Archive for February, 2015

Rs 16,904 Crore Subsidy Released to the States for Procuring Foodgrains for Central Pool

Comments Off | 02-28-2015

Under TPDS and National Food Security Act, 2013 foodgrain at subsidized rates are allocated to States/UTs. States/UTs participating in the Decentralized Procurement Scheme (DCP), undertake procurement of foodgrains on behalf of Government of India and its distribution under TPDS and Other Welfare Schemes. Difference between the State specific economic cost and the Central Issue Price

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612.91 Lakh Tons of PDS Foodgrains Allocated to the States During Current Year

Comments Off | 02-28-2015

To ensure adequate availability of foodgrains to the people, Government is providing sufficient quantity of foodgrains under TPDS/NFSA and OWS. During the current year, Government has provided 612.91 lakh tons of foodgrains during the current year which includes normal TPDS/NFSA allocation, additional TPDS allocation and allocation under OWS. For ensuring proper utilization of foodgrains, Government

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Fertility of Agricultural Land

Comments Off | 02-28-2015

Indian Institute of Soil Science (IISS), Bhopal has prepared GPS (Global Positioning System) and GIS (Geographic Information System) based digital soil fertility maps of 173 districts adopting norms of stratified complete random sampling process. Extent of micronutrients deficiency noticed in Karnataka, district-wise is given at annexure.
To improve fertility of soil in the country including

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Rs 16,904 Crore Subsidy Released to the States for Procuring Foodgrains for Central Pool

Comments Off | 02-27-2015

Under TPDS and National Food Security Act, 2013 foodgrain at subsidized rates are allocated to States/UTs. States/UTs participating in the Decentralized Procurement Scheme (DCP), undertake procurement of foodgrains on behalf of Government of India and its distribution under TPDS and Other Welfare Schemes. Difference between the State specific economic cost and the Central Issue Price

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Rs. 6,581 Crore Sanctioned for Elimination of 3438 Level Crossings in Next Financial Year

Comments Off | 02-27-2015

The Union Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has announced that in the next financial year 970 number of ROB/RUBs and other safety-related works to eliminate 3438 level crossings at a total Railway expense of Rs. 6,581 crore have been sanctioned. This is more than 2600% higher than the sanctioned number of ROBs/RUBs during the

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A Total of 76.83 crore Aadhaars Generated Across the Country

Comments Off | 02-27-2015

A total of 76.83 crore Aadhaars have been generated as on 15 February 2015 out of a total population of 121.01 crore (Census : 2011). State / UT- wise details of population, Enrolment for Aadhaar is carried out on an on-going basis, and is voluntary in nature. The Government has approved an outlay of Rs.

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Centre sanctions Rs.460 cr to 10 states under Swachh Bharat Mission

Comments Off | 02-26-2015

The Ministry of Urban Development has so far sanctioned Rs.459.93 cr to ten states as the first installment under Swachh Bharat Mission’ for the year 2014-15. This was stated by the Minister of State for Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri Babul Supriyo in the Lok Sabha in a written reply

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Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 56.76 per bbl on 24.02.2015

Comments Off | 02-26-2015

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 56.76 per barrel (bbl) on 24.02.2015. This was lower than the price of US$ 57.39 per bbl on previous publishing day of 23.02.2015.
In rupee terms, the price

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Fall in Price of Crude Oil Vis-A-Vis Fall in Rupee Against Dollar

Comments Off | 02-26-2015

It is estimated that for every one USD decrease in crude price, the country’s import bill decreases by around Rs. 8,578 crore (Eight Thousand, Five Hundred and Seventy Eight Crores). If the rupee appreciates vis-à-vis US Dollar then for every one rupee appreciation in exchange rate, the country’s crude oil import bill decreases by around

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Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 59.90 per bbl on 20.02.2015

Comments Off | 02-25-2015

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas remained unchanged at US$ 59.90 per bbl on 20.02.201 as compared to 18.02.2015.
In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket increased to Rs 3729.37 per bbl on 20.02.2015 as

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