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Max. use of solar energy for mega food parks, cold chain to save electricity: Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

The ministry of food processing Industry is discussing with their industries like four mega food parks, cold chain for maximum use of solar energy to save the electricity, said Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Minister of State, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Remove cess and surcharges as effective tax on corporates above 34 %: ASSOCHAM

Making out a strong case for removal of cess and surcharges of various types, the ASSOCHAM has approached the Finance Ministry for a clear road-map for reduction of corporate tax to 25 per cent, which is effectively over 34 per cent at present.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Skill Development ministry emphasis for ITIs equivalent to class 12: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

The Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy said HRD ministry is also agree to make two-year diploma courses at Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) equivalent to Class 12 in order to ensure greater participation but waiting for committee’s report at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

ASSOCHAM Reaction: Wholesale Price Index for February 2016

A steep fall in prices of potato, onion, minerals, high speed diesel, basic metals alloys & metal product and iron & semis kept the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in the negative zone, apex industry body ASSOCHAM said today.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Only 11% of investments worth Rs 15 lakh crore announced in manufacturing sector actually recorded: Study

Manufacturing projects with investments worth over Rs 12 lakh crore under implementation; Lakhs of employment opportunities lost Projects with investments worth just Rs 1.6 lakh crore i.e. a meagre 11 per cent of total investments worth about Rs 15 lakh crore announced in manufacturing sector across India have actually been recorded as of September 2015, according to a recent study by apex industry body ASSOCHAM.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Army soldiers at international borders and naxal areas to soon get secure mobile phones: Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary

Govt. working towards transforming law for cybercrime prevention in accordance with technological advancement The government will soon provide secure mobile phones to soldiers along the international borders and in naxal affected areas, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Cyber crime is faceless and borderless: Rajnath Singh

Ministry of Home Affairs recommends for setting up I4C to tackle cyber crimes The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that cyber crime is the biggest challenge these days with the development and access to technology across the globe at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

No decision on drug price control will be taken without discussing with pharma industry: Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

Drug manufacturers to set up own R&D system to improve quality standards: Director General of Health Services The government will not take any decision on drug price control without holding discussions with the pharmaceutical industry and other stakeholders, Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mr Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

ASSOCHAM reaction - Real estate bill passage in Rajya Sabha

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has hailed the passage of the long-pending Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill in Rajya Sabha which would to lead development of urban infrastructure, help realise the Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Housing for every Indian by 2022’ and play a pivotal role in structural transformation of India’s economy.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Government ready with GST roll out infrastructure, says EA Secretary

Ready with the backup infrastructure for roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Economic Affairs Secretary, Mr Shaktikanta Das today said at an ASSOCHAM meeting he is hopeful that the Constitutional amendment bill for the most important tax reform would be passed by Parliament in the current session.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

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