Rajasthan Youth Association : Book Bank Project

Rajasthan Youth Association was formed 50 years ago to promote fellowship & render service to society. Started in 1963, by a group of 25 enterprising & service minded youth, mostly businessmen, who came together to foster fellowship, imbibe leadership and serve society selflessly. Today professionals in the fields of accountancy, engineering and business administration, technologists, lawyers, industrialists and businessmen.

The Association is now, of over 225 members settled in Chennai , capital of Southern Indian State of Tamilnadu, but with origins in the North Indian State of Rajasthan.

With it's main Social Service project is the Book Bank Project that is now in the 50th year and it is the oldest and largest of its kind in India.

Text Books loaned..!

Under this project, text books are loaned to college students without reference to their caste, creed or sex. The students retain the books for the year of study & then exchange them for the next year. This goes till the end of their graduation. We are thus helping them to complete their course without any hitch as far as study materials are concerned.

The project covers courses ranging from Arts & Commerce to Engineering.

Almost Colleges from Chennai, Chengalpattu &  Kanchipuram are covered by the project. Over 70,000 students have already benefited from this project.
Every year above 2,500 students are added to this list. At any given point of time, at least 6,500 students are beneficiaries of the project.

It has been endeavor, that no student should drop out of the course of his / her choice for want of text books.

What is RYA Book Bank?

Rajasthan Youth Association (RYA) was formed about 50  years ago to promote fellowship and render service to society. RYA’s main Social Service project is the Book Bank Project that is now in the 50th year and it is the oldest and largest of its kind in India.

Why RYA Book Bank?

RYA's primary aim and focus is to serve the student community for the cause of education.

RYA provides the Text Books to deserving and needy college students without discrimination on account of caste, creed or religion. Merit and economic background are the only criteria for selecting a student to distribute books covering a wide range of disciplines like Arts, Commerce, Science & Engineering.

Who can get enrolled with RYA Book Bank?

Students from almost all the colleges aspiring Bachelors degree from Arts, Commerce, Science &  Engineering disciplines, affiliated to any university can enroll with RYA.

What is the procedure to get enrolled with RYA Book Bank?

Students are required to get registered with WEB REG ID NO. at www.ryabookbank.com between the dates announced by the Project Book Bank disbursement scheme.

How to get enrolled with RYA Book Bank?

Once students are registered with WEB REG ID NO, Students are issued with Application form to obtain books as per the requirements.

What are the content in the Application form?

Basic information of the student, Parent declaration form, List of books required, Recommendation letter, Surety bond.

When can I get the books after submitting the Application Form duly filled?

Application forms must be filled and duly signed. To be submitted along with +2 Mark list and 1 recent Passport size photograph.
Once the process of selection is completed by project scheme, the students shall be intimated with the Letter of Allotment by posts. Student can receive the books as per the disbursement date in the allotment letter.

How many books can I take?

For every subject, the students can take one book of their own choice. Subject to availability of book & desired author.

Can I exchange books once it is taken from book bank?

Absolutely Yes, Student can come to RYA office between working hours & exchange the desired books.

How RYA Book  Bank Works? What am I supposed to do with the books taken from RYA Book bank once the semester is over?

The first set of books to the first year students are awarded based on the selection criteria of the project scheme. After the completion of the 1st year term student must return the books duly to the RYA office & collect the applications for additional set of books for the next or  second academic year. Similarly the student needs to follow same procedure for the third consecutive academic year for the exchange of third set of books.

When can I get the refundable caution deposit? What need to be submitted to get the refundable caution deposit?

Caution deposit will be refunded immediately after the completion of course term. The student is required to submit or return the complete set of books awarded to him / her duly.

Commitee List: 2012-13
Mr.  Mahendra Bokadia - Chairman
Mr. Naresh Kumar Khivsara - Treasurer

List of Trustees
Mr. Praveen Tatia, Mr. Arvind Baheti, Mr.  Mahendra Bothra, Mr.  Ashok Bokadia, Mr.  Naresh Kumar P. Jain
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Jain, Mr. Sanjay Bhansali, Mr.  Satyajit Jain,  Mr. Suresh Baid
In this RYA have fortunate to receive the blessing of leading lights of our nation, including Mr. Giani Zail Singh, as the President of India, Mr.. Prabhudas Patwari, Dr.P.C.Alexander and Dr. Chenna Reddy as Governors of Tamilnadu, Thiru Kamraj, Dr.C.N.Anna Durai, Thiru M.G.Ramachandran & Thiru Karunandhi as the Chief Ministers of Tamilnadu, Union Ministers, Honourable Chief Justice & Judges of the Supreme Court & the Chennai High Court and also blessed with Vice Chancellors of Anna University.

 Serving The Cause Of Education Since 1964

Rajasthan Youth Association Educational Trust
IT Admin : Shreyans Sethiya
 4, Atkinson Street, Atkinson Palace,
Ground Floor, Vepery, Chennai - 600 007, INDIA.
Phone : 044 - 2561 0396 / 2561 0978
Email   : rya@live.in

In Photo: Mr. Sanjay Bhansali, President RYA, Book Bank Chairman Mr. Rajesh Chopra, Mr.G.K. Vasan, Union Minister for Shipping , Mr..Arun jain, chairman, Polaris Software Lab

Times Property Expo 2012: July 13, 14 and 15, 2012 at Pragati Maidan in Delhi

The residential market is looking up and the buyers have come out in open – it is about realistic rates and people don't mind spending big bucks if they get value for money and the satisfaction of buying a house. Return on investment becomes secondary when one is out to buy a house. Times Property Expo gives developers a opportunity to showcase Exclusive and High End Properties to a select audience of buyers and investors. The mega publicity associated with these exhibitions ensure that your project get the attention it deserves.
Date: July 13, 14 and 15,  2012
Place:  Pragati Maidan (HALL 7 ABC) in Delhi
Times Property Expo 2012: 
Visitors Profile..!
The Times Property Expo 2012 is a unique property exhibition, where Value added residential projects - flats - houses,  Second Homes, Offices, IT Parks, Commercial Properties &  Townships would be exhibited. The invitee list will include actual decision makers & buyers.
The basic objective of this exercise in the form of exhibition is to bring builders/promoters and service providers of residential & commercial properties face to face with actual buyers including global clients and NRI's (Non Residence Indian's) who are scouting for properties in India, UAE, UK, Australia etc..!
Highlights of the Times Property Expo 2012 scheduled for 2012 in all the major financial hubs of India are:
    # Premium Residential projects & Commercial projects
    #  Exquisite Villas and Townships
    #  State of the art Business Centers & Multiplexe
    #  Sites of Clubs, Banks, food courts, entertainment centers etc..!
    #  Financial institutions like Housing Finance companies,  banks ..!
The best place to display property developments & investment opportunities under one roof is The Times Property Expo 2012, drawing upon its unique coverage &  reputation to bring together the most influential decision makers in the market. This offers you access to the largest available showcase of development projects. An event that brings all aspects of property & real estate together.

Participation Options
Per Square Meter Rate = Rs.20,000
Note: The Govt. service tax applicable would be 12.36% on the above rates.
20% Premium for 2 sides open,  30% Premium for 3 sides open
If you advertise in Times Property, Delhi at Rs. 1,180 per square cm.
Manish: +91-9820603890 / +91-9920111766
530, Laxmi Plaza, Laxmi Industrial Estate, New Link Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai - 400 053. INDIA
Tel: + 91 - 22 - 6681 4900 / 800 / 700 ,  Fax: + 91 - 22 - 2636 7676
Email: Info@timespropertyexpo.com,  Website: www.timespropertyexpo.com

What is a Cement Cartel..!?

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) claims that cement companies in India had been organising themselves in a cartel for a while now, colluding, during industry body meetings, to fix production levels as well as the price of a bag of cement - in this case doubling it between 2004 &  2011- so they could make windfall, illegal profits.
If the allegations turn out to be true, everything that involves construction&  infrastructure, from the taxes you pay for your roads, to the rentals you pay for your stores and by extension the products you buy from those stores  are much more expensive, thanks to this illegal activity.
Consequently, the CCI has slapped a penalty totalling Rs 6,307 crore on the top-10 cement companies here and the industry body CMA (Cement Manufacturers’ Association). The cement companies accused in CCI’s report have denied all allegations of cartelisation and are determined to appeal the judgement.
 What is a cartel?
Cartels are agreements between enterprises to attempt to control the production, distribution, sale &  price of goods and services. This could involve, say, allocating market share or sales quotas, or engaging in collusive bidding or bid rigging in one or more markets
For consumers, cartelisation results in higher prices, poor quality &  less or no choice of goods and services In 2000, the European Commission  fined 5  companies euro 11 crore for global price fixing cartel for lysine. Lysine is the most important amino acid used in animal foodstuffs for nutritional purposes
    EU imposed a fine of euro 99.2 crore on 4  lift and escalator manufacturers for partaking in market rigging and price fixing
    The EU imposed a fine of euro 85.52 crore on various pharmaceutical companies for colluding to fix the price of vitamins.
    The top 5  Indian tyre manufacturers, who control 95% of the market, along with the ATMA (Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association), allegedly colluded to fix prices.  It is alleged that 8 to 10 big polyester manufacturers such as Grasim, Modi Polymer &  Bombay Dyeing, collude together to dictate pricing & sale terms in the market
Src: BS

Deji Promotors : Deji Farms phase 3 - Vengal village on outskirts of Chennai

Being an integral part of the fast paced, nerve breaking city culture with its concomitant stress of everyday life & strain of ever increasing professional challenges, you are carving to escape to a place of scenic beauty, a picturesque spot where you could totally relax yourself and recharge your batteries, so to say.                       
You also desire this place to be neither too far from the place of your residence/work for you to reach back home faster to attend to emergencies nor it be too near to allow unnecessary concerns to overwhelm you even while you are away on a short sojourn.
This is just the service Chennai based  Deji Promoters, seek to provide for you. Here comes the greatest opportunity of your life time to own Your own farm house at a really affordable, never thought price at Deji farm house. Located at a beautifully surrounding with sweet water, serene atmosphere and salubrious air, Deji farm house at vengal village on outskirts of Chennai gives you that much sought after solace and reinvigorates you to once again take charge of mundane tasks.
Facility offered ..!        
* About 400 farm house each on ¼ of an acre plot ( 9,600 square feet or 22 cents)

*Sweet potable water at less than 10 feet from the ground level.

* Plastic coated wire mesh fencing of your own Farm house comes to you free

* Ready planted garden with nearly 150 varities of fruits and vegetables,herbs and flowers in each farm house site.

* One year maintenance free for each garden

* 24 hours power back up facility.

* 24 hours professional security
Salient features of Deji farm house:

* Most ideal for week end stay

* Guest rooms with all facility to come, stay & enjoy with your family members.

* Children park with amenities for kids to play

* Swimming pool,  Tennis court, basket ball court and volley ball court, Indoor gym, Open air theatre

* Option to construct your dwelling unit inside your own farm house, in the vicinity of eastern ghats hills.

* Very near the National Social Forestry, a government of India Forestry Project on 2,000 acres.

 * 22 kms from Avadi, Chennai (south to north)

* 20 kms bus journey from redhills (east to west)

* 8 kms from periyapalayam on Avadi – periyapalayam road

* 4kms from thamaraipakkam junction (south to north)

* one km from vengal police station on vengal – seethajeri road

* Just 1 hour travel by bus from CMBT , Koyambedu chennai

Head office :    
1, Yes Yes Arcade,M.T.H. Road, Ambattur,
Chennai - 600 053.
Mobile  91- 98845 63039, 91-99400 46636, 91- 98400 09798, 91-98841 65016.
Landline : 044 - 26570091
Web site :www.dejipromotors.com.
Email : dejiinfo@dejipromotors.com.

About Deji Promoters..!,
Deji Promoters,  the name itself speaks about itself. They are a reputed property developers in Chennai. Being in this business for over last seven years , the company’s promoters are carving a niche for themselves in land development, building construction & real estate for quality of workmanship and timely delivery schedule

In this world of ever changing scenario, we need to adopt ourselves in pace with the changes & cater to the new requirements and demands. The developments in the construction industry, at the moment, in tune with the exploding population, demands a total new outlook that needs to be incorporated in the new and upcoming projects with an eye on the prevailing trends that would not be much the same way as they were in the past.

Mumbai’s Hottest Luxury Location : Residential Property Rates in Bandra Kurla Complex at Rs. 45,000 Sq. ft

by Mr. Ramesh Nair, JLL India

Mumbai city is a vastly spread city in which commuting distances dampen energy levels & performance efficiency. It has been a constant effort of prominent corporates to access a serene &  luxurious lifestyle without having to travel to the city’s fringes.
At long last, South Asia’s leading financial hub – Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) – is witnessing the arrival of premier residential projects which provide the required options.
Advantage of a business area..!
For CEOs  & senior management personnel of large banks, financial institutions &  corporates preferring to stay close to their work places. Bandra-Kurla Complex brings the advantage of a business area located in the heart of the Mumbai city. Demand for luxury houses there also comes from owners of diamond businesses from the nearby Bharat Diamond Bourse.
Mr. Ramesh Nair
Going forward, it is expected that MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority ) will offer a number of residential plots of land for its further evolution as Mumbai’s premier luxury houses nexus. The residential property supply pipeline around BKC will also be augmented by land coming from redevelopment in adjoining areas such as Bandra West, Bandra East, Kalina, Kurla &  Kalanagar. However, given the land prices in Bandra Kurla Complex’s immediate neighbourhood only super luxury flats are viable in this exclusive catchment.
Residential property rates in Bandra Kurla Complex currently stand at Rs. 40,000 to 45,000 square feet. In the immediate neighbourhood of Bandra East, rates range from Rs. 25,000 to 30,000 square feet.
Despite the high price points, the demand for such residential properties in BKC has seen a considerable increase over the last 3 to 4 years. The pressing need for residential complexes in and around Mumbai’s commercial zones is axiomatic, but Bandra Kurla Complex – due to its unique location and planned nature – offers more than the usual benefits to residential property buyers and investors:
Year on year appreciation..!
Given the number of senior professionals & expatriates working in BKC, finding tenants is not proving to be any kind of challenge for property investors
With the current under construction supply being very limited,  residential property values in BKC will definitely continue to rise over the next  three years. Year on year appreciation of residential real estate capital values in this area has been between 10 - 12% over the last couple of years in spite of the overall sluggish residential market in Mumbai.
BKC is home to some of Mumbai’s most prominent office complexes, which directly drives white collar residential demand
The presence of  Dhirubhai Ambani International School, The American School of Bombay, the MCA club and the Trident and Sofitel Hotels
Access to high quality medical facilities such as Asian Heart Institute & the Lilavati Hospital
Proximity to domestic and international airports, as well as the Western and Eastern Highways
Excellent infrastructure, regulated traffic, no-hawker zone
Hygienic surroundings, ample green cover and open spaces
Mumbai’s largest mall – Market City by Phoenix – is adjoining Kurla
Unlike many old standalone residential projects in other high-end locations in Mumbai, the newer projects in BKC offer modern amenities such as gyms &  swimming pools.
Premium lifestyle..!
Mega luxury projects such as Signature Island by Piramal Sunteck Realty are among the pioneering initiatives being taken by the developer community to cater to the high demand for exclusive homes around Bandra Kurla Complex. These projects have been specifically designed and executed with the city’s elite and their requirement of peaceful living, a premium lifestyle and proximity to work in mind.
Sunteck is also developing Signia Isles and Signia Pearl in BKC. The booking for some of these projects are only on an invitation basis. Another leading residential project in BKC, currently under construction, is Naman Residency by the Shree Naman Group. Developers such as Rustomjee have launched Oriana and Seasons, Kalpataru has launched Sparkle and Hubtown has launched Sunstone in Bandra East.
BKC’s evolution as a luxury houses destination is going to have a ripple effect on the F and B and entertainment retail sectors there, as well. There is no denying that the area currently falls short of the requirement in this respect
Proposed luxury hotels such as The Bellagio and MGM Grand, the luxury shopping mall being developed by the Maker Group will further embellish BKC’s status as Mumbai’s pre-eminent real estate destination
The creation of an additional office supply of 25 lakh square feet in 2012 will raise the number of professionals working in BKC by another 20,000 which would in turn fuel residential demand.
About the author..!
Mr. Ramesh Nair is Managing Director (West) at Jones Lang LaSalle India.
Ramesh Nair
Managing Director - West India

+91 22 2482 8400


Monthly Real Estate Monitor May 2012 - Kolkata By JLL India

A monthly (2012, May) Snapshot of what is happening in the Indian real estate market of  seven major cities By Jones Lang LaSalle India

The major cities are..!

1. Chennai
2. Bangalore
3. Hyderabad
4. Mumbai
5. Kolkata
6. Delhi
7 .Pune

Kolkata City..!

Office Market..!
Demand remained buoyant given an increase in the number of enquiries. Vacancy rates witnessed a marginal dip in May, 2012 with no new buildings commencing operations. Schneider leased space in Rajarhat.

Rents & capital values remained stable across all sub-markets.

Capital Value
Key Precincts
INR per sq ft per month
INR per sq ft
Park Street
Salt Lake

Retail Market..!
Demand maintained momentum. High streets witnessed more activity in comparison to malls this May month. Vacancy rates in malls witnessed a marginal  dip. Swatch, Lavi and Jashn leased space in Forum Mall.

There was no completion of malls in the month. Rents & capital values of malls remained stable due to less activity.

Capital Value
Key Precincts
INR per sq ft per month
INR per sq ft
Elgin Road
120 - 180
Park street (high street)
130 - 150
Prince Anwar Shah Road
80 - 100
Salt Lake
50 - 70

Residential Market..!

Demand for residential units remained stable over  the month. Arihant Garden by Arihant Group located at New town, Rajarhat was launched in May, 2012.

Rents & capital values remained stable across all sub- markets in May, 2012.

Capital Value
Key Precincts
INR per month for a 1,000 sq ft 2BHK apartment
INR per sq ft
35,000 – 40,000
10,000 – 15,000
PA Shah Road
18,000 – 20,000
3,500 – 4,500
EM Bypass
14,000 – 16,000
3,000 – 3,500
Lake Town
2,000 – 3,000
2,500 – 4,000
1,700 – 1,900


  • A new metro line is proposed on the East-west Metro corridor. This new metro line is expected to enhance intra-city  connectivity manifold. The East-West Metro project stretch covers 13.77 kms of underground and elevated tracks from
Salt Lake to Howrah, with an investment of Rs. 4,680 Crore.

About Jones Lang LaSalle..!

Jones Lang LaSalle is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of above USD 360 crore, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from above 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices.

The company is an industry leader in property & corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 180 crore square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest & most diverse in real estate with USD 4,790 crore of assets under management.

Jones Lang LaSalle has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 20,800 employees operating in about 80 offices in 13 countries across the region. The company was named the Best Property Consultancy in Asia Pacific at ‘The Asia Pacific Property Awards 2011 in association with Bloomberg Television’.

For further information, please visit  website, www.ap.joneslanglasalle.com

About Jones Lang LaSalle India..!

Jones Lang LaSalle is India’s (JLL India) premier &  largest professional services firm specializing in real estate. With an extensive geographic footprint across eleven cities (Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Chandigarh &Coimbatore) and a staff strength of over 4800, the company provides investors, developers, local corporate & MNCs (multinational companies) with a
comprehensive range of services including research, analytics, consultancy, transactions, project and development services, integrated facility management, property and asset management, sustainability, Industrial, capital markets, residential, hotels, health care, senior living, education & retail advisory.

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For more information about our research

Ashutosh Limaye
Head, Research and REIS
Email: ashutosh.limaye@ap.jll.com
+91 98211 07054

Trivita Roy
Manager, Research
Email:  trivita.roy@ap.jll.com
+91 40 4040 9100



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