Status Note on Avian Influenza in Manipur and Telangana



Status Note on Avian Influenza in Manipur and Telangana

The Director, National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) informed this Department that they had received one dead chicken from the Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal of Manipur on 18-04-2015 which had been found positive in RT-PCR and Real time RT-PCR for H5N1 AIV.


Keeping in view the revised action plan, the intimation of the result was given to the state by NIHSAD, Bhopal for starting the control and containment operations so as to avoid the further spread of the disease. The Director, Veterinary and A.H. Services, Government of Manipur was requested to send a report on the matter and take necessary measures as per Action Plan on Avian Influenza.

The intimation was given to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare by this Department.

State Government carried out control and containment operation which is over on 29-04-2015 and the State issued the sanitization certificate for the said epicenter on 30-04-2015. During the operation, 20874 birds were culled while 940 had died out of a population of 21814 birds in 1 km. radius. The Department has issued the Post Operation Surveillance Plan (POSP) on 30.04.2015 which will be continued for a period of three months from the date of issue of sanitization certificate.

Status in Telangana:

The control and containment operation at the epicenter is over on 30-04-2015 and the State issued the sanitization certificate for the said epicenter on 30-04-2015. During the operation, 16024 birds were culled while 41040 had died out of a population of 201264 birds in 1 km. radius. The Department has issued the Post Operation Surveillance Plan (POSP) on 30.04.2015 which will be continued for a period of three months from the date of issue of sanitization certificate.

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Union Agriculture Minister underlines the important role of ‘eMarketing’ and the infrastructure Development for Agriculture ‘eMandis’

Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh, underlined the important role of ‘eMarketing’ and the infrastructure development for Agriculture ‘eMandis’. He urged States to think about the unified agriculture market for the states so that farmers can sell their agriculture produce at single place. This will also enable the concept of National Unified Agriculture Market to be successful. He said that ‘eMandis’ would require a software where farmers could enter the data related to agriculture produce. He emphasised this during the in-session meeting of the consultative committee of Ministry of Agriculture in New Delhi today.

Chairing the meeting of the consultative committee of Parliamentarians of the Ministry of Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, informed that the eMarketing will help to bring one Market concept and farmers would need to be educated about this concept. He said that agri-market will promote direct linkage between the farmer and the consumer, without the need for intermediaries and enable effective consumer information dissemination.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh also mentioned that one Mandi License fee for the farmers in the entire state for the ‘eMandi’ and will have the flexibility for the farmer to sell agriculture produce in one Unified Mandi in the entire state.

Participating in the discussion, MP Shri Shankarbhai N. Vegad suggested to create awareness among farmers regarding ‘eMandis’. MP, Shri Manshankar Ninama suggested about creating awareness about the role of ‘eMandis’ and the States responsibility.

Present on the occasion were Ministers of State for Agriculture, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan and Shri Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya and Parliamentarians who attended this meeting included Shri Manshankar Ninama, Shri Rodmal Nagar, Km. Shobha Karandlaje, Shri Sumedhanand Saraswati, Smt. Kamla Devi Patle and Shri Shankarbhai N. Vegad. Also present were Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation and Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and senior officials of Ministry of Agriculture.

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6 more satellites are planned to be launched during 2015-16

6 more satellites are planned to be launched during 2015-16. These are two Communication satellites GSAT-6 & GSAT-15; three Navigation satellites IRNSS-1E, IRNSS-1F & IRNSS-1G; and one Space science satellite ASTROSAT.

In addition, it is also planned to launch 13 more satellites from four countries using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

Antrix Corporation Ltd., the commercial arm of Department of Space is already marketing remote sensing data (images) from Indian Remote Sensing satellites in the global market through establishment of International Ground Stations and reseller network.

As on April 2015, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched 74 satellites. Out of these, 7 satellites failed to reach the orbit due to launch failure and 3 satellites failed in orbit.

In addition, ISRO has successfully launched 40 foreign satellites from 19 countries and 4 micro & nano satellites built by students of Indian Universities using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

This information was given by MoS in the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Quick Clearances for Coal Blocks

The Government has taken all efforts for providing quick clearances for coal blocks. The Vesting order and Allotment order issued to successful bidders and allottees respectively provides statutory approval of the mining plan, the mine closure plan and also prior approval of the Central Government to grant of mining lease. Recently, the Electronic Coal Projects Monitoring Portal (e-CPMP) for Ministry of Coal has also been developed to fast track projects. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Inter- Ministerial Committee for Coal Linkages

An Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) has been constituted in the Ministry of Coal on 12.01.2015 to consider various models including auctioning of coal linkages/Letter of Assurances (LoAs) through competitive bidding as the selection process and to recommend the optimal structure that would meet the requirements of all the stakeholders.The IMC has not yet submitted its report. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Reverse Bidding for Power Plants

In order to ensure no rise in power tariffs, reverse bidding mechanism was adopted in the auction of coal mines earmarked for power sector under the provisions of Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. As Power is a regulated sector, reverse bidding methodology was adopted where bidders have to submit bids below the Coal India notified price which was the applicable ceiling price. This is taken as fuel cost in determination of power tariff. In case, bid price reaches Rs. Zero in reverse bidding, the bidding changes to a forward one. This additional premium is payable to the State Government concerned, over and above the fixed reserve price of Rs. 100/- per tonne.

The Minister further stated that Nine Power Plants with a capacity of 9940 MWs are linked with coal mines auctioned through the reverse bidding process.

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

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

2.         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 177.8 in March, 2015, which was 0.1 % lower compared to the index of March, 2014. Its cumulative growth during April to March, 2014-15was 3.5 %.

Coal

3.         Coal production (weight: 4.38%) increased by 6.0 % in March, 2015over March, 2014. Its cumulative index during April to March, 2014-15 increased by 8.2% over corresponding period of previous year.

Crude Oil

4.         Crude Oil production (weight: 5.22%) increased by 1.7 % in March, 2015over March, 2014. Its cumulative index during April to March, 2014-15 declined by 0.9 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas

5.         The Natural Gas production (weight: 1.71%) declined by 1.5 % in March, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to March, 2014-15 declined by 5.2 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

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India and Japan Sign Action Agenda for India-Japan Investment and Trade Promotion and Asia-Pacific Economic Integration

The Commerce Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Mr. Yoichi Miyazawa today signed an action agenda for India-Japan investment and trade promotion and Asia-Pacific economic integration in the capital. Speaking on the occasion, the Japanese Trade Minister Mr. Yoichi Miyazawa said that the action agenda contains five items that are absolutely integral in furthering the trade relations between India and Japan. The Japanese Trade Minister informed that the five agenda points included in the action agenda are:

i) Development of selected townships in India as Japanese industrial townships.

ii) Promotion of investment and infrastructure development.

iii) Further development and cooperation in information technology.

iv) Enhancing cooperation in strategic sectors.

v) Asia-Pacific economic integration.

The Japanese Minister said that the investments by Japan into Indian companies will double in the next 5 years. He said that signing of this action agenda is a step further in improving the trade relationship between India and Japan as a follow-up of India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan last year.

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce Minister, said that signing of action agenda was in line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Make in India. She expressed satisfaction on the progress of trade relationships between India and Japan and said that excellent relations were building up between the two countries which would provide opportunity and potential for people in both the countries as a win-win situation. She said that the interaction with Japanese Trade Minister involved not only both the countries but also had partnership and dialogue between private sector of the two countries represented by a strong delegation CEOs from both the countries.

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Indo-Japan Joint Statement on Cooperation in ICT

A Joint Statement made on the 30th day of April, 2015 between the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of India and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan for cooperation in the field of Information & Communication Technology and Electronics. The Joint Statement was signed by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Communication & Information Technology, India and H.E. Mr. Yoichi Miyazawa, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan today at a ceremony held in New Delhi.

This Joint Statement shared the view of both countries that could create win-win situation in IT and Electronic manufacturing field where Japanese manufacturing and Indian IT business can have synergy. Furthermore, in new frontier of IT such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, high skilled Indian IT engineer and entrepreneurs can boost Indian and Japanese companies’ creative business activities and promote innovation.

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