India, being a developing nation with conglomerates established decades ago, has a significant number of conglomerates which operates in diverse sectors across the globe. The top Indian conglomerates include Tata Group, Aditya Birla Group, Reliance Industries, Essar Group & Bharti Enterprises, along with brands like O P Jindal Group, Larsen & Toubro, Adani Group, Mahindra Group & Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Here is the list of top 10 conglomerates in India in 2016.
10. Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group was part of Dhirubhai ambani group before it was segregated as Reliance ADA group in 2002.
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The business portfolio of the Reliance ADA group includes Power, telecommunications, infrastructure and services. Reliance communications, one of Flagship Company in Reliance ADA group, is an integrated telecom service provider, and is one of the leading brand names in the India.
It has a customer base of 118 million which includes 2.8 million overseas customers. Reliance communications has India’s widest network coverage with its presence in 21,000 cities and 4 lakh villages. It has pan-India operations which includes wireless, wired-DTH service, voice and Internet communication services. Reliance Infra has its operations in generation, transmission and distribution of Power, Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) of power plants, and development projects such as roads, metro rail and bridges. Reliance power has distribution license in major metro cities such as Mumbai and Delhi. Reliance cement currently has 5.8 MTPA capacity in operations in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Utter Pradesh. RInfra has commissioned Metro rail project in Mumbai in 2014, which provides one of the fastest connectivity between east and west region. It has 12 kms elevated rail line which reduced the travel time substantially. RInfra has also established its footprint in defense sectors through its acquisition of Pipavav defence & offshore engineering.
Reliance Entertainment is one of flagship motion picture arm with significant presence in film production and distribution. Reliance ADA group has stakes in broadcasting and media ventures. It produces films in Hindi, English and other Indian languages. Reliance capital has been a most valuable and leading financial service provider in India. Reliance capital has its operations in asset management, life and general insurance, equity and commodity business and mutual funds.