Over the recent past, Geographical Indications (GIs) have emerged as a significant form of intellectual property rights in the Indian context. In view of the commercial potential of handicrafts, adequate legal measures of GIs becomes necessary to prevent their unauthorized utilization.

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The Delhi government has recently informed the Planning Commission that gross domestic product (GDP) rate of the city government is estimated at 11-11.5 per cent during the 12th Five Year Plan period as against the current rate of around 10.5 per cent, sources said.

This has been estimated after taking the data of investment in various sectors for the last five years.

Claiming improvement in Uttar Pradesh's industrial scenario, the state government said that an investment of Rs 458 crore had been made in small-scale sector in the first two months of this fiscal year, providing employment to over 28,000 people.

Small-Scale Industries Minister Chandradev Ram Yadav said that against the target to set up 33,000 small-scale industries in Uttar Pradesh, 5,221 had

The ministry of environment and forests, for the first time has chalked out comprehensive effluent standard norms for the rubber industry across all product categories. According to official sources this measure will check the pollution problem arising from rubber parks coming up in the country.

GANDHINAGAR/NEW DELHI: The Union ministry for road transport and highways has allotted Rs 200.81 crore for the expansion and reinforcement of roads in the state with a view to providing more connectivity to interior and rural areas of the state with main cities.

This paper illustrates the environmental elements of a strategy towards the creation of sustainable enterprises by highlighting impacts on employment of different environmental instruments and policies.

Developing countries across the world have embraced the policy of high economic growth as a means to reduce poverty. This economic growth largely based on industrial output is fast degrading the ecosystems, jeopardizing their long term sustainability.

The new industrial policy, taking into account the current economic scenario and prospective developments, lays particular emphasis on further strengthening the base of the manufacturing sector besides knowledge based & high tech industries, efficient use of
energy, conservation of resources and pragmatic environmental policies for sustainable development.

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday set the four factors of employment, development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), capacity-building and meaningful corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities as must-do for industries planning to operate in the state.

Inaugurating the five-day Enterprise Odisha 2010, the 15th edition of the flagship annual event of the Odi