PM Modi visits Gujarat, launches Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation Project

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today unveiled a plaque to launch the Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation (SAUNI) Project at Sanosara in Gujarat. The Prime Minister visited the AJI-3 dam site, and witnessed the release of water from the gates of the dam. Addressing a large gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister recalled that even […]

PM Modi announces setting up of Task Force to prepare action Plan for the next three Olympic Games 2020, 2024 and 2028

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced at the meeting of the Council of Minister’s today that Task Force will be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation of Indian sports persons in the next three Olympic games 2020, 2024 and 2028. The Task Force will prepare overall strategy for sports […]

PM Modi launches Start-up India movement, unveils action plan for encouraging Start-ups

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched the Start-up India initiative in New Delhi. The launch by the Prime Minister this evening, was preceded by a day-long workshop on various aspects of entrepreneurship.The Prime Minister visited a virtual exhibition and interacted with Start-up entrepreneurs. 10 outstanding Start-up innovators shared their thoughts and experiences before […]

Union Cabinet approves New Crop Insurance Scheme – Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today has approved the ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’ - a path breaking scheme for farmers’ welfare.The highlights of this scheme are as under:There will be a uniform premium of only 2% to be paid by farmers for all Kharif crops and 1.5% for […]

Call Centres to Help Accident Victims

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) requested Department of Tele Communication (DoT) for allotment of a toll free number. DoT allotted four digit short code “1033” for Road Incident Management Services with following salient features:- Category-I Service i.e. mandatory service to be provided by all Access Service Providers.Unrestricted i.e. accessible from anywhere in IndiaNon-Metered

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that as an effort to align skill development initiatives with the incremental human resource requirement, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana has been introduced by the Government on 15th July, 2015. The scheme has a target to cover 24 […]

“Operation Smile-II” to start from 1st January, 2016 throughout the country

The Government of India has requested the States/UTs to start “Operation Smile-II” from 1st January, 2016 to 31st January, 2016 to be rolled out throughout the country as a follow up of the earlier campaign to rescue/rehabilitate the missing children. In this regard, the Union Home Secretary, Shri Rajiv Mehrishi has written a letter to […]

PAHAL enters into Guinness Book of world records

Petroleum Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan presented the certificate received from Guinness Book of World Records to the  Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today in New Delhi. The certificate is in recognition of PAHAL as the largest cash transfer programme in the world.Government of India launched the `PAHAL’ Scheme in 54 districts of the country […]

AMRUT Action Plans for 81 cities approved with total project outlay of Rs.5,748 cr

81 cities in Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Mizoram will invest Rs.5,748 cr to enhance basic infrastructure including water supply and sewerage connections under AMRUT action plans for the year 2015-16. An inter-ministerial Apex Committee headed by Shri Madhusudan Prasad, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development has approved State Annual Action Plans(SAAP) of these […]

PM Modi launches three gold related schemes viz. Gold Monetization Scheme, Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme and India Gold Coins

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, launched three gold related schemes at a function here today. The schemes are – Gold Monetization Scheme, Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme, and India Gold Coins. On the occasion, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi described the schemes as an example of "sone pe suhaaga" (icing on the cake). The […]