The State of Business 2013

Growth magnet

Cheap land and ample power is drawing industries to Halol

Soumik Kar

Sometime in the late 1960s, a young man returned to Bhowanipore in Calcutta after studying mechanical engineering in the US. He took up a job with Union Carbide and continued there for a couple of years but when the chemicals giant asked him to move to Japan, he quit. It was a decade when India was transforming rapidly from an agro-based to industrial economy and Niranjan Vora wanted to be a part of this transformation.