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Union Cabinet Approvals – July 13, 2016

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Cabinet approves the revised plan for Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project in Bhutan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Union Cabinet gave its approval for the revision of cost estimation for of the Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project in Bhutan.
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  • This approval has Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) of Rs. 7290.62 crore for the ongoing 1020 MW Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project. The total cost estimation for the project earlier is Rs.3777.82 crore.
  • The Project will provide excess power to our country and thus supports power availability in the country and would enable project works to proceed smoothly without any hindrances.
  • Owing to the inflation from March 2009 to March 2015 this price escalation is signed and also the capacity of the power grid plan is increased from 990 to 1020 MW.
  • It is noted that the bilateral agreement to construct the Punatsangchhu-II HEP was signed between India and Bhutan in April, 2010 for Rs. 3777.8 crore.

Union Cabinet approves revitalization of inoperative Fertilizer Units in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

The Union Cabinet headed by Shri. Narendra Modi has approved to revitalize the inoperative Fertilizers Units in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

These three Fertilizer Units are as follows:-

Fertilizer Corporation India Ltd – FCILSindriJharkhand
Hindusthan Fertilizers Corporation Ltd – HFCLBarauniBihar
Fertilizers Corporation India LtdGorakhpurUttar Pradesh

These Three Fertilizer units are going to be revitalized with the help of SPV – Special Purpose Vehicle of the following Public Sector Units:-

  • National Thermal Power Corporation
  • Coal India Limited
  • Indian Oil Corporation
  • FCIL and HFCL

These three fertilizer units have a capacity of producing 1.27 tonnes per year. This revitalization also provides `additional employment opportunity and also ensure Urea productivity.

Around 18,000 crore is going to be spent on these three units and It will also ease the pressure on railway and road infrastructure due to long distance transportation of urea from Western and Central Regions and thereby saves the Government subsidy on transportation.

 Central Cabinet nods for renaming the Rajendra Central Agricultural University to ‘Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University’.

The Union Cabinet chaired by Shri. Narendra Modi has given its retroactive agreement for renaming the Rajendra Central Agricultural University to ‘Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University’, Pusa.

  • This University is upgraded in to Central University in May, 2016 and in the commemoration of our First President, It name is changed as such in the amendment.
  • This University is upgrade to cater the expected goal and to achieve Excellency in the field of Agricultural and Allied sciences.
  • This up gradation will also to overcome the technical manpower and infrastructure. This university mainly emphasizes on agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture and fisheries in India.
  • It is noted that this University is established in 1903 in the city of Pusa, Bihar

Cabinet approves LTV visas for Minority Community Diaspora

As a result of Government’s steps during the last 2 years to facilitate the stay of persons belonging to minority communities of some countries, The Union Cabinet Ministry approved the extension of facilities to people from Minority communities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, namely Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians staying on Long Term Visa  (LTV) in India.

  1. This approval is aimed at the following steps :-
  2. Now they can open bank account
  3. Permitting them to purchase property for self-occupation and employment
  4. Permitting to employee themselves in several occupations.
  5. Now they can apply for driving license, PAN (Permanent Account Number) card and Aadhar card.
  6. Allowing them for free movement within the state or union territory where they are staying.
  7. They can seek transfer of LTV from one state to other.
  8. Waiving the penalty on non-extension of short term visa or LTV.
  9. They can apply for LTV from their present place of residence in case they have moved to that place without permission.

Several collectors of 7 states are employed in facilitating the acquisition of citizenship to these minority people. They are from the following districts:-

S. No.DistrictsStates
2Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and KutchGujarat
3Bhopal and IndoreMadhya Pradesh
4Nagpur, Mumbai, Pune and ThaneMaharashtra
5West Delhi and South DelhiDelhi
6Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and JaipurRajasthan
7LucknowUttar Pradesh