With the initial success of the scheme in which 7,159 persons, nearly all of whom were already employed at the time of assessment, got new jobs after completion of the certificate programme, the Centre is now aiming to broaden the scope of the scheme and include sectors other than construction
Access to income tax data is critical in measuring inequality and understanding the distribution of wealth. India used to publish the All India Income Tax Statistics until 2000, when it was discontinued.
With the NOFN rollout facing hurdles, especially right-of-way issues, the idea of states implementing their share has been welcomed by the Centre, and has the ability to speed up the ambitious project.
Four years from now, the government wants to leap directly to BS-VI auto emission norms from the existing BS-IV, skipping BS-V. But the challenges, before both oil companies and automakers, are enormous.
A total of 46 power generation projects were granted transmission connectivity — a key milestone for a power project that entitles the generation plant to get hooked on to the country’s electricity grid.
Rising accidents involving merchant ships leading to oil spills in Indian waters is a growing concern that needs to be addressed legally and India’s efforts to ratify the Bunker Convention is a step in that direction.
While steady ramping up of green power goes a long way in ensuring some leverage for India at climate talks, the integration of large amount of fluctuating renewable energy in the grid remains a serious technical challenge and requires closer monitoring.
The infrastructure includes setting up 275 lift irrigation points, 4199 bore-wells, 11 medium irrigation projects, 640 micro irrigation projects, four mega lift irrigation points and 111 check dams in the district to achieve the target.