Archive for June, 2014

“Harness long-term Benefits by Investing in Biodiversity Conservation: Shri Javadekar Shri Prakash Javadekar addresses Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) through Video-Message “

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Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State Environment, Forests & Climate Change, and President of the Eleventh Conference of Parties (CoP-11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), addressed CBD’s Fifth Meeting of the Working Group on Review Of Implementation (WGRI-5) held in Montreal, Canada from 16-20 June 2014, through a video message highlighting key issues

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Shri Nitin Gadkari voices serious concern over tardy progress in National Highway completion

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The Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari today voiced his serious concern over the tardy progress in completion of National Highways in different parts of the country and called for urgent measures to overcome prolonged delays which were causing immense hardships to the people.
Shri Gadkari, who undertook a state-wise

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Auction for Sale (Re-Issue) of Government Stocks

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Government of India have announced the Sale (re-issue) of (i)“8.27 per cent Government Stock, 2020” for a notified amount of Rs. 3,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (ii) “8.83 per cent Government Stock 2023” for a notified amount of Rs. 7,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction , (iii) “8.32 per cent Government Stock

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“New Policy to be Brought for Fast Growth of Fisheries Sector and Fishermen Welfare Agriculture Minister Inaugurates 33rd Session of Asia Pacific Fisheries Commission “

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The Government is planning to develop a policy for aquaculture growth in the country.
This was announced by Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, while inaugurating the 33rd session of Asia Pacific Fisheries Commission at Hyderabad today. Elaborating this, the Minister said, ‘Blue growth’ is another important area for sustainable food security. The oceans and

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Energy policy must serve broader economic growth and its benefits should not exclude the poor, says the Petroleum Minister; Shri Dharmendra Pradhan addresses the plenary session of World Petroleum Congress

Comments Off | 06-17-2014

Union Minister of State (I/C) of Petroleum and Natural Gas Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan, at the opening plenary session of the 21st World Petroleum Congress at Moscow today, has stressed the Indian world-view of energy. He said that Energy is one amongst five elements that are sacred to the Indian way of life and thus by

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Diesel Under-Recovery decreased to Rs 1.62/litre for the fortnight commencing 16.06.2014

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The Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has reviewed international prices of crude oil and petroleum products during the Ist fortnight of June 2014. Accordingly, the under-recovery on High Speed Diesel (HSD) applicable for 2nd fortnight of June effective 16.06.2014 will go down to Rs 1.62 per

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Auction for Sale (Issue) of Government Stocks

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Government of India have announced the Sale (re-issue) of (i)“ 8.35 per cent Government Stock 2022” for a notified amount of Rs. 3,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (ii) “8.60 per cent Government Stock 2028” for a notified amount of Rs. 7,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (iii) “9.20 per cent Government Stock

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Karnataka Organic Farming Experts Meet Agriculture Miinister, Showcase Projects that can be Replicated Elsewhere

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Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh today held detailed discussions with a team of experts from Karnataka on organic farming, to understand the salient features of successful experiments in that State in organic farming.
Shri Anand, ex-Chairman of Karnataka’s Organic Farming Mission, and Shri Arun and Shri Srivatsa, both Directors of Krishi Prayog Pariwar, made

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Text of the Speech of the Union Finance Minister at the Pre-Budget Meeting with the Finance Minsters of all States and Union Territories

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Following is the text of the Statement of the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley at the pre-Budget meeting with the Finance Ministers of all States and Union Territories(with Legisilature).
“My dear Chief Ministers, Deputy Chief Minister, Finance Ministers from States and UTs, Esteemed Colleague Minister of State for Finance Ms Nirmala Sitharaman, senior officials

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NABARD Reduces Rates of Refinance with Focus on Investment Credit

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NABARD has reduced the rate of interest by 20 basis points (bps) on their long term refinance facility to banks with an objective to promote investments in agriculture. The new rates will be applicable from 6 June 2014.
Announcing the new rates, Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, Chairman, NABARD said that rates of refinance will now

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