The environment ministry has eased the clearance process for coal mines planning to increase production from existing mine lease area.
The Union government has given its Â‘In PrincipleÂ’ clearance for rail connectivity to port of Astranga in Odisha. This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Decembder 12.
Minister of State (Independent) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Srikant Kumar Jena informed Lok Sabha that the ministry monitors 569 central sector projects costing Rs 150 crore and above. He further informed that of these 569 projects, 277 are running behind schedule as on June 1, 2013. These projects are delayed because of law and order problems, delay in land acquisitions, rehabilitation and
Union Defence Ministry has given clearance for operation of civilian flights at the airport in Srinagar till 10 pm daily, paving way for extended air operations between Kashmir and rest of the country. In a letter to Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh last week, Defence Minister A K Antony had said Air headquarters has already issued instructions to extend watch hours for civil flights at Srinagar till 2200 hours on daily basis.
The Steering Group, headed by the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, would hold its maiden meeting on July 19, 2013. During the meeting, the group would discuss the preparation and award of key infrastructure projects with an estimated cost of Rs 1 lakh crore. These projects include- Mumbai Elevated Rail Corridor Project, two locomotive projects, accelerating Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, an expressway proj
According to government data, the Cabinet Committee on Investments (CCI), which is headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, helped clear projects worth investments of over $27 billion since it was set up in January. Some observers want the CCI to focus on all the projects instead of focusing on only selected projects. In an interview to a leading media, Naina Lal Kidwai, President of FICCI said the committee must shed its curre
Experts want shipping ministry to make the public private partnership (PPP) contracts attractive to promote private investment in port sector. Industry watchers want the ministry to grant flexibility to port operators to build capacity gradually, depending upon the growth in cargo rather than in one go at the beginning of the contract period, irrespective of volume
The transport department of the West Bengal government received clearance from the Calcutta High Court for the land acquired to implement a part of the East-West Metro project. The department acquired land for construction of Central Station at Bowbazar in the city under the metro rail project. However, residents of the area opposed the land acquisition arguing that the state government failed to anno
Media reports indicate that the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) asked union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to arrange a Cabinet meeting and other processes to clear loan proposal for four key projects. Akihiko Tanaka, President of JICA is learnt to have said this to the finance minister during a recent meeting. The four projects referred to are the Mumbai Metro Line-3 project, widening of highways in Bihar to four lanes, a $137-million investment promotion programme in Tamil Nadu a
According to a draft policy released by the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF), a technology driven system would be set up for providing forest clearances to various projects. The draft policy pertains to the inspection, verification, monitoring and overall procedure for the grant of forest clearances. The policy includes a provision to set up an independent, remote-sensing, satellite-based monitoring system to detect encroachment and unauthorised chan