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MCA Invites comments on Report of the Committee for Reforming the Regulatory Environment for Doing Business in India

Report of the Committee for Reforming the Regulatory Environment for Doing Business in India is attached herewith (Click Here) for comments by general public. Comments are invited till 31-Oct-2013. The comments can be sent to Smt. Kamna Sharma (Assistant Director, MCA) on Email:kamna.sharma@mca.gov.in ----------------------------------------------------- Excerpts from the Report:  "In the Indian context, the landscape of regulatory environment… Read More

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Bring in the Foreign Investor – Drop the Retrospective Tax

It took the rupee to have a lowest ever fall for the Government to understand that the decision of retrospective amendments to tax was a big blow to the Indian economy. The foreign investor had lost trust in India after seeing the regulatory barriers and was reluctant to do business in India. There are 16… Read More

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India Signs Loan and Project Agreements with World Bank for US $100 Million for Low Income Housing Finance Project

The Loan and Project Agreements for World Bank (IDA) assistance of US $100 million for Low Income Housing Finance Project were signed between Government of India/National Housing Bank(NHB) and the World Bank here yesterday. The Loan Agreement was signed by Shri Nilaya Mitash, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of… Read More

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World Bank Study and Technical Assistance initiative on Ground Water Management in India

The World Bank has undertaken a study and Technical Assistance initiative on Ground Water Management in India with the objectives of identifying management strategies for promoting sustainable groundwater use in the heavily groundwater dependent States of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.  An assessment was also carried out in Punjab.  Based on the outcome of the study,… Read More

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Credit Agreement Worth US$ 84 Million Signed with World Bank for Bihar

An agreement for credit of US$ 84 million (equivalent) from World Bank for the Bihar Panchayat Strengthening Project was signed today at New Delhi. Mr. Nilaya Mitash, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance signed on behalf of Government of India and Mr. Michael Haney, Operations Advisor, World Bank, India on behalf of the… Read More

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India and World Bank Sign Us$ 216 Million Agreement for Kerala State Transport Project

The Loan and Project Agreements for World Bank (IBRD) assistance of US$ 216 million for Second Kerala State Transport Project were signed between Government of India/Government of Kerala and World Bank at New Delhi today. The Loan Agreement was signed by Shri Nilaya Mitash (Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs) on behalf of Government of… Read More

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India Signs Loan Agreement with World Bank for US$ 255 Million for National AIDS Control Project-IV

An agreement for loan of US$ 255 million (equivalent) from World Bank for the National AIDS Control Project (NACP-IV) was signed here today between India and the World Bank. Shri Nilaya Mitash, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance signed on behalf of the Government of India and Mr.Onno Ruhl, Country Director, World Bank… Read More

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MoF organising workshop on Facilitating Small Businesses

Ministry of Finance in association with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and World Bank will organise a one-day workshop titled Facilitating Small Businesses here on Monday, 10th June, 2013. The Workshop would be attended among others Dr Arvind Mayaram, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Shri Madhav Lal, Secretary, Department… Read More

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Implementation of New National Water Policy

Mr. John Briscoe of the World Bank had prepared a Report titled India™s Water Economy: Bracing for a Turbulent Future in 2005. The report is based on a study conducted by the World Bank on its own. The report in general discusses various aspects of water resources development and management in India. Most of the… Read More

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Proposal for setting up of new Development Bank for BRICS Countries

The BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.  There is a proposal for setting up of a new Development Bank for mobilizing resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries. In March 2012, BRICS Leaders directed their Finance Ministers to consider the possibility of setting… Read More

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National Agricultural Innovation Project

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the World Bank have been implementing a joint National Agricultural Innovation Project The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the World Bank have been implementing a joint National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) in the country. The specific objective of the National Agricultural Innovation Project is to accelerate… Read More

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5th BRICS Summit – eThekwini Declaration and Action Plan

1. We, the leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People`s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met in Durban, South Africa, on 27 March 2013 at the Fifth BRICS Summit. Our discussions took place under the overarching theme, "BRICS and Africa: Partnership for… Read More

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