|PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi with minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal|
PepsiCo, an American multinational food and beverage corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York, may develop processed food products to be supplied as mid-day meals in rural India. As this photo suggests, Nooyi-Badal meeting was unusually friendly, and not a typical minister-industrialist encounter. The minister suggested that PepsiCo must bring down the sugar content of soft drinks and bring out new products in the market that are tasty as well as healthy and nutritious.
Meanwhile, Flipkart’s exclusive agreement with DC (Handlooms) will provide weavers in India online marketing platform, infrastructural support in data analytic and customer acquisition to help them get remunerative prices for their products and scale up their business, according to a government statement issued after the signing of the MoU on Monday.
Flipkart will provide online marketplace for sale of the products of the weavers and master craftsmen including national and state-level awardees as advised by Development Commissioner for Handlooms. Flipkart or their business partners will have collection centers to collect the handloom products.
On July 3, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg called on prime minister Narendra Modi who in turn discussed with her on how Facebook could assist India in commemorating Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary year with a special focus on cleanliness.
Among the Indian corporate honchos spotted in corridors of power, $96 billion Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry was the most notable. Mistry who could not attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony as he was outside India, had a meeting with the PM on June 13.
Later, the Tata Group announced it would invest $35 billion (or about Rs 2.1 lakh crore) across sectors in the next three years as part of its vision for 2025.
Many in corridors however wonder that Reliance honcho Mukesh Ambani has not had any such meeting with PM in the first 100 days of Modi Sarkar!