Security and Intelligence Services
The SIS, an unlisted security company, has the largest manpower in the Asia-Pacific region with a projected revenue of Rs 2,000 crore. The SIS has over 10,000 foreign nationals as its staff members. The Patna registred company achieved this through the acquisition of Australian guard and mobile patrol services business of American conglomerate, United Technologies Corp (UTC). The deal closed in August 2008. It includes Chubb Security which is Australia’s largest and oldest security company. Chubb Security earned $400 million last year. The SIS is reportedly funding the acquisition through a mix of debt and internal accruals. The SIS, ranked among India’s top three security services firms, has 30,000 employees in India and it is expected to add up to 80,000 by 2012. Its 2,500-odd clients include Tatas, Birlas, Reliance, SBI, PNB, ICCI, Hyundai, American Express, Essar, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Idea and Wipro, to name a few. Chairman/ Managing Director Ravindra Kishore Sinha said, “”From pedestrian Patna setting to the panoramic skyline of Sydney, it has been a long and rewarding journey,” he said, adding the SIS remains “rooted, registered and taxed in Bihar”
Sudha, a dairy co-operative, is one of the most successful government companies in India. The Co-operative was founded by IAS officer from Bihar, Ram Chandra Sinha. The co-operative’s revenues from a range of milk and milk products has risen from $73.5m in 2001-2002 to $136m in 2007. The co-operative has 6,000 outlets covering 84 towns in the state. Over 260,000 milk farmers are members of the co-operative. Sudha also sells its products to other Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Delhi.
Husk Power Systems
Husk Power Systems (HPS) is a Bihar-based start-up that provides power to thousands of rural Indians. HPS has created proprietary technology that cost-effectively converts rice husks into electricity. The organization uses this technology to produce, own, and operate 35-100 kW “mini power-plants” that deliver electricity as a pay-for-use service to villages of 2000-4000 inhabitants in the Indian “Rice Belt. In 2009, the company won an inaugural global business plan competition sponsored by venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Cisco Systems. The company will receive a $250,000 investment from DFJ and Cisco to help take the technology to the next level
The company has since received two rounds of financing from the Shell Foundation. Two of the key founders of HPS are graduates of the top-ranked Darden School of Business (University of Virginia).
IOC Barauni in the Bihar state of India was built in collaboration with the Soviet Union at a cost of Rs.49.4 crores and went on stream in July, 1964. The initial capacity of 2 MMTPA was expanded to 3 MMTPA by 1969. The present capacity of this refinery is 6.00 MMTPA. A Catalytic Reformer Unit (CRU) was also added to the refinery in 1997 for production of unleaded motor spirit. Projects are also planned for meeting future fuel quality requirements.
Union government has plan to develop a petrochemical plant along with the refinary.
East Central Railway, Hajipur
It is one of the railway zone in Indian railway system, it comprises the following railway divisions(Samastipur, Danapur, Mugalsarai, Dhanbad & Sonepur)
LIC: East Central Zone
Zonal office of East Central Zone is at Patna, comprises following LIC division: Patna, Jamshedpur & Sambalpur.
National Thermal Power Corporation
Eastern region head quarter of Indian power major NTPC is situated at Patna, following are the major power plant under this region are Kahalgaon, Talchar & Farakka. upcoming power plant in the region are as follows Barh(Patna), Nabinagar(Aurangabad).
Eastern region head quarter is at Patna