2016

Best of PIB, find here the Yearend Review of various department of ministries like the Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Department of Atomic Energy; Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers; Ministry of Coal; Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution; Ministry of Corporate Affairs; Ministry for Development of Northeast Region; Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Ministry of Information & Broadcasting; Ministry of Labour & Employment; Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises; Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas; Ministry of Power; Ministry of Shipping; Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment; Ministry of Urban Development; and Ministry of Water Resources.

 

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Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

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Major Initiatives and Accomplishments of Department of Commerce (DOC) 2016 

  • Exports record a positive growth
  • Government E­Marketplace (GeM) launched in August, 2016 and becomes fully functional by October, 2016.
  • The WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement in Goods ratified
  • 1st BRICS Trade Fair organised in India from October 12­14, 2016
  • INNOPROM ­ 2016
  • Building the India Brand 

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Government of India

Department of Atomic Energy

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Year End review: Department of Atomic Energy

Following are the main highlights of the activities of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) during the year 2016:

  • Unit 1, (1000 MWe) of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) was dedicated to the nation on August 10, 2016 by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Russian President Shri Vladimir Putin.
  • Unit 2 (1000 MWe) of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project achieves criticality and dedicated to the nation.
  • Foundation laying of Units 3 & 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.
  • India­Japan Agreement for Cooperation in Nuclear Energy.
  • India becomes Associate Member of CERN, Geneva (November 21, 2016).
  • Cabinet grants ‘in­principle’ approval to the LIGO­India mega science proposal.
  • India supplied indigenous teletherapy machine Bhabhatron, for cancer treatment to Bougando Medical Centre in Tanzania.
  • Novel design of CO2 sorbents.
  • DHRUVA reactor at Trombay
  • BARC develops kit for detection of Chromium contamination of water
  • BARC and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology sign MoU for joint development of Deep Brain Stimulator.
  • Hall of Nuclear Energy inaugurated in Delhi.
  • International Conference on “India’s role in Global Nuclear Governance”.
  • National Symposium on “Public Education on Radiation Safety”
  • 8th Nuclear Energy Conclave

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Government of India

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

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Department of Sports: Major Achievements during 2016

  • Rio Paralympics – 2016
  • 12th South Asian Games
  • Committees for selection of sports awardees by President of India in Rashtrapati Bhawan on 29th August, 2016
  • BRICS U­17 Football tournament
  • Run for Rio on 31st July, 2016
  • Consultation with Elite sports persons
  • Indian U­18 Men Hockey Team won gold in 4 th at Dhaka Asia cup
  • “Chintan Workshop”a brain storming session was held with former Olympians, Sports Science Experts, Sr. Beaurocrats of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports on 10.11.2016 at Major Dhyanchand National Stadium
  • National Sports Day was celebrated on 29.08.2016
  • Khelo Football
  • Village level sports competitions in Jammu & Kashmir
  • Addressing the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), Minister of State (I/C) emphasized the need to make Sports a Compulsory Subject in Schools
  • MoU between India and New Zealand on cooperation in the field of Youth and Sports
  • MOS (I/C) YA&S chaired a meeting of 46 major Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and Public Sector Banks (PSBs) on 24.11.16
  • Mission 11 Million Programme
  • Launch of a new scheme ‘Khelo India ­ National Programme for Development of Sports’
  • Conference of the State Ministers and Secretaries for Youth Affairs and Sports was held in Vigyan Bhawan at New Delhi on 15.11.16
  • Special Certificate Course in Sports Coaching for J&K Sportspersons Started at National Institute of Sports (NIS), Patiala
  • National Sports development bill has been sent to Legislative department for approval
  • Direct Benefit Transfer
  • India beat Belgium 2­1 to win junior hockey world cup title on 18.12.2016 

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Government of India

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

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Highest ever urea production of 245 LMT occurred in the country during 2015-16

Following are the achievements of Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers during the year:

  • Availability of Fertilizers
  • Neem Urea Coated
  • New Urea Policy
  • City Compost
  • NBS Scheme for P & K fertilizers
  • Reduction in price of P & K Fertilizers
  • DBT in Fertilizers
  • Formation of Indian Council for Fertilizer and Nutrient Research (ICFNR)

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Government of India

Ministry of Coal

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Year End Review –COAL

  • Coal Production Reaches 391.10 MTe,
  • 6% Overall Growth Recorded During April November 2016
  • Coal Ministry Gone Fully Digital ;
  • Several IT Initiatives Taken to Enhance Transparency & Ease of Doing Business

The details of important initiatives and achievements of Coal Ministry are as follows:

  • ALLOCATION OF COAL MINES UNDER THE COAL MINES (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT, 2015
  • MOVING AHEAD WITH TECHNOLOGY – Coal Allocation Monitoring System (CAMS)
  • FURTHER RATIONALIZATION OF COAL LINKAGES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF 3 PHASE PROGRESS
  • TRANSPARENT ALLOCATION OF COAL LINKAGES.
  • ALTERNATIVE DISPUTES RESOLUTION MECHANISM (ADRM)
  • COAL MINES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION (CMPFO)
  • NLC India Limited (NLCIL)
  • SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN NLCIL (Jan­-Nov 2016)
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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Government of India

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

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Achievements & Initiatives taken by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution during 2016:

  • Completion of implementation of National Food Security Act, 2013 in all States/UTs of the country Major reforms in automation of the Public Distribution System (PDS)
  • Sustained efforts bring the cane price arrears down to Rs. 510 crore
  • New provisions to promote quality products & services and to boost consumer protection
  • Buffer stock of about 6.95 lakh tonnes of pulses built under Price Stabilization Fund (PSF) scheme 

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Government of India

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

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Major policy initiatives and achievements of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA):

  • MCA entrusted with the responsibility to administer the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code)
  • The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) established
  • Stabilization of the Cost Records and Audit Rules

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Government of India

Ministry for Development of Northeast Region

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Year End Review: Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

  • The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi attended the 65 th Plenary Session of North Eastern Council (NEC) on 27 th May, 2016
  • The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on Jan.18, 2016 inaugurated the Sikkim Organic Festival 2016, and addressed the Plenary Session of the National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, at Gangtok in Sikkim.
  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Jan.19, 2016 unveiled the plaque for the foundation stone of the campus for Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Guwahati.
  • In two historic moves by Indian Railways, Railways Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu on July 30, 2106 laid the foundation stone of the proposed Imphal railway station, and also announced the commencement of work for the longest rail tunnel in India
  • In a big milestone, Railways Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu, in the company of his Bangladeshi counterpart Mohammed Mazibul Hoque, on July 31, 2016 laid the foundation stone for the Agartala–Akhaura broad gauge line.
  • Referring to fast­track movement of rail expansion in Northeast, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh said on April 13, 2016
  • Assam Chief Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal on Oct. 3, 2016 announced in Guwahati, direct flights introduced by Spicejet airline on the Guwahati­Silchar and Guwahati­Aizwal routes starting Oct. 4, 2016.
  • In the Smart City list released on Sep.20, 2016 by Union Minister of Urban Development, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, two cities of Northeast namely Kohima in Nagaland and Namchi in Sikkim have found a place.
  • Central Monitoring Committee (CMC) on Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) Central Scheme accorded in­principle approval to fund Rs.15 crores to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting towards the Capital Assets Creation for the proposed ‘Arun Prabha Project’
  • M/o DoNER has initiated creation of Venture Capital Fund for NER with North East Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi)
  • DoNER Ministry organised the Bamboo Summit on September 27­28, 2016 in New Delhi
  • Ministry of DoNER sanctioned Rs.207 crores in December 2016 for protection of Majuli island
  • The NEC approved formation of the North Eastern Tourism Development Council
  • From the academic session 2016­17, one seat each for cancer super­specialization in DM (Oncology) and MCh (Oncology) has been introduced in Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati.
  • Dr Jitendra Singh laid the Foundation Stone of a Hostel exclusively for Northeast girl students in Bengaluru on June 6, 2016.
  • Dr Jitendra Singh on March 3, 2016 hailed the quantum jump in the Budget allocation for North East Region in Union Budget 2016­17
  • A DoNER project portal has been launched for online data capture from State Governments, enabling Public Transparency and Social Audit.
  • The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has gone LIVE on e­-office from Sep. 6, 2016
  • DoNER has embarked upon the agenda of using Geo Spatial, Remote Sensing and GIS technologies as decision support systems for planning
  • DoNER Ministry is implementing World Bank assisted North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) in four States namely Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
  • The North East­-ASEAN Business Summit was organised during April 7­9, 2016 at Imphal, Manipur
  • A meeting on “Economic Cooperation Dialogue in Eastern South Asia: Transport Corridors and Border Special Development Zones” was jointly organised by UNESCAP, Government of Meghalaya and North Eastern Council at Shillong on April 25­26, 2016
  • Ministry of DoNER supported the Business Sessions held in Mandalay and Yangon in Myanmar as part of the India Myanmar Thailand (IMT) Car Rally which was held from 13 th Nov to 3 rd December 2016
  • The DoNER Ministry organised a mega­ event “Destination North East­2016” from February 12­14, 2016 at Pragati Maidan, ITPO, New Delhi
  • Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the “Northeast Textile & Craft Shopping Mela” on Dec.3, 2016, which was jointly organised by the Ministry of DoNER and the Ministry of Textiles
  • The Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Smt. Rashmi Verma inaugurated the Purbashree Emporium in New Delhi on June 2, 2016.
  • Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the Purbashree stall at Dilli Haat, INA on May 16, 2016
  • Union Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge), Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar and Dr. Jitendra Singh, jointly inaugurated in New Delhi on May 30, 2016

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Government of India

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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Initiatives and Achievements of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: A Year End Review, 2016

  • The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA)
  • MAA­Mother’s Absolute Affection
  • Introduction of new vaccines
  • Mission Indradhanush
  • Family Planning
  • Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF)
  • National Deworming Day (NDD)
  • Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI)
  • Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme
  • Centre for Integrative Medicine and Research (CIMR) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
  • T. Initiatives
  • DISEASE CONTROL
  • BIG THRUST TO HOSPITALS
  • Medical Education
  • National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS)
  • Organ Transplant
  • Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)
  • 6th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meet
  • Biomedical Equipment Management and Maintenance Program (BMMP)

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Government of India

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

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Year End Review­ Ministry of I&B”

  • Annual Renewal Process for existing TV Channels was simplified to promote Ease of Doing Business
  • New Print Media policy announced to increase Transparency & Accountability in release of Government Ads through DAVP
  • I&B Ministry promotes healthy development of cinema as a medium of communication through various film festivals
  • Ministry to formulate National Information & Communication Policy in consultation with States Akashwani Maitree channel launched for promoting & preserving composite Bengali culture

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Government of India

Ministry of Labour & Employment

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Year end review­ 2016 Achievements and initiatives of the Ministry of Labour & Employment:

  1. Legislative Reforms
  • The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015
  • The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016
  • The Employees’ Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016
  • The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016
  • Cabinet in its meeting held on 29th June,2016 considered the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill,2016
  • Labour Codes
  1. Administrative Initiatives / Decisions
  2. Governance Reforms through Technology

a. Ease of compliance & better enforcement of Labour Laws

i.   Shram Suvidha Portal in the Central Sphere

b. Better Delivery of Service

i. Employees Provident Fund Organisation

  1. Universal Account Number (UAN)
  2. Online Registration of Establishments (OLRE)
  3. Online Facilities to Members
  4. Exempted Establishments Brought on E­Portal
  5. Inoperative Accounts Helpdesk
  6. Updation of Accounts
  7. Facilities to International Worker
  8. Global Network Operations Centre (g­NOC)
  9. Compliance Analysis & Monitoring System of EPFO
  10. SOCIAL MEDIA

ii. Employees State Insurance Corporation

  1. ESI Scheme

4. AYUSH

5. Transforming Public Employment Services

a. Activities and achievements of DGE for the year 2016

  1. National Career Service (NCS) –Public Employment Service Platform
  2. Enhancing Employability of the workforce
  3. Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY)scheme

6. Opening Bank Accounts for Cashless transaction of wage

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Government of India

Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

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Ministry of MSME Year End Review:

  • Cabinet approves creation of ‘Indian Enterprise Development Service (IEDS)’ in the Office of Development Commissioner (MSME) under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of MSME Technology Centre at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh under Technology Centre Systems Programme (TCSP) & National Vendor Development Programme
  • MSME EXPO 2016 At Pragati Maidan New Delhi
  • National SC/ST Hub launched on 8th October 2016 in Ludhiana
  • MSME Databank and Finance Facilitation Launched at 14th Meeting of National Board Online Census of MSMEs and Finance Facilitation Centres Launched
  • Giant Charkha unveiled at IGI Airport, Delhi 42 carpenters from Ahmedabad built the Charkha in 55 days
  • Incubation cell at IIFT Delhi Launched
  • 38 PSUs Achieved the Target of 20% Public Procurement from MSME
  • MSME Procurement Policy reviewed
  • Mauritius to exclusively offer Biofarming Technology to India various areas of cooperation in MSME Sector between both the countries discussed

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Government of India

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

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  • A new dawn in Renewable Energy­ India attains 4th position in global wind power installed capacity; 46.33 GW grid­ interactive power;
  • 7,518 MW of grid­ connected power;
  • 1502 MW Wind power capacity added;
  • Small hydro power capacity reaches 4323 MW,
  • 92305 Solar Pumps installed,
  • 38,000 crore Green Energy Corridor is being set up;
  • Surya Mitra” mobile App launched,
  • Solar Tariff as low as Rs 3/unit

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Government of India

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

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  • More than 1.22 crore new LPG connections released to BPL women under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
  • Increased emphasis on Bio­-fuels
  • Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP) announced for award of hydrocarbon acreages
  • 134 e­Bids received for the 34 contract areas under the Discovered small fields
  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)
  • Direct Benefit Transfer in PDS Kerosene Scheme (DBTK)
  • Kerosene Free Delhi and Chandigarh
  • PAHAL: World’s largest Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme
  • Giveitup and Giveback
  • Production of Crude oil and Natural Gas
  • Refining Capacity and Production
  • Emphasis on Bio­fuels
  • Auto Fuels
  • Gas pipeline in eastern India
  • Make in India
  • Indian Strategic Storage Programme for storage of crude oil by Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL)
  • Production and Consumption of Petroleum products
  • Import of Crude oil
  • Import and Export of Petroleum Products
  • Swachh Bharat Mission
  • Policy for Discovered Small Field
  • Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP)
  • Appraisal of Sedimentary Basin
  • Marketing including Pricing freedom from the gas to be produced from the discoveries in High Pressure­High Temperature
  • Skill Development Initiatives
  • Start­Up
  • Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapattnam
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
  • Consumer –Centric Initiatives
  • Acquisition of stake in Vankorneft oil block OVL /Indian Consortium
  • Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North East India
  • Petrotech 2016

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Government of India

Ministry of Power

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Year ­End Review ­ Ministry of Power

  • “24×7 Power for All”: State specific Plans for 34 States/UTs under implementation;
  • National Energy Shortage reduces to 0.7%; 3.5% in North East
  • National Peak Power Deficit halved at 1.6%; 0.5% in North East
  • Free Electricity Connections to 2.5 crore (62%) BPL households released
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)
  • Remote Village Electrification Programme (RVEP)
  • Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)
  • Energy Efficiency Schemes
  • National LED Programme
  • Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP)
  • Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP)
  • Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY)

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Government of India

Ministry of Shipping

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Ministry of Shipping: Yearend Review Setting the Stage for Growth

A. SAGARMALA PROGRAMME

  • National Perspective Plan
  • Projects under Sagarmala
  • Sagarmala Development Company (SDC)
  • Port Modernization & New Port Development
  • Port connectivity enhancement
  • Port­led Industrialization
  • Coastal
  • Community Development
  • Potential Impact

B. REVAMPING OF EXISTING MAJOR PORT AND MERCHANT SHIPPING LEGISLATION

  • Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016
  • Revamped Merchant Shipping Bill to replace Merchant Shipping Act, 1958
  • Admiralty Bill 2016

C. MARITIME INDIA SUMMIT, 2016

D. PORTS

  • Capacity and Traffic
  • Efficiency improvement
  • Measures to improve efficiency
  • Special Initiatives in Ports
  • Green Energy Projects at Major Ports by 2017

E. SHIPPING

F. INLAND WATERWAYS

  • Follow up Action on National Waterways Act, 2016
  • Jal Marg Vikas Project
  1. Multi­modal Terminal at Varanasi
  2. Multimodal Terminal at Sahibganj
  3. Construction of New Navigational Lock at Farakka
  4. Multimodal Terminal at Haldia
  • National Waterway-­4
  • National Waterway ­5
  • Inland Vessels Act (IV Act)

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Government of India

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

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Year End Review ­2016:

  • “Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Bill­2016” Passed by Parliament
  • Sugamya Pustakalaya­ – An Online Library for Persons with Visual Disabilities Launched
  • Three Guinness World Records Created in Samajik Adhikarita Shivir, Navsari, Gujarat
  • President presents “National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities ­2016
  • ‘Job Fair for Divyangjans’organised
  • Ministry felicitates visually impaired Judo Medalists from Commonwealth Games
  • Prime Minister Unveils the Foundation Plaque of Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial
  • New Rules notified to revamp Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act
  • National Job Portal for persons with disabilities launched
  • ‘Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index’ as part of Prime Minister’s ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’ for Persons with disabilities launched
  • Steps taken to promote Schedule Caste Entrepreneurship
  • First Ever Draft List of Denotified & Nomadic Tribes released
  • Motor Bikers, Citizens rally in support of Accessible India Campaign’s “Ride for Accessibility” at India Gate
  • Ministry signs MOU with National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), AIIMS
  • Accessible India Campaign Important achievements /milestones of the Campaign

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Government of India

Ministry of Urban Development

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  • 115 cities launch water supply and sewerage projects under Atal Mission at a cost of Rs.6,346 cr
  • 20 cities take up schemes worth more than Rs.100 cr each; another 20 more than Rs.50 cr each
  • 87 Smart City Projects worth Rs.5,768 cr in progress; 7 already completed
  • Cities gear up for resource mobilization through credit rating; 87 smart cities being credit rated
  • 482 cities become Open Defecation Free; Toilet building close to half­way mark of mission target
  • Over 9 lakh houses approved for urban poor in just one year; about 3 lakh houses built so far
  • Ease of Doing Business in urban areas improves
  • 2016 marks a good beginning in implementation of new urban missions
  • 2,72,380 cr investment in urban infrastructure approved during 2016
  • Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu says first year of execution encouraging

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Government of India

Ministry of Water Resources

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Highlights of the Achievements of the Ministry of Water Resources

  • GANGA REJUVENATION
  • RIVER DEVELOPMENT
  • WATER RESOURCES

 

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