the various issues faced by them which are related to law & order, labour issues etc. Following points were discussed to provide assistance to the Industries – a) Industries interacted with Shri Sonawane and shared their thoughts on law and order situation in Taloja MIDC Industrial belt. b) Shri Sonawane appreciated the help extended by the Industries in installing CCTV cameras in different parts of Taloja MIDC Industrial area by utilizing their respective CSR funds. He added that there are additional locations in Taloja MIDC area which require high definition (HD) cameras. Further, Shri Sonawane mentioned that it will be meaningful to place cameras of the Industries, outside their respective Industry gates, in different directions. This will help in crime tracking and case conviction, as it becomes an official submission at the court. Further, Anna added that CCTV cameras are also available on rent or can be purchased by the Industries. c) Shri Sonawane remarked that as Taloja MIDC is a big area, patrolling the entire stretch is very important, to control and manage the law & order situation. Hence, with the objective of boosting patrolling of the Taloja MIDC area on a regular basis, Shri Sonawane requested Anna if Industries could help in donating a Bolero vehicle to Taloja MIDC Police station. Anna said he would take up this request with the Industries. d) Shri Sonawane advised the Industries that identity details of permanent, contract, temporary workers, who are employed by the Industries for any type of official activities (housekeeping, gardening, security etc) should be collected and stored by the Industry. Similarly, identity details of truck drivers/helpers, who are engaged by the Industry, should also be collected and stored. He remarked that this step will go a long way in crime detection, because if any kind of law & order situation arises, this information collected by the Industry will be very helpful to the Police station. Shri Sonawane added that format of identity details, to be collected by the Industries, will be shared by Taloja MIDC Police station to TIA and it’s member Industries very soon. e) Shri Sonawane was exemplary when he shared his mobile number with the industries and asked them to contact him if they needed any help in future. He also said he is accessible to the Industries at any point of time, either directly or through TIA. f) Shri Satish Shetty (Anna) mentioned that when Taloja MIDC Industrial belt was setup, local villagers had given up their land for the said purpose. Therefore, in light of this undeniable fact, it becomes imperative for the Industries to employ the local workers on priority, provided that their skillsets and availability cost are in sync with the requirement of the Industries and present market rates. This way, a healthy ambience can be created in the area, which ensures that the local villagers are being given due importance by the Industries. TIA also said meetings of similar kind will be aligned in the future as well. TIA thanked Taloja MIDC Police station (Shri Sonawane) and Navi Mumbai Police Commissionerate for their support given to the Industries. Multiple Industries of Taloja MIDC like Valvetech, Crown Industries, Mody Chem, SKM Metal Processors, Indu Corporation etc participated in the meeting. The Event was followed by high tea.
On Saturday, 18th December 2021, Taloja Industries Association (TIA) arranged a meeting with Shri Suresh Ganeshkar-Chief Engineer MSEDCL at Hotel Tanish Residency, Taloja MIDC. This meeting was held especially for the Industries to interact with Shri Ganeshkar and discuss the various issues faced which are related to MSEDCL. Following points were discussed to provide assistance to the Industries – a) In the current scenario, whenever a Transformer of any Industry fails, MSEDCL Taloja MIDC team needs to fetch it from their branch at Bhingari (Panvel). This step inadvertently delays the uptime of power outage of Industries, as it takes around 2 days for the transformer to reach the Industry at Taloja MIDC, post necessary approvals from MSEDCL. It is for this reason TIA proposed that there was an urgent requirement of spare transformers and poles, which should be available readily with Assistant Engineer MSEDCL Taloja MIDC. Shri Ganeshkar understood gravity of the problem and assured that 5 spare transformers would be available at all times, in the office of Assistant Engineer-MSEDCL Taloja MIDC, from today i.e. Monday, December 20th 2021. b) Shri Satish Shetty (Anna)-Hon President-TIA talked about the requirement of utility vehicles, to carry Transformers and other electrical accessories, which are necessary when there is a power shutdown. Shri Ganeshkar said MSEDCL would arrange the vehicles, either through contractor or on a permanent basis. c) Shri Satish Shetty (Anna) mentioned about segregating electric supply between Industries and the local villages like Pendhar, Devichapada. This would make sure that electrical failures at villages would not affect the Industries, whilst power outage at villages should not affect the Industries. Shri Ganeshkar said he would work on this project and respond. Anna requested this project should be taken on priority and completed before a pre-defined period. d) Shri Satish Shetty (Anna) highlighted about minimizing power outages at Taloja MIDC Industrial belt. Shri Ganeshkar said he would execute the Ring Network project, which would make sure that the MSEDCL backup network goes live, whenever there is a power outage issue in Taloja MIDC. e) Shri Amit Madan of Taloja Steel Service Centre requested for a grace period to pay the electricity bills. Shri Ganeshkar responded that all Industries should pay the bills promptly, as MSEDCL cannot afford to give additional time to pay. This is because MSEDCL is already allowing 60 days to pay the bills, calculated from the time of utilizing the power to the time the bill is raised to the Industry. f) TIA requested Shri Ganeshkar to provide Electricity bill payment facility in Taloja MIDC area- at the level of Assistant Engineer MSEDCL. g) One of the member Industries pointed out that the old rusted poles and feeder pillar boxes need replacement, as it causes power supply interruptions to the Industry. MSEDCL agreed to carry out a detailed survey of such locations and to be rectified immediately at appropriate level. Anna said that the rusted poles should be replaced with hot dip galvanized lights, which lasts for over 80 years. He, further said, wherever upgradation work is going on currently, all MS poles need to be replaced by hot dip galvanized poles. ? h) Shri Ganeshkar explained about the MSEDCL upgradation project of Rs. 10 crore value, for SSMR-II Taloja MIDC region, tenders for which have been floated already.
On Wednesday, 24th November 2021, Taloja Industries Association (TIA) arranged a live Seminar at Hotel Tanish Residency, Taloja MIDC, especially for Industries in Taloja MIDC Industrial area. Seminar was conducted by a Service provider called Recordent, who has a huge reputation in credit profiling and reducing risks, whose head office is at Powai. Seminar was about a very important subject to the Industries. It was titled “How Industries can collect back their outstanding dues from clients/different entities in a legal manner” Topics discussed at the Seminar were- · Payment dues and credit risks · Product offering of Recordent · Suggested solution to collect dues · Success stories and cases Viewing the enormity of the subject, many Industries turned out for the event and had the most interactive, enriching session. Participating Industries were eager to know about the technology platform of Recordent and how they can recover their pending dues. The Owners and Heads of Finance, who participated, were very happy with the outcome of the Seminar. The Seminar was followed by high tea and snacks
Multiple Industries in Taloja MIDC had been requesting Taloja Industries Association (TIA) to conduct a Covid Vaccination drive for their respective employees in Taloja MIDC Industrial area.
It had been observed that there was usually a shortage of free vaccination doses at the Vaccination camps held by Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC). In this context, in the coming few weeks, the Government is also expected to make Vaccinations compulsory for the employees of various Industries.Looking at this, Taloja Industries Association (TIA) collaborated with New Millennium Occupational Healthcare & Industrial Health Centre (Sanpada), to conduct paid Covid Vaccination Camp at Taloja CETP premises on 19th August 2021 (10am to 4pm). Rate charged at the Vaccination Camp was, as set by the Government, which is Rs. 780 per dose. Industries in Taloja MIDC took advantage of this opportunity and participated in large numbers.
During this camp, all above 18 years old got vaccinated with Covishield Vaccine (first and second doses).
Varied vaccination time slots were allotted to the participating Industries to make sure that Covid safety precautionary measures were adhered to.
From Monday, 14th June 2021, Panvel RO is handling all works related to Industries of Taloja MIDC, which includes property transfer, new plot allotment, mortgage creation, sublease charges, lease rent and land related issues etc.
In this respect, Managing Committee members of Taloja Industries Association (TIA) visited the RO Panvel office and met the Regional Officer and his team, on 14th June 2021.
Following were present at the meeting-RO Panvel office-
Taloja Industries Association (TIA)-
Images of World Environment Day event, held at Taloja CETP, at 12:30 pm on 5th June 2021.
TIA and its member Industries were touched after reading the plight of the inmates, as described in the attached news article.
When TIA visited the old age home on 22nd April 2021 , representatives of this home requested if TIA could help supply different materials which were the need of the hour to them.
Accordingly, TIA decided to appeal to its member Industries to support donating for the noble cause, which could lessen the sufferings of the aged senior citizens.
TIA is gratified to note that multiple Industries in Taloja MIDC came forward to help for the humane need and following materials were arranged for the Old age home-
Name of donor Industries are-
Vasudha Chemicals, Sindhu Organics, BG Enterprises, Fortran Steel, Shree Vinayak Organics, Premium Foods, Sisco Research, Asian Paints, SKM Steels, Ind Expo, Poonya Naresh Steel, IGPL, Valve Tech, Jaypee Forge, Eskay Dyestuff, Mrs Bhuvaneshwari Ganeshan, PNS Engineering, Mysore Ammonia, GP Global Kimitsu, Bootalee Products, Srikem Lab, Minaxi Fisheries, Fiabila
Attached images are of the donation event, which was held on 27th April 2021.
Taloja Industries Association (TIA) and Bombay Iron Merchants Association (BIMA) jointly arranged RT-PCR testing, to detect Covid19 for the Industrial employees in Taloja MIDC, on 9th April 2021 and 10th April 2021-Venue was Hotel Tanish Residency (Taloja MIDC). This testing was arranged at very subsidized rates, so that maximum Industries could participate. Over 1000 employees of various Industries in Taloja MIDC got tested at the Camp.
In order to ensure that Covid safety and social distancing norms are adhered, TIA even made sure that RT-PCR testing was done, right inside the Industrial premises, for those Industries whose employees are over 100.
Viewing the value addition, Industries turned out at the Testing camp in large numbers. Requirement of such a Camp was very necessary since there was a mandate issued by the State Government to get employees of Industries tested.
MSME Retail Loan Expo was held by Bank of Maharashtra, in association with Taloja Industries Association (TIA), at Hotel Tanish Residency (Plot no. P-27, Taloja MIDC), on Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 10:30am. Event included high tea.
TIA is thankful to the Industries of Taloja MIDC who turned out to the Expo event in large numbers.
Bank of Maharashtra talked about their Retail and MSME credit facilities and various loan schemes, which are designed specifically for the MSME sector, to the audience.
Officials from the Bank gracefully answered the queries which were asked by the participants.
Numerous Industrial issues were highlighted to Dr Sanjay Mukherjee (IAS), who assured TIA, he will look into the problems and get them resolved.
As you are aware, the Managing Committee members of Taloja Industries Association (TIA) met Dr Sanjay Mukherjee (IAS)-Vice Chairman and Managing Director-CIDCO & Joint Managing Director CIDCO-Shri Kailash Shinde (IAS) on Monday, 5th October 2020, 5:15pm.
Following Industrial issues were discussed with CIDCO. These issues will remain the long term and short terms goals of TIA, in the larger interest of the Industries. If you wish to supplement a CIDCO related problem, with TIA, you are free to share-
a) Metro Rail- Mr Satish Shetty (Anna) expressed that there is no proper mode of connectivity in Taloja MIDC area. Hence, the status of building Metro stations inside Taloja MIDC was discussed.
TIA emphasized that building the two metro stations (station nos. 12 & 13) will be a boon, both for the Industries as well as their employees. Apart from this, residents of Taloja area can also avail the facility. Further, Mr Satish Shety (Anna) said that Metro stations, from 1 to 11, will not have commercial viability for Cidco, if Metro is not connected to Taloja MIDC area. This is because 3 lakh employees work out of Taloja MIDC. Dr Mukherjee understood the problem and said he would take up the matter ahead.
b) Status of completion of Road Concretization of 1.25km road stretch, starting from Taloja CETP, to the flyover, connecting to Roadpalli, was discussed-This is the 2nd entry road into Taloja MIDC area. Half of the road is completed. Mr Satish Shetty (Anna) expressed his satisfaction about the way CIDCO and its contractor (Mr. P.P. Kharpatil) had gone about completing a speedy job and, further, hoped that CIDCO would continue to put up a similar splendid job, till the complete road is concretized. Dr Mukherjee assured that he will try to complete the project by May 2021. Mr Satish Shetty (Anna) requested that he was hopeful about Concretization work being over by December 2020.
c) Road towards Pendhar Metro station- TIA stressed the need to have a road, going towards the upcoming Pendhar Metro station, which will originate from the engineering zone (block A, B, C, D & E) of Taloja MIDC Industrial Area. Mr Mukherjee said that the work would be taken up for feasibility.
d) New Flyover required- TIA requested CIDCO to consider building a flyover, which will run from Roadpalli (Kalamboli), crossing the old Mumbai Pune Highway, going towards Taloja MIDC. Dr Mukherjee agreed and said that construction of the flyover is being planned by CIDCO. TIA appreciated the planning done by CIDCO.
f) Truck Terminus- TIA requested CIDCO to consider allotting plot for building Truck Terminus. This move will decongest truck traffic in the area. Mr Satish Shetty (Anna) said that CIDCO plots are available, which can be reserved to create Truck Terminus. Dr Mukhejee queried about who would operate the Truck Terminus, if the plot is allotted by CIDCO. Mr Satish Shetty (Anna) responded that TIA can do it on its own, or can arrange Operators for the project. Further; Dr Mukherjee suggested that an auction can be called to initiate the subject.
g) Weighbridges- TIA emphasized to CIDCO to allot CIDCO plots in Taloja MIDC area for putting up Weighbridges. Dr Mukherjee said he would work on the same and try to explore if any plot can be allotted.
h) Buffer Zone required- TIA remarked that Buffer zone area should be demarcated in Taloja MIDC, as it is critical to have the zone, both for Industries and residential areas. This would keep the residents safe during Industrial disasters. Mr Mukherjee said he would look into the matter.
i) ESIC Hospital- Taloja MIDC generates employment to over 3 lakh people and majority of these people fall under the category of availing ESIC services. Hence TIA explained to Dr Mukherjee that presence of an ESIC Hospital, in Panvel area, will be a boon to all. Dr Mukherjee said that CIDCO will be keen to support such a hospital project, if ESIC is willing to execute the project. CIDCO advised TIA to initiate this activity, coordinate and arrange a joint meeting. Further, Dr Mukherjee remarked that he would take up the matter with the ESIC Commissioner.
This Event was organized by Taloja Industries Association (TIA) on June 1, 2020.
These Medicines are renowned to boost the immune system of humans and it is being used by cops at different police stations.Hence, TIA took the initiative to humbly donate the medicines to our 115 Local Covid Warriors at Taloja Police Station.
Esteemed Life members of TIA -Universal Petrochem (Plot no. L-13, Taloja MIDC) & Columbia Petro (Plot no. J-14, Taloja MIDC) had approached Taloja Industries Association (TIA), yesterday, and expressed their wish to distribute homeopathic remedy, called Camphora 1M , to various Government departments, through TIA.This medicine is known to boost immunity in human beings.
Below are images of 25th May 2020 handing over of tablets by Smt Aparna Naik (Plant Manager-Universal Petro) and Shri Vinayak Parab (Plant Manager-Columbia Petro) to Shri Satish Shetty (Anna), Hon President, Taloja Industries Association (TIA) and Shri Sunil Padhihari.
Taloja Industries Association (TIA), in its efforts to champion the cause of helping the citizens and Industrialists, at all intervals, has initiated the cause of helping migrant workers get themselves medically certified, before they leave for their respective states.
After witnessing the bizarre incidence of migrant workers, flouting the Social distancing norms, on 4th May 2020, at Taloja MIDC, Taloja Police station were trying to source doctors who could do the job of issuing Medical certificates to the Migrants. However, as there was a scarcity of doctors at Taloja MIDC, Taloja Police station team approached Taloja Industries Association (TIA), for necessary support in this direction.
Correspondingly, TIA approached Mr Rathod of Directorate Safety and Health (DISH), Govt of India, to suggest name of Doctors. In this manner, DISH promptly roped in Dr Ravindra Shendge and his team, who came forward and assisted FREE OF COST. In other locations, issuing such certificates carries a cost tag. However, in TIA's case, the Doctors didn't charge a penny.
The Medical camp was held on 6th May 2020 and conducted by TIA at Silver Spring building, Taloja MIDC. While executing this noble step, TIA ensured necessary social distancing, appropriate queuing and support of police authorities. Tons of migrant workers lined up at this event. Attached are images of it.
TIA wishes to profusely thank DISH, the Doctors and Mr Kashinath Chavan, Mr Sudhir Nikam & Mr Sachin Pawar (Taloja Police Station) for the splendid job executed.
Further, on Fri, May 1, 2020, Pidilite Industries distributed 720 Personal Protective kits to ,b>Shri Kashinath Chavan, Senior Police Inspector, Taloja Police Station. This distribution was done at the hands of Shri Satish Shetty (Anna), Hon President - Taloja Industries, Association (TIA), Shri Babu George, Proprietor - B.G. Enterprise, Shri Binu Pappachan, CEO B.G.Enterprise & Shri Sunil Padhihari, Executive Secretary – TIA.
Each Personal Protective kit comprises of 10 Face Masks+2 Hand Gloves+1 Sanitizer. This kit has been assembled and packed by B.G. Enterprises at their Taloja MIDC .
TIA is thankful to Pidilite Industries Ltd and B.G.Enterprise for this humble and great contribution.
On Friday April 24, 2020, Taloja Industries Association (TIA) and it's member Industries, executed the Donation activity of Food Bags, at Taloja Police station, Devichapada and Pendhar village.
Mr Prashant Thakur, Local MLA and Mr Pravin Jadhav, Assistant Labour Commissioner, visited TIA office on February 13, 2020. Industries were present too.
Agenda was to discuss about Implementation of Mathadi Act.
Meeting and Taloja CETP site visit, done by Industries, on February 4, 2020.
Agenda was to discuss about current status of O&M activities of Taloja CETP
Taloja Industries Association (TIA) that represents Taloja MIDC, comprising of over 950 large, medium and small enterprises and employing over 3 lakh people, has signed Memorandum of Understanding with ten colleges functioning under the aegis of Mahatma Education Society's (MES) Pillai Group of Institutions in Panvel and Rasayani. These higher education institutions span Architecture, Arts, Commerce & Science, Education, Engineering and Management streams.Click Here to view more
Following were discussed -
1) Property tax-
As we are aware, on strong representation by TIA and other Associations, MIDC had to roll back increased service charges and compulsory FSI utilization.
On the same lines, Mr Satish Shetty (Anna), Hon President - TIA stated that excessive Property tax should not be levied on the Industries in Taloja MIDC. Mr Shetty remarked that as area mapping in Taloja MIDC was in progress, Industries feared that property taxes may be increased drastically.
The Commissioner understood the issue of increased property tax. He assured that the property tax rates will be levied, based on sustainability of Industries. He went to add that only if the Industries survive, will the Municipality function smoothly. In addition, the Commissioner stated that increase in property tax rate will only be after due consultation with Association representatives.
Issue of paying LBT was discussed. Mr Satish Shetty (Anna) stated that issue of LBT was lingering for long and scrutiny of LBT papers were being performed in Taloja MIDC. Hence, Mr Shetty proposed that it would be good if PMC comes out with an Amnesty plan, Industries can get relief, alongside, PMC will get commensurate revenue.
Accordingly, the Commissioner agreed to implement an Amnesty plan.
3) Garbage pick-up-
The Commissioner was appraised about non-clearing of garbage, in various areas of Taloja MIDC, by Mr Bineet Salian. He was also updated about charges, which few Garbage pickup vans, are imposing on Industries.
The Commissioner acknowledged the problem and asserted that no payment must be made to any garbage collection van. He also assured of a seamless solution to the garbage collection issue.
4) Reusable plastic containers (used by Hotel Industries in Taloja MIDC)-
The Commissioner was appraised that Hoteliers do not have a remedy or alternative to use reusable plastic containers, which are used to provide liquid edible products. Hence the hoteliers asked permission to use food grade quality reusable plastic. These thick reusable plastic containers are purchased back by the Hoteliers.
The Commissioner said he would work out an alternate strategy to find a solution. In the interim, the Commissioner gave a verbal approval to use food grade quality reusable plastic containers.
Following were present in the meeting-
Dr Ganesh Deshmukh (IAS), Commissioner
Mr Satish Shetty (Anna), Hon President
Mr Bineet Salian, Hon Treasurer
Mr Bidur Bhattacharjee, Secretary General
Mr Sunil Padhihari, Executive Secretary
Agenda was discussion about status of upgradation work being carried out by MSEDCL team in Taloja MIDC area.
Hon President of TIA, Shri Satish Shetty (Anna) and Regional Director (Western Region), Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India, Shri Harinath Babu, jointly made many announcements related to skill development, in a function held in the office of TIA.
With this tie-up, students undergoing various training programs, in different schemes and trades, such as Craftsman Training Scheme, Craft Instructor Training Scheme, Diploma Courses under NCVET, Bachelor of Vocational Education (UGC Recognised B.Voc Programs), etc. at National Skill Training Institute (NSTI), Mumbai, will join Industries in Taloja MIDC for implementation of Dual System of Training, to get experience, while being on the job and in actual Industrial environment, so that students are readily employable . Attaining this goal will vindicate the dream of our Hon. Prime Minister to fortify the mission of â€œSkilled Indiaâ€ & â€œMake in Indiaâ€.
It was also announced and agreed by Shri Satish Shetty (Anna), Hon President of TIA, that, Association will start Basic Training Centre (BTC) in Taloja MIDC to train the neighbouring area candidates and certify their skills under National Council of Vocational Education and Training (NCVET New Delhi), with the support of RDSDE Maharashtra, Govt of India.
In addition, under this MOU, it was agreed that other activities will be undertaken in near future, such as, decreasing institute-industry gap in supply of skilled manpower, active participation of the Industry for skilling of youth, opening channels for CSR activity at Government education sector, engagement of Apprentices in Industries, under National Apprenticeship Promotion (NAPS) Scheme and many more activities for contributing towards the society.
Hanna is one of the world"e:s biggest brands manufacturing laboratory, process and field instruments for water quality testing. Hanna Equipment"e:s exhibited their stall, in TIA office, on 14th November, 2019, 10am to 6pm. Industries in Taloja MIDC turned out to the event in large numbers. Photos of the event are produced below.
As advised by National Green Tribunal (NGT) Monitoring Committee, joint Awareness program is organized on Pollution control, along with TIA, Taloja CETP, MIDC, MPCB and KDC Aqua, which has been arranged on Saturday, 3rd August, 2019, at 11:30am. Venue is Conference Hall of Taloja CETP.
Agenda for the day is below -
COSIA was represented by-
Dr. M.R. Khambete, Hon. President
Shri Ninad Jaywant, Hon. Secretary General
Shri Rohit Millins, Hon. Executive Committee member
In the meet, TIA was enlightened to hear about growth of COSIA, as described by Dr. M.R. Khambete, right from inception, till the current date. Dr M.B. Khambete talked about goal of COSIA is to bring the MSMEs in India under one umbrella and to address their issues effectively at National as well as State level. He added that COSIA works in consonance with local Industrial Associations, which includes TIA.
Further, Mr Ninad Jaywant conversed, at length, about publication of their monthly bulletin.
On Saturday 29th June 2019, Taloja Industries Association (T.I.A) had a fruitful meeting with Fire station authorities of Taloja MIDC in T.I.A conference room. This meeting was about the DO’S AND DONT’S of CONTROLLING FIRE with respect to Industries in Taloja MIDC.
|Company details & Department name||Emergency Contact no.|
|Name of Industry|
|Name of Owner|
|Name of Manager|
|Name of Supervisor|
|Name of Occupier|
|Taloja Fire Station||022 27411432, 27401055|
|Taloja Police Station||022 27412333|
|MPCB||022 27562865 / 27572739|
|MIDC||022-27412260 / 27411065|
|Taloja Industries Association (TIA)||022 27402488|
|Name of raw materials used by the Industry|
|Name of finish materials|
Taloja Industries Association (TIA) had an additional & very fruitful meeting with MSEDCL authorities on June 26, 2019 in TIA conference room. This meeting was about the most awaited infrastructural upgradation project in Taloja MIDC, to minimize or completely eradicate electricity breakdown problems, often faced by the member Industries. Subsequent to multiple followups, by TIA, with MSEDCL authorities, the project of infrastructure upgradation in Taloja MIDC has been approved by MSEDCL Management and contract for the same has been awarded to a contractor based in Taloja MIDC. TIA could get this magnanimous work reach to a successful completion, only because of the vigorous efforts of all the MSEDCL Engineers and relentless follow ups by Taloja Industries Association.
In remembrance of and to pay tribute to brave CRPF jawans, who were martyred in Pulwama attack, on February 14, 2019, TIA (Taloja Industries Association) & Taloja CETP organized a Candle Peace March on February 18, 2019, 5pm. Various Industries in Taloja MIDC participated in this march.
It was a business conclave focused on smart solutions from Tata Tele, where they talked about their solutions to get access on to Data, Voice and IOT Services, which can help any business grow.
Highlight of the event was that it was first such program which was arranged especially for small scale Industries in Taloja MIDC. Event was initiated by Mr. M.R. Patil, Joint Director-DISH. Impetus behind the Event was that MSME Industries usually doesn't have a separate team to handle issues of Environment, Health & Safety. Thus the program was very well received by the Industries, who turned out in large numbers at the event and leveraged the information shared by the eminent speakers & authorities from DISH.
Program turned out to be a huge success as participants learnt the following training topics-
This program was conducted by Pillai's College of Management, New Panvel.