As the poor air quality becomes an annual feature, Puri talks about why Delhi must implement the decongestion plan. He also discussed the need for setting the narrative right on Central Vista redevelopment plan and the country’s stand on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
The government is planning a biodiversity park spread across 70 acre near Rashtrapati Bhavan. This is being done to address the criticism that the project would damage the Green space around Central Vista, a senior ministry official said.
The government would introduce the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, 2019, in the upcoming winter session of Parliament which begins on Monday.
As Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act became operational on October 31, the central RTI Act became applicable in J&K and Ladakh. However, there is no clarity on how 364 cases filed under the state’s law would be handled. Like RTI cases in all union territories, Central Information Commission (CIC) would hear cases from J&K and Ladakh.
CPWD director-general Prabhakar Singh told ET: “All bungalows have outlived their lives. They have seepage and termite problems. The world over houses built by the British have been demolished because they are considered unsafe. We must give credit to CPWD for maintaining these bungalows so well.”
Chhattisgarh government is on collision course with BJP government at the Centre over procurement of paddy after a bumper crop in the state.
The new Parliament building is set to have common central secretariat on Rajpath accommodating the entire council of ministers on one floor, secretaries to all ministries on another, and heads of flagship missions in a separate wing.
Priyanka had been allotted 35 Lodhi Estate, a Type VI bungalow, in February 1997 for security reasons. The bungalow was allotted to Priyanka, a private citizen, after the recommendation of SPG, home ministry and Cabinet Secretariat. With her SPG cover gone – the reason for her getting government accommodation – Priyanka may have to vacate her house.
State-wise information on every land holding: Govt plans database with Aadhaar seeding to double farmer income
The group of secretaries on agriculture and allied activities has proposed beginning with a consolidated database, which would have state-wise data of every land holding and its size, Aadhaar number, the area under cultivation, crops being cultivated every season, specific area under different crops, number of bags of urea used.
Chhattisgarh government has offered the Centre a solution to the problem of stubble burning in fields—set up ethanol or biofuel units using paddy husk and rice straw. On its part, the Chhattisgarh govt has decided to set up at least 6 biofuel plants to produce ethanol in the state. It will be the first state in India to use rice and paddy husk to produce the biofuel.
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