The role of Industrial Association, Federation and chambers is very vital in sustainable development of Industries, Trade, Economy & society at large. Being federation of the Trade & Industrial Organizations in Saurashtra-Kutch; Saurashtra Vepar Udyog Mahamandal (SVUM) is committed to create a business friendly environment for holistic & sustainable development of Saurashtra-Kutch.
Saurashtra Vepar Udyog Mahamandal was started in year 2001. The roots of Saurashtra Vepar Udyog Mahamandal can be found in a Saurashtra Sankaln Samiti”. This Samiti was an institute of visionary leaders to address various issues of Saurashtra and Kutch region. The Role of Samiti is limited to policy advocacy and to scale up activism and movement against unfair policies of the government.
Changes in Value Added Tax implementation in 2003, Removal of Octroi, Impact fee, Scarcity of currency coins, Action against malpractice of government officials were among the main activities and achievements of the Samiti. Mr. Parag Tejura and other leading industrialists are playing key role in this activism.
Meanwhile the SVUM felt the need for a parallel constructive institute which can demonstrate right way of collective growth for society as per thoughts of Mahatma Gandhiji. Saurashtra Vepar Udyog Mahamandal has a vision of integrated development of society with agriculture, Coastal area development, Infrastructure development, Good governance etc. which can be achieved by industrial growth of Micro, Small and Medium sector.
Gujarat Textile policy-2014 is also result of SVUMs constructive policy advocacy with Gol. Similarly SVUM have vision for mass coconut farming for coastal area development, Cluster development for Rajkot Engineering & auto parts cluster. Jamnagar – Brass parts cluster, Morbi – Ceramic and Jetpur – Textile sector etc. Total more than 19 clusters have been identified.
Saurashtra Vepar Udyog Mahamandal (SVUM) deeply believes in Gandhian philosophies of sustainable development, inclusive growth, and equitable prosperity. SVUM realizes its philosophies through supporting Micro, Small, and Medium sized industries in the region.
Saurashtra-Kutch is recognized for its vibrancy and entrepreneurial spirit & to showcase its strengths to the local & global market. Saurashtra Vepar Udyog Mahamandal (SVUM) is regularly organizing SVUM International Trade Show, International Business meets, Seminars and foreign buyers visit. These activities are supported & welcomed by all major Industrial Associations & Chamber of Commerce of Saurashtra-Kutch.
Since last 7 years, in number of programs is attended by 1000+ foreign Buyers from 50 countries, 30 countries diplomats and 3 countries ministers & importantly 1000 cr booked business. Countries list is as under. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cote D'ivoire, DRCongo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Israel, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Republic Of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, UK, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Our organisation had privilege of being coordinator for signing MOUs with African nations during African development bank meeting and Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019, by Ministry of agriculture, Govt. of Gujarat.
"Building bridges for Sustainable and Holistic Development of Saurashtra Kutch though industrial growth."
Saurashtra Vepar Udyog Mahamandal aims to promote entrepreneurship and facilitate industrial growth as trade and industry form an integral part for holistic development of the economy. SVUM works as catalyst in process of development through providing platform to MSMEs for networking within the country and overseas for strategic partnerships either technical or commercial; facilitating meeting with bankers, policy-makers, technocrats, international trade agencies, diplomats.