To secure better working conditions for plantation workers, the Tea Board has approved a proposal to provide subsidies for drinking water schemes and rainwater harvesting projects.

Draft Says Nod Of 66% Of Owners Against Earlier 88% Enough For Go-Ahead

New Delhi The International Cri-minal Police Organisation, popularly known as Interpol, wants to assist the Indian government in its effort to clamp down on the alleged ‘fake drugs’ network in the

With an aim to boost growth, the Centre has announced a series of new sops with an estimated cost Rs 250 crore for Uttarakhand. These include a textile park, two spice parks, two convention centres and horticulture cold- storage chains.

“We have brought new schems to boost growth in Uttarakhand with an estimated cost of Rs 250 crore. We have also held talks for increasing investments and FDI in the state,” said Anand Sharma, Union commerce, industry and textiles minsiter, after holding talks with Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and industrialists here yesterday.

Even as initial data for the first quarter of this fiscal shows a pick-up of sorts in exports from India’s SEZs (special economic zones), coming in the wake of lacklustre performances in the previo

There’s some good news for the Indian tea industry which has been demanding that tea be declared the ‘national drink’ of India. A parliamentary standing committee on commerce, which was constituted on August 31, 2011, and submitted its report on August 9, 2012, has recommended that the beverage be given the status of ‘national drink’.

“The joint forum of Assam Tea Planters’ Association (ATPA), North Eastern Tea Association (NETA) and Bharatiya Cha Parishad (BCP), is extremely happy to know about the recommendations by such a high powered committee of the level of department related parliamentary standing committee on commerce,” said Bidyananda Barkakoty, chairman of NETA.

State yet to decide on Kalinganagar or Bolangir to locate the complex

The Union ministry of commerce and industry has urged the Odisha government to identify suitable land with appropriate power, road and transport linkages for establishment of a National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ). Though the state government has identified the Kalinga Nagar industrial cluster in Jajpur district and Bolangir in the economically backward KBK (Kalahandi, Bolangir and Koraput) region as probable locations for development of NIMZ, it is yet to zero in on any location for the zone.

Forest Minister Shri Sartaj Singh planted saplings on Bhagirath hillock at village Hansalpur in Mhow tahsil of the district today at a programme organised by the Forest Department.

The domestic steel industry, reeling under high input costs, dipping domestic demand and rising interest rates has demanded that the government expressly place steel on the negative list in the Com

Though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has thrown his weight behind MGNREGS, calling it a “silver bullet” for rural revival, the Centre’s flagship job guarantee scheme has come in for fresh flak from