Category Archives: State

Popularizing AYUSH System of Medicine Globally


In line with its mandate to promote AYUSH systems of medicine across the globe, the Ministry has already set up Academic Chairs in three countries namely Hungary and Trinidad & Tobago (Ayurveda Chair) and South Africa (Unani Chair) with the objective to promote academic and collaborative research activities on AYUSH systems abroad; to develop quality… Read More

TKDL to protect Traditional Knowledge of Indian Medicinal System

Ministry of AYUSH

The Ministry of AYUSH had established Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in collaboration with Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). As per the information provided by the CSIR, TKDL consisting of more than 2.90 lakh medicinal formulations of Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha which are available in the public domain, in five international… Read More

Government approves one proposal of FDI Investment


Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board(FIPB) in its 237thmeeting held on 12th July 2016, the Government has approved one Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)  proposal as per details enclosed.

  1. The following one (01) proposal has been approved:
S. No Item No Name of the applicant Gist of the proposal Sector FDI (Rs.  crore)
1 15 M/s Janalakshmi
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Promotion of Medicinal and Herbal Plants

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The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Ministry of AYUSH is presently implementing following schemes to encourage conservation, farming and promotion of medicinal  and herbal plants throughout the country including North-Eastern States:

i). Central Sector Scheme on “Conservation, Development and Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants… Read More

Bandaru Dattatreya briefs Media on Bills Passed in Monsoon Session

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The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is historic as it will go a long way in ensuring overall wellbeing of both mother and child and helping working women. Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge) said this while briefing media on recently passed  Bills by Parliament relating to the Ministry hereRead More

Steps taken for Jute Exports promotion

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India is the world’s largest producer of jute and jute allied fibres in terms of area coverage and production with its share in the world jute production as 52% in 2013-14. India is second largest exporter of jute and jute products after Bangladesh with a share of 24% of the world exports.

There are no fixed criteria/parameters for maintaining minimum … Read More

Shipping Ministry plans 160.64 MW Renewable Energy at major ports by 2017


The Ministry of Shipping is keen to promote the use of renewable sources of energy and is in the process of installing solar and wind based power systems at all the Major Ports across the country. The Ministry aims to set up 90.64 MW of Solar Energy Capacity at twelve Major Ports and 70 MW of Wind Energy Capacity at four Major Ports by 2017. These major ports have started… Read More

CRWC planning to set up ten warehouses

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The Central Railside Warehouse Company Ltd (CRWC), a subsidiary of Central Warehousing Corporation has planned 10 new warehouses with temperature controlled system at rail heads to facilitate handling and storage bagged commodities. The company has also undertaken up gradation of its existing 19 Railside Warehousing complexes across the country with… Read More

BRO Irregularities


A case of irregularity in the purchase of various types of Hume pipes was noticed in Project Vartak (44 BRTF) of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for which an internal Court of Inquiry has been ordered by BRO in October 2014. The Court of Inquiry has been finalized in May 2016 under the Orders of Director General Border Roads (DGBR). 10 Officers and 16 Subordinates… Read More

Rescuing Powerloom Weavers from Financial Crisis

Powerloom Weavers_indianbureaucracy

The power looms in Malegaon, Bhiwandi, Ichalkaranji, Solapur, Surat, Varanasi, Erode, and other centres in the country are working at sub-optimal capacities due to high input costs and reduced off-take of fabrics. The low off-take has resulted in partial stoppage of power looms in some clusters.

On account of input costs and lower demand, there has been some… Read More

Funds for LIGO-India Project


The Government has given ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in India. The LIGO-India project will establish a state-of-the-art gravitational wave observatory on the Indian soil in collaboration with the LIGO Laboratory in the U.S. run by Caltech and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.… Read More