Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MACCIA) provides a platform for policy directions to Government of Maharashtra on various issues related to trade, commerce, industry & agriculture for economic development.
With more than 3500 direct Members,
comprising of industries, traders, agriculturist & professionals, MACCIA is the only Chamber in
Maharashtra, which has deep-roots in all districts and Talukas of Maharashtra.
In addition, over 800 local Trade & Industry associations with a collective membership of over 700,000 business organizations from all over the State are affiliated to the Chamber and thus it virtually functions as the Apex Chamber of the state.
Foundation in Pre-Independence Era
MACCIA was established in the year 1927 by the great visionary Industrialist Late Seth Walchand Hirachand with the mission to unite & organize the business class emerging in the pre-independent India.
Affiliation to Central Organizations
The Chamber is affiliated to national level organizations of Trade and Industry such as Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), New Delhi, International Chamber of Commerce – National Committee, New Delhi, Indian Council of Arbitration, New Delhi, All India Organization of Employers, New Delhi.
MACCIA works closely with State Government
for chalking out growth oriented policies for the Maharashtra State. MACCIA suggests Policy
directions to Government of Maharashtra on various issues and concerns related to trade, commerce,
industry & agriculture such as suggestions on draft policy matters, circulars and notifications,
Recently the Conference on Ports of Maharashtra-Gateway to India resulted in the formulation of Port Policy of Maharashtra.
MACCIA’s stand on policy issues is sort out by Government, industry, think tanks, policy makers and academia. We provide a platform for consensus building on policy matters.
Founder President Late Seth Walchand Hirachand
Seth Walchand Hirachand was the Leader of Indian Industry and the Founder President of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce – MCC, during Pre-Independence days. He was also the Founder Member of FICCI.
‘Swadeshi’ was the only Political and Economical vision during the Pre-independence Period. Every year Conferences on Trade, Commerce and Industry were organized for the development of Indian Trade.
Seth Walchand Hirachand was a strong spokesman of Indian Business Community, and during his tenure, every effort was made for having a developed environment for Businessmen in Maharashtra. During his tenure Chamber was fortunate enough to have Shri B.G.Kher who was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra in 1937, as a Member of the Chamber.
His Major Contribution :
MACCIA Vision Mission
To protect and promote the common economic interests of our Members and foster the Trade, Commerce, Industry & Agriculture in Maharashtra on National & International level.
To represent, express and give effect to the opinions of the Members of the Chamber on all types of economic, trade, commerce, industry, and other issues.
To take pioneering steps in Capability building, promoting Leadership and to initiate Entrepreneur seeding with practicing high values with trust & confidence.
To collect and disseminate information concerning trade, industry, agriculture, MSMEs, water, energy, taxation and related laws.
To maintain good relations with government bodies and other commercial organizations in the state and elsewhere in order to advancement of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture.
Recognizing the services of Members & Statutory Authorities for their outstanding contribution to social and economic development in Maharashtra.
Sr. Vice President
Vice President Mumbai-1
Vice President Mumbai-2
Vice President Western Maharashtra
Vice President North Maharashtra
Vice President Marathwada
Vice President Konkan
EXPERT COMMITTEES FOR THE PERIOD 2022-2024
MACCIA has constituted following Expert Committees to address important issues and advise and to educate members.
These Committees consist of experts from respective sectors.
|1||Micro, Small & Medium Ent. (Admin) committee||Mr Prakash Shah||Mr Satish Lonikar, Mr Pankaj Sarda|
|2||Micro, Small & Medium Ent. (PR) committee||Mr. Ashish Nehar||Mr Prakash Maladkar, Mr Madhusudan Roongta|
|3||Women Entrepreneur's committee||Ms Sangita Patil||Ms Kavita Deshmukh|
|4||PR, Media & Corp. communications committee||Mr Ashish Garde|
|5||Tourism Committee||Mr Santosh Tawade||Mr Jaswant Singh, Mr Datta Bhalerao|
|6||Agriculture Food Processing committee||Mr Vilas Shinde||Mr Mayank Gupta|
|7||International Relations committee||Mr Manpreet Negi||Mr Chetan Narake|
|8||Entrepreneur Development committee||Ms Neha Khare||Ms Praveena Ostwal|
|9||Environment committee||Dr Dhanshri Hardas||Mr Uday Gaikwad|
|10||Taxation committee||Adv Uday Godbole|
|11||CSR committee||Mr Ghanshyam Goyal||Mr Sachin Menon, Mr Prakash Kanugo|
|12||Real Estate & Infrastructure committee||Mr Sudhir Mandke||Mr Mayur Shah|
|13||Energy committee||Mr D B Soni||Mr Deepak Kokate|
|14||Ports Development & Logistics committee||Mr Abhay Kundiya||Mr C S singh|
|15||Education & Training Committee||Dr Sanjay Chordiya||Mr Kishor Jain|
|16||Finance, Banking & IT Committee||Mr Prafulla Chhajed||Mr Deepak Patwardhan, Mr Viren Bavishi|
|17||Skill Council||Mr Vasant Mestry|
|18||Young Entrepreneurs Wing||Mr Sandip Bhandri||Mr Jitendra Shah|
|19||Internal Trade Committee||Mr Pradip Manjarekar|
|20||Civil Aviation Committee||Mr Pritesh Chatterjee||Mr S D Parab|
|21||Arbitration and mediation Committee||Mr Devdatta Palodkar|
|22||Government Coordination Committee||Mr Pradeep Peshkar|
|23||Textile Committee||Mr Prakash Awade|