Agriculture crisis one of country’s biggest problems: Nitin Gadkari
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Nitin Gadkari rues hurdles being faced in road projects across country
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Plan to bring rooftop solar scheme with KfW, says Nitin Gadkari
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In talks with SBI to jointly run e-commerce portal for MSMEs: Nitin Gadkari
MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that he is to meet SBI Chairman next month to discuss whether the bank can jointly run an e-commerce portal called Bharat Craft, meant for taking Indian MSMEs to the global platform. “For the first time, after our govt came to power, we are readying a portal called Bharat Craft,” Gadkari said
Projects worth Rs 50,000 cr underway to decongest Delhi roads : Gadkari
The central government is invested into a 50,000 crore rupees project for Delhi's congested roads. Clearing the congestion will help reduce pollution in city and the government has found a solution for projects which were delayed because of land acquisition, clearances and other issues.
Government aims to generate additional 5 crore job opportunities in MSMEs sector
The target is also increase the share of MSMEs in the country's export and growth to 50 per cent, Nitin Gadkari said.
566 national highway projects running behind schedule: Nitin Gadkari
In a separate reply, the minister said that to overcome the problem, "it has been now decided that projects are awarded only when 90 per cent of the land required is available and all the statutory clearances have been obtained".
Over 38 lakh traffic violation cases booked in last 2 months, Nitin Gadkari informs the Parliament
As per information available in the database of National Informatics Centre (NIC), 38,39,406 traffic challans in 18 states were issued since September 1, when certain provisions of the new motor vehicles act came into effect. The total Challans have been booked for Rs 5,77,51,79,895 crore, Union minister Nitin Gadkari informed the Parliament.
Nobody joins him, people just cheer: Rajiv, MD of Bajaj Auto, on father Rahul Bajaj
Rahul Bajaj raised his concerns over lack of freedom of speech when it comes to criticising the BJP-led govt.
MSME share in exports should rise to 60%: Nitin Gadkari
The government is also planning to start new technology and training centres in the country for skilled manpower, which is essential for achieving quality in production.
Deadline for FASTag deferred
The government wants to give additional time for vehicle owners to switch to FASTags, senior officials aware of the development told ET. . Vehicles without FASTags entering the ETC lane will have to incur twice the toll fee December 15 onwards, NHAI said.
Highways ministry lines up projects worth Rs 50,000 crore to be awarded in next 3 months
The highways ministry was planning to award road construction projects worth over Rs 500,000 crores over the next three months to boost demand in the construction and automobile sector, Gadkari had said. National Highway projects with a cumulative length of 5,493 km were awarded in 2018-19, Gadkari said.
Ram temple will bring peace, foster brotherhood: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Asked how he envisages the proposed Ram temple to be, Ravi Shankar said, "Which will bring peace in the country and establish brotherhood between both the communities. Work has started towards the realisation of the dream the country harboured for a long time of having a grand Ram temple."
'Fuel, time worth Rs 12,000 crore wasted at toll plazas per year'
India could save up to Rs 12,000 crore every year in terms of fuel and man-hours with the switch to 100% FASTag-based toll collection on national highways from Dec 1. Live monitoring of traffic by a startup shows long waiting times at many of the 488 NH toll plazas. At 2pm on Thursday, the average waiting time was 5-10 mins at 188 plazas and 10-20 mins at 32 others.
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