The Directorate of Economics and Statistics collates and analyses data on various aspects of Indian agriculture with view to assist in policy formulation. Its annual publication Agricultural Statistics at a Glance contains time series statistics on a wide range of parameters, such as production and productivity of various crops across state, price support and procurement, land-use, input use, international trade, credit and insurance. This issue of the publication brings out the latest available statistics on these aspects.

A spurt in the cancellation of public-private partnership projects in recent times can be attributted to macroeconomic crises, inherent problems in the water sector projects, and foreign sponsorship of these projects. Since giving the renegotiation relief to many of these projects seems to be problematic, cancellation is probably the only way for the government to elicit more realistic bidding from the private sector.

The advent of the Sustainable Development Goal era, in the context of new threats and instabilities to peoples worldwide, offers an ambitious agenda for revitalizing political commitments to human well-being—for future generations as well as our own.

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) published and presented a special report for the Asian Regional Policy Dialogue (ARPD), which took place on September 7, 2016 during Global Green Growth Week (GGGWeek2016).

Provisional Coal Statistics 2015-16 is the latest Statistical Report on Coal in India based on the data received from various Indian coal companies. As the data provided here are based on pre -audited reports of the companies for the year 2015-16, the coal statistics has been termed as provisional. However, to provide a glimpse of the variation between the provisional statistics and the final one, present below the corresponding figures for last five years along with the provisional figures for 2015-16.

This review covers the performance of Hydro-Electric Stations having installed capacity of more than 25 MW. As on 31st March, 2016 there were 676 H.E. generating
units installed in 194 Hydro-Electric Stations with an aggregate installed capacity of 42783.42 MW in operation. Performance of 31 important Reservoir based schemes has

The report is a detailed analysis of five sustainable urban transport projects that have the highest potential to enter successful Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements. These projects are: city bus operations, bus terminals, Intelligent Transport Systems, Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) Schemes and street infrastructure.

The Government of Bihar is committed for the inclusive economic development of the State. Though the state is primarily an agrarian state but contribution of secondary sector i.e. industries, in inclusive economic development of the state is of equal importance and therefore can't be ignored.

This Report deals with the results of audit of 83 Government companies and four Statutory Corporations for the year ended 31 March 2015 for submission to the Government of Maharashtra under Section 19 A of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act, 1971, as amended from time to time.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Power Generation, 11/08/2016. The details of various power projects commissioned during the last two years and the current year, along with the quantum of electricity generated thereof is given at Annex. The electricity generation in the country increased to 391,163.27 Million Units (MUs) during the year 2016-17 (April, 2016 to July, 2016) from 365,146.09 MUs during 2015-16 (April, 2015 to July, 2015), thus registering a growth of 7.13%.

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