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PM Modi asks ministers to give details of tours of three months

PM Modi asks ministers to give details of tours of three months

Union ministers have been asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give details of tours, if any, undertaken by them during the last three months.

Arsenic affected drinking water in 66,663 habitations: Govt

Arsenic affected drinking water in 66,663 habitations: Govt

There are 66,663 areas where drinking water is affected due to the presence of arsenic and fluorides," Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar said in Rajya Sabha.

Swachh Bharat Mission: Himachal CM declared the state free of open defecation

Swachh Bharat Mission: Himachal CM declared the state free of open defecation

 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday declared the state free of open defecation under the `Swachh Bharat Mission`, thereby ensuring a clean state.

Mandi cleanest district in hilly areas of India, Sindhudurg in plains: Survey

Mandi cleanest district in hilly areas of India, Sindhudurg in plains: Survey

A total of 22 hill districts and 53 plain areas were assessed under the Gramin Swachh Survekshan launched in May this year. Mandi was judged as the cleanest district in 'Hills' category and Sindhudurg cleanest in the 'Plains' category.

'No past govts ever achieved as much as Narendra Modi did in past two years'

'No past govts ever achieved as much as Narendra Modi did in past two years'

With the Narendra Modi government completing two years in office, Union Minister for Steel and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said the development that took place under Modiji's leadership in the past two years had not been achieved by any previous government in that stipulated time.

SAIL lines up Rs 6,000 crore capex for FY17

SAIL lines up Rs 6,000 crore capex for FY17

 Country's largest steel maker SAIL will spend around Rs 6,000 crore this fiscal on various modernisation and expansion programmes as well as on research and development (R&D) initiatives.

Bihar poll results not to have an impact on MP bypolls: Narendra Singh Tomar

Some Congress leaders have claimed that the Bihar election results will have an impact in the two bypolls as Congress and BJP have a direct fight there.

Minister asks Mines Ministry to probe alleged illegal mine scam in Odisha

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram has written a letter to his Mines and Steel counterpart Narendra Singh Tomar, asking him to order a probe into an alleged case of illegal mining in the Koida mining area of Odisha's Sundergarh District.

Dynastic forces stand no chance before merit of Modi: Arun Jaitley

Dynastic forces stand no chance before merit of Modi: Arun Jaitley

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a "role model of leadership" and dynastic politics stands no chance to succeed against him as he represents merit, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, describing rise of the top BJP leader as "stunning and incredible".

Government to import onions to bring down price, says minister

Union Minister for Steel and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar defended the government on the issue of rising onion prices here Monday and claimed that the BJP never coined slogans like "Acche Din Aayenge (good days will come)".

Mines auction likely from Oct-Nov; Centre clears 58 blocks

The much-awaited auction of mineral-bearing mines, including with iron ore and bauxite, is expected to start from October-November with the Centre handing over a list of 58 explored blocks to 12 producing states.

SAIL's Rs 70K-cr modernisation programme complete: Tomar

SAIL's Rs 70,000 crore modernisation programme has been completed and it will increase the capacity of the domestic steel giant to 23 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) by March next year, Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said today.

Tomar directs RINL to check cost over runs, delay in expansion

"While reviewing the progress of modernisation and expansion, the Minister expressed concern over time and cost over runs and advised to conduct root cause analysis so that lapse, lack of foresight and other reasons could be pinpointed for avoidance in future," the statement added.

Tomar asks NMDC to raise output to meet 75 MT target by 2020

Tomar who had visited NMDC headquarters in Hyderabad to review its performance asked the PSU to focus on increasing iron ore production.

Steel Minister asks SAIL to check falling market share

Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Monday directed SAIL to increase its competitive spirit amidst the steel major's market share dipping to 14 per cent in the last fiscal from 18.8 per cent in 2009-10.

Working with states to enable mines auction by year-end: Tomar

The Centre is working with states to start by year end the auction process for about 200 mines containing minerals such as iron ore, bauxite and limestone, Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.

Govt plans to set up 4 steel plants

Union Minister of Steel, Mines, Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday said the government has planned to set up four steel plants in Jharkhand, Karnataka, Odisha and Chhatisgarh.

Cut iron-ore prices by 25%: Assocham to centre

To help domestic steel industry become competitive, the government needs to bring down iron ore prices by 25 percent, industry body Assocham said on Wednesday.

Centre to pump in Rs 1.5 lakh cr in 4 new steel plants

The Centre Sunday said it will pump Rs 1,50,000 crore for building four new steel plants of 20-24 million tonnes combined capacity in collaboration with the governments in four states.

Govt working to increase iron ore supplies for steel industry

Tomar also asserted that fuel supplies to steel plants have not been disrupted due to Supreme Court cancelling coal blocks.