Proposals to Open New Coal Mines




Proposals to Open New Coal Mines

Coal India Limited (CIL) envisaged taking up 129 new coal mining projects for an ultimate coal production capacity of 458 million tonnes per annum during the XII Five Year Plan. Out of these, 21 projects have already been approved and 20 have been approved in-principle. A contribution of 87 million tonnes is envisaged from new projects in 2016-17 and 182 million tonne in the year 2019-20. This additional coal production is envisaged to improve availability of coal. 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 Rajya Sabha today.


The Minister further stated that however, coal can be imported freely as it is under open general license.

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Tariff Based Competitive Bidding For Auctioning of 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/LoAs through competitive bidding as the selection process and to recommend the optimal structure that would meet the requirements of all the stakeholders. 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 Rajya Sabha today.

The Minister further stated that in order to conduct the auction of the Coal Linkages to non-regulated sector which covers Cement, Sponge Iron, Captive Power and others through competitive bidding this Ministry has prepared a draft auction methodology and also an approach paper has been prepared for public consultation. On 04.06.2015 the members of the public and stakeholders concerned were requested to submit their comments/views on the draft auction methodology. The policy for linkage auction is under consideration of the Ministry, the Minister added.

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Trafficking of Antiquities

In the year 2014, a total of 6 cases of theft of antiquities have been reported from Centrally protected monuments/Sites/Museum maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. Similarly in the year 2015 till date, 2 such cases have been reported. Under the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act 1972, provisions exist for regulating the trade in antiquities and for registering specific categories of antiquities.

India is also a signatory to the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Trafficking in cultural property

The provision for security at museums and protected monuments by deploying State Police, Private Security Guards and also CISF in selected places exists. Strict vigil is also maintained by the Customs Department at all airports and seaports and other law enforcing agencies like the CBI, DRI and the State Police

The National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities would document the antiquities and prepare a national database, which would help in establishing provenance in the retrieval of smuggled antiquities. The Mission would also promote public awareness, concern and participation in safeguarding of antiquarian wealth.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Culture (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma in reply to an unstarred question today in Lok Sabha.

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Revenue secretary Shaktikanta Das and CBDT Chairperson Ms. Anita Kapur to Participate in Talkathon on the New Black Money Law Tomorrow

The Revenue  Secretary, Shri Shaktikanta Das  and Chairperson CBDT, Ms. Anita Kapur  would participate in a Talkathon tomorrow i.e. Tuesday, 4th August, 2015 from 7 pm onwards on the theme of New Black Money Law. Talkathon is being organized by the Ministry of Information And Broadcasting. The entire show would be broadcasted LIVE through the YouTube channel of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting i.e. www.youtube.com/user/INBMINISTRY.   It will also be telecast Live by DD News Channel.

                          Talkathon is a unique initiative by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, where virtual space merges with the real world. Talkathon provides a platform for twitter users/ twitterati to ask questions directly to guest/s on twitter using a specific hashtag: #ASKGOVTONBLACKMONEYLAW  .

                                      The previous editions of Talkathon were well appreciated both in the real and virtual space. This year’s Union Budget 2015-16 became a watershed moment, as the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley answered various questions asked by public directly on twitter using hashtag #AskYourFM. The one hour interaction was hosted by celebrity author Shri Chetan Bhagat and telecasted Live on Doordarshan and I&B Ministry’s YouTube channel. Talkathon on the completion of one year of the present NDA Government with the three Union Ministers, Smt Smriti Irani, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman and Shri Piyush Goyal was also a great success.

The Logo of the Talkathon scheduled for tomorrow is as follows:



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ACC Appointment

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the continuation of additional charge of the post of Enforcement Director under Department of Revenue assigned to Shri Rajan S.Katoch, IAS (MP:79) for a period of three months beyond 31.7.2015.

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Appointment of Shri Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari, Senior-Most Judge of Patna High Court to Perform the Duties of the Office of the Chief Justice of Patna High Court

In exercise of the powers conferred by article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Iqbal Ahmed Ansari, senior-most Judge of the Patna High Court, to perform the duties of the office of Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from 1st August, 2015 consequent upon the retirement of Shri Justice Lingala Narasimha Reddy, Chief Justice of Patna High Court.

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MSMEs in North-Eastern Region


As per the latest Census (Fourth Census) as well as data extracted from Economic Census 2005 conducted by Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) for activities excluded from Fourth Census, namely wholesale/retail trade, legal, educational & social services, hotel & restaurants, transports and storage & warehousing (except cold storage), the number of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the North-Eastern Region, including Assam are as under:


Sl.
No.
State
Number of MSMEs (in lakh)
1.
SIKKIM                  
0.17
2.
ARUNACHAL PRADESH       
0.41
3.
NAGALAND                
0.39
4.
MANIPUR                 
0.91
5.
MIZORAM                 
0.29
6.
TRIPURA                 
0.98
7.
MEGHALAYA               
0.88
8.
ASSAM                   
6.62
Total
10.64















The Government facilitates the promotion and development of MSMEs in the country including North-Eastern Region by improving access to finance through implementation of Credit Guarantee Scheme, Performance and Credit Rating Scheme, etc. and supporting technology development through implementation of various schemes/programmes like Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme etc.

The Government is implementing Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) in the country including North-Eastern Region to facilitate generation of employment. The Margin Money Subsidy released during the current year (as on 16.07.2015), for North-Eastern Region under the PMEGP is Rs. 108.01 Crores. There are four MSME-Development Institutes (DIs) located at Guwahati, Agartala, Gangtok, and Imphal with their Branch institutes in the region.          

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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COIR Production Units 

Government has developed a portal “Employment Exchange for Industries” having URL: www.eex.dcmsme.gov.in.

2,90,966 persons have registered on the portal as at 3:53 pm of 28th July, 2015. State / UT wise list is attached at:

(State / UT wise details of job seekers registered on Employment Exchange for Industries as at 3:53 pm of 28th July 2015).

S.No.
Name Of State/UT
No. of  Jobseekers Registered

1.
Andaman and Nicobar
6
2.
Andhra Pradesh
18929
3.
Arunachal Pradesh
286
4.
Assam
7175
5.
Bihar
7469
6.
Chandigarh
242
7.
Chhattisgarh
1593
8.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
18
9.
Daman and Diu
11
10.
Delhi
3985
11.
Goa
169
12.
Gujrat
12965
13.
Haryana
2207
14.
Himachal Pradesh
684
15.
Jammu and Kashmir
342
16.
Jharkhand
14604
17.
Karnataka
3287
18.
Kerala
1232
19.
Madhya Pradesh
11447
20.
Maharashtra
38080
21.
Manipur
169
22.
Meghalaya
170
23.
Mizoram
603
24.
Nagaland
149
25.
Orissa
37310
26.
Pondichery
110
27.
Punjab
14397
28
Rajasthan
4253
29.
Sikkim
247
30.
Tamilnadu
11431
31.
Tripura
658
32.
Uttar Pradesh
34883
33.
Uttarakhand
11357
34.
West Bengal
28261
35
Not mentioned
22237

Total
2,90,966

The portal has been launched on 15.06.2015 and no such data is available. 

To enhance its utility and access for skilled manpower, the portal is being popularized through print and electronic media as well as by approaching industries / associations and pass out & current trainees of MSME Technology Centres.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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Employment Exchange Portal for MSME Sector 
Government has developed a portal “Employment Exchange for Industries” having URL: www.eex.dcmsme.gov.in.

2,90,966 persons have registered on the portal as at 3:53 pm of 28th July, 2015. State / UT wise list is attached at:

(State / UT wise details of job seekers registered on Employment Exchange for Industries as at 3:53 pm of 28th July 2015).

S.No.
Name Of State/UT
No. of  Jobseekers Registered

1.
Andaman and Nicobar
6
2.
Andhra Pradesh
18929
3.
Arunachal Pradesh
286
4.
Assam
7175
5.
Bihar
7469
6.
Chandigarh
242
7.
Chhattisgarh
1593
8.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
18
9.
Daman and Diu
11
10.
Delhi
3985
11.
Goa
169
12.
Gujrat
12965
13.
Haryana
2207
14.
Himachal Pradesh
684
15.
Jammu and Kashmir
342
16.
Jharkhand
14604
17.
Karnataka
3287
18.
Kerala
1232
19.
Madhya Pradesh
11447
20.
Maharashtra
38080
21.
Manipur
169
22.
Meghalaya
170
23.
Mizoram
603
24.
Nagaland
149
25.
Orissa
37310
26.
Pondichery
110
27.
Punjab
14397
28
Rajasthan
4253
29.
Sikkim
247
30.
Tamilnadu
11431
31.
Tripura
658
32.
Uttar Pradesh
34883
33.
Uttarakhand
11357
34.
West Bengal
28261
35
Not mentioned
22237

Total
2,90,966

The portal has been launched on 15.06.2015 and no such data is available. 

To enhance its utility and access for skilled manpower, the portal is being popularized through print and electronic media as well as by approaching industries / associations and pass out & current trainees of MSME Technology Centres.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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Marketing Assistance Scheme 
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises provide Marketing assistance to MSMEs through various schemes. The details of schemes operated by this office are as under;

Marketing Assistance and Technology Upgradation (MATU) Scheme
Financial support to participate in State/District level local exhibitions/trade fairs is provided under the Scheme.

Vendor Development Programme (VDP)
A platform to bring Buyers and Sellers together for business promotion.

Marketing Development Assistance (MDA)
 Financial assistance to Micro and Small enterprises to participate in overseas exhibitions and to implement Bar Code.

The details of the funds allocated and spent as well as target fixed and achieved under each scheme during  last three years and the current year are given:

Details of the funds allocated & spent as well as target fixed & achieved by this department

Year
Achievement
 (No of units benefitted)
Funds allocated (BE)
(Rs. in Lakh)
Expenditure
(Rs. in Lakh)


MATU
VDPs
MDA
MATU
VDPs
MDA
MATU
VDPs
MDA
2012-13
563
345

978
800
500
885
97.82
338.50

489.51
2013-14
137
349

867
500
500
600
34.34
375.40

389.98
2014-15
713
375

1026
500
500
600
112.07
388.12

507.21
2015-16*
(As on 30.6.2015)
-
15
139
500
500
600
-
30.00
99.50
*    No targets are fixed under schemes since these schemes are demand driven.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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