Archive for March, 2015

17 New Mega Food Parks Announced Entailing a Fresh Investment of Rs.2330 crore

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17 new Mega Food Parks (MFPs) sanctioned by the Government today shall entail fresh investment of around Rs. 2330 crores. This will include grant-in-aid for an amount of Rs.850 crores. Announcing this at a press conference in the Capital today, Food Processing Minister Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that these 17 new MFPs spread across

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Government Welcomes Court Decision on 66A

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Following is the text of the statement made by the Union Minister for Telecom & IT, Sh Ravi Shankar Prasad on Supreme Court judgement on section 66-A of IT act:
“The Union Government welcomes Hon’ble SC’s decision on 66A. When the UPA Govt came out with draconian provisions under 66A, BJP in opposition firmly

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Centre Sanctions Rupees 2000 Crores for Drought-Affected Areas in Maharashtra For 2014

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The Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh has informed that a high level committee today sanctioned Rs. 2000 crores for year 2014 under National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for drought affected areas of Maharashtra. The Minister said that this amount is almost four times the amount of about Rs. 500 crores sanctioned for the

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PRESIDENT OF INDIA’S MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY

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The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, which is observed every year on March 24, has said:-
“On the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, I urge all Indians to work unitedly to bring an end to the scourge of Tuberculosis (TB) within our country.
TB is a

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India Pavilion in Hannover Messe 2015 to incorporate core sectors of Make in India

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Large scale participation is being made by India in Hannover Messe 2015, by branding the Make in India slogan of the Government in a widespread manner in Germany and other neighbouring European countries. Speaking to the media persons at a Press Conference, the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge), Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

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Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 52.50 per bbl on 20.03.2015

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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$ 52.50 per barrel (bbl) on 20.03.2015. This was lower than the price of US$ 52.78 per bbl on previous publishing day of 19.03.2015.
In rupee terms, the price

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Making co-operative entrepreneurship attractive

Comments Off | 03-23-2015

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has been implementing a cluster-based scheme named Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and the Coir Board. Societies registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 and Co-operative Societies are eligible to work as implementing agencies in the scheme.

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Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 51.46 per bbl on 18.03.2015

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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$ 51.46 per barrel (bbl) on 18.03.2015. This was higher than the price of US$ 51.42 per bbl on previous publishing day of 17.03.2015.
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Central Govt. asks U.P State Govt. to Intensify Monitoring in the wake of Avian Influenza

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After having found samples positive in RT-PCR and Real time RT-PCR H5N1 AIV from Amethi District of Uttar Pradesh by National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture have asked State Govt. of UP to intensify surveillance throughout the state to monitor further spread

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Rs. 100 Crore Disbursed to States and Trifed for Minimum Support Price for Minor Forest Produce

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The entire budget allocation of Rs. 100.00 crore earmarked for Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) for the Financial Year 2014-15 provided at Revised Estimate (RE) Stage has been disbursed to the concerned States of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd.(TRIFED). No information from any State

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