Indian Chamber of Commerce 

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi delivered the inaugural address of the 95th annual plenary session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) through video conferencing. 

  • During the address, he outlined his vision for self-reliant India, the recent decision to amend the APMC Act, promotion of North East as a hub for Organic Farming, people centric governance and development and the digital India initiatives taken by the Government of India. 

Indian Chamber of Commerce  

  • The Indian Chamber of Commerce, or ICC as it is popularly known, is the premier body of business and industry in Eastern and North-Eastern India. 
  • The membership of the Chamber comprises several of the largest corporate groups in the country, with business operations all over the country and abroad. 
  • Founded in 1925, Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the leading and only National Chamber of Commerce having headquarter in Kolkata, and one of the most pro-active and forward-looking Chambers in the country today. It is headquartered in Kolkata, over the last few years but it has truly emerged as a national Chamber of repute, with full-fledged State Offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Agartala, Siliguri and Ranchi. 
  • Its membership spans some of the most prominent and major industrial groups in India. 
  • ICC’s forte is its ability to anticipate the needs of the future, respond to challenges, and prepare the stakeholders in the economy to benefit from these changes and opportunities. 
  • Set up by a group of pioneering industrialists led by Mr G D Birla, the Indian Chamber of Commerce was closely associated with the Indian Freedom Movement, as the first organised voice of indigenous Indian Industry. 
  • Several of the distinguished industry leaders in India, such as Mr B M Birla, Sir Ardeshir Dalal, Sir Badridas Goenka, Mr S P Jain, Lala Karamchand Thapar, Mr Russi Mody, Mr Ashok Jain, have led the ICC as its President. 
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