Archive for December, 2012

Year End Review of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the nodal Ministry of the Government of India for all matters relating to new and renewable energy. The broad aim of the Ministry is to develop and deploy new and renewable energy for supplementing the energy requirements of the country.
The role of new and renewable energy

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More than 160 lakh tonne Rice Procured

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The Government agencies have procured 160,57,618 lakh tonne rice during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS), 2012-13. As per data made available to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, total rice procured till Dec 28,2012, during current KMS, is 3,01,244 tonnes more than the rice procured during the corresponding period of previous season.
Highest

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Year-End-Review of the Ministry of Civil Aviation for the Year 2012

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Civil Aviation has been identified as one of the most important growth engines essential for the economic growth of the country. Besides providing air transport for passengers and goods, it facilitates growth of trade and commerce, domestic and foreign investments, transfer of technology, creation of infrastructure, domestic and international tourism and generation of employment etc.
Air

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Total Rabi Sown Area Crosses 542 Lakh Hectares

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As per latest reports received from states, rabi crops have been sown in nearly 542 lakh hectare and wheat in 272.8 lakh hectare. While the sowing of wheat and pulses lags behind that in the last rabi season, sowing of coarse cereals and oilseed crops is higher.

Though the total area

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Opening Statement by Prime Minister at the 6th meeting of the National Water Resources Council

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Following is the text of the opening statement by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, at the 6th meeting of the National Water Resources Council in New Delhi today:
“I am very happy to be with you for this meeting of the National Water Resources Council. This forum, which was created by the National Development Council

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Universities need to provide quality education that meet International Benchmarks, says President

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Speaking at the Convocation of SRM University at Chennai today (December 28, 2012), the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee said universities need to provide quality education that meet international benchmarks. With unlimited demands and limited resources, it is important that the private sector also contributes its best to the provision of higher education in

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Global crude oil price of Indian Basket remain steady on 26.12.2012

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The international crude oil price for Indian Basket as computed/published today by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was same at US$ 106.66/barrel (bbl) on 26.12.2012. As prevailing on the previous trading day of 24.12.2012.

In rupee terms however, the crude oil

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Achievements and Initiatives of the Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises for the Year 2012

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YEAR END REVIEW 2012
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has proved to be an engine of growth in the economic development of the country. For their promotion and development, The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has been implementing various programmes and schemes.
Procurement Policy
The Government has notified a Public Procurement Policy for goods produced

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Economy Headed Towards Gradual Recovery & Growth Stabilization

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The Ministry of Finance, Government of India took several measures to revive the economy and maintain the tempo of growth. Though several external and domestic factors contributed to the slowdown of the economy, wide ranging initiatives were introduced in all major sectors at the policy level to meet the challenge during the year. At the

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FM Optimistic on Growth of Economy

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The Union Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram has expressed optimism that the Indian economy will continue to grow at a healthy rate even as the global economies face recession. This, he said, is because our economy has strong fundamentals and factors such as high savings rate, growing services sector, a large middle class which continues

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