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National Agriculture Market (NAM)

National Agriculture Market (NAM) is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to make a unified national market for agricultural commodities. The NAM Portal gives a single window service for all APMC related information and services. This covers commodity arrivals & prices, buy & sell trade offers, provision to respond to trade …

scheme for promotion of academic and research collaboration

The Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekarset up the web portal of the Scheme “Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)” in New Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that SPARC scheme focuses at improving the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian …

Soil Health Card

Soil Health Card (SHC) is a Government of India’s scheme encouraged by the Department of Agriculture & Co-operation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. It is being implemented by the Department of Agriculture of all the State and Union Territory Governments. An SHC is meant to provide each farmer soil nutrient status of …

RBL Bank plans to go for a ‘selective’ approach to finance highway projects

At a time when big banks are shying away from the infrastructure sector, private-sector lender RBL Bank is eyeing highway projects with plans to make selective financing. “We are just about starting to take baby steps into some selective project financing. So, we are looking at roads where there is guaranteed by the National Highways …

A speed boat passes by oil docks at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar

Decks have been cleared for India to commence operating the Chabahar port in Iran by the end of November after the US granted exemptions to the port from the sanctions it had imposed on the Persian Gulf nation from Sunday. “We are targeting to commence operations at Chabahar by the end of the month,” a …

Bullet train project to leave no stone unturned to conserve trees on route

Before flagging off Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the country needs to prominently display this disclaimer — ‘‘No tree has been cut in the making of this bullet train.’’ But to make this ambitious claim, the country may have to uproot and replant 60,000 trees. This is the number of trees …

CPWD - Central Public Works Department

CPWD came into existence in July 1854 when Lord Dalhousie set up a central agency for execution of public works and set up Ajmer Provincial Division. By the professional expertise in disciplines including Architecture, Engineering, Project Management coupled with comprehensive experience in building construction and maintenance CPWD has been working in the nation for last …

national capital region transport corporation ltd

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) – a Joint Sector company of Government of India and States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh is apex for implementing the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) programme across the National Capital Region (NCR), ensuring a balanced and sustainable urban development by better connectivity and access. The …

national capital region planning board

The National Capital Region (NCR) is a coordinated planning region nodal point upon the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) in India. It encompasses the whole NCT of Delhi and several districts surrounding it from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. The NCR and the associated National Capital Region Planning Board were made …

National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research

The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) was set up as an autonomous Research and Development Institution of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (formerly Department of Ocean Development), Government of India on the 25th May 1998. With a mission mandate that is quite problematic, the Centre is designated as the apex organization for …

national institute of ocean technology

The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) was set up in November 1993 as an autonomous society under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. NIOT is managed by a Governing Council and the Director is the pioneer of the Institute. The major focus of starting NIOT under the Ministry of Earth Sciences is …

India Meteorological Department

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), also called to as the Met Department, is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. It is the principal agency undertaken for meteorological observations, weather forecasting, and seismology. IMD is headquartered in Delhi and works in hundreds of observation stations across India and Antarctica. …