Dalip Sharma, Director, ASSOCHAM

Chandigarh, 18 April, 2016

Sharing that the industry body, The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, ASSOCHAM India has opened up its office in North India early this month, Dalip Sharma, Director, ASSOCHAM said, “With its regional office in Chandigarh, ASSOCHAM shall cater to industry and commerce based in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and UT Chandigarh initially.”

“We aim at empowering the enterprise in region by inculcating knowledge that will be the catalyst of growth in the technology driven global market and help them upscale, align and emerge as formidable player in respective business segments”, stressed Sharma.


“As a representative organ of Corporate India, we shall articulate the genuine, legitimate needs and interests of industry to impact the policy and legislative environment so as to foster balanced economic, industrial and social development”, shared Sharma.


The thrust areas for operations from Chandigarh regional office being Trade & Commerce/ MSMEs, Tourism, Health & Pharma, IT & ITES, Infrastructure/ Real Estate, Innovation & IPRs, Education & Skill Development, Banking & Financial Services, Insurance, Agriculture & Agri-Business, and Food Processing, Sharma said, ASSOCHAM shall work towards creating an environment of India business conducive to compete globally.



ASSOCHAM initiated its endeavour of value creation for Indian industry in 1920. Having in its fold more than 400 Chambers and Trade Associations, and serving more than 4,50,000 members from all over India. It has witnessed upswings as well as upheavals of Indian Economy, and contributed significantly by playing a catalytic role in shaping up the Trade, Commerce and Industrial environment of the country.


Today, ASSOCHAM has emerged as the fountainhead of Knowledge for Indian industry, which is all set to redefine the dynamics of growth and development in the technology driven cyber age of ‘Knowledge Based Economy’. ASSOCHAM is seen as a forceful, proactive, forward looking institution equipping itself to meet the aspirations of corporate India in the new world of business.