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Maha has 1.70 crore illiterate people: Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 17:26

About 1.70 crore people in Maharashtra are illiterate, of which 69.2 percent are women, according to the Economic Survey 2011-12.

Discourage gold imports to maintain BoP: Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 17:58

India's gold imports went up by 64 percent to USD 38.3 billion during the April-October period of this fiscal.

Aadhaar a potential project to improve public service: Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 17:52

"Aadhaar has huge potential for improving operations and delivery of services," the survey said.

Road Min yet to achieve building 20 km highways a day: Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 17:46

The Road Transport and Highways sector is yet to achieve its target of building 20 km of roads a day due to delays in land acquisition and green hurdles besides poor performance of contractors, the Economic Survey 2011-12 said Thursday.

Govt to infuse Rs 12,000 cr in PSU banks this fiscal: Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 17:41

The government has earmarked Rs 12,000 crore for infusion in the public sector banks (PSBs) in the current fiscal, which is double the amount provided in the Budget 2011-12.

India Inc calls for implementation of economic reforms

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 17:38

Expecting a GDP growth of about 7 percent in 2012-13, India Inc Thursday called for implementation of economic reforms and fiscal consolidation.

Present tense, future good: Economic Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 17:32

India was growing at over nine percent before the global financial crisis pulled down the growth to 6.7 percent in 2008-09.

Cut expenditure for fiscal prudence: Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 17:28

It is widely expected that the deficit for the current fiscal will be around 5.5 percent.

Infra projects need innovative financing models: Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 17:17

The Economic Survey 2011-12 said delay in infrastructure projects may affect competitiveness of the economy in long run.

'Diversification of export markets need of the hour'

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 17:15

Though the country's dependence on the EU and the US has reduced, Europe still has a 19.5 percent share in India’s exports.

Inflation to moderate to 6.5-7% by March end: Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 15:46

Inflation is expected to moderate to 6.5-7 percent by March end but spiralling global crude oil prices pose a challenge in the coming months, said the Economic Survey 2011-12.

Power generation at 76% of fiscal target till December

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 15:11

The power sector has achieved 76 percent of the generation target for 2011-12 in the first nine months of the fiscal.