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Central government to spend $60 billion to create gas infrastructure by 2024

Thursday, 17 December, 2020

NEW DELHI, Dec 17, 2020: The Union Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas and steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan has stated that the central government aims to create a gas infrastructure in India with an investment of $60 billion over the period of next four years which includes laying gas pipelines and LNG terminals. He made this statement at the ASSOCHAM Foundation Week in a session- Energy Transition to fuel India’s growth path organized by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

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Toll naka mukt Bharat in next two years; Govt gives nod to GPS tech based toll collection: Nitin Gadkari

Thursday, 17 December, 2020

New Delhi, 17th December 2020: India will become ‘toll naka mukt’ in next two years as Government has finalised Global Positioning System (GPS) technology based toll collection to ensure seamless movement of vehicles across the country, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Mr Nitin Gadkari said at an ASSOCHAM Foundation Week Programme today.

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Medical tourism could be big area for growth post Corona: Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Honble Minister of State, Ministry of Tourism & Culture

Thursday, 17 December, 2020

NEW DELHI, Dec 17, 2020 – Speaking at an ASSOCHAM conference here today Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, said that tourism industry could benefit a lot from medical tourism in the post Corona period as India has not just proved to be safer vis a vis other places and got a lot of recognition and name in the world for this but is also the most ideal for dealing with post Corona impacts that people may still carry.

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GOA has the potential to become a big investment destination: GOA Chief Minister

Thursday, 17 December, 2020

NEW DELHI, Dec 17, 2020 – The state of Goa has been growing at the rate 10.88 percent between the years 2015-16 and 2019-21 due to faster growth in sectors like mining, pharmaceuticals and tourism, stated Goa chief minister, Shri Pramod Sawant, Honorable Chief Minister of Goa at the ASSOCHAM Foundation Week in the Session on Goa- organized by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

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Rs 13,300 crores disbursed as special COVID claim to help Indian workforce: Santosh Gangwar, MoS Labour and employment

Wednesday, 16 December, 2020

New Delhi, 16th December 2020: The central government has approved more than 52 lakh claims and disbursed around Rs 13300 crores through the Employment Provident Fund organisation (EPFO)’s special COVID-19 advance claim to help out the formal sector workers, stated Minister of State, Labour and employment, Shri Santosh Gangwar at a session on labour reforms at the ‘ASSOCHAM Foundation Week’ organised by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the organization.

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Govt will do all that is necessary to boost the auto sector, urge it to focus on R&D: Arjun Ram Meghwal, MoS – Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises

Wednesday, 16 December, 2020

NEW DELHI, Dec 16, 2020 – Speaking at an ASSOCHAM conference here today Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon'ble Minister of State – Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, said that the latest data on the auto sector show that things are looking up and the government will do as much more as necessary to boost it and help it grow.

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Farmers protests are exception and state-centric; says Agri Minister at ASSOCHAM meeting, hoping for impasse to end soon

Wednesday, 16 December, 2020

NEW DELHI, Dec 16, 2020: Describing the on-going farmers' protests as an ''exception'' and ''one state''- centric, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Mr Narendra Singh Tomar today said at an ASSOCHAM meeting that there is an atmosphere of excitement about the new farm laws with lakhs of farmers supporting the ''historic reforms'' in India's agriculture sector.

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ASSOCHAM calls for early resolution; as farmers protests result in a daily loss of Rs 3500 crore loss

Tuesday, 15 December, 2020

New Delhi, 15th December 2020: Urging the government and farmers organisations to resolve the impasse over the new Agri laws, the ASSOCHAM today said, the ongoing protests are dealing a big blow to the interconnected economies of the region, including Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

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DPIIT to come out with the first cut of genuine single-window by March-April: Piyush Goyal

Tuesday, 15 December, 2020

New Delhi, 15th December 2020: The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) will come out with the first cut of a genuine single-window by March or April to ease compliance requirements and reduce the burden of frequent renewals of licenses and government clearances Union Minister of Railways; Commerce & Industry; Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution, Mr Piyush Goyal said at an ASSOCHAM Foundation Week Programme today.

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Indian chemical and petrochemical sector holds huge potential to emerge as global manufacturing hub, says Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers at ASSOCHAM event

Tuesday, 15 December, 2020

New Delhi, December 15, 2020 – Speaking at an ASSOCHAM Foundation Week conference, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, today said that India stands at present at the cusp of interesting times when we have the big opportunity to make India into a global manufacturing hub for chemicals which could be achieved with both the industry and the government working on this together.

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