According to the latest information received from States, rice has been sown in 356.07 lakh hectare, as compared to 347.10 lakh ha, a week back. Normal area under rice for this week is 344.69 lakh ha.
The cropped areas of major kharif crops as on today as compared to those last week and the normal area for this week are as follows:
The Government has enunciated National Mineral Policy, 2008, which lays down policy decision for measures to streamline and simplify the procedures for grant of mineral concessions, develop a sustainable framework for optimum utilization of the country`s natural mineral resources for the industrial growth in the country and at the same time improving the life of people living in the mining areas which are generally located in the backward and tribal regions of the country.
The Ministry of Mines at present has no proposal to set up a joint venture with Russian companies to undertake mineral exploration and mining activities in the country or abroad.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Mines (Independent Charge) Shri Dinsha Patel in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
08 September 2012
“We have just ended a wasted session of Parliament. Both Houses were paralysed because the CAG has issued a report, which rightly or wrongly, makes certain allegations about the public functionaries. We have great respect for the institution of the CAG, but if we respect this institution, we must be willing to debate its findings in the Public Accounts Committee, or even on the floor of the Parliament, which we have always been willing.
Youth participants of the 21st Know India Programme called on the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
Addressing the youth the President asked them to always keep in mind India’s unity amidst extraordinary diversity, economic goal of inclusive growth and the fact that the key to attaining inclusive growth is spread of knowledge.
The Minister of Steel, Shri Beni Prasad Verma has said that Steel is a de-regulated sector. As such no permission is required from the Ministry of Steel for installation of private steel plants in the country. Main private sector steel companies include TATA Steel, Essar Steel, Jindal Steel & Power, JSW Steel, Bhushan Power & Steel, Bhushan Steel etc.
RLDA moves fast forward as it gets exemption from cabinet approval prior to leasing of railway land
MFCs at 60 railway stations to be offered to private sector during current financial year
MFCs for providing amenities to Rail Users to be developed in towns/cities of tourist and religious interest including at Dehradun, Ujjain, Ludhiana, Kurla Terminus, Vadodara, Udhampur, Ramnagar, Abu Road, Agartala, Belurghat, Gulbarga, Gaya, Vijayawada, Anand, Nellore
The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri R.P.N. Singh has said, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, that the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is considering setting up a urea manufacturing unit in the state of Tripura for early monetization of the new gas discovery from Khubal field subject to techno-commercial viability. ONGC is in the process of identifying a reputed fertilizer domain company for strategic partnership through EoI (Expression of Interest) process.
The international crude oil price for Indian Basket as computed/published today by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas fell on 05.9.2012 to US$ 112.14/barrel (bbl). The price was lower than US$ 113.97/bbl on 4.09.2012, the last trading day.
Under the Passport Seva Project (PSP), the desired service levels for passport issuance is 3 working days in case of fresh passports in No or Post-Police verification cases; 3 working days plus time taken for police verification in fresh passport cases requiring Pre-Police verification; and same or next day in Tatkaal cases subject to production of requisite documents.
India and China have established a Strategic and Cooperative Partnership. In March 2012, President Hu Jintao of the People’s Republic of China visited India for the 4th BRICS Summit. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh & President Hu designated the year 2012 as the “Year of India-China Friendship and Cooperation”. They held a wide ranging discussion on bilateral ties. External Affairs Minister Sh. S M Krishna has met Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Yang Jiechi four times this year. Chinese Commerce Minister Mr.
The Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology Sh Sachin Pilot informed the Lok Sabha yesterday that the gross deposit of Small Savings Scheme in Post Offices declined in the financial year 2011-12 as compared to the year 2010-11. &nb
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar has said that North East Rural Livelihoods Project (NERLP) will involve local community in Forest & Natural Resources Management. NERLP envisages empowering and enabling traditional institutions and building modern management capacities within them.
The Government today informed that under MGNREGA, during 2009-10 to 2011-12, a total of 757.09 crore persondays were generated and a total amount of Rs. 76126.76 crore was paid as wages to MGNREGA workers as reported by States and Union Territories. This was stated by the Minister of State for Rural Development Shri Pradeep Jain in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha yesterday. He said, as reported by States/ Union Territories, the total expenditure incurred under MGNREGA was Rs.37, 905.23 crore in 2009-10, Rs. 39, 377.27 crore in 2010-11 and Rs.
The international crude oil price for Indian Basket as computed/published today by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas increased to US$ 113.97/barrel (bbl) on 04.9.2012. The price was higher than US$ 113.09/bbl on 3.09.2012, the last trading day.