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Ficci seeks boosters for telecom sector
Ficci wants the government to boost the ICT sector, which it claims has been the “most significant” growth contributor to the economy.
Government must focus on how it funds the fiscal deficit
It is not advisable to shift debt management to the Centre as issues relating to WMAs remain unanswered.
Funds lapse for Rajiv Gandhi Petro Institute as partners spar over delays
The project may now be executed only by December 2014, according to EIL’s estimate.
Govt issues norms for revival of sick public sector units
Government today issued the guidelines for revival and restructuring of ailing and weak Central Public Sector Enterprises.
Government seeks views on new guidelines for solar projects
The estimated requirement of funds to provide VGF for 2,000 MW capacity solar projects is estimated to be Rs 2,100 crore.
Interest subsidy regime reform likely
Under the current structure, the banks provide credit at below market rates. The government makes good the difference to banks, accounting it as interest subsidy.
Bumps in road funding to be eased
The government is exploring ways to improve flow of funds to developers executing road projects by making funding of such projects attractive for financial institutions, including insurance companies.
Chief Ministers panel recommends cess on petrol, telecom for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
The sub-group headed by Chandrababu Naidu finalised its recommendations at the fourth meeting of the sub-group on Wednesday.
Proposed Smart Cities rank low in swachh bharat ranking
Many cities selected are found to be wanting on the sanitation front and are low on swachh bharat ranking causing concern for the government.
Government announces highway projects worth $93 billion to woo investors
To woo bidders, a "peep into opportunity" unfolds "20,000 kms of NHDP length with total investment of $45 billion over next three years."
Time for Vijayawada Airport to go international
The first-ever international flight landed at the city airport, heralding a new era in the civil aviation of the bifurcated state.
Government plans bond guarantee entity with Rs 5,000-crore corpus to boost market
The proposed firm will initially offer credit-enhancement products, under which partial guarantee support will be provided to boost ratings of longterm bonds.
Government likely to announce international UDAN routes this week
The international version of the scheme, also known as UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik), seeks to provide air connectivity at affordable costs to select overseas destinations.
Huge opportunity for foreign investment in India: P Chidambaram
There is a huge opportunity for foreign investment in India as the government focuses on rapid infrastructure development in the country, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said here.
Govt to offer 50-year lease to privatise six airports
To make it attractive for prospective bidders, entire non-air side development for commercial purposes, such as building hotels or malls, will be allowed, said sources.
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