Madhya Pradesh

Fifteen FDI Proposals Approved by Government

Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in its meeting held on August 27, 2013, the Central Government has approved 15 proposals of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) amounting to Rs. 2000.49 crore approximately. In addition, two proposals viz., M/s IDFC Trustee Company Ltd., as proposed Trustee for India Infrastructure Fund II, Mumbai and… Read More

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Food Security Act Readiness Review

In the wake of the just-enacted National Food Security Act, the Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution, Prof. K V Thomas, today reviewed the operations of Food Corporation of India (FCI), especially from the point of view of its preparedness for implementing the law. Shri Sudhir Kumar, Secretary (Food and Public Distribution), was also… Read More

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End-to-end Computerisation of Targeted Public Distribution System

Computerization of supply-chain management, setting up of transparency portal and grievance redressal mechanisms. This was stated by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Prof. K.V. Thomas in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today. He said that as part of Fair Price Shop (FPS) automation, some States namely, Chandigarh UT, Chhattisgarh, Haryana,  Odisha, Puducherry have reported issuance of TPDS commodities on… Read More

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Water Disputes Tribunal

There are 8 no. of Inter-State River Water Disputes  tribunal set up under Inter State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956. Their present status are as follows: S. No Name of Tribunal States concerned Date of constitution Present Status 1. Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh & Orissa April, 1969 Award given on July, 1980 2 Krishna… Read More

Tags: Andhra PradeshKarnatakaKrishna Water Disputes TribunalLok SabhaMadhya PradeshMaharashtraSupreme CourtTamil Nadu

National Electricity Fund

In order to provide interest subsidy on loans raised by distribution companies to improve the distribution network, National Electricity Fund (NEF), an interest subsidy scheme has been set up. Under the Scheme, loan amounting to Rs.25,000 cr. sanctioned by lenders during the financial year 2012-13 & 2013-14 for capital projects in distribution sector duly approved… Read More

Tags: Andhra PradeshHimachal PradeshLok SabhaMadhya PradeshRajiv GandhiState Electricity Regulatory CommissionSubsidyWest Bengal

Special Tourist Police Stations

In order to ensure safety and security of tourists, including foreign tourists, Ministry of Tourism has advised all the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations to deploy Tourist Police in the States/Union Territories. ˜Public Order™ and ˜Police™ are State subjects as per the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India. As such, the prevention of crime, including… Read More

Tags: Andhra PradeshHimachal PradeshIndiaMadhya PradeshMinistry of TourismOdishaRajasthanUttar Pradesh

State-Wise Population Coverage Under Food Security Ordinance

The National Food Security Ordinance, 2013, promulgated on 05.07.2013, provides for coverage of upto 75% of the rural andupto 50% of the urban population, at the all India level, to receive 5 kilograms of foodgrains at subsidized prices under Targeted Public Distribution System, provided that households covered under Antyodaya Anna Yojana will be entitled to 35 kilograms per household per month. The annual requirement… Read More

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More than 40 crore aadhaar numbers generated till date

Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI has reiterated that the target of 60 crore Aadhaar enrolments will be achieved by 2014. More than 40 crore 29  lakh Aadhaar numbers have been issued till date and the process is continuing at a healthy pace. Only in the month of July, 2013, about Two Crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated. It has also announced the setting up of… Read More

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Seventy Five Percent of the Rural and Fifty Percent of the Urban Population will be benefited from Food Security Law

The Government has promulgated the National Food Security Ordinance (NFSO), 2013 on 5.7.2013 to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach. As per the Ordinance 75% of the rural and 50% of the urban population, at the all India level, will be entitled to receive 5 kg of subsidised foodgrains per person… Read More

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Ban on Sale of Nicotine Containing Products

Government of India has notified the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011 dated 1st August 2011, under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, which prohibit the use of tobacco and nicotine as ingredients in any food products. The said Regulation 2.3.4 lays down as under Product not to contain… Read More

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Cabinet approves Centrally Sponsored Scheme for marketing of Minor Forest Produce

Mechanism for marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and development of value chain as a measure of social safety for MFP gatherers The Union Cabinet today approved a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for marketing of non-nationalized / non monopolized Minor Forest Produce (MFP) and development of a value chain for MFP… Read More

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Domestic Tourism Increases by More than Nineteen Percent During 2012

Domestic Tourism Increases by More than Nineteen Percent During 2012 ; Foreign Tourist Arrival also Goes up by Over Six Percent; Andhra Pradesh Continues to be Most Popular Destination Among Domestic Tourists While Maharashtra Most Favoured State of Foreign Tourists The number of domestic tourist visits (DTVs) to States/UTs registered an increase of 19.87% during the… Read More

Tags: Andhra PradeshHimachal PradeshIndiaMadhya PradeshMaharashtraRajasthanTamil NaduUttar Pradesh

National Consumer Helpline – Complaint Report, May 2013

The National Consumer Helpline (NCH) received 12,704 calls during May, 2013.  In addition to these telephonic calls/complaints, 2135 complaints were also received through online complaint system on NCH website. The maximum calls were received from Delhi followed by Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujarat, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab. Break-up of calls in respect of top ten States during May,… Read More

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