The minister was speaking at a function to distribute letters of intent to LPG distributors here today. He said that the Ujjwala Yojana, which was launched on May 1, 2016 from Ballia has changed scenario and has helped women members of a poor family the most.
For uplift of farmers, the government should accord constitutional powers to the Kisan Ayog, RKM president Shekhar Dixit said here.
Of the total 87.33 lakh registered businesses on the GSTN, which manages the IT infrastructure of the new tax regime, 68 lakh were eligible to pay taxes in August.
The production of pulses and coarse cereals is estimated to have fallen, dragging the overall foodgrains output in kharif (summer-sown) season to 134.67 MT from record 138.52 MT in last kharif, as per the sources.
Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and adjoining areas are expected to benefit from operationalisation of the second pole of the high voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission link.
As part of the special drive, 50 camps, including one each in state capitals, will be organised between September 27 and October 17, official sources said.
The order came after the CIC told the High Court that most of the cases were decided on the basis of a single hearing and hence, there was no requirement for maintaining the record of daily orders.
In the same month last year, the corresponding figure was 0.679 million tons.
Mehrishi, 62, would be administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow, they said.
Pakistan resorted to raising the Kashmir rhetoric at the United Nations again, a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched a scathing attack on the country for “exporting terrorism”.
Arundhati Bhattacharya said this when asked whether TRAI's decision to reduce the IUC charges would affect incumbent operators like Vodafone, Airtel and Idea which were already feeling the heat of Reliance Jio's disruptive move.
When asked about the possibility of a reduction in taxes on petroleum products to curb the fuel prices, Pradhan said taxes can't be slashed as funds are necessary for infrastructure development and welfare schemes.
The statement comes ahead of the Reserve Bank's bi-monthly monetary policy decision to be announced on October 4.
The government has to work on many fronts Including investment, exports, banking etc, said CEA Arvind Subramanian.
His statements came soon after the government decided to give him a one-year extension.
Globalisation is here to stay and those who were sceptical about the success of India's "new policies" 25 years ago have been proven wrong, says former prime minister Manmohan Singh.
The government today gave one-year extension to Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian whose term was coming to an end on October 16, CNBC-TV18 reported.
Ratings agency Moody's downgraded Britain's credit rating by a further notch on Friday, saying the government's plans to fix the public finances had been knocked off course and Brexit would weigh on the economy.
The RBI committee of household finances has recommended to change investment behaviour away from gold and real estate. All transactions in gold should be with a pan card or recorded electronically and not just those above Rs 50000. It has also recommended that insurance and unsecured credit be widely provided. CNBC-TV18 caught up with Chairman of the panel Tarun Ramadorai to find his views.
Uttar Pradesh government has initiated several measures to help farmers whose kharif crops were affected by drought and flood.
Income Tax officials continued their search for the second day at the properties belonging to former Union minister S M Krishna's son-in-law V G Siddhartha.
The figure contradicts Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis' claim of some 89 lakh farmers would benefit from the Rs 34,000 crore loan waiver scheme.
"Confiscating" the money was not the aim, Arun Jaitley pointed out.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced on November 8 last year scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.
The Finance Ministry today said the GST Council is exploring ways to address working capital concerns of exporters. This as the ministry announced its decision to give refund by linking form GSTR 1 with form GSTR 3-B and also instructed central and state authorities to clear pending pre-GST refund claims. CNBC-TV18's Timsy Jaipuria gave us these details.