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India Needs National Water Framework Bill 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live); National Water Framework Bill 2016 :A Committee constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Revejunation on 28.12.2015 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Mihir Shah suggested a draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 which inter-alia, contains provisions for an overarching national legal framework with principles for protection, conservation, regulation and management of water …

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Know Inter-State River Water Disputes Act

New Delhi (ABC Live):Inter-State River Water Disputes Act : On the complaint made by the State Governments, the Central Government has, so far, set up 08 tribunals to settle water disputes among the States under the Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956. Government of Bihar sent a request on 27.11.2013 under provision of ISRWD Act, 1956 to this Ministry …

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India All Set to Revive Rivers Interlinking Project

New Delhi (ABC Live)Rivers Interlinking Project : The National Perspective Plan (NPP) was prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation, now Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR for water resources development through inter basin transfer of water, for transferring water from water surplus basins to water-deficit basins. Under the NPP, the National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has identified 30 …

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India to Forecast Floods by Satellite Telemetry

New Delhi (ABC Live):Satellite Telemetry : The flood forecasting activities of CWC makes use of manual as well as telemetry data. Automatic data acquisition and satellite based data transmission system (telemetry) installation was taken up by CWC during IX Plan under modernization of its flood forecasting services. 510 telemetry stations have been commissioned so far in various plans. 82-83% of …

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India Adopts UN Official Statistics Fundamental Principles

New Delhi (ABC Live): UN Official Statistics Fundamental Principles :  The UN Official Statistics Fundamental Principles adopted by the Government of India are as below:- Principle 1. Official statistics provide an indispensable element in the information system of a democratic society, serving the Government, the economy and the public with data about the economic, demographic, social and environmental situation. To this …

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Central Road Fund Act Provides Funds for State Roads

New Delhi (ABC Live): Central Road Fund Act: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways allocates funds to the States/ Union Territories (UTs) for development of State Roads (non Rural Roads) and Roads of Economic Importance and Inter State Connectivity (EI&ISC) as per the provisions of the Central Road Fund Act, 2000 amended by the Finance Act from time to …

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314 National Highways Collect 3000 Crores Toll by June 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): National Highways : India has 314 number of stretches of National Highways, with a total length of 20,652 km is under toll collection. State-wise details of the toll collected (Revenue part) in the current financial year 2017-18 as on 30th June is given below:- S No State/Uts Toll Revenue Collected (in Crores) 1 Andhra Pradesh 207 2 …

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India Organizes World Biofuel Day 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): World Biofuel Day 2017 : Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas celebrated the World Biofuel Day 2017 today. Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said that the objective of  World Biofuel Day  is to sensitize youths (school and college going students), farmers and other stakeholders about the benefits of biofuel and …

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India Solar Energy Policy Aims 13652 MW by 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live):India Solar Energy Policy : As  per India Solar Energy on 31.07.2017, the cumulative Solar Energy capacity installed, as on 31.07.2017, is 13652 MW while the same at the end of 2014-15 was 3743.97 MW. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines in …

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India Approves 28 Nuclear Power Reactors of 32000 MW

New Delhi (ABC Live):Nuclear Power Reactors :The Government has accorded ‘in principle’ approval of five sites for locating 28 nuclear power reactors with a total capacity of about 32000 MW. In addition, there are presently nine reactors under construction with a total capacity of 6700 MW. The Government has also recently accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for twelve reactors with …

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