Nitin Gadkari Launches web portal for online approval of Movement of Heavy Transport



The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari lighting the lamp at the launch of a web portal for online approval of movement of OD and OWC by the Modular Hydraulics, in New Delhi on January 06, 2015. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal is also seen.


Nitin Gadkari Launches web portal for online approval of Movement of Heavy Transport


Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari today launched here a web portal for online approval of movement of Over Dimensional (OD) and Over Weight Cargo (OWC). Speaking on the occasion, Shri Gadkari said the digitalization in the sector will ensure smoother movement of heavy transport and make system corruption free. He said that 108 e-tolls have become operational in the country and the number will go up to 350 by March this year. He said the Government is working on taking states on board for smoother transport. Underlining the need to make the country pollution free, the Minister said that there is need to promote clean fuels in transport sector. He said the Government will give priority to development of waterways in the country as the transportation by this mode is the cheapest.

The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari releasing the book titled “Heavy Haulers”, at the launch of a web portal for online approval of movement of OD and OWC by the Modular Hydraulics, in New Delhi on January 06, 2015. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal, the Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Vijay Chibber and other dignitaries are also seen.

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Shri Piyush Goyal, who was also present on the occasion, said the initiative will immensely help the power sector by facilitating easy movement of power equipment. He said besides making the system transparent it will provide a level playing field for those involved in transport industry. He called upon the transport sector to help the Government in its initiatives such as Jan Dhan Yojana, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and in saving the electricity.

Earlier speaking on the occasion, Shri Vijay Chhibber, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said that rapid transportation is necessary for success of ‘Make in India’ drive. He said the imitative will significantly contribute to the country’s economy.

The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari addressing at the launch of a web portal for online approval of movement of OD and OWC by the Modular Hydraulics, in New Delhi on January 06, 2015. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal, the Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Vijay Chibber and other dignitaries are also seen.

The launch is accompanied by a day-long seminar on “Heavy Transport in India: Entering a New Era Through Digitalization”. It is being attended by major stakeholders like heavy equipment manufacturers, project owners, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies and various research and academic institutions from across the country.

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National Seminar on Tribal Health Issues

Ministry of Tribal Affairs in association with ICMR has organized a national level seminar to discuss all tribal health issues covering thematic areas i.e, malaria, nutrition, sickle cell anaemia and maternal and child health. The daylong seminar will be held here tomorrow. Statistics says that the tribal health issues are different from the mainstream health issues as a result of which they are in the bottom line of indication.

The main objective of this seminar is to share good case studies and researches done by ICMR and RMRC to eradicate burning health problems of the tribals and to find out how the findings from these case studies can be replicated by other states.

More than a decade of research has shown that small and affordable measures can significantly reduce the health risks that women face when they become pregnant. Most maternal deaths could be prevented if women had access to quality Antenatal care (ANC) during pregnancy, childbirth, and immediately afterwards. Quality ANC includes minimum of at least 4 ANCs including early registration of pregnant mother and first ANC in first trimester along with physical and abdominal examinations, Hb estimation and urine investigation, two doses of T.T Immunization and consumption of IFA tablets for 100 days.

Web Enabled Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) is being implemented by Department of Health as a mission mode project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) to register and track every pregnant woman. Having said so, till date significant percentage of ST women do not fall under the radar of MCTS registration mechanism and hence being deprived of quality ANC service. As per NFHS-3 estimates, the likelihood of having received care from a doctor is lowest for scheduled tribe mothers (only 32.8% compared to all India total of 50.2 % and 42% for Scheduled Caste).

In spite of providing facility for free immunization to the pregnant mothers, only 32.4% of ST mothers (lowest among all social groups) received advice about where to go if they experienced pregnancy complications. The seminar would discuss the reasons attributing to this and interventions required to achieve 100% coverage of immunisation of pregnant mothers amongst tribals. Role of various Ministries and agencies including NGOs will also be discussed. More than a dozen experts from all over the country will be participating in the seminar.






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