PM invites suggestions from the people on 'International Day of Yoga' and services in Indian Embassies

The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh chairing a joint meeting of the officials of the Ministry of DoNER and the Ministry of Tourism to discuss the “Make in Northeast” initiative announced by him, in New Delhi on January 20, 2015.
The Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the ‘National conference on Strengthening of Cooperative - Education and Training system’, in New Delhi on January 20, 2015.

PM invites suggestions from the people on 'International Day of Yoga' and services in Indian Embassies
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has invited suggestions from the people on `International Day of Yoga` and services in Indian Embassies, on the MyGov platform.

“Share your ideas & inputs on marking the first ever `International Day of Yoga`, on this MyGov Open Forum.

Friends from the diaspora, share your inputs on certain aspects pertaining to our Embassies abroad.

The inputs on the Embassies received through MyGov would be very valuable for the Conference of Heads of Mission, being held in February”, the Prime Minister said.


Dr. Jitendra Singh announces 'Make in Northeast' initiative

Chairs a joint meeting of the officials of Ministry of DoNER and Ministry of Tourism

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has announced “Make in Northeast” initiative beginning with a comprehensive tourism plan for the region, here today. He also announced the decision to appoint a Brand Ambassador who, he said, could personify the heritage and identity of Northeast and at the same time, inspire the rest of the countrymen to “look east” and “act east”.

Chairing a joint meeting of the senior officers of Ministry of DoNER and the Union Ministry of Tourism, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, “Make in Northeast” initiative, inspired by Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” concept, will in the long run seek to promote exclusive Northeast expertise in areas like tea processing, organic farming, food processing, exploitation of wind power through wind mills, AYUSH, wellness therapies like spas, etc. A detailed Brochure for investors will also be prepared and released across the country to encourage investment in Northeast, he added.

In order to develop Northeast as a destination for investors, holiday seekers and tourists, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, mega circuit and mega destination projects of Tourism Ministry in the area will also be pursued.

Soon after taking over the charge of the Ministry of DoNER two months ago, Dr. Jitendra Singh recalled, the first decision taken by him was to plan a 2015 Calendar for the Ministry of DoNER based on theme of Northeast festivals with each month displaying the traditional local festival of each region in that particular season. When circulated across the country, this annual calendar would serve as a document to introduce the tradition, culture and tourism of the region through one single document, he added.

Revealing future plans, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, his Ministry will soon organize an event in Mumbai for interaction with representatives of film industry in order to bring awareness about the vast potential for location shooting in Northeast which can be done with much greater ease and cost effectiveness without travelling abroad. It is strange, he observed, that the only film maker from Mumbai who had, with commitment, focused on depicting Northeast through cinema was Late Dev Anand and therefore, the glory of visuals from Northeast locations needs to be reintroduced to the present generation of film makers as well.

One of the important objectives of “Make in Northeast” initiative, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, will be not only to generate revenue for Northeast but also to create job opportunities to prevent the exodus of youth which is presently taking place from the region to the rest of the country.

The meeting, among others, was attended by Secretary (Tourism) Dr. Lalit K. Panwar, Secretary (DoNER), Shri Vijay Kumar.


Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh says that Cooperative Leadership and Training are Essential for Stable Economy and Inclusive Development

Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that cooperative leadership and training are essential for stable economy and inclusive development in the present age of globalisation when the Indian economy is passing through an era of competitiveness. He was speaking at a function organised in New Delhi today, titled ’National Conference on Strengthening of Cooperative Education and Training’. Efficient management of human resources are the bedrocks for the development of cooperatives. For this, the training training programmes of cooperatives have to be dove-tailed to the hour of the day, he said.

Government have received proposals for opening cooperative management institutes from North Eastern Region like Sikkim, Mizoram, Tripura and states of Chattisgarh and Jharkhand, he said. Union Agriculture Minister mentioned that Government is keen to strenthen cooperative education and training in these states and all efforts will be made to provide sufficient funds and other resources in this regard.

Shri Singh said that in North East region, Government is implementing cooperative programme through NCUI. NCUI have established 8 field projects in North Eastern region which include Aizawl (Mizoram), Thoubal and Imphal (Manipur), Magalbara (Sikkim, Shillong(Meghalaya), Kohima(Nagaland), Morigaon and Jorhat (Assam).

Shri Singh said that National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) provides encouragement and financial assistance to cooperatives from primary level to national level and also provides them with technical guidance including computerisation skills. So far, NCDC have sanctioned Rs 269.15 cr to 352 cooperative committees/banks and have released Rs 202.15 cr. He said that NCDC implements ICDP (Integrated Cooperative Development Projects) in selected districts. NCDC released Rs 405.70 cr for 19 projects in Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. NCDC have released a total amount of Rs 3126.23 cr to least developed states as against sanctioned amount of Rs 5535.05 cr.

Shri Singh said that NABARD is playing an important role as an advisor to provide core banking solution to cooperative banks. NABARD also gives technical/technological infrasture and Human Resources training to state and district level cooperative banks. Recently, Government have decided to provide Rs 23.75 cr as special package to 23 district cooperative banks (16 from Uttar Pradesh) to revive them.

Mentioning Cooperative movement of India as World’s largest one, Shri Singh said that there are about 5.89 lakh cooperative committees spread across from village to national level. These Committees have a membership of 25 crore people covering 97% villages and 71% total rural families. Agriculture cooperative credit contributes 16.9%, fertiliser production 29%, weaver cooperatives 54% and sugar production 40% towards the Indian economy.

Mentioning Dairy cooperatives, Shri Singh complimented Amul model of Gujarat and said that it has played an important role.


Number of CIPETs to be increased to 100 in next 5 years, says Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister; Shri Ananth Kumar lays foundation stone of Hostels in CIPET, Murthal

The Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Sh. Ananth Kumar has said that the government plans to increase the number of Central Institute for Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) from the current 23 to 100 in next 5 years. Addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone of boys and girls hostels of CIPET in Murthal, Haryana today, he said that this will help in honing the skills of about 4 lakh students every year in the upcoming sector of plastics and polymers. He said that the government is working to improve skill development and fulfill the PM’s dream of “Make in India”. He said Make in India and skill development are not to be confined to certain pockets but will be spread out throughout the country.

Sh. Ananth Kumar said that CIPET, Murthal will be upgraded to Higher Learning Centre which would give the degrees of B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD. He said the government is committed to provide one more CIPET in Haryana. Stressing on “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” mantra for Plastic Waste Management, he said specialized courses for such waste management will be started in the country. The Minister said the plastic industry is having a capacity of 12 million tons at present, which is likely to go up to 20 million tons by the end of this decade. Referring to the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative of the Haryana Government, he said more girls should be encouraged to join the technical courses.

On the issue of Fertilizer availability in the country, Shri Ananth Kumar said that there is no shortage of fertizers in the country. He said fertilizer security is the basis of food security, and the Government is ensuring timely and adequate availability of fertilizer. He said that better distribution systems can help the farmers.

CIPET, Murthal was set up in 2005. It has about 1000 students which are being given various diplomas and certificate courses. The campus is spread out over 10 acre land provided by Government of Haryana. The additional hostel facilities for which the foundation stone was laid today will help to develop 600 more skilled manpower from this campus every year. The Haryana Agriculture Minister, Sh. O.P. Dhankad, and secretary, department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Shri Surjit K. Chauhary was also present during the foundation stone laying ceremony today.

CIPET is an ISO 9001:2008 QMS, NABL, ISO/IEC 17020 accredited premier national Institution devoted to Academic, Technology Support & Research (ATR) activities for the growth of Polymer & allied industries in the country. CIPET operates on hub & spokes model with 23 locations spread across the length & breadth of the country.

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