Vadodara Chamber of Commerce & Industry


G.I.D.C. Industrial Estate was established at Makarpura, Vadodara City in the mid 1960s. This gave rise to a number of small industries. Being small and new, these industries were facing numerous challenges. There was an urgent need to set up an industry body to collectively represent the interests of these new and budding entrepreneurs before the various authorities. Thus was born “Makarpura Industrial Estate Association” in the year 1969. Initially the office was in the Building of Vadodara Municipal Corporation. As the saying goes “UNITY IS STRENGTH”, and the Association’s membership stood at 100 members. In 1976, the name was changed to “MAKARPURA INDUSTRIAL AREA ASSOCIATION” and few constitutional amendments were made to include Industrial Units situated outside Makarpura Industrial Estate.

As the Association became more and more popular among trade and industrial circles, other industries in and around the city also started taking keen interest in the activities, and it was again necessary to bring in some changes. In 1981, the name was changed to “VADODARA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY”. Few changes had also been made in the constitution with an objective to spread the wings of VCCI at District Level.

Low key operations, emphasis on problem solving at the micro level as well as at macro level and services to the members and the community was and continues to be the PRIME Motto of VCCI. Collective representations necessitated meeting of members, developing mutual relations for business and social aims. More entrepreneurs were interested in joining and the membership has since grown at a steady pace.


VCCI is registered under the Societies Registration Act - GUJ/550/VADODARA dated 20.5.1981.


Executive Committee comprises of 7 elected Office Bearer (President, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Jt. Secretaries - 2nos. and Hon. Treasurer), 18 elected Members, 8 co-opted Members, Invitee & Special Invitee Members with operational terms of two years

  • To project an appropriate and progressive image of trade and industries.
  • To promote development and co-ordinate multi-faceted growth of trade and industries.
  • Help promote R&D activities, standardization, quality control and testing facilities.
  • Help conserve energy, scare materials and natural resources and protect the environment.
  • To co-ordinate with Central – State – Local Government and Semi government Authorities.
  • To provide most effective contribution to the cause of Small, Medium and Large Scale Industries, both economically and socially.
  • Undertake and assist in man-power development programmes.
  • To achieve social harmony and peace amongst entrepreneurs, workers and employees with collective prosperity through partnership of trust.
  • To participate in policy formulation process and support efforts of Government of Gujarat to ensure that Gujarat maintains its position as the top model Industrial State.
  • To attain and sustain high levels of Health, Hygiene, Living Standards and Environmental conditions for people of the estate.
  • To fulfill its social responsibilities in all ways and means.


Nominees of VCCI represent the Chamber on various District, State and Central Government Advisory/ Consultative Committees viz.,

  • Gujarat Electricity Board
  • Gujarat State Sales Tax Advisory Committee
  • Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) Amenity Advisory committee
  • State level industrial Advisory committee
  • Employees’ State Insurance Corporation – Local Advisory committee
  • Electronic Testing & Development committee (Electronic Division – Central Govt.)
  • District supply Advisory committee
  • District Manpower Planning & Employment Generation committee
  • Central Excise local Advisory Committee
  • Provident Fund
  • Post and Telegraphs & Telecom Department
  • Regional committee – GIDC
  • Vadodara District Industries Committee
  • Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)
  • Task Force Committee for New Industrial Policy, MSME, GoG
  • District Skill Committee