Insurance firms have paid Rs 8,540 crore against Rs 13,471-crore claims made for the season last year, according to official data as of June 17.By Prabhudatta MishraThe claims ratio under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and revised weather-based crop insurance scheme (RWBCIS) has declined to about...
The pilot project will probably be launched by next month. After this, installation of water filtration plants in 50,000 villages will start in phasesThe government’s rural e-governance initiative — Common Service Centres (CSCs) — will now launch a pilot project to provide clean and safe drinking water in...
The GST Council had in-principle cleared the Kerala government’s plea for levying a 1% flood cessThe Kerala government will not be able to go ahead with its plans to collect 1% flood cess from next week.State finance minister Thomas Isaac had been counting on garnering Rs 600 crore...
NITI AayogFor the second year in a row, Kerala has retained its top rank in the national health index, which analyses the overall performance and incremental improvement in all the states.According to the Health Index 2019 released on Tuesday by NITI Aayog, Kerala is the top performer with...
The main reasons why reallocated blocks are yet to commence production are attributed to delays in receiving forest clearances, mining-safety permissions, land acquisition and ongoing litigation.The government has deducted Rs 832.53 crore from the performance security of the captive coal mine-owning companies which did not meet efficiency parameters.“So...
Petroleum minister Dharmendra PradhanThe ministry of petroleum and natural gas has written to the finance ministry, seeking an additional Rs 33,000 crore over and above the Rs24,833-crore petroleum subsidy allocated as revised estimate for 2018-19.The extra demand is primarily because the government did not clear subsidy payments worth...
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