About The Federation
The All India Glass Manufacturers' Federation was founded in 1944. The Federation is made up of five Regional Associations viz., Eastern India Glass Manufacturers' Association (EIGMA)- Kolkata, Northern India Glass Manufacturers' Association (NIGMA)- Sahibabad Ghaziabad (UP), South India Glass Manufacturers' Association (SIGMA)- Hyderabad, U.P. Glass Manufacturers' Syndicate (UPGMS)- Firozabad and Western India Glass Manufacturers' Association (WIGMA)-Mumbai . The Federation was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 (No. 1 of 1956) as a Limited Company on 25.06.1970. The main aims & objects of the Federation are : -
a) To encourage, promote and develop the manufacture of glass articles of all kinds and to safeguard and protect the interests of glass industry and glassware business in India
b) To form a common link amongst Glass Manufactures' in India and thus develop a spirit of mutual help and co-operation with one another
c) To promote the study and research in Glass Technology
d) To consider all matters relating to the manufacture and marketing of glass articles in India and the question of export and import thereof
e) To devise ways and means for securing necessary supply of raw materials required for the manufacture of glass articles at comparatively lower prices and thus to decrease the cost of production and increase the national wealth
f) To collect necessary information and data and propagate it for the benefit it for the benefit of Glass Industry and trade in India
g) To make representations whenever necessary to the Union Govt. or any unit of the Union of India for the removal of difficulties that might hamper the trade of glass articles or for grant of special facilities for the glass industry
h) To draw Government or public attention to the difficulties in the way of Glass Industry and to solve other problems confronting it and to solicit their help and support through concerted action
i) To organize a united front on behalf of all glass manufacturers and thus strive to gain all those advantages which may not be possible through individual effort.
All those engaged in the manufacture of glass and glass articles are enrolled as 'ordinary' members of the AIGMF and those associated with the Glass Industry are enrolled as 'Affiliate' members of the Federation. Almost all glass manufacturers including many in the small Scale Sector are 'ordinary' members of the Federation. Articles of Association of the AIGMF were amended in September, 1992 to enroll foreign companies as Affiliate Members of the Federation.
Golden Jubilee of the Federation was celebrated in January 1995 and Diamond Jubilee was held in early 2004.First president of the Federation was Mr. D.N. Sen - New Indian Glass Works Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata during the period 1944 - 1946.