Category Archives: State

New Airports for Increased Air Traffic

Government of India (GoI) has granted “in principle” approval for setting up of 15 Greenfield airports in the country namely, Mopa in Goa, Navi Mumbai, Shirdi and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Hasan and Shimoga in Karnataka, Kannur and Aranmula in Kerala, Durgapur in West Bengal, Dabra in Madhya Pradesh, Pakyong in Sikkim, … Read More

Odisha assured increased allocation of fertilizers

Odisha included in National Food Security Mission to promote Sugarcane Cultivation Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has assured adequate allocation of fertilizer to Odisha for ensuing Kharif Season and inclusion of the state under National Food Security Mission to promote cultivation of sugarcane.
He said in view of high priority … Read More

Statement of Union Home Minister on extradition of terrorists

Following is the text of the statement made by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in the Lok Sabha  clarifying the answer given by the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Unstarred Question No.6331 answered on May 5, 2015 in the Lok Sabha regarding “extradition of terrorists”:-

“Dawood Ibrahim is wanted in serial bomb blast cases of 1993 in Mumbai… Read More

Opening of University in South Kashmir

As per the provisions of the Constitution, Education as a subject is on the Concurrent List (List III) of the Seventh Schedule. Hence setting up new universities and other institutions is the responsibility of both the state as well as Central Government. The Central government has already opened two Central Universities in Jammu & Kashmir; one in Jammu… Read More

Rail-Cum-Road Connectivity for Sagar Island Deep Sea Port

Kolkata Port has entrusted the work of preparing Detailed Project Report (DPR) with identification of best technological option for crossing of river Muriganga in the proposed new Port at Sagar to National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL). Rail-road alignment involving 86.398 hectares of land acquisition has already been… Read More

Setting up of Price Stabilization Fund

The Government has approved the setting up of a Price Stabilization Fund (PSF), as a Central Sector Scheme, with a corpus of Rs.500 crores, to support market interventions for price control of perishable agri-horticultural commodities during 2014-15 to 2016-17. Initially the fund is proposed to be used for market interventions for onion and potato only.… Read More

Union Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma inspects the rock-cut caves of Udayagiri and Khandagiri

The Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Culture (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation Dr. Mahesh Sharma today visited the twin hills of Udayagiri and Khandagiri in Odisha, one of the earliest groups of Jain rock-cut architecture in Eastern India. The site is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India under the Union Ministry of Culture.… Read More

(Dr) V.K. Singh Flags off a Truck of Relief Material to Nepal

The Minister of State for Statistics & Programme Implementation (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for External Affairs and Oversees Indian Affairs General (Dr) V.K. Singh flags off a truck of relief material to Nepal from his residence in New Delhi . Speaking to New persons later he said the very quick response by the Prime Minister to order relief… Read More

Initiatives to Develop Asian Highways

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has taken up coordinated initiatives to develop specific road / NH linkages leading to international borders with the country, including some of the routes falling on Asian Highways (AHs), through funding from external funding agencies, etc. Besides, National Highways (NHs) in the country, including those… Read More

Multi-purpose Berths at Major Ports

Government aims to develop multi-purpose berths to handle cargo at various major ports in the country. These projects will enhance the capacity of respective ports to handle a variety of cargoes and meet the requirement of the trade. This will also help reducing the pre-berthing detention time and turn round time of vessels at these ports. The detail of the… Read More

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for OBC

The Government of India has formulated and is implementing National Fellowship for OBCs with effect from 2014-15 exclusively for OBC students to pursue M.Phil and Ph.D.  The details of the scheme are annexed. The scheme was launched within the budget outlay, within  which only 300 fellowships could be awarded.  Later, even though the rates for Junior… Read More