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Piyush Goyal discusses data sharing issues with e-commerce firms

Scope of developing Indian data servers, clouds, emails with raised with IT firms.

Piyush Goyal: Railways won’t be privatised, but investment needed for modernisation

The minister also attacked Congress for its alleged lethargy in the development of the Railways and said that the track kilometre in the country grew from 77,609 km to 89,919 km between 1950 and 2014, but rose to 1,23,236 km over the past five years.


No question of privatisation of railways, some units will be corporatised: Piyush Goyal

Addressing the Lok Sabha on the issue of Demands for Grants of the railways, Goyal said track kilometre grew from 77,609 km to 89,919 km from 1950-2014 and rose to 1,23,236 km in the past five years.

Piyush Goyal: ‘Industry not convinced RCEP will create win-win for all’

India’s industry, which remains apprehensive about the impact of previous Free Trade Agreements, is yet to be convinced about the benefits of RCEP, according to him.

Piyush Goyal interview: ‘The Budget is for 130 crore Indians... rich or poor, young or old’

Piyush Goyal ruled out privatisation of Railways, but spoke on the possibility of partnerships with private players. On the trade front, he ruled out rising tensions between the US and India.

From rural, defence to taxpayers: Revisiting Modi govt's last five budgets

In the first Budget of Modi 2.0, the armed forces will be vying for an increase in the budgetary allocation with its eye set on modernisation and upgradation projects to deal with challenging security aspects both within and outside India.


Piyush Goyal slams Congess over corporatisation of Rae Bareli coach factory

Goyal's attack comes after UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi yesterday opposed corporatisation of the rail coach factory. Gandhi had said that the government has decided to corporatise six railway production units and the Modern Coach Factory of Rae Bareli is one of them.

1,253 railway stations identified for upgradation: Govt

"Presently, upgradation of stations is done under 'Adarsh' station scheme. 1,253 stations have so far been identified for upgradation under the 'Adarsh' station scheme," he said during the Question Hour.

Ease of business: States to rank; Centre assisting in finalisation of parameters

Last week, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal had said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha that a comprehensive 218-point district reform plan has been prepared.

Rajya Sabha passes Bill to allow trusts to apply for SEZs

The Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019, will replace an ordinance that was promulgated in March, just days before the announcement of the polls.

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FM Piyush Goyal presents Union Budget 2019

Interim FM Piyush Goyal said India is on a solid track towards growth and prosperity. The country’s farmers’ income will double by 2022, he added.

Train 18: The fastest train on route will reach Varanasi from Delhi in 8 hours

"The train is 45-per cent faster than the fastest train on this route. It will be flagged off by the prime minister ahead of the Kumbh Mela," PTI quoted sources as saying.


Today in pics: Idea Exchange with Piyush Goyal

PM Narendra Modi met Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in New Delhi on Thursday.

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Piyush Goyal Approves Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur Express' Extension To Chhattisgarh's Kirandul

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has approved to extend Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur express upto Kirandul in Dantwada district, the Naxal-affected region of Chhattisgarh, to boost the transportation facilities. At present, this express covers a 319.47 kilometre distance between Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to Jagdalpur of Chhattisgarh. It has an average speed of 41 kilometre per hour and travels […]


Opinion | In Modi's Reshuffle, Bureaucrats Are In And Loyalty Pays

Giving A major fillip to the BJP’s third generation of leaders since the party was founded by A B Vajpayee and L K Advani in 1980, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday rolled out his third Cabinet reshuffle by naming Nirmala Sitharaman as Defence Minister, assigning the politically crucial Railways portfolio to Piyush Goyal and giving additional charge […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet reshuffle

The elevation of Sitharaman, Goyal and Pradhan brings them in the league of other leaders under 60 years of age, such as Nitin Gadkari, J P Nadda and Smriti Irani, in the Union Cabinet and furthers the BJP’s plan of political promotion for its third generation of leaders. To know more about the story watch […]

Nepal PM discusses energy crisis with Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday met the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal at the Presidential Palace in Delhi to discuss the ongoing energy crisis in Nepal. Nepal has been importing 280 MW from India to meet its energy demand. Nepal declared energy emergency last week targeting an end to the ongoing power crisis within the next two years. Import from India will play a crucial part in meeting Nepal's power demand during the emergency period.

Australia assures to provide access to affordable energy: Minister

Canberra, Feb 11 (ANI): Minister for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, said Australia assured of providing full support to their mission of providing access to affordable energy to every citizen. Goyal was speaking at a news conference after holding an Energy Security Dialogue with Australian Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Josh Frydenberg, in Canberra. Goyal is leading a delegation for the third India-Australia Energy Security Dialogue, which is being held from February 8-11. He also presented the idea of Australia providing gas to India on affordable rates. During the news conference, Frydenberg mentioned that though the Australian Government could not determine the prices of gas, a regulatory framework could be made that can facilitate lower prices.


India exploring Australian gas supplies for clean, affordable power: Piyush Goyal

Brisbane, Feb 08 (ANI): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Monday said that the Government of India is willing to consider long term fixed price contracts with Australia for the supply of gas which will enable power producer to enter into a power supply contract at an affordable price. Goyal is leading a delegation for the 3rd India-Australia Energy Security dialogue in Australia.While addressing a roundtable in Brisbane earlier today on the business opportunities for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and Coal Bed Methane, Goyal stated that additionally, opportunities to control the entire value chain right from gas production, liquefaction, shipping, re-gasification and power generation can be evaluated at the current historic low prices of many of these activities. He also stressed that since coal based power is available in India at less than 5 cents per unit, the LNG providers should consider supplying gas to India at a price that is comparable.

We aim to provide 24x7 electricity access: Piyush Goyal

Tokyo, Jan 14 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, who is presently in Tokyo to attend the eighth India-Japan Energy Dialogue, said on Thursday that the primary objective of the government is to make Japanese power firms invest in ‘Make in India’ to further provide 24x7 electricity access to the people of the country. Goyal said that he discussed and understood the challenges the Indian grids will face, particularly with the infusion of large amount of renewable energy. Goyal further assured that this engagement with the Japanese power companies will be taken to the next level in India.