Mumbai| Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis sought inclusion of all cooperative, regional banks and district cooperative and credit banks in the proposed integrated banking app for digital transactions in a meeting of CMs, NITI Aayog and Union government officials on adoption of such payment systems.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, who was also the convenor of the meeting, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivr...
"80.12 per cent voter turnout was registered in the polls held yesterday on 8,624 village panchayats in the state.
Barring a few small incidents, voting was held in a peaceful manner. Counting votes will be held tomorrow," said a release by SEC.
As per figures shared by SEC, tribal district of...
After the fourth meeting of the Committee of Chief Ministers on digital payments, Convenor and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said, plans are afoot to import one million PoS machines to enable cashless payments across India.
NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya said IT industry body Nasscom, telephone operators and the government thinktank are creating the helpline to address all queries of public regarding digital ...
This would help the state achieve the open defecation-free status and the labourers would also be protected from various diseases, an official spokesman said here.
All the registered labourers of the state would be linked through their Aadhaar numbers, so that they could get timely benefits of all the government schemes, he added.
Twenty lakh people would be imparted training and connected with skill developmental, he said.
Training would be imparted to people in the age group of 18 to 35 years in all 95 training centres, he said adding, skill training scheme was being started to connect people in self-employment and their skills would be honed and provided with employment.
A separate training centre for women would be set up and his government's priority was employment and self-employment, the Chief Minister said.
An MoU with Singapore-based Institute of Technical Education was being done, he said.
Stating that his government was encouraging people who were dischargin...
Night sweeping in 16 identified market places and roads will be taken up on a "trial" basis to ensure proper sanitation.
Pravesh Wahi, the chairman of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation's Standing Committee said, huge crowd in morning hours makes sweeping and garbage collection difficult and announced the beginning of night sweeping from January 1st.
The 16 identified areas include Jama Masjid, Gaffar Market, Chandni Chowk, Rohini, Ajmal Khan Road, Kamla Market, Model Town II, RG Complex (Prasant Vihar), Main Bazaar (Paharganj), Sadar Bazar, Alipur and Narela, he said.
The departments concerned and officials in the zones have been directed...
Stating that better work has been done in the last two years under the leadership of Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Choudhary said during the last two years projects under drinking water and cleanliness was being carried out at approximately Rs 1,000 crore each.
He said 70 large water supply scheme for rural areas and 3,665 minor pipe-line water supply scheme for rural areas were completed with 35.32 lakh villagers getting pure drinking water.
In all 576 more pipe-line scheme in Maoist-affected rural areas were being executed, the minister said.
In all 8.01 lakh toilets were built at individual level, the minister said, among which, ten blocks in 264 panchay...
The festival Jaiba Kala Vividhata was held in Noamundi, West Singhbhum. The festival got kicked off by Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Ranchi, Shashi Nandkeolyar and Tata Steel General Manager (OMQ) Pankaj Satija among others.
The highlight of the biodiversity festival included art, workshops, and awareness sessions on biodiversity for the community and school children.
There will be live demonstration of sand art, canvas painting, wood sculpture, earthen pot painting, thermocol sculpture, etc. by eminent artists during the festival, a Tata Steel press release said.
Coinciding with the 92nd birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the 'Atal-Amrit Abhiyan', which will give comprehensive coverage for six disease groups.
The health assurance scheme will cover all individuals in eligible families with annual income below Rs 5 lakh, both BPL and APL. It may be noted that coverage under the scheme will be up to Rs 2 lakh annually for critical health care costs," an official release said.
The scheme will cover 437 diseases that have been again segregated in six disease groups, namely cardiovascular, cancer, kidney, neo-natal, neurological conditions and burns...
Badal was addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone of the first bio-ethanol plant of Punjab at Tarkhanwala village in the presence of Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal. He said that this would also augment the income of farmers in the state.
MLA from Talwandi Sabo Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu and Executive Director of the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Anil Pande were also present on the occasion. Badal said the establishment of this bio-ethanol plant would benefit both Punjab and the rest of the country, apart from the farming community. He also said Punjab would become pollution-free with this plant coming to fruition a...
He said that the Health Department had intensified its campaign to curb illegal centres and doctors involved in sex determination throughout the state.
As many as 24,947 inspections were conducted and registration of 613 centres has been suspended or cancelled, whereas 448 centres were sealed and FIRs were lodged in 185 cases, he said.
The JV would undertake project development works to identify the basket of projects, prepare Detailed Project Report (DPR), get the requisite approvals and monitor and execute the projects, said Prabhat Sahai, Chairman and Managing Director of Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC).
Addressing a press conference along with General Managers of Central and Western Railways, Sahai had said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi would lay the f...