India, which so far has not been able to generate enough investor interest in its special trade zones, does not have a policy on standards for industrial clusters.
The Planning Commission has shot down the Department of Electronics and IT’s Rs25k-cr plan to set up dedicated fab manufacturing units.
The govt is giving fresh push to its flagship rural employment scheme ahead of the general elections, providing additional funds to 4 states.
"Government should focus on creating more jobs and more employment as the way to inclusion rather than hand-outs,” Arun Maira said.
The rural development ministry has asked state governments to start using waste material and locally produced fibres to build rural roads.
If the rupee-dollar rates continue to change at this level, their margins will come under pressure. However, the overall cost of power may be impacted only marginally.
The government has drawn up a plan to remove bottlenecks holding back investment in manufacturing at the state level.
The size of the special component is the real problem with RKVY, a senior official of the Planning Commission told ET.
The Planning Commission has cautioned states against doling out freebies such as free laptops, tablets, and mobiles in the name of development spending.
A committee will work out the modalities of using surplus coal from captive blocks for domestic consumption
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