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  • 12-Jul-2018
  • Government launches ‘Technology Challenge’ to eliminate human entry into sewers

    The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a ‘Technology Challenge: Identifying solutions for cleaning of Sewerage Systems and Septic Tanks’ to promote suitable techniques for cleaning sewers and septic tanks.

    The move is in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, in a meeting chaired by him on May 4, 2018 had desired a technology challenge to promote latest technologies to avoid human intervention in the cleaning of sewers and septic tanks.

    The challenge will be a part of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention that will be held on October 2, 2018 and will remain open up to 5: 30 pm on August 14, 2018.

    Proposals have been invited by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry from interested innovators, individuals, consortium partners, companies, academic institutions, research and development centers, NGOs, Parastatal and municipal bodies to provide innovative technical solutions that will eliminate the need for human entry into septic tanks and sewers.

  • Andhra Pradesh government launches 'Anna Canteens' 

    The Andhra Pradesh government today launched the much-awaited 'Anna Canteens' in various parts of the state.

    Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated a canteen in Vijayawada to mark the launch of the programme while, in all, 60 'Anna Canteens' were opened in the first phase across the state.

    The Akshaya Patra Foundation will run these canteens. Setting up 'Anna Canteens', where breakfast, lunch and dinner would be offered at Rs 5 each, was one of the promises the Telugu Desam Party (TDP)made ahead of the 2014 polls.

    Ministers and officials visited Tamil Nadu and other places many times since 2014 to "study" the functioning of such canteens but the government failed to implement the programme because of financial constraints.

    In March 2016, the first 'Anna Canteen' named after TDP founder-president N T Rama Rao, was opened on a pilot basis close to the Government Transitional Headquarters at Velgapudi in Amaravati and only three more canteens were opened at other places in the last two years.

  • 10-Jul-2018
  • ADB approves USD 503 mln lining project of the Son canal in Bihar

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD 503-million lining project of the Son canal in Shahabad-Bhojpur region of Bihar which would benefit the agriculture sector immensely in the region, the power ministry said today.

    Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh today held a meeting with the officials from the ADB and the finance ministry to review the progress of lining project of the Son canal, the ministry said in a release.

  • 27-Jun-2018
  • Van Dhan Scheme: Government proposes to set up 3,000 Van Dhan Kendras involving 30,000 SHGs

    The government has proposed to set up 3000 Van Dhan Kendras involving 30,000 Self Help Groups (SHGs) across the country under its Van Dhan Scheme. This will help in empowering  tribals by providing them skill up-gradation and capacity building training for value addition of forest produce for modernizing traditional tribal-rural economic system.

  • 25-Jun-2018
  • UP CM launches campaign to clean Gomti river

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath  launched a campaign to clean the Gomti river and said that it will create awareness among people about protecting the environment.

     

  • 23-Jun-2018
  • PM Modi Unveiled Several Development Projects In Madhya Pradesh

    PM Modi Unveiled Mohanpura Irrigation Project in Rajgarh district and Madhya Pradesh state government's urban transport scheme 'Sutra Seva' 

  • 22-Mar-2018
  • Union Cabinet approves 'Ayushman Bharat' Health Scheme

    The Union Cabinet has approved the launch of 'Ayushman Bharat' -National Health Protection mission.  

  • 02-Jan-2018
  •  Ministry of Women & Child Development launched online portal NARI

    Smt Maneka Gandhi,Ministry of Women & Child Development launched a new scheme named the online portal NARI.The portal will provide women citizens with easy access to information on government schemes and initiatives for women.

  • 28-Dec-2017
  • India testfires AAD supersonic test missile 

    India has testfired AAD supersonic interceptor test missile.It is capable of destroying any ballistic missile at low altitude, from a test range in Odisha.

  • 24-Nov-2017
  • Pradhana Mantri Shakthi Kendra Scheme launched 

    It is an empowerment scheme started by the union government to give protection to women.The scheme will help in the improvement of female sex ratio,provides them skill training and gives them all other assistane for a healthy and sound growth. 

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