New Delhi After land acquisition and food security, the National Advisory Council (NAC) has set its sights farther, this time to monitor programme implementation at panchayats.

The growth in industrial output during February slipped to 3.6 per cent against 15.1 per cent during the same period last year, dragged down by a dismal performance of mining and manufacturing sector along with a continued contraction in capital goods.

Experts say that the central bank is expected to maintain a hawkish stand on monetary policy as inflation hovers above comfort level.


Concerned over the huge delays in execution of core sector projects, an internal panel of the ministry of statistics and programme implementation (MoSPI) has called for better communication between the project authorities and the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF).

The ministry, which is the nodal agency for monitoring the implementation of infrastructure projects in the country, had la

JAMMU, Nov 17: After Baglihar, the ambitious Kishenganga hydro project of J&K too is paying a heavy price for injudicious planning on the part of helmsmen as well as long standing dispute between India and Pakistan over water resources as the cost of this 330 mw project has escalated by 62.69 per cent to Rs. 3,642.04 Cr as against its original cost of Rs.

Rashme Sehgal
Aug. 31: Drought conditions across practically half the country are as severe as the two consecutive droughts faced by the country in 1965-66 when hundreds of people died of starvation in Bihar alone claims Dr Pronab Sen, secretary, ministry of statistics and programme implementation.

Despite having only 11 state and Union Territories (UTs) with per capita income below the national average (Rs 33,283), more than one-third of India's population earns almost half of the same benchmark.

Anto Antony NEW DELHI

Anto Antony NEW DELHI

A REVIEW of 800 infrastructure projects by the government has revealed that no project is facing any funding problem, but almost 200 of them have hit roadblocks due to implementation issues such as land acquisition and clearances, a top government official said.

Anto Antony NEW DELHI

CONCERNED over the growing alarm over global warming, the Prime Minister