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Over Rs 19,000 crore collected as Additional Excise Duty on Petrol and Diesal in 2012-13

The Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that the total amount collected from Additional Excise Duty during the years 2012-13 (Provisional) is 19,333 corre. Smt P. Lakshmi said that the amounts collected during 2011-12 and 2010-11 are Rs 18,428 crore and… Read More

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Rs. 1693 Crore for National Mission on Micro Irrigation in 2013-14

Annual budget outlay of National Mission on Micro Irrigation (NMMI) scheme has been enhanced by approximately 13% from Rs.1500 crore for the financial year 2012-13 to Rs.1693 crore for the financial year 2013-14. Andhra Pradesh allotted higher sum of Rs 295.00 crore, Maharashtra Rs 250.00 crore and Gujarat gets Rs 200.00 crore under National Mission… Read More

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National Fitness Policy

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Jitendra Singh has said that National Physical Fitness Programme (NPFP) envisages that every school going child studying in class V and above should be evaluated on the six basic components of physical fitness e.g. cardio respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, explosive… Read More

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Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements signed by India

The Government of India has, so far, signed Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (BIPAs) with 82 countries, of which 72 BIPAs have come into force.   A list of countries with whom BIPAs have been signed or enforced is at Annexe-I. In relation to an arbitration award relating to M/s White Industries Australia Limited (WIAL), Australia,… Read More

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Investment in SEZs

As per Rule 53 of SEZ Rules 2006 the SEZ units are under an obligation to achieve positive Net Foreign Exchange (NFE) earnings to be calculated cumulatively for a period of 5 years from the commencement of production. Under Rule 53 certain categories of sales/supplies have also been permitted to be counted towards NFE earnings.… Read More

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Review of Export Policy – Role of Farmers

Review of export policy is a continuous process undertaken by the Government from time to time. The Government reviews the export policy in consultation with the administrative Ministries and the Departments concerned and other stake holders, keeping in view the various factors such as availability of goods in the domestic market, production, the price situation… Read More

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Government Clarification on Policy for Time-Bound Compensation to Train Accident Victims

The compensation to the victims of train accidents as defined under Section 124 of the Railways Act, 1989, is paid by the Railways after a claim filed by the claimant in the Railway Claims Tribunal is decreed by the Tribunal in favour of the claimant and decree so awarded is decided to be satisfied by… Read More

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Survey for Socio-Economic Field

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has devoted its 70th Round of National Sample Surveys to the subject of Land & Livestock Holdings, Debt & Investment and Situation Assessment of… Read More

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Action Plan for Industrial Clusters Scoring High in Comprehensive Environment Pollution Index

IIT Delhi Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has carried out comprehensive environmental assessment in 88 prominent /major industrial clusters based on the Comprehensive Environment Pollution Index (CEPI) criteria in 2009. Out of the 88 industrial clusters, 43 industrial clusters with CEPI score 70 and above were… Read More

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CLR Snippets :: Rangarajan Committee Recommandations on Pricing of Natural Gas

The Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that the recommandations of the Committee constituted under Chairmanship of Dr.C. Rangarajan, Chairman, Prime Minister™s Economic Advisory Council (EAC) are under consideration of the Government. The committee was set up to review among other… Read More

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CLR Snippets :: Mercy petition cases disposed under Article 72

During the last six months, 11 mercy petition cases have been disposed of under Article 72 of the Constitution of India. As on date, 5 mercy petition cases are pending for consideration of the Government under Article 72 of the Constitution of India. This was stated by Shri Mullappally Ramachandran, Minister of State in the… Read More

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India Show inaugarted in Panama

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Dr. D Purandeswari today inaugurated the India Show in Panama. Speaking during the inauguration, the Indian Minister emphasised on enhanced cooperation and engagements between India and Panama. She exhorted the business leaders of both the sides to increase the trade and investments to next… Read More

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India signs MoU with Costa Rica to Enhance Trade Ties

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Dr. D Purandeswari held three bilateral meetings and signed one important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Costa Rica yesterday. She first met Ms. Daisy Maria Corrales Diaz, Costa Rica™s Minister of Health. Followed by it, she met Mr. Alejandro Cruz, Minister of Science and… Read More

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