Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Govt. News In Brief

Welfare Schemes for Tribals

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
A total number of 801 workshops/ symposiums/ seminars/ training programmes have been organized by various Tribal Research Institutes (TRIs) supported by the Government during the last three years and the current year. A total amount of Rs.35.64 crore have been released to these TRIs and an amount of Rs.25.14 crore have been utilized during the last three years and the current year. Various activities such as skill development, Craft Mela, exhibitions and exposure programmes for tribal artists and artisans, computer basics, weaving technology, beautician skills, awareness camps on educ... more »

Guided Missile Destroyer INS Chennai Joins the Indian Navy

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
INS Chennai, a P 15A Guided Missile Destroyer, was commissioned into the Indian Navy by the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Manohar Parrikar at an impressive ceremony held at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai today. The event marks the formal induction into the Navy of the third and the last of the three ‘Kolkata’ class destroyers, indigenously designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organisation, Directorate of Naval Design and constructed by Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai. On his arrival, the Raksha Mantri was received by Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of the Naval Staff and was presented a Guar...more »

Improvement of 1500 Old Bridges planned under Setu Bhartam Scheme

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
The government has established Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) for inventorization and condition survey of all bridges on National Highways. Under Setu Bhartam Scheme, improvement of approximately 1500 bridges have been planned for construction, reconstruction or strengthening, as required. This information was given by the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Munsukh L. Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Several step taken to Expedite Land Acquisition for National Highways

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
In order to expedite land acquisition as required for projects of road and highway construction, expansion and upgradation, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has close co-ordination and liaison with the State Governments. Several steps have been taken to address issues that lead to delay in land acquisition, and various directions have been issued, which are as under : - (i) Determination of the amount of compensation in consonance with the relevant provisions contained in the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition in Rehabilitation and Resettle... more »

Sanitation and Drinking Water Facilities on National Highways

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
The Ministry is operating 389 toll plazas out of which about 265 toll plazas have the facility of toilets and drinking water for use of public. Further, a large no. of Hotels, Restaurants, Dhabas etc. have been developed by private sectors along NHs where the facility of toilets and drinking water is available for use of road commuters. The Ministry is in the process of formulating a policy on Wayside Amenities across the length of National Highways wherein amongst other amenities, toilets and drinking water facilities will be provided. Further, the Ministry is in the process of pro... more »

Collection of Toll by Foreign Funds

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
The Government has approved monetization of public funded, operational National Highway (NH) projects that are generating toll revenue for at least two years after start of operations through the Toll Operate Transfer (ToT) Model. Projects under ToT model shall be awarded through International Competitive bidding in which foreign funds can also participate, subject to the bidder satisfying the eligibility criteria required in the bid. As of now, 75 operational NH projects have been identified for monetization under the ToT Model. The aggregate length of these projects is around 4,50... more »

MOUs with foreign countries for development of ports and manufacture of ships

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
The following MoU/Agreements have been signed by India with foreign countries during the last two years for the development of ports and manufacture of ships in the country:- (i) Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Iran over partnership of India in development plan of Chabahar Port, signed on 06 May, 2015. (ii) Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Shipping of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea on Cooperation in the fie... more »

Setting up of Driving Training Institutes in each State for Inprovement in Road Safety

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has a scheme for setting up one Model Institute of Driving Training and Research (IDTR) and vehicle Inspection & Certification Centre (I&C) in each state for improvement in road safety. The details of fund released to states under the scheme for setting up IDTR and I&C Centre during the last three years and utilization of funds is as follows- *For IDTR* S. No. *Name of State* *Fund allocated (Rs. in Crore)* *Total fund released so far* *Utilization** of fund* 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015-16 1. Bihar 0 5.00 0 12.5 Rs.12.5 crore has been utili... more »

Operationalisation of Coal blocks allocated under the open auction of Coal Mines

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
Under the provisions of the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015, and the rules made there under, 83 coal mines have been allocated for specified end uses which includes Power, Steel, Cement and Captive Power Production as well as for sale of coal. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for the Ministry of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. Further, the Minister informed that out of the 83, 31 coal mines *(17 Schedule II & 14 Schedule III**)*have been allocated through auction. For t... more »

Guidelines for Development of Onshore Wind Power Projects

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued draft guidelines for development of onshore wind power projects in May 2016. After consultation with stakeholders MNRE issued final Guidelines on 22 October 2016. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. Main features of these Guidelines are: i) Free availability of time series data from all the wind masts installed through Government funding. ii) Provision to discourage land squatting. iii) Installation of... more »

Steps being taken to make India a Gas based economy

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that natural gas is one of the cleanest and most environment friendly fuels having extremely low Carbon Dioxide emissions compared to other fuels like coal and oil. The Government has taken the following steps to make India a gas based economy: i. Development of Gas Sources either through Domestic gas Exploration & Production activities or through building up facilities to import natural gas in the form of LNG, ii. Development of Gas Pipeline Infrastructu... more »

Domestic Production of Coal

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
All India coal production has increased from 565.77 MT in 2013-14 to 639.23 MT in 2015-16. On account of increased production by Coal India Ltd. (CIL) in 2015-16, coal imports have fallen from217.78 MTs in 2014-15 to 199.88 MTs in 2015-16. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for the Ministry of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. Shri Goyal informed the House that a roadmap has been prepared by CIL to substantially enhance production of coal by 2019-20. This includes capacity addition ... more »

Waste to Energy Plants Operational & under various Stages of Implementation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
5 Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) to Energy Plants with a cumulative installed capacity of 66.5 MW are currently operational/under trial run in the country. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. The details are as follows: *List of **waste to energy plants currently operational/under trial run in the country* S. No. State Name of the City/ Town Capacity (MW) Maharashtra Solapur 3.0 Delhi Okhla 12.0 Delhi Ghazipur 16.0 Delhi Narela-Bhawana 24.0 Madhya Prad... more »

I&B Minister meets Korean Delegation at IFFI 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting today met the Korean delegation led by the ambassador of the Republic of South Korea on the side-lines of the 47th International film festival of India, in Goa. Speaking on the occasion the Minster highlighted the importance of the MoU signed between the two nations in 2014 on co-production and exchange of ideas. Government was working together with Republic of Korea for strengthening the cultural relations and was also exploring the possibility of sharing ideas of mutual interest. Shri Naidu expressed his happiness for ... more »

Indian Panorama is a platform for independent film makers to showcase their talent – Shri Venkaiah Naidu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
For the second consecutive year Panorama opens with a Sanskrit film The day after the grand inauguration of the 47th International Film Festival of India in Goa, the Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri Venkaiah Naidu opened the Indian Panorama featuring 26 feature and 21 non-feature films. Complimenting the Indian film makers for their story telling ability, Shri Naidu said “we are here today to celebrate the boundless power of the creative medium of cinema”. He further said that Indian Panorama presented a platform for young, aspiring and independent film makers from... more »

6811 Kisan Seva Kendras set up by IOCL

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has set up 6811 Kisan Seva Kendras (KSKs) in rural and remote areas in the country as on 01-10-2016. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between IOCL and State Bank of India (SBI) on 13-07-2016 to set up SBI Customer Service Point at IOCL`s KSK by appointing KSK dealers as Business Correspondents of SBI. SBI has launched a scheme called Customer Service Point which is operated by appointing Busines... more »

Guidelines for Development of Onshore Wind Power Projects

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued draft guidelines for development of onshore wind power projects in May 2016. After consultation with stakeholders MNRE issued final Guidelines on 22 October 2016. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. Main features of these Guidelines are: i) Free availability of time series data from all the wind masts installed through Government funding. ii) Provision to discourage land squatting. iii) Installation o... more »

Objectives of New Energy Policy

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
The National Energy Policy (NEP) aims to chart the way forward to meet the Government’s bold announcements in the energy domain. The four key objectives of the new energy policy are access at affordable prices, improved energy security and independence, greater sustainability and economic growth. The policy is being discussed by NITI Aayog with different stake holders. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for the Ministry of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. The Minister further state... more »

I&B Minister meets Korean Delegation at IFFI 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting today met the Korean delegation led by the ambassador of the Republic of South Korea on the side-lines of the 47thInternational film festival of India, in Goa. Speaking on the occasion the Minster highlighted the importance of the MoU signed between the two nations in 2014 on co-production and exchange of ideas. Government was working together with Republic of Korea for strengthening the cultural relations and was also exploring the possibility of sharing ideas of mutual interest. Shri Naidu expressed his happiness for Ko... more »

To further support farmers for the current Rabi crop, the Government has decided to allow farmers to purchase seeds with the old high denomination bank notes of Rs.500 from the Centres,

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
Units or Outlets belonging to the Central or State Governments, PSUs, National or State Seeds Corporations, Central or State Agricultural Universities and the ICAR, on production of proof of identity. In order to further support farmers for the current Rabi crop, the Government has decided to allow farmers to purchase seeds with the old high denomination bank notes of Rs.500 from the Centres, Units or Outlets belonging to the Central or State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, National or State Seeds Corporations, Central or State Agricultural Universities and the Indian Coun... more »
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