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FGI Significant Achievement


• 1947- Federation was instrumental in setting up faculty of medicine and a department of textile technology at the faculty of technology of the M.S University of Baroda by donating a large sum of Rs 95 lakhs.

• 1953- ‘Textile and Allied Industries Research Organization (TAIRO) was established to invent appliances for better and faster products of cloth and allied textile technology

• 1955- Efforts by the Federation in regularizing Air Services of Bombay-Baroda-Ahmedabad.

• 1956- Senior members of FGMI promoted first Private Sector Industrial Estate namely,’ Baroda Industrial Development Corporation Private Limited’ at Gorwa.

• 1956- FGMI began a coal/coke dump and iron and steel dump for small scale units and textile mills.• 1956- Formation of Baroda Productivity Council by Federation to take care of emerging socio-economic needs of the people

• 1957- Formation of Baroda Management Association

• 1958- Formation of Gujarat Refinery at Koyali as a result of strong Representation by FGMI to the Union Government to set up a refinery when the oil was struck at Ankleshwar and Khambhat.

• 1960- FGMI established Central Gujarat Chamber of Commerce

• 1963- Rail and Road Facilities Association to look after the problems of transport of general public

• 1966- India’s first Citizens Council, namely Baroda Citizen Council was set with a definite purpose of involving the Municipal Corporation and the Industry in Community development work. Baroda Citizen Council in turn promoted another voluntary organization namely ‘United Way of Vadodara’.

• 1969- Federation Samaj Kalyan Trust was established to help the socially and economically weaker sections of the community

• 1970- Telephone Subscribers Association came into existence with the help of Federation to resolve the problems pertaining to telephone

• 1975- Federation established and sponsored Co-operative Bank of Baroda

• 1978- ‘Association of Natural Gas Consuming Industries of Gujarat’ was established by FGMI, to tackle the problems of Gas Consuming Industries

• 1981- Federation was instrumental in getting ‘Boeing B-737 Flight’ for Bombay-Baroda passengers.

• 1981- ‘Vadodara Industries Employers Union’ started functioning from the Federation. This organization tries to develop cordial relationships with the trade unions

• 1988- Federation was instrumental in getting electricity department of BMC transferred to GEB

• While Shri Ramanbhai B Amin was President of Federation, he had played a key role in preparation of Master Plan for Vadodara city development and had accelerated the progress of the city.

• Federation had played a vital role in opposing the anti-dam lobby and had made efforts to raise funds for Narmada Foundation Trust.

• 1990-91- Federation had launched a series called ‘Challenges of the Nineties’ inviting eminent persons to speak on topics related to economic, technical, organizational other important areas in the interest of business and industry sector.

• 1992-93- As a part of Platinum Jubilee Celebration, Federation instituted nine awards in fields of industrial, economic and social development. It had published a Platinum Jubilee year Souvenir.

• Federation was instrumental in setting up of Container Freight Service (CFS) at village Dashrath, Nr. Baroda.

• Federation published a special ‘Annual’-1997 issue containing articles from eminent people covering a wide spectrum of enriched knowledge and wisdom in field of art, economic, social and scientific areas

• 1998-99- A FORUM of Federations, Chambers and Associations of Industries of Gujarat was constituted during this period, Federation played a vital role in establishment of FORUM.

• Federation obtained approval from Regional Board, ESIC for opening of Sub-Regional office of ESIC at Baroda w.e.f. 18/9/2000.

• Federation had taken lead in filing of Petition with GERC during the year 2000 in context to GEB submission made for determination of tariffs for electricity supply.

• Establishment of Central Excise Department, Help Centre in FGI premises on 1st July 2005 and Income-Tax, Help Centre on 22nd July 2005.

• Federation instrumental in setting up of CEGAT bench at Ahmedabad during March 2006.

• FGI Business Centre, Foundation stone laying ceremony held on 22nd March 2007 under auspices of His Excellency, The Governor of Gujarat, Shri Naval Kishore Sharma.

• FGI Business Centre inaugural function held on 7th May 2010 together with FGI Awards for Excellence – 2009 ceremony. Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India was the Chief Guest and Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State for Industries, Finance and Energy was Guest of Honor

• In initial stages of starting of Family Planning Centre by the State Government at various places, FGI had also under taken activity of running the centre and achieving desired targets.

• During June 2010, FGI succeeded in obtaining ISO 9001:2008 Certification.

• During April 2012, FGI adopted 10 ‘Anganwadis’ – Project proposed by Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan (VMSS). Anganwadis is a project funded by the Central Government of India which supports Primary Education and Health to the under privileged Children in the age group of 3-6 years. The focus is on satisfying the pre-primary learning, health care, supplementary nutrition and other needs of the children, which would go a long way towards contributing in evolution of a healthy, balanced and inclusive growth of our society. The task of implementation of Anganwadi Project has been entrusted to Baroda Citizen’s Council (BCC).


• During the time of Second World War 1940-41, the Federation played a significant role by supplying mill made cloth regularly to the Government of India at price fixed by the government.

• Setting up of Petrochemicals and refinery fighting for the price of Gas to industry taking up the issue with ONGC

• In 1973 Federation started ‘Jan Jagruti Vyakhyan-Mala’ to keep the common citizens aware of topical and contemporary socio-economic developments.

• In 1976 organization launched tree-planting campaign in Industrial Area, and planted 80,000 saplings.

• In 1977 an experiment by way of curriculum on ‘Population –Education’ received an International Recognition by UNESCO

• In 1990 Federation has played positive role in the clearance of Sardar Sarovar Project. Federation represented Gujarat’s view point to the World Bank and Japanese Government for propagating the need of the project.

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