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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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Government allocates Rs.64,587 Crore for Railways in 2019-20 

In the Interim Budget 2019-20, the Railways has been allocated Rs.64,587 crore.  The Railways’ overall capital expenditure programme is of Rs.1,58,658 crore.  This was stated by the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal, while presenting the Interim Budget 2019-20 in Parliament today.      Shri Piyush Goyal said  – “Indian Railways has experienced the ...

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Running of freight trains in a Block through “Convoy Movement” 

Running of freight trains in a block through Convoy Movement by creating coaching free corridors has been a major initiative undertaken since September, 2018, for improving freight throughput, especially on the coal carrying routes. Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal has been closely following up on the implementation of this initiative. This innovative way of running freight traffic ...

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Food Processing Business In Odisha: A Paradigm Shift

Odisha can have an explosive growth if properly networked towards the development of food processing sector through path-breaking technology and innovations across the processed food value chain and ecosystem. Dr. Kalpana Rayaguru, an IITian and a researcher, has drawn the roadmap for the young entrepreneurs with her teaching and field experiences. The Indian food industry has emerged as a high-growth and ...

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Introduction of New Trains and Construction of Railway Track 

During the last four years i.e. from 2014-15 to 2017-18, Indian Railways has introduced 374 Mail/Express trains (excluding Premium Express rechristened as Suvidha Express). State-wise commissioning of New Line, Gauge Conversion and Doubling including the State of Jammu and Kashmir in the last four years are as under:-   State New Line (km) Gauge Conversion (km) Doubling (km) Assam and ...

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Laying of New Railway Lines 

            Indian Railways is laying New Lines every year. Targets and progress in the last five years is as under:   S.N Item 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 1 Target (km) 300 300 500 400 402 2 Achievement(km) 360 380 813 953 354.4 (Feb’ 18)   State-wise achievements are as under.   SN States Progress of Completion of New Line ...

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60% of Total Passenger carrying coaches fitted with Bio-Toilets 

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Approximately 60% of the total passenger carrying coaches over Indian Railways have been installed with bio-toilets. The earlier plan to fit bio-toilets in the entire fleet of coaches by the year 2021-22 has been advanced to 2019 in the Budget 2017-18. A list of some of the trains having coaches equipped with bio-toilets is given below:- Zonal  Railways Trains Central 22135/36 ...

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Railway’s Capex for the year 2018-19 Pegged at Rs.1,48,528 Crore

In keeping with the Government’s focus on strengthening the Railways network in the country the General Budget 2018-19 has enhanced the allocation for the Ministry. Presenting the Budget in the Parliament here today,  the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley said that Railways’ Capex for the year 2018-19 has been pegged at Rs.1,48,528 crore.  A large ...

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