INDUSTRY & ECONOMY
Panel to go into environmental health problems in AP
THE State Government has decided to appoint a Committee on Environment Protection in its efforts to prevent environmental health problems such as fluorosis. Announcing this while addressing a seminar on `Sustainable policy initiatives on ...
Coastal Cleanup Day in Karnataka
MANGALORE: Coast Guard will observe the International Coastal Cleanup Day along the Karnataka coast on September 18. According to a release, the beach cleanup activities will take place at Someshwar, Ullal, Panambur, Surathkal, Kaup, ...
EXCISE AND CUSTOMS
Customs' checks to plug revenue leakage
THE Government is convinced that hefty revenue leakages take place owing to the porous nature of land border points (hundreds of km) in North Bengal on exports to Bangladesh. To arrest this problem, Customs authorities ...
Two projects, one hope
LAST week saw announcements on two infrastructure projects that augur well for Kerala. The first related to the imminent clearance from the Union Government for the International Container Trans-shipment Terminal of the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) at ...
Development authority for Coimbatore mooted
THE Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Coimbatore has called for the establishment of the Kongu Development Authority to boost the development of the Coimbatore region that is seeking to become a global outsourcing hub for different ...
Need seen for set standards in power generation
IN an era of reforms there is a need for benchmarking in the electricity generation industry, according to Mr K.S. Balachandra, Project Head (Technical), Nagarjuna Power Corporation Ltd, Bangalore. Each aspect - may be fixing of electricity ...
APTransco measures to strengthen power system
THE Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTransco) has announced that it has undertaken various special measures to further strengthen and augment the system so as to meet higher demands of power in the near future, particularly in the ...
Steel PSUs will be divested, says national policy draft
DESPITE repeated assurances by the Union Steel Minister, Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, that public sector steel companies like Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) would not be disinvested, the `Draft National Steel ...
Spanner in the works on textile quota abolition
EVEN as countries like India and China are celebrating the opening up of global trade in textiles and clothing from January 1 next year, a major upheaval could be in the offing with a two-day emergency meeting of the World Trade Organisation's ...
Financial autonomy vital for Prasar Bharati: Minister
THE Information and Broadcasting Minister, Mr S. Jaipal Reddy, has said that financial autonomy of the public broadcaster is essential for giving true autonomy to Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio. Speaking at a seminar on `A Decade of ...
`Grants to varsities should be based on performance'
FINANCIAL assistance to universities should be based on the assessment of their performance, according to Dr K. Venkatasubramanian, former member of Union Planning Commission. While delivering the silver jubilee foundation day lecture on ...
IBAT biz school ties up with ZCS Consulting
IBAT School of Management, part of the Bhubaneswar-based deemed university Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), has singed a memorandum of understanding with ZCS Consulting Ltd, a city-based human resources management consultancy ...
CII sees higher investments
THE Indian industry is witnessing an upturn in the investment cycle with manufacturing and services sector driving the growth, said the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). While the automotive industry has the potential of growing at a rate ...
Film producers told to utilise recording facilities in AP
THE Andhra Pradesh Government has asked film producers in the State to compulsorily utilise the recording and mixing facilities available locally if they want to avail themselves of Government incentives. The Government has set up a high-level ...
AP Govt to set up committee to deal with video piracy
THE Telugu film industry has got a shot in the arm with the Government agreeing to set up a high-level committee to look into the issue of piracy and recommend measures to curb the menace in the State. Announcing this here on Saturday, Dr Y.S. ...
AP Govt to build 3.79 lakh houses
HYDERABAD: The State Government has decided to construct 3.79 lakh houses at a cost of Rs 937.80 crore during 2004-05. Of the 3.79 lakh houses, 10,000 would be semi-permanent rural (SPR) houses, 2.67 lakh houses would be rural permanent ...
Karnataka Governor stresses interaction of university with industry
Interaction should give a boost to research of different kinds, benefiting both the university and the industry.
Coimbatore Chamber to hold mega exhibition
THE Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Coimbatore is organising a mega-exhibition styled `The Chamber Show 2004' here for three days from October 1to showcase the products manufactured in the Coimbatore region. It is for the first ...
EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Oilmeal exports jump 260% during April-August
EXPORTS of oilmeal during April to August 2004 increased to 12,40,236 tonnes from 3,43,900 tonnes in the same period of last year, up by 8,43,900 tonnes or nearly 260 per cent thanks to good demand for South East Asia and China. The total ...
Maharashtra mills to import 1 lakh t sugar
SUGAR mills in Maharashtra are planning to import about one lakh tonnes (lt) of raw sugar during the coming 2004-05 crushing season (October-September). The raw sugar, which would be imported duty-free under the advance licence scheme, is ...
BEARINGS, CASTINGS & FORGINGS
TN foundry units want to be out of `red category'
THE foundry sector is peeved that it is still being included in the `red category' even as many other `highly polluting' sectors have been excluded from seeking clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests for investment up to a certain ...
Timeframe set for Kerala tourism projects
VARIOUS projects being implemented by Kerala Tourism will be completed within a specific timeframe, preferably one year, says an official release. This decision was taken at a high-level meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Kerala Tourism ...
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