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Separate infra for agriculture consumers for 24x7 power supply

Separate infra for agriculture consumers for 24x7 power supply

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:16

Aiming to replicate Gujarat's model of 24x7 power supply by segregating infrastructure for agriculture and non-agriculture consumers, the government Thursday announced Rs 500 crore support for the proposed scheme.

Govt proposes over Rs 2,000 cr for Ganga Conservation Mission

Govt proposes over Rs 2,000 cr for Ganga Conservation Mission

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:14

An integrated programme for the conservation of river Ganga with an outlay of Rs 2,037 crores has been proposed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden Budget Thursday.

Govt to establish National Adaptation Fund for climate change

Govt to establish National Adaptation Fund for climate change

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:42

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced to establish a `National Adaptation Fund` for climate change.

Arun Jaitley announces to introduce e-Visa at nine airports

Arun Jaitley announces to introduce e-Visa at nine airports

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:33

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced that the facility of Electronic Travel Authorisation (e-Visa) shall be introduced in a phased manner at nine airports in India.

Modi govt earmarks funds for power, water reforms in Delhi

Modi govt earmarks funds for power, water reforms in Delhi

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:31

The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled its vision of transforming the national capital Delhi into a world-class city.

Chidamabaram appreciates restrained language of Eco Survey

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:52

Chidambaram welcomed the declaration of the NDA government that "the emphasis of policy would have to remain on fiscal consolidation and removal of structural constraints".

Economic Survey 2013-14: Housing prices rose in 24 cities during 2007-13

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:47

Real Estate and ownership of dwellings with a share of 5.9 percent in India's GDP, grew by 5.6 percent in 2012-13.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Revive investment to boost growth, jobs

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:10

The pre-Budget Economic Survey on Wednesday called for investments, especially in infrastructure, to revive growth and jobs while carrying out tax and subsidy reforms for fiscal consolidation, projecting an up to 5.9 percent GDP growth this year.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Global deals on climate should address India's concerns

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:04

Global targets for all countries to achieve sustainable development should be looked at in the context of historical, spatial and other dimensions.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Worsening structural constraints led to sub-5% growth

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:02

"Ill-targeted subsidies cramped fiscal space for public investment and distorted the allocation of resources," it added.

Economic Survey 2013-14: 'More needs to be done to give quality, affordable healthcare'

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:00

The allocations for the health sector have increased over the years, it added.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Govt to come out with simplified norms for DRs

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:49

The government Wednesday said it will come out with simplified norms for Depository Receipts after making necessary amendments in tax regulations.