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List of Oldest Companies in India

The known Economic history of India begins with the Indus Valley civilization. The Indus civilization’s economy appears to have depended significantly on trade, which was facilitated by advances in transport. Around 600 BC, the Mahajanapadas minted punch-marked silver coins. The period was marked by intensive trade activity and urban development. By 300 B.C., the Maurya Empire united most of the Indian subcontinent. The political unity and military security allowed for a common economic system and enhanced trade and commerce, with increased agricultural productivity.

1788: Breen & Co founded; to become Jessop in 1820

1838: The Times of India launched

1898: Calcutta becomes first city in India to get electricity

1902: Shalimar Paints sets up first paint factory in SE Asia

1902: Tatas open first hotel, Taj Mahal Palace

1910: Advent of electricity helps Britannia biscuits mechanise operations

1911: Shift of India’s capital to Delhi announced; ITC gets stalls to advertise at Durbar

1919: Birlas defy Yule and other Scots to get into jute manufacture, WWI fuels boom

1926: Kirloskar makes first diesel engine in India

1929: TVS bags General Motors’ dealership

1931: CESC builds tunnel under river Hoogly

1940: For the first time, The Times of India publishes news items

1945: Britannia sales surge, fuelled by contract to supply biscuits to Allied troops

1951: R.D. Birla acquires control of Century Textiles

1953: Bengal Chamber of Commerce completes a 100 years

1958: Godrej & Boyce makes the fi rst Indian refrigerator, in collaboration with GE

1969: Managing Agency system abolished

1975: ITC makes fi rst diversification, into hotels

1988: Jessop celebrates 200 years of existence

1998: Burman family hands over Dabur management to professionals

2007: Tata Steel acquires Corus


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