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Govt allows farmers to buy seeds with old currency notes


New Delhi, Nov 21: Good news for farmers as today the government has allowed farmers to buy seeds with old currency notes from any state or central government outlets and agri universities ahead of the Rabi harvesting season. Farmers can purchase seeds from the centres, units or outlets belonging to the central or state governments, public sector undertakings, national or ...

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Steps being taken to make India a Gas based economy


New Delhi, Nov 21: The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that natural gas is one of the cleanest and most environment friendly fuels having extremely low Carbon Dioxide emissions compared to other fuels like coal and oil. The Government has taken the following steps ...

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Steps being taken to Reduce the weight of School Bags


New Delhi, Nov 21: The Central Government has taken various steps to reduce curriculum load and the weight of school bags. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has not recommended any textbook for early childhood education. It has recommended only two books (Language and Mathematics) for classes I & II and three books for classes III to ...

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Free toolkit to be distributed to minority, SC/ST and BPL artisans: Union Textiles Minister


New Delhi, Nov 19: Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today distributed PAHCHAN identity cards to artisans of five clusters of Gujarat, namely Jamnagar, Naroda, Surendranagar, Amreli and Kalol. She also announced that 20 artisans of each of these five clusters will be imparted training under Guru Shishya Parampara, where nationally acclaimed designers will train the artisans. The Minister ...

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Goa to host 47th International Film Festival of India


Goa, Nov 19: Goa is all set to host the biggest celebration of cinema with the commencement of the 47th International Film Festival of India (20th November – 28th November, 2016). A curtain raiser press conference was addressed by Director International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Shri C. Senthil Rajan, , Vice Chairman, Entertainment Society of Goa Shri Rajendra Talak, ...

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To increase the price benefits to the farmers, it is necessary that the farmers are provided timely market information and developing software applications:Jaitley


New Delhi, Nov 19: The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that in order to ensure future increases in agriculture output and double the farmers’ income by 2022, focus should be on higher agriculture productivity especially in view of the limitation on expanding crop area,. The Finance Minister said it is possible by leveraging technology-especially for high yielding and ...

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Wreath Laying at Teen Murti Memorial to Honour Indian Cavalry


New Delhi, Nov 19: A wreath laying ceremony was organised today at the Teen Murti Memorial by the Cavalry Officer’s Association (COA) to honour the sacrifice and splendid contribution of the Indian Cavalry since World War I. The wreaths were placed by serving and retired officers of the Cavalry fraternity of the Indian Army including Gen V N Sharma (Retired), ...

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Death Claims to be Processed within 07 Days and Retirement Claims to be Settled on the Day of Retirement


New Delhi, Nov 18: The Prime Minister of India during the PRAGATI review meeting held on 26th October desired that claims related to death cases be prioritized and expedited and retirement claims may be settled on the day of retirement. In accordance, the processes have been reviewed and instructions have been issued to field offices to settle death claims within ...

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Defence Minister Awards Skill Certificates to Retiring Naval Sailors


New Delhi, Nov 18: It was indeed a proud moment for the retiring naval sailors as they were awarded with “Skill Certificates” and handed over the “Placement Letters” by the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Manohar Parrikar and the Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy in the presence of Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM, AVSM, ADC the ...

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Government has approved to revive Five defunct fertilizers plants


New Delhi, Nov 18: The Government has approved to revive defunct fertilizer units of the Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL)/Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Limited (HFCL) by setting up of new urea plants having capacity of producing 1.27 Million Metric Ton (MMT) Urea per annum at each of the five units namely Talcher, Ramagundam, Gorakhpur and Sindri units of FCIL and ...

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