Raising of Minimum Import Price (MIP) on import of Areca nuts



Raising of Minimum Import Price (MIP) on import of Areca nuts

The Government has received representations from various stakeholders of Areca nuts industry against unabated import of Areca nuts from neighbouring countries taking advantage of low import duty provided under SAFTA. It has, therefore, been decided to increase the Minimum Import Price (MIP) on import of Areca nuts from existing Rs. 110/- per kg. to Rs.162/- per kg. with immediate effect to safeguard the interest of domestic farmers.



The FSSAI has also advised its Field offices to stringently adhere to the quality specifications of Areca nut before clearing the import consignments. This has been done with a view to prevent inferior quality Areca nut from entering Indian market and de-stabilise the domestic prices.

The Customs Authorities have been advised to check the rules of origin with utmost care so as to ensure that Areca nut grown in other countries is not imported through our neighbouring countries taking advantage of low import duty under SAFTA.

The increase in the existing MIP on import of Areca nuts will be in the interest of the domestic farmers.

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Secretary I&B and Secretary AYUSH co-chair meeting with Broadcast Industry representatives for International Yoga Day on 21st June

In a major initiative to enhance the outreach, popularity and encourage participation of the people on the occasion of the International Day on 21st June, 2015, Secretary I&B, Shri Bimal Julka and Secretary AYUSH, Shri Nilanjan Sanyal co-chaired a meeting with representatives of the Broadcasting industry including Industry bodies, seeking their proactive participation in popularizing the event across various platforms in the broadcasting domain.

Both Secretary I&B and Secretary AYUSH emphasized that the proactive participation of the Industry bodies represented by NBA, IBF, CRFI, FCSR and representatives from Digital Cinema would ensure enhanced coverage , content and reach across News, GEC, Digital, CRS and Radio platforms. Both emphasized that the collaborative effort would also reinforce the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister and UN endorsement of observing 21st June as International Yoga Day for the first time. This would also enable the event having an international impact with the focus on Yoga being a People’s Movement.

Representatives from the Industry Bodies promised to proactively participate in promoting the event while at the same time providing and broadcasting content free of cost. Representatives mentioned that content would be sourced in the form of spots featuring popular TV artists on GEC platforms, messages endorsing the relevance of Yoga. These spots would run across the Broadcaster’s network on both News and GEC segments. The Industry representatives also agreed to take forward the content created by the Ministry of AYUSH on their platforms pro bono. It was also agreed to popularize the Yoga initiative on News platform on the News Segment through Special programmes, Discussions and studio-based events. It was also agreed that the events associated with International Yoga day would be covered appropriately. Representatives of the Industry from the Radio and Digital Cinema and Community Radio stream also offered to take the advocacy efforts forward through their network and distribution platforms.

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PM expresses sadness at the passing away of Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, former Speaker of the Japanese Parliament


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed sadness at the passing away of Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, former Speaker of the Japanese Parliament.

"Saddened at the passing away of Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, former Speaker of the Japanese Parliament. He was a friend of India.

Mr. Machimura served as Chairman of India-Japan Parliamentary Friendship League and worked extensively towards strong India-Japan ties.

I have fond memories of meeting Mr. Machimura in Tokyo during my last visit. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family", the Prime Minister said.

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