Archive for February, 2016

Storage Status of 91 Major Reservoirs of the Country as on February 25, 2016

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The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country as on February 25, 2016 was 51.2 BCM which is 32% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was 77% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 76% of storage of average of last ten years.
The total storage capacity of

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2015 – Landmark Year for India in Climate Change Initiatives: Economic Survey 2015-16;

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Economic Survey 2015-16 tabled in Parliament here today by the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley states that the year 2015 has been a landmark year for India in terms of climate change initiatives both nationally and internationally. At the International level, India played a crucial role in the climate change talks and agreement under

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Labour Force participation Rate higher in Rural Areas than Urban Areas, significantly lower for females than males: Economic Survey

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Women account for 57% of employment given under MGNREGA in the Current Financial Year
1.75 lakh Rural Youth trained under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana during 2015-16
The Economic Survey (2015-16) states that the proportion of economically active population (15-59 years) has increased from 57.7 per cent to 63.3 per cent during 1991 to 2013,

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“Railways to Partner with State Governments for Operation of Tourist Circuit Trains “

Comments Off | 02-25-2016

The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu while presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today said that Tourism holds great potential for economic development and job creation. Indian Raileays will be partnering with the State Governments for operating tourist circuit trains and explore the possibility of a revenue sharing model. Indian Railways have

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Railway Undertakes Energy Audits to Reduce Energy Consumption in Non-Traction Area by 10% to 15%

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The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu while presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today said that Environment in the context of India’s commitment to reduce its carbon foot print, Indian Railways have undertaken energy audits which have revealed the possibility of reducing energy consumption in non-traction area by 10% to 15%. To

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“Gross Traffic Receipts have been Kept at Rs 1,84,820 Crore “

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The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu while presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today placed the Budget estimates for 2016-17. Railway Minister said that the intention in 2016-17 is to improve revenues and ensure appropriate investments which can continue the road-map of decongestion and enhance line-capacity enhancement as detailed in 2015-16. The

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Promotion of Payments through cards and digital means

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of steps for promotion of payments through cards and digital means. The move aims at reducing cash transactions. Several short term (to be implemented within one year) and medium term measures (to be implemented within two years) have

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India And UK Institutions Sign Agreements for Collaboration in Crop Sciences

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Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology and a consortium of top UK research institutions signed Memorandum of Understanding today for establishment of a joint India-UK collaboration programme in crop science. The aim of the agreement is to enhance collaborative research, promote knowledge exchange, and support capacity building to develop resilience in food security.

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Cabinet approves provision of Credit of 150 Million USD to Islamic Republic of Iran for Chabahar Port Development

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the proposal of the Ministry of Shipping for provision and operationalization of credit of 150 million USD from EXIM Bank for development of Chabahar Port in Iran.
Chabahar Port lies outside the Persian Gulf in Iran and will help

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Market Conference on Hybrid-Annuity Based PPP Model for Creation of Sewage Treatment Infrastructure

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National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is organizing Market Conference on ‘Hybrid-Annuity based Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model for Creation of Sewage Treatment Infrastructure’ under Namami Gange Programme on 24th February, 2016 at New Delhi. The conference aims to sensitize the market of the upcoming hybrid-annuity based PPP model for sewage treatment and institutionalization of

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