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Railways to provide entry level training in industry relevant skills through 75 Railway training institutes across the country

To empower youth by way of providing entry level training in industry relevant skills through Railway training institutes as part of 75 years of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana, a program under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), in Rail Bhavan ...

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Fast Track Electrification Projects in Indian Railways

Indian Railways (IR) has embarked upon a major electrification program to electrify its Broad Gauge (BG) network on Mission mode. Indian Railways has total Broad Gauge (BG) network of 64,689 Route kilometer (RKM) including 740 RKM of Konkan Railway. Out of these 45,881 RKM i.e. about 71% has already been electrified till 31.03.2021. Electrification work is in progress under different ...

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Modernisation of Railway Stations under ‘Adarsh Station Scheme’

Development/modernisation of railway stations is presently taken up under Adarsh Station Scheme. The expenditure on development of stations under Adarsh Station Scheme is generally funded under Plan Head –53 ‘Passenger Amenities’. Station-wise details of funds allocated/spent are not maintained. However, zone-wise allocation of funds (excluding EBR(P))under Plan Head-53 ‘Passenger Amenities’, during the last three years and in the current financial ...

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Investment in Food Processing Sector

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is implementing a Central Sector scheme- PRADHAN MANTRI KISAN SAMPADA YOJANA (PMKSY) for overall growth and development of food processing sector including augmenting the preservation and processing capacity in the sector with off farm employment generation across the country. Total investment leveraged through implementation of the componentschemes of PMKSY over the past three years ...

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FDI Received in FPI Sector

The details of FDI received in the food processing sector during the last 5 years are mentioned in the table below. FDI Equity Inflows into the Food processing sector Sl. No. Year FDI Inflow (in US$ million) 1 2016-17 727.22 2 2017-18 904.90 3 2018-19 628.24 4 2019-20 904.70 5 2020-21 393.41                     Source: DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry Data ...

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Indian Railways maintains the high momentum in terms of freight loading and earnings for the month of June 2021

Despite the Covid challenges, Freight figures continue to maintain the high momentum in terms of earnings and loading in the month of June 2021 for Indian Railways. On Mission Mode, in the month of June 2021, Indian Railways freight loading was 112.65 million tonnes which is 11.19 % higher compared to June 2019 (101.31 million tonnes) which was a normal ...

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Odisha should plan for doubling rail density, when celebrates 100 years of its formation

A New line from Bhadrachalam (AP) to Kharagpur (WB) passing through central parts of Odisha from Mottu to Malkangiri- Rayagada Phulbani-Angul-Baripada will be a game changer for Odisha’s Development.   Odisha State will be completing 100 years of its statehood on 1st April 2036. Our state Govt aims to make Odisha as one of the most developed states of the ...

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Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises Scheme under Aatmanirbhar Bharat AbhiyanCompletes One Year

The centrally sponsored Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme, launched under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, to enhance the competitiveness of existing individual micro-enterprises in the unorganized segment of the food processing industry and promote formalization of the sector, marks the completion of its one year. Launched on 29th June 2020, the PMFME Scheme is currently being implemented ...

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Cabinet approves Allotment of 5 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz band to Indian Railways

Giving a boost to ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ mission, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for allotment allotment of 5 MHz Spectrum in 700 MHz frequency band to Indian Railways for public safety and security services at stations and in trains. With this spectrum, Indian Railways has envisaged to provide LTE (Long Term Evolution) based ...

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Railways loads the highest ever freight of 114.8 MT for the month of May

Despite the Covid challenges, Freight figures continue to maintain the high momentum in terms of earnings and loading in the month of May 2021 for Indian Railways. On mission mode, Indian Railways’ Freight made highest ever loading for the month of May. In May 2021 it is 114.8 MT which is 9.7% more than May 2019 (104.6 MT) for the ...

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