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NALCO, NIT-Rourkela & NITRAA supported by IIT, ICT, Dept. of Science & Technology, come together to set up Centre of Excellence to promote entrepreneurship for Start-up companies  

   In yet another step of NALCO’s Journey of Excellence, the Navratna PSU has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NIT, Rourkela & NIT Rourkela Alumni Association (NITRAA) for creation of a Centre of Excellence with the objective of collaboration to develop entrepreneurs by supporting technology-driven start-up companies to improve manufacturing & service delivery competitiveness. The partnership among the 3 ...

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Over 10 lakh people engaged in food processing units of value addition of cereals in 2016-17 

Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Shri Rameswar Teli responding to a written question on quantity of cereals produced in the country and persons employed in its value addition in Rajya Sabha today informed that 10,56,890persons were engaged in registered food processing units of value addition of cereals in 2016-17, as per the latest available data under the ...

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26 thousand food samples found adulterated or misbranded in 2018-19 in India 

Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Shri RameswarTeli while responding to a written question on food adulteration and enforcement of standards in Rajya Sabha today, informed the house that in 2018-19, 94,288 samples of processed food were analysed. Out of this 26,077 thousand samples were found adulterated or misbranded. He further added that a total of 32.8 crore ...

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Funds for Welfare of Weavers 

Budgetary allocation of funds is not made State-wise.  However, indicative physical targets are allotted to States and funds are released to various Implementing Agencies based on viable proposals received and utilisation of previously released funds. The Government of India, Ministry of Textiles is implementing following schemes for promotion & development of handlooms and welfare of handloom weavers across the country: ...

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Cargo Transport on National Waterways Rose from 6.59 Mt in 2014-15 to 72.31 in 2018-19 

The Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya,in written repliesto questions in Lok Sabha today,gave detailed information on the status of development of Inland Waterways in the country, and the growth of cargo transportation on these waterways: Shri Mansukh Mandaviya informed that thetransportation of cargo on National Waterways hasincreased from 2016-17 onwards, when new ...

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Exchange Rates Notification No.52/2019-Custom (NT) dated 18.07.2019 

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the notification of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs No.48/2019-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 4th  July, 2019 except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and  Customs hereby determines ...

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Selected areas for SEZs 

There were 7 Central Government Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and 12 State/Private Sector SEZs prior to the enactment of the SEZ Act, 2005.  In addition, 416 proposals for setting up of SEZs in the country have been accorded formal approval under the SEZ Act, 2005.  Presently, 351 SEZs are notified, out of which 232 SEZs are operational.  States/Union Territories-wise details ...

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Petroleum Sector contributed Rs. 595,438 Crore to Exchequer in 2018-19 

Prices of petrol and diesel have been made market-determined by the Government with effect from 26.06.2010 and 19.10.2014 respectively. Since then, the Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) take appropriate decision on pricing of petrol and diesel in line with international product prices and other market conditions. The total contribution to Central and State Exchequer from petroleum sector during the ...

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Index Numbers of Wholesale Price in India (Base: 2011-12=100) Review for the month of June,2019 

The official Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2011-12=100) for the month of June,2019 rose by 0.2% to 121.5 (provisional) from 121.2 (provisional) for the previous month. INFLATION The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 2.02% (provisional) for the month of June,2019 (over June,2018) as compared to 2.45% (provisional) for the previous month and 5.68% ...

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Chemical Industrial cluster spurred by ICT Bhubaneswar to increase depth of industrialization in the State

The Executive M. Tech Programme in Process Engineering was inaugurated at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT,) Bhubaneswar campus . Gracing the occasion as the chief guest, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of aluminium major – National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), greeted and motivated the first batch of Industry Executives by addressing them as the first movers in Industry-Academia ...

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