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14 Sep 2015
Gujarat is best Indian state for business: World Bank
Gujarat was ranked on the top Monday, among states, on the ease of doing business index prepared by the World Bank, while Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand were placed at the second and third positions, respectively.
13 Sep 2015
In India, utility debts threaten Modi's power-for-all drive
States who cannot pay banks what they owe over the next few years could be forced to turn to the central government for help, putting pressure on India`s consolidated fiscal deficit.
13 May 2015
Centre asks states to prepare for lower monsoon rains
With the MeT office indicating a below normal rainfall across the country in the coming monsoon season, the Centre has asked the states to make preparations to deal with the situation and take up works under the rural job scheme MNREGA.
24 Apr 2015
Banks, states asked to help farmers in distress: Sinha
The state-level bankers' committee and states have been asked to take immediate steps to mitigate the hardship of farmers following destruction of their crops by unseasonal rains and hailstorms, the government said on Friday.
01 Apr 2015
States to get Rs 466 cr as 1st tranche from coal auction
States will receive Rs 466 crore as first tranche from auction of coal blocks, while the Centre will not keep any revenue from this upfront payment by bidders, said a top official.
08 Feb 2015
66 central schemes to be rationalised, some may move states
He announced setting up a sub-group of state chief ministers to "study the 66 Centrally Sponsored Schemes and recommend which to continue, which to transfer to states, and which to cut down."
08 Feb 2015
NITI Aayog: States to set up task forces on poverty alleviation, says FM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the first meet of the NITI Aayog today, in which he said growth, investment and efficiency were the priority areas of the government.
30 Dec 2014
States to get 1-year grace period for implementing GST
States will get one-year time to implement the provisions of Goods and Services Tax (GST) after introduction of the new indirect tax regime from April 2016.
26 Dec 2014
States want issues to be resolved before GST roll-out
The state finance ministers suggested that the borrowing limits under the FRBM Act should be raised so that could raise money money to finance infrastructure.
09 Nov 2014
Govt in final stages of discussions with states on GST: FM
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime aims at subsuming most of the indirect taxes at the central as well as state level.
07 Sep 2014
Five states contribute half of PSU investments in five years: Study
Topping the list, Maharashtra alone claimed 20 percent in the total, followed by Andhra Pradesh (8.4 percent), Tamil Nadu (8.1 percent), Odisha (6.7 percent) and Uttar Pradesh (6.2 percent), the study said.
26 Aug 2014
Centre asks states to appoint commissioners to boost exports
Seeking to involve state governments in boosting country's exports, the Centre has asked them to appoint export commissioners to step up efforts to boost shipments.
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