The government has allocated Rs 834 crores of total earmarked Rs 1,720 crore for National Food Security Mission (NFSM) to increase production of pulses, parliament was told on Tuesday.
An amount of Rs 169 crores has been released so far to states for implementation of the pulses programme, Minister of State for Agriculture S. S. Ahluwalia told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
The finance ministry said the Reserve Bank is not examining any proposal to extend the 90-day period for classification of non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans to help small businesses, reported PTI. The extant prudential NPA norms were brought in after extensive consultations and were based on the report of the Committee headed by M Narasimham on Banking Sector Reforms, Minister of State
The tourism sector had witnessed an increase of around 23 per cent in foreign exchange earnings (FEEs) in June 2017 over June 2016, the government said as per the PTI report. According to a statement from the tourism ministry, FEEs in June, 2017 amounted to Rs 13,088 crore as compared to Rs 10,677 crore in June, 2016 and Rs 9,564 crore in June, 2015. The rate of increase in FEEs in June 2017 ov
The government on Tuesday said the growth of the country was dependent on multiple factors, of which demonetisation was only a part, as no direct data was available to measure the impact of note ban on the GDP.
"Gross Domestic Product of a country depends on a number of factors including structural, external, fiscal and monetary factors (which is only partly reflected
The government today said there is no proposal under consideration with regard to farm loan write-off, reported PTI. However, the Centre informed Parliament that there is a facility has been put in place for farmers to avail concessional debt. Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Maharasthra and Karnataka government have announced loan waiver this year.
"There is no proposal at present under c
The Indian Government has said that the process for formulation of a new industrial policy has been initiated and consultations are being held with stakeholders. Commenting on the issue, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the media, “Consultations are on with industry bodies, academia, think-tanks, state governments and concerned ministries and departments of the centr