• Posted On Saturday, January 02, 2010

    Coal stock position at thermal power stations has nearly doubled over the last 1 year December 31, 2009, New Delhi: The coal stock at the thermal power stations as on December 28, 2008 was 6.19 million tonnes (mt), which has since gone up to 11.47 mt as on December 28, 2009. There is appreciable improvement in stock position at the power stations. The number of critical and super-critical power....


  • Posted On Tuesday, December 29, 2009

    The Wholesale Price Index during December 12, 2009, reflects that there has been a decline in the price index of food articles December 24, 2009, New Delhi: The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the week ended December 12, 2009 in respect of primary articles (weight 22.02%) and commodities in the broad group fuel, power, light and lubricants, the index declined by 0.3%, to 284.7 (provisional) from ....


  • Posted On Wednesday, December 23, 2009

    December 16, 2009, New Delhi: The government has launched Handicraft Mega Clusters at Moradabad and Narsapur to provide a comprehensive range of services in these clusters to make handicrafts products more innovative and export-friendly. In the coming days, clusters such as Mysore, Channapatna, Saharanpur, Jodhpur and Jaipur will also be taken up for holistic development. Textile minister Thiru D....


  • Posted On Wednesday, November 25, 2009

    November 13, 2009, New Delhi: The meeting of the National Khadi and Village Industries Board with representatives from khadi institutions and Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) members was held recently. The meeting was addressed by Shri Dinsha Patel, minister of state (independent charge) for MSMEs. The minister in his address emphasised on the need to work together hand-in-hand f....


  • Posted On Friday, November 13, 2009

    Stimulated additional investments of Rs 1,79,834 crore November 06, 2009, New Delhi: The Ministry of Textiles has disbursed Rs 66,275 crore under the Technology Upgradation Funds Scheme (TUFS) from the inception of the Scheme on April 1, 1999 till June 30, 2009. This was stated by Thiru Dayanidhi Maran, union minister of textiles, while addressing the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of his Mi....


  • Posted On Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved a sub-scheme titled Development of Leather Park with an allocation of Rs 300 crore under the Indian Leather Development Programme (ILDP). The outlay of Rs 300 crore would include implementation charges at a rate of 3%, which will stand at Rs 9 crore. The aim of the sub-scheme is to provide the industry with infrastructural facilities for ....


  • Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2009

    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has urged the Finance Ministry and the Empowered Committee on VAT to remove the Value Added Tax (VAT) on products of fashion, especially with more than 50% input of handloom and handicrafts to make them competitive in the global market. In a representation sent to the Finance Ministry and Empowered....


  • Posted On Thursday, September 17, 2009

    September 17, 2009, New Delhi: The Ministry of Textiles and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) are jointly organising a workshop on Strengthening Government-Industry-Consumer Partnership on Agrotech and Oekotech Textiles in New Delhi on September 18, 2009. Senior officers from the Central and state governments will address the delegates. Over 100 delegates from various ....


  • Posted On Wednesday, September 16, 2009

    September 09, 2009, New Delhi: The Government of India (GoI) is actively considering to set up 15 additional parks under the Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) at an estimated cost of Rs 2,000 crore by 2012, said Thiru Dayanidhi Maran, the Union Textiles Minister, while inaugurating the Gujarat Eco Textile Park, at Surat. The Textiles Minister said that the Eco Textile Park is the perfect ....


  • Posted On Friday, August 28, 2009

    August 20, 2009, New Delhi: Thiru Dayanidhi Maran, Minister of Textiles, launched the e-Marketing portal to provide e-marketing facilities for Indian handicraft and handloom products. The portal is jointly developed by the Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Limited (CCIC) and the Handicraft and Handloom Export Corporation of India Limited (HHEC). Tmt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, Minister of St....


  • Posted On Saturday, August 08, 2009

    Aug 6, 2009, New Delhi: Thiru Dayanidhi Maran, Minister of Textiles, released a subsidy of Rs 2,546 crore under the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS). While announcing this at a press conference, Mr Maran said that for the first time such a large amount of subsidy has been released in a single tranche. This amount will be credited to the bank accounts of beneficiaries in a record time of 7....


  • Posted On Monday, July 27, 2009

    July 10, 2009, New Delhi: A Study jointly undertaken by KPMG and ASSOCHAM has projected that nearly 315 hypermarkets will come up in most of Tier I and Tier II cities by 2011 to sell varied articles from automobiles to needles under one roof as by then recovery from current downturn would have been firmly established. The study named `Reinventing Indias Retail Sector in its analysis of Feasibilit....


  • Posted On Monday, July 20, 2009

    July 15, 2009, New Delhi: Thiru Dayanidhi Maran, the Textiles Minister, inaugurated the 43rd edition of the India International Garment Fair (IIGF) and the first exclusive Silk Exhibition Silk Paradise at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. These exhibitions will run from July 1517, 2009. The Union Minister of State for Textiles, Panabaaka Lakshmi was also present. The IIGF is being organised by the Inter....




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