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New Government Scheme to Provide 80,000 Commercial PVs in Rural Areas

In a bid to make a better transport system in rural areas, the Indian government has proposed a plan to give 80,000 commercial passenger vehicles at a subsidized cost to 1.5 lakh villages in India. Likely to be christened as the Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojna, these vehicles will be given to defense personnel and …

Meet Mumbai's First Women Rickshaw Drivers

Chaya Mohite slowly turns the accelerator as she carefully edges the salmon-colored rickshaw forward, one of Mumbai’s first female auto drivers to the utilization of a government scheme aimed at empowering women. The 45-year-old was one of 19 women who soon started jobs ferrying passengers through the notoriously congested streets of the financial capital in …

It's Not Visa-on-Arrival, Cedes Government, Scheme to be Renamed

Addressing “misunderstandings” over its Visa on Arrival scheme, the government today renamed the tourism initiative “Visa Online.” The Visa on Arrival scheme permits visitors from about 44 countries to apply for a visa four days before the date of arrival. Because of its name, however, international visitors misunderstood the scheme and assumed that they would …

The government has prepared a time-bound programme for distribution of high-quality smartphones free of cost to people under the 'Sanchar Kranti Yojana(SKY)'

Under a government scheme, free smartphones will be given to women and students. The phone will have an application by which beneficiaries will be able to access information about several public welfare programmes and also enjoy a host of other benefits. The government has prepared a time-bound programme for distribution of high-quality smartphones free of …

Haryana To Send 5,000 People On Free Varanasi Pilgrimage

5,000 people from Haryana would go on a free tour of Kashi, as the city of Varanasi is commonly known, under a state government scheme, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today. He also announced that from next year an ‘AntyodayaKaryalaya’ would be established in every sub-division of the state. In these offices, information …

unity

Over 27,000 people on Saturday came to see the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Narmada district, the highest since the Sardar Patel memorial was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31 and opened to the public on November 1. The statue, constructed on an islet near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya, at 182 meters is the tallest such structure in …

130 Km Of Roads Constructed Daily Under Government

An average 130 km of roads are being constructed every day under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the highest in the last seven years, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari claimed today. Mr Gadkari said in Lok Sabha that the central government has taken a decision to speed up the execution of PMGSY to substantially …

Namami Gange Programme

Creating River-Front Development:-28 River-Front Development projects and 33 Entry level Projects for construction, modernization,and renovation of 182 Ghats and 118 crematoria has been commenced. River Surface Cleaning:-River Surface cleaning for deposition of floating solid waste from the surface of the Ghats and River and its disposal are afoot and pushed into service at 11 locations. …

digi yatra policy

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has introduced the Policy on the biometric-based digital processing of passengers at Airports called “Digi Yatra”. DigiYatra envisages a connected ecosystem improving the seamless travel experience for the passengers and simultaneously improving the security. Objectives Every passenger, (Indian citizens and foreigners) become a “Digi Yatri” and enjoys the facilities and benefits …

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 …