Shri Rajnath Singh asks Delhi Police to focus on security for the North Eastern people

Shri Rajnath Singh asks Delhi Police to focus on security for the North Eastern people

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has called upon the Delhi Police to focus on providing security to people from the North Eastern Region (NER). Addressing the 68th Raising Day function of Delhi Police here today, the Union Home Minister said that the people from the NER should not feel alienated in the national capital.

Flagging Women’s Safety as another major concern, Shri Rajnath Singh said that the Centre has also asked all state governments to constitute Investigative Units on Crimes against Women which will investigate crimes like rape. Lauding Delhi Police for coming out with innovative technological solutions like ‘Himmat,’ he said that Himmat is an effective application launched by the Delhi Police to provide women security in Delhi.

The Union Home Minister asked the Delhi Police to work in close cooperation with the new State Government in Delhi for the development of the national capital. He remarked that the development of the States is imperative to the development of the nation. Shri Rajnath Singh advised the Delhi Police to give protection to the vast majority of poor people. “Police should be sensitive to the right to livelihood of the street vendors, rickshaw pullers and small traders and strive to win their blessings.”

Commenting on the security of minorities, the Union Home Minister assured that the Centre and the Delhi Police will extend full cooperation to ensure security of the minorities and their religious institutions. Shri Rajnath Singh said that the Centre has recently constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the `1984 riots`. He said that he was confident that now justice would be done to those affected by these riots.

Laying stress on adoption of modern technology for effective policing in the 21st century, the Union Home Minister said that the new procedure for issuing the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is a step towards that direction. He said that the Delhi Police should take lead to realise the Prime Minister’s dream of `SMART Police` (S-Sensitive and Strict; M-Modern with mobility; A- Alert and Accountable; R- Reliable and Responsive; T- Trained and Techno-savvy).

Shri Rajnath Singh said, “I am aware of the challenges facing Delhi Police; providing security to a diverse city like Delhi is extremely difficult task.” “In spite of all these challenges Delhi Police`s performance has been excellent,” he added.

The Union Home Minister announced Rupees 5 crore to Delhi Police Education Welfare Fund to construct school buildings. Earlier, Shri Rajnath Singh inspected the guard of honour and took the salute of the parade. Delhi Police Commissioner Shri BS Bassi also spoke on the occasion.


Central government keen about 50% reservation for women in urban local bodies; talks on with states, says Shri Venkaiah Naidu

Efforts on to build consensus on reservation for women in Parliament and State Legislatures

Urban Ministries to protect women’s rights in new schemes through joint ownership of houses, public transport etc

Shri Naidu calls for gender sensitive urban planning and development

Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu has said that the central government is working on mandating 50% reservation for women in all the urban local bodies of the country, to promote their participation in urban policy making for developing ‘engendered cities’. He spoke of the need for imparting gender perspective to designing urban policies and programmes while inaugurating a two day ‘International Conference on Gender and Urban Poverty’ here today. The Conference is jointly organized by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and the Department For International Development (DFID) of UK.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu further said that his ministry has already held consultations with states on 50% reservation for women in urban local bodies through an amendment to the Constitution. Speaking about the need for reservation for women in the Parliament and State Legislatures, Shri Naidu said that the central government seeks to build a consensus in this regard.

Stating that ‘women are more vulnerable to the harshness of urban inequities and they struggle more in terms of job security, pay parity, access to credit, suitability of working conditions, access to safe water, education and healthcare, housing etc., ‘ Shri Naidu stressed on the need for urban policies to be guided by women’s perspectives.

The Minister said that ‘gender sensitivity is all about acknowledging and being responsive to the different roles of women and men in the development of human settlements and their differential needs and addressing them through policy and institutional mechanisms’.

Speaking about the central government’s gender sensitive initiatives, Shri Naidu said that under the Housing for All scheme, joint ownership of houses to be built will be promoted besides giving over riding preference to women headed households, single women under different components like Credit Linked Subsidy, Rental Housing etc.

Voicing concern over safety of women in urban areas, Shri Naidu said that the government is focusing on promoting quality and reliable public transport under various schemes. He said that over one crore household toilets will be constructed in urban areas under Swachh Bharat Mission which on a conservative estimate will benefit over two crore women daily.

Shri Naidu said that the Government is keen to promote ‘engendered cities’ with the objective of welfare of women through their participation.

Dr.Nandita Chatterjee, Secretary(HUPA) said that urban women are susceptible to residential, occupational and social vulnerabilities and an effort is being made to improve the skill and asset base of urban women to improve their livelihood opportunities.


Shri Piyush Goyal Reached Out to Global Audience through Talkathon at Re-Invest2015

Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy has said that RE-INVEST 2015 is going to be the game changer in terms of India’s growing Renewable story, setting new targets, new paradigms of growth and will demonstrate to the world India’s commitment to a Clean and Green future. He was speaking at the maiden “Talkathon with a Union Minister by PIB” on the topic #REInvest2015 organized in the sidelines of the global conference here. During 30 minute live event which was based on integration of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and You Tube, the Minister took about 20 questions put forward by the people across the globe. The Talkathon @#REInvest with Shri Piyush Goyal was webcast live on &

Shri Goyal said the government hopes to connect with the people of the country by providing 24X7 power particularly in the remote corners of the nation through off-grid solutions, micro-grid. The Minister hoped that the solar rooftop programme would reach every home in the country. He said, with support and enthusiasm shown from all the corners will make this programme a grand success and India will meet its challenging target.

Shri Piyush Goyal said all the initiatives in the renewable sector is aimed at creating new jobs through setting up of solar and wind power plants, its operation, repair and maintenance, all of these are going to be job creators. He envisaged that this conference alone could create one million jobs for India. The Minister said that the government has the political will and there is no dearth of money for new initiatives. The Minister added that the government on a war-footing basis has started setting up of universities and skill development centres in different parts of the country. The government has also plans for promoting ‘solar entrepreneurs’ in a big way. Welcoming a suggestion which came up in a tweet of using solar panels in trains, Shri Goyal said he will take up the matter with the Railway Minister and ascertain its technical feasibility.

Replying to a volley of questions on smart metering and Transmission & Distribution issues, the Minister said that he had directed his officials to prepare an action plan for establishing cost effective Smart Metering and Smart Grid which will help preventing the power theft and ultimately reducing the cost of power. Shri Piyush Goyal also informed that a dialogue has already been started with state governments on improving the Distribution networks. And next month another conclave of state power ministers will be held. The Minister said the government is embarking up on a mission mode project with an investment close to 3 lakh crore rupees in the next 4 to 5 years to enhance the transmission and distribution infrastructure to make a seamless grid across India. Hailing the innovative capacity of the young generation, Shri Piyush Goyal urged the youth of the country to get connected with all programs of the government which is aimed to the last man in the street.


State Specific Policies on Renewable Energy need of the Hour, says Shri Suresh Prabhu

Union Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu has called for more active participation of states in harnessing renewable energy. He was speaking at the session tilted “Showcase of Policy Incentives by States” in the RE-INVEST 2015 in New Delhi. Pointing out that states are drivers of change, Shri Prabhu said that states should make specific laws and policies to become self-sufficient in energy. The Minister said that states which generate more renewable energy should be given more incentives. He said that state wise action plans should be formulated and the potential of each district should be mapped. Centre has taken many proactive steps in the field of renewable energy and now it is the turn of the states to carry it forward. Shri Prabhu also said that now clean energy should be made part for “Swachh Bharat Mission”.

Addressing the session, Sardar Bikram Singh Majithia, Minister for Renewable Energy, Punjab has said “we have to move from ground to rooftop to make solar mission a movement. He said his state is lending full support to the vision of the Prime Minister for making power available round the clock for all.

Madhya Pradesh Minister for New and Renewable Energy Shri Rajendra Shukla, said that Madhya Pradesh is second to Gujarat in providing uninterrupted power supply.

Shri Satyendar Jain, Minister for Power of Delhi Government shared his Government’s plans of meeting the huge power generation targets in Delhi. He sought advice on solar and bio-mass energy generation.

Moderating the session, Shri R.V. Shahi, former Secretary, Minister of Power, Government of India said that with the influx of power from renewable energy we must look at effective transmission systems.


Government Assures Protection of Investments in Renewable Energy Sector in India

Government Stands Committed Towards a Cleaner , Greener & Better India says Shri Piyush Goyal

India with its most ambitious renewable energy programme in the world, with a target of 15% generation by 2020 is trying to become a lucrative destination for investment in this sector. Today’s Plenary Session at the RE-INVEST 2015 in New Delhi examined the overall renewable energy potential of the country and discussed various investment opportunities.

Shri Piyush Goyal Union Minister of State ( IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in his opening address assured that the Government will make sure that the investments in India will be protected and encouraged. He said for a new investment destination the prerequisite is an atmosphere which makes to do business easier , consistency in policies, bankable contracts and prevalence of rule of law in the country . The Minister assured the investors that though the Government is pro-poor it understands the problems of business and will act as a facilitator. Shri Goyal said the entire aim of the government is to dovetail welfare measures which is meant for the under privileged and the last man in the street with the efforts of keeping our environment clean and with efforts of not doing anything which may affect the environment .

Shri Goyal asserted that the government stands committed to use renewable energy as our humble contribution towards a cleaner and better world to take on challenges of climate change head on and to leave behind a cleaner , better and greener India for the future generation.

In his special address at the session , Mr. Michael R. Bloomberg, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Cities & Climate Change urged both India’s private sector and foreign investors to continue developing and investing in the clean energy market which create knowledge-intensive jobs and support the nation’s goals. All of these steps, he said, are helping to position India as a crucial global leader in addressing climate change, as nations work toward an international climate agreement in Paris this December. No other country, in his view, faces an energy challenge or has seized the energy opportunity on nearly the same scale and scope. “Prime Minister Modi is showing that confronting climate change goes hand-in-hand with smart economic growth,” said Michael Bloomberg. “And from my experience, he is absolutely correct to make cities a central focus of his work. The more India invests in sustainable cities, the stronger its economy will grow.” said Mr Bloomberg.

In his remarks, Mr Uwe Beckmeyer , Deputy Minister , Federal Ministry of Economics & Energy , Federal Republic of Germany said that his country wants stronger , wider and deeper partnership with India in the renewable sector .

Baroness Sandip Verma , Minister of Energy & Climate Change , UK said that she would encourage indian RE firms to explore UK financing. She also said that her country will support India in three “Fs” namely Framework , Financing and Firms .

Among the other participants at the Plenary session titled “ India – the New Investment Destination for Renewable Energy” were Mr Adnan Z Amin , Director General International Renewable Energy Agency, Shri Ajay Sriram , President CII , Dr Jyotsna Suri, President FICCI , Shri Rana Kapoor , MD & CEO Yes Bank, Shri Tulsi Tanti , CMD Suzlon Group of companies, and Shri Vineet Mittal Vice Chairman, Welspun Renewables. The Session , which was moderated by Dr Satish B Agnihotri Former Secretary ( Coordination) Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India also deliberated on key policy interventions needed to catalyse investments.

The three day RE-INVEST 2015 is being attended by 2800 delegates from 41 countries.
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