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Delhi govt. schools get thumbs up from parents in NCR, finds survey

Monday, 09 July, 2018

New Delhi, July 9, 2018: Schools in the National Capital Region (NCR) must emulate the model of Delhi government in terms of making much-needed improvements to facilities and teaching methods employed in Delhi’s government schools, noted a parents’ satisfaction survey conducted by ASSOCHAM under the aegis of its Social Development Foundation.

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Hike in MSP for farmers crops makes good economics, for now: ASSOCHAM

Sunday, 08 July, 2018

New Delhi, 7 July 2018: Increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) may be debated as a "good politics but bad economics", but the ASSOCHAM feels that better realisations for farmers' crops would leave more disposable income with them and would thus give a huge rural demand push to the Indian economy, giving a significant multiplier effect for a large number of sectors like FMCG, agri implements, irrigation equipment, two-wheelers and others.

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‘Make in India’ will have to be Robotics-driven for global firms eyeing India: ASSOCHAM Study

Thursday, 05 July, 2018

New Delhi, July 5, 2018: Without treating them as anti-labour devices, Robotics will have to be integrated as key components of the government’s flagship ‘Make in India’ programme for attracting global manufacturers to set up their highly efficient and automated supply chain facilities in the country, an ASSOCHAM study has pointed out.

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GST remains work in progress 1 yr. after its implementation: Somesh Kumar, principal secretary (commercial taxes & excise), Telangana

Wednesday, 04 July, 2018

Hyderabad, July 4, 2018: The Goods and Services Tax (GST), India’s biggest reform in indirect taxes still remains a work in progress even one full year after its implementation as there are certain glitches in the network that need to be resolved, a top Telangana Government official said at an ASSOCHAM event held here today.

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Switch to organics may cost additional INR1,200–1,500 to a family’s monthly food budget: Study

Monday, 02 July, 2018

Govt. must promote bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides to decrease cost of organic cultivation; specific policy needed to monitor organic production

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RBI, FinMin & SEBI must step in to ensure rupee stability: ASSOCHAM

Sunday, 01 July, 2018

New Delhi, June 30, 2018: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Finance Ministry should work in unison to ensure that rupee does not face any more significant fall from the current levels, as the country could then be subjected to ‘imported inflation’ resulting from currency depreciation and rising crude oil prices, the ASSOCHAM has said.

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Increasing water-use efficiency key to rejuvenation of rivers: Secretary, Union Water Resources Ministry

Thursday, 28 June, 2018

New Delhi, June 28, 2018: Substantially increasing water-use efficiency and banning over extraction of water are important for rejuvenation of rivers like Ganga or Yamuna along with setting up sewage and industrial effluents’ treatment plants, a top Union Water Resources Ministry official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Centre should abolish IGST, intra-state E-way bill and bring real estate under GST to make it more effective: Delhi deputy CM, Manish Sisodia

Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

New Delhi, June 27, 2018: The Centre should abolish IGST and E-way bill to make the Goods and Services Tax more effective, deputy chief minister and finance minister of Delhi government, Mr Manish Sisodia said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

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Campaign to promote the need of formal pre-schooling in India: Anil Swarup, Secretary, HRD

Monday, 25 June, 2018

New Delhi, June 25, 2018: The social awareness campaigns need to be undertaken in order to promote and raise awareness for pre-school education, Mr Anil Swarup, Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development said today at an ASSOCHAM Interactive session in New Delhi.

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Over 120 million Indian consumers expected to shop online in 2018: ASSOCHAM-Resurgent study

Sunday, 24 June, 2018

New Delhi, June 23, 2018: Helped by fast increasing data consumption and improvement in logistics, over 120 million Indian consumers are expected to shop online, clocking annualized growth of 115 per cent in 2018 as the e-commerce platforms slug it out with discounts and other attractive deals in a wide range of products from clothes, mobile phones, air-conditioners to a whole lot of consumer items, according to ASSOCHAM-Resurgent joint study.

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