Archive for August, 2011

Private Investors in Port Construction

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Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan informed the Lok Sabha today in a written reply to a question that as per the current Policy, Port Sector Projects are awarded on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis on Built, Operate and Transfer (BOT) mode under the two stages bidding system. The private sector is allowed to

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Government Restricts Entry of Ships Over 25 Years of Age at Indian Ports

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The Government has decided to impose certain restrictions on entry of over 25 years old ships into Indian ports or territorial waters. This was stated by the Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan in a supplementary reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
The Minister said that most of the ships involved in accidents

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Government Adopts Modern Technology to Avoid Accidents at Ports

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To overcome the problems of congestion and collision in ports and minimize the accidents, a Management Information System called Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) has been developed. This was stated by the Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan in a supplementary reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Shri Vasan further stated that the

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Competitive Bidding for Mining Licences

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The Government had amended the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, vide Gazette (Extraordinary) Notification No. 43 dated 9th September, 2010 to introduce provisions in the said Act for awarding mining licences for coal minerals through a process of competitive bidding. Vide this amendment, Section 11A has been inserted in the Mines and

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CIL Offers 447 million tonnes of Coal to Power Utilities

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Coal India Limited has offered to supply 447 million tonnes of coal to Power Utilities in 2011-12 subject to availability of wagons by the Railways at an average of 190.4 rakes per day during the year. This information was given by Minister of State in the ministry of Coal,Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil in a written

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Approval of Regional Developmental Plan

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The Government has approved the Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani Regional Development Plan (2002 – 2022) prepared by the Government of Maharashtra subject to the condition that the green zones shall not be converted into the non-green uses and the tourism Master Plan which is part of the Regional Plan should also be subsequently notified as part-II of the

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Check on Bio-Medical Waste Generated in Country Every Year

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The State-wise details of generation and treatment of bio-medical waste and the number of hospitals found violating the Bio-Medical Waste Rules in the country during the last three years are given in the Annexure.

As per the Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998, it is the duty of the Health Care Facilities generating bio-medical waste

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Automatic Clearance to Coal Mining

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The Ministry proposes to establish a National Environment Assessment and Monitoring Authority (NEAMA) with domain expertise, technological finesse and field outreach in order to strengthen and professionalize the regimes of environment impact assessment and coastal zone management under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. The details and the time schedule for setting up the Authority have not

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Solar Power can meet 5-7% Power Requirement by 2021-22

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A study published by KPMG, a global consulting company has forecast that solar power can meet 5-7% of India’s total power requirements by 2021-22.
In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today, Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah said India has good potential for solar power as it receives solar

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Centre to Collaborate with State in the Promotion of Electronic System Design and Manufacturing Industry

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Shri Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State for Communications & IT today emphasized the importance of the role of the State Governments in the promotion of Electronics System and Design Manufacturing (ESDM) industry in the country. He was addressing a meeting with Chief Ministers and Minsters of the States in a meeting held in Vigyan

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