Disinvestments of PSUs, mandatory public shareholding to be strictly implemented

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 18:49 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Government has decided that already listed profitable Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) not meeting the mandatory public shareholding requirement of 10% are to be made compliant and all CPSEs having positive networth, no accumulated losses and having earned net profit for three preceding consecutive years, are to be listed through public offerings out of Government shareholding or issue of fresh equity by the company or a combination of both.

Draft guidelines for the Rajiv Awas Yojana prepared and circulated

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 18:40 GMT-0000
New Delhi: According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, draft guidelines of the Rajiv Awas Yojana have been prepared and circulated to all States/UTs/Central Ministries and experts/NGOs for comments.

Mega Food Park Project in North East to be speedily implemented

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 18:35 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, Minister of Food Processing Industries met the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of North East Mega Food Park, who is setting up the Mega Food Park at Nalbari in Assam to take stalk of progress of expedite implementation of the project during his visit to North East Region recently.


National Food Security Bill proposed, BPL population to be entitled for 25 kg of wheat or rice per month at Rs.3/- per kg

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 18:29 GMT-0000
New Delhi: As announced by the President of India, in her address to the joint session of Parliament on 04.06.2009, the Government proposes to enact a National Food Security Act which envisages, among other things, that every Below Poverty Line (BPL) family in the country shall be entitled to 25 kg of wheat or rice per month @ Rs.3/- per kg.

India to promote rural tourism

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 17:23 GMT-0000
The Union Minister of State for Tourism Shri Sultan Ahmed has said that his Ministry will take initiatives at the centre to have better inter-ministerial coordination for promotion of Rural Tourism and marketing of Rural Tourism products both at domestic and international level.

CGHS to do Preventive Health Check up for beneficiaries above forty years of age

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 17:19 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Preventive health check up for adults has been introduced in CGHS within primary health care level. The introduction is designed to conduct a periodic examination, which can detect disease early and can help in preventive diseases. Such a preventive check up is a health appraisal specially related to age, risk factors and lifestyle.

Commonwealth Games is expected to generate Rs. 1708.00 Crore

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 17:05 GMT-0000
New Delhi: The quantum of revenue likely to be generated during the Commonwealth Games till December 2010 is expected to be of Rs. 1708.00 Crore from (i) International / Domestic Broadcasting : Rs. 298.70 Crore; (ii) Sponsorship : Rs. 960.00 Crore; (iii) Ticketing : Rs. 100.00 Crore; (iv) Licensed Merchandise : Rs. 50.00 Crore; and (v) Donations : Rs. 300.00 Crore.

Preparation for Population Census 2011 has commenced

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 16:40 GMT-0000
New Delhi: The preparations for the ensuing Population Census 2011 has commenced with the formal notification of the intent of the Government of India to conduct Census of India in 2011 with the reference date as March 1, 2011.

Complaints and action taken against Oil Marketing Companies

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 23-02-2010 16:35 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, The Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Murli Deora has said that OMCs have reported that based on the established complaints for various irregularities, action has been taken in 2547 cases including termination of 74 distributors in the country during the year 2008-2009 and between April and December, 2009 under the provisions of MDG/Distributorship Agreement. An amount of Rs. 1727.17 lacs has been imposed as penalty on the erring LPG distributors under the provision of MDG during the same period.

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