Archive for April, 2013

New Guidelines Issued by FSSAI

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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a new advisory on 11th December, 2012 relating to sale of new or existing proprietary food products. As per Section- 22 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSSA), “no person shall manufacture, distribute, sell or import any novel food, genetically modified articles of

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Promotion of Alternative Systems of Medicines

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The Department has taken several steps to make people aware about efficacy, efficiency and strengths of AYUSH systems of medicines, so as to encourage them to use these medicines as per details below:

The Department organizes Arogya fairs at National & State level. Recently, State level fairs have been organized at

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Regulatory Mechanism for Ayurvedic, Unani and Homoeopathic Medicines

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Ayurvedic, Unani and Homoeopathic medicines are regulated in the country under the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and the Rules thereunder. For this purpose, the Licensing Authorities are appointed by the State Government to grant license for manufacturing of Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathic medicines and enforce the legal provisions for their sale or

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950 Million Tonnes Coal Reserve Identified

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Minister of State for Coal, Shri Pratik Prakash Bapu Patil informed the Lok Sabha today that with a view to developing Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) potential in our country for energy production, Govt. has notified UCG as one of the end uses under captive coal mining policy.  Five lignite blocks and

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Nuclear And Radiation Safety Policy of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)

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In accordance with the Presidential orders dated 15 November 1983, constituting the AERB, the functions of AERB include, as per clause 2(i), development of safety policies in both radiation and industrial safety areas, and further, as per clause 2(vi), evolving major safety policies based on safety criteria, recommended by IAEA and other international bodies, adopted

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Committee on Export Promotion

Comments Off | 04-29-2013

A Technical Committee on Services I Facilities to Exporters has been constituted under the chairmanship of Shri G Padmanabhan, Executive Director Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The Committee has representation from the EXIM Bank, Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC), Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO), Indian Banks` Association (IBA), Foreign Exchange Dealers Association of India

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Import from China

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The details of cases of import of sub-standard products from China detected by the Customs Department for the last four years is as under:

Year
Number of Cases
Value of goods involved  (Rs.in Crores)
Duty involved (Rs. In Crores)
Fine/Penalty imposed  (Rs.in Crores)

2009-10
49
2.802
0.432
1.0518

2010-11
3
0.746
0.013
0.049

2011-12
-
-
-
-

2012-13 (upto February, 2013)
-
-
-
-

Government have policies in place to ensure that interest of both consumers

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Anti-Dumping Duty on Import of Solar PV Modules

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The Ministry examines the effects of dumped goods on the domestic industry, and not cheap goods. Dumping takes place if the export price of a product is less than the normal value prevailing in the exporter’s country. In order to offset the adverse effects of dumped imports, Domestic Industry can avail the trade defence measures

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Import of Pulses and Oilseeds

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To bridge the gap between demand and supply of pulses in the domestic market and to exercise moderating influence on domestic prices, Government has allowed the import of pulses at zero duty and also banned the export of pulses (except kabuli chana) w.e.f. from 8.6.2006.   Pulses are imported from Myanmar,

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Schemes Implemented by MPEDA to Boost Export

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The Government established The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) in 1972 to promote the export of marine products.

MPEDA has taken appropriate steps to boost export by effectively          implementing a number of schemes.

The details of the schemes are mentioned in the Annexure. The details of exports are given below:-

TOTAL EXPORT OF MARINE

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