Shri J P Nadda stresses on safe and wholesome food, and local manufacturing of food products


The Union Minister for Law & Justice, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda along with the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda at a meeting on the legal issue of Areca nut growers in Karnataka, in New Delhi on January 20, 2015.
Shri J P Nadda stresses on safe and wholesome food, and local manufacturing of food products

Holds review meeting to streamline product approval in food manufacturing



The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda has stressed on the need to have safe and wholesome food, and local manufacturing of food products under the ‘Make in India’ campaign of the Government of India. In order to ensure that food that is consumed is safe, healthy and wholesome, and the manufacturing process adheres to standards and procedures under the mandate of the Food Safety and Standard Authority (FSSA) Act 2006, the Health Minister held a review meeting, here recently. Present at the meeting were stakeholders from the food processing industries; Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion; Secretary, Department of Food Processing; Chairman & CEO, Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI), and officials of the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

The Health Minister stated that in order to ensure the quality and safety of food products, various issues pertaining to regulation under the FSSAI Act 2006 were discussed at the meeting, including the mechanism for ‘product approval’. Shri J P Nadda informed that the Ministry along with the FSSAI is working to streamline the process for time-bound approval of food products. This will not only clear the approval of several pending proposals for food products but will also give the much needed push to the domestic food processing industry, the Health Minister noted, while not compromising with quality and safety of the food products.

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10th Raising Day Celebration of National Disaster Response Force

The 10th Raising Day celebration of National Disaster Response Force is going to be held on January 21, 2015.

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Raising Day function will be held at Kothari Auditorium, DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi. During the occasion, Dr. P. K. Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary, PMO is going to deliver a lecture on “Disaster Preparedness and Response: Some Insights”.

The NDRF has also arranged a live demonstration to create awareness about the disaster management/response at Hamsadhwani Open Air Theatre at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Shri Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest of this programme.

The NDRF raised on January 19, 2006, is a specialised force capable of responding to any type of disaster in the country and abroad. It is strategically deployed across the nation as per the vulnerability profile of the country. The Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned 23 field locations for deployment of NDRF teams as Regional Resource Centres to ensure quick response in the event of a disaster. NDRF provided relief and rescue operations in a number of disasters including floods, train accidents, building collapse incidents, landslides in various parts of the country during the last year.

Apart from rescue and relief operations, NDRF is also active in community capacity building for disaster response and imparting training to State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). One Urban Search and Rescue Team of the NDRF is slated to get International External Classification from International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) by mid-2016 under the guidance of Swiss Development Corporation, Switzerland.

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MIS for monitoring of progress under skill development in urban areas launched
Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu calls for stepping up efforts under DAY

Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu today launched ‘Management Information Systems (MIS)’ for regular online monitoring of progress in respect of skill development and enhancing livelihood opportunities for urban poor under Deeendayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY). This MIS has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) at a cost of Rs.2.24 cr.

This MIS enables real time and regular monitoring of the progress under the seven components of DAY which include Employment through Skill Training and Placement, Self-Employment Groups, Shelters for Urban Homeless and Support to Urban Vendors. This will also remove the deficiencies in the present submission of Monthly Progress Reports being submitted by States. These lacunae include considerable time lag, non-availability of beneficiary wise details, limited scope for further analysis on account of information only about a few parameters, data integrity etc.

MIS also enables stakeholders like Training Providers, Certification Agencies, Banks, Resource Orgnisations etc., to feed required information directly which can be accessed by urban local bodies, states and Ministry of HUPA for monitoring and other purposes.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu while welcoming introduction of MIS urged the Ministry officials to ensure that states step up efforts to ensure skill development and augmenting livelihood opportunities in urban areas under DAY.

Smt.Anita Agnihotri, Secretary(HUPA), Shri B.K.Aggarwal, Joint Secretary(Urban Poverty Alleviation) and other senior officials were present on the occasion.

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ACC Appointment

The competent authority has approved the proposal for repatriation of Shri Rajiv Gauba ,IAS (JH:82), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs to his parent cadre.

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