To be on the lines of Cabinet Committee on Investments for speedy decision making

The Planning Commission is firming up a proposal for setting up a Cabinet committee on transport, a move that could lead to speedy decision making in the sector. The proposed committee will be on the lines of Cabinet Committee on Investments (CCI) that was established last year. A decision, however, will be taken only by the new Planning Commission, which will be constituted after the April-May general elections.

Recommendations based on Dev panel; report, changes effective April 1

The rural development ministry will soon come out with a new base and revised index for determining wages under its flagship rural job guarantee scheme, according to an official. The move will address the concerns of at least a dozen states where NREGA wages are lower than the notified minimum wages for agricultural labourers.

The government will set up wind and solar farms in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu in the first phase of the .