President of India to present the standard to 21 SQN & 116 HU of Indian Air Force




President of India to present the standard to 21 SQN & 116 HU of Indian Air Force

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will visit Rajasthan (Jodhpur) on 3rd to 4th March, 2015.

He will present the Standard to 21 SQN & 116 HU of Indian Air Force at Air Force Station, Jodhpur on 4th March, 2015.


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Siraj Hussain Assumes Charge as Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation

Shri Siraj Hussain, IAS, 1979 batch Uttar Pradesh Cadre, assumed charge as Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture on 28 February 2015. He succeeds Shri Ashish Bahuguna who retired on same day.

Earlier, he also worked in Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture as Additional Secretary and Special Secretary. Before his appointment to new assignment, he was Secretary to Ministry of Food Processing Industries. He also served as CMD of Food Corporation of India for over two years.


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Ashok Kumar Angurana assumes Charge as Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture

Shri Ashok Kumar Angurana, IAS, 1980 batch Jammu and Kashmir Cadre, assumed charge as Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture on 28 February 2015. He succeeds Shri Anup Kumar Thakur who retired on same day.

Earlier, Shri Ashok Kumar Angurana also worked at various senior levels in State and Central Governments. He worked as Dy Dir General (CAPART), Ministry of Rural Development for 5 years. Before his appointment to new assignment, he was Secretary to Ministry of Panchayati Raj.


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No Proposal to Privatize Airports

Presently, there is no proposal to privatize airports in the country. However, based on the recommendations of Task Force on Financing Plan for Airports during 12th Five Year Plan period, set up by erstwhile Planning Commission, Government of India has initiated the process for undertaking operation, management and development of Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports through Public Private Partnership (PPP). Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued Request for Qualification documents on December 30, last year. The Government has asked AAI management to evolve a mechanism for protection of the interests of the employees deployed at the above four airports.

In order to improve efficiency and transparency, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has framed a draft Civil Aviation Policy which provides, inter-alia, listing of AAI and Pawan Hans Helicopter Ltd. in the Stock Exchanges.

This information was given by Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2004-05=100), January, 2015

The summary of the Index of Eight Core Industries (base: 2004-05) is given at the Annexure.

The Eight Core Industries comprise nearly 38 % of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).  The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 174.8 in January, 2015, which was 1.8 % higher compared to the index of January, 2014. Its cumulative growth during April to January, 2014-15 was 4.1 %.

Coal

Coal production (weight: 4.38 %) increased by 1.7 % in January, 2015 over January, 2014. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2014-15 increased by 8.1 % over corresponding period of previous year.

Crude Oil

Crude Oil production (weight: 5.22 %) declined by 2.3 % in January, 2015 over January, 2014. The cumulative index of Crude Oil during April to January, 2014-15 declined by 1.0 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas

The Natural Gas production (weight: 1.71 %) declined by 6.6 % in January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2014-15 declined by 5.2 % over the corresponding period of previous year.







Refinery Products (0.93% of Crude Throughput)

Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 5.94%) increased by 4.7 % in January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2014-15 increased by 0.7 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers

Fertilizer production (weight: 1.25%) increased by 7.1 % in January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2014-15 declined by 0.5 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel (Alloy + Non-Alloy)

Steel production (weight: 6.68%) increased by 1.6 % in January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2014-15 increased by 1.6 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement

Cement production (weight: 2.41%) increased by 0.5 % in January, 2015. Its cumulative growth during April to January, 2014-15 was 7.1 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity

Electricity generation (weight: 10.32%) increased by 2.7 % in January, 2015 and it registered a cumulative growth of 8.9 % during April to January, 2014-15 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Note 1: Data are provisional. Revision has been made based on revised data received for corresponding month of previous year in respect of Coal, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Refinery Product, Steel, Cement and Electricity. Accordingly, indices for the month January, 2014 have been revised.


Annexure
Performance of Eight Core Industries
Yearly Index & Growth Rate
Base Year: 2004-05=100



#Refinery Products’ yearly growth rates of 2012-13 are not comparable with other years on account of inclusion of RIL (SEZ) production data since April, 2012.

Performance of Eight Core Industries
Monthly Index & Growth Rate
Base Year: 2004-05=100


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