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Reducing coal imports to help bridge current account gap

A reduction in coal imports by increasing domestic production would help in bridging the current account deficit, according to Planning Commission member B K Chaturvedi. Despite the country having substantial coal reserves, demand for the dry fuel is much higher than domestic production resulting in increased imports. According to Chaturvedi,

PM’s speech at the inauguration of the National Media Centre

It gives me immense pleasure to be here today on an occasion that represents a milestone in public engagement. The inauguration of the National Media Centre is not only about unveiling New Delhi’s latest landmark. This Centre also showcases our ability to keep pace with similar state-of-the-art facilities across the

13 central schemes under DBT for direct cash transfer

[Economics times]  As many as 13 centrally sponsored schemes have been identified under direct benefit transfer (DBT), subject to cash transfer directly into the account of beneficiaries, Parliament was informed today. “13 Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) have been identified under DBT, which are subjected to cash transfers through Aadhaar-enabled bank

Farmers harvest success from system that needs less water

[Hindu]   Efficacy of System of Rice Intensification demonstrated in Tiruchi district In a region that has been famous for generous use of the Cauvery water [whenever available], farmers are increasingly adopting a cultivation method that requires less water. A large number of farmers in the Tiruchi district who went