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  • Union Cabinet approves auction of spectrum; here are other key decisions Dec 16, 2020 06:24 PM IST

    Union Cabinet approves auction of spectrum; here are other key decisions

    Apart from approving spectrum allocation and Rs3,500 crore assistance for sugarcane farmers, the Union Cabinet also approved revised cost estimate of North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project and an MoU between India ad the US for exchange of information in areas of mutual interest in the electricity sector.

  • CCEA approves recapitalisation of RRBs Mar 25, 2020 04:27 PM IST

    CCEA approves recapitalisation of RRBs

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar said that the recapitalization of RRBs will improve their Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Ratio.

  • CCEA okays additional soft loan of Rs 12,900 crore for sugar mills Mar 07, 2019 05:40 PM IST

    CCEA okays additional soft loan of Rs 12,900 crore for sugar mills

    A decision in this regard was taken at the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • CCEA approves Rs 2,790 cr interest subvention on loans to sugar mills Mar 07, 2019 01:40 PM IST

    CCEA approves Rs 2,790 cr interest subvention on loans to sugar mills

    This is in addition to Rs 1,332 crore already approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in June 2018.

  • Cabinet approves listing of seven government-owned companies Dec 28, 2018 04:20 PM IST

    Cabinet approves listing of seven government-owned companies

    The Centre also approved a hike in MSP for Copra, the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 2018 and setting up of National Commission for Homeopathy.

  • CCEA clears Rs 2,225 crore fund to strengthen higher agri-education Jun 13, 2018 10:03 PM IST

    CCEA clears Rs 2,225 crore fund to strengthen higher agri-education

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved Rs 2,225.46 crore fund to be utilised till 2020 to strengthen and develop higher agricultural education and generate quality human resources

  • CCEA approves renaming of MsDP as 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram' May 02, 2018 06:31 PM IST

    CCEA approves renaming of MsDP as 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram'

    The restructuring would result in lessening of the gap between the national average and the minority communities on backwardness parameters, an official statement said.

  • CCEA approves Rs 2,161 cr for silk industry development Mar 21, 2018 09:40 PM IST

    CCEA approves Rs 2,161 cr for silk industry development

    "The scheme is expected to increase the silk production from the level of 30,348 MTs during 2016-17 to 38,500 MTs by end of 2019-20," said an official release after the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) here.

  • CCEA gives nod for continuing MPLAD scheme till March 2020 Jan 10, 2018 03:15 PM IST

    CCEA gives nod for continuing MPLAD scheme till March 2020

    Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CCEA has given its approval for the continuation of the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) till the term of the 14th Finance Commission, March 31, 2020, it said.

  • CCEA gives nod to Rs 10,000-cr SBA for fertiliser subsidy Nov 01, 2017 02:25 PM IST

    CCEA gives nod to Rs 10,000-cr SBA for fertiliser subsidy

    The decision was taken at the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said an official release.

  • Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs 110/qtl; pulses, Rs 200/qtl Oct 24, 2017 01:27 PM IST

    Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs 110/qtl; pulses, Rs 200/qtl

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the MSPs of all rabi (winter-sown) crops for 2017-18. MSP is the rate at which government buys grain from farmers.

  • CCEA gives nod to Rs 10,881-cr dairy processing & infra fund Sep 13, 2017 09:30 AM IST

    CCEA gives nod to Rs 10,881-cr dairy processing & infra fund

    The new fund to be managed by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and the National Dairy Development Cooperation (NCDC) will be used to provide loan for building an efficient milk procurement system and other processing infrastructure.

  • Pawan Hans divestment plan to be finalised in a week: Govt Aug 10, 2017 09:25 AM IST

    Pawan Hans divestment plan to be finalised in a week: Govt

    In October last year, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) had given its in-principle approval for strategic disinvestment of profit-making Pawan Hans.

  • Govt tweaks HPCL sale terms to avoid 'open offer' Aug 09, 2017 12:31 PM IST

    Govt tweaks HPCL sale terms to avoid 'open offer'

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) had on July 19 granted 'in-principle' approval for strategic sale of the government's existing 51.11 per cent stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) to Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) "along with the transfer of management control, which will result in HPCL becoming a subsidiary company of ONGC".

  • CCEA approves new rail tracks in Tamil Nadu, Kerala Aug 03, 2017 08:35 AM IST

    CCEA approves new rail tracks in Tamil Nadu, Kerala

    The Committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the construction of a electrified second line between Vanchi-Maniyachchi-Nagercoil via Tirunelveli, Madurai-Vanchi and Maniyachchi-Tuticorin, and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Kanyakumari.

  • HPCL stake sale: Govt seeks bids for bankers, legal firms Jul 30, 2017 12:01 PM IST

    HPCL stake sale: Govt seeks bids for bankers, legal firms

    The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) has invited expression of interest from professional consulting firms and investment/merchant bankers for managing the disinvestment process.

  • CCEA approves govt stake sale of HPCL to ONGC: Dharmendra Pradhan in Lok Sabha Jul 24, 2017 12:35 PM IST

    CCEA approves govt stake sale of HPCL to ONGC: Dharmendra Pradhan in Lok Sabha

    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) will continue as a public sector undertaking after Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) acquires its stake, the minister said in the Lok Sabha.

  • Cabinet approves extending sugar stock limit for 6 months Apr 19, 2017 01:05 PM IST

    Cabinet approves extending sugar stock limit for 6 months

    At present, sugar is being sold at an average Rs 42-44 per kg in most retail markets in the country. Prices are expected to be under pressure due to domestic shortages. The CCEA -- headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- has approved the Food Ministry's proposal to extend the stock limit on sugar by six months, according to sources.

  • Aircel-Maxis case: SC asks CBI to file status report of probe Apr 03, 2017 05:23 PM IST

    Aircel-Maxis case: SC asks CBI to file status report of probe

  • Govt to amend mega power policy to push 31GW stranded projects Mar 31, 2017 09:51 PM IST

    Govt to amend mega power policy to push 31GW stranded projects

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved amendments in the Mega Power Policy to push 31 GW stranded projects entailing an investment of Rs 1.5 lakh crore.

  • CCEA to discuss mega power policy changes to help Rs 1.5 lakh crore worth assets to avert NPA tag Mar 28, 2017 11:02 PM IST

    CCEA to discuss mega power policy changes to help Rs 1.5 lakh crore worth assets to avert NPA tag

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is on Wednesday likely to take up amendments to the mega power policy that, if approved, will help projects worth over 30,000 MW thermal capacity avail the benefits of ‘mega status’.

  • Get material on FIPB clearance to Aircel-Maxis: SC to Swamy Feb 10, 2017 05:12 PM IST

    Get material on FIPB clearance to Aircel-Maxis: SC to Swamy

    Supreme Court today asked BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to bring "concrete material" to support his allegations of illegality committed by then Finance Minister P Chidambaram in granting FIPB clearance to Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006.

  • NHAI may not meet award and execution target for FY17: Icra Jan 06, 2017 08:02 PM IST

    NHAI may not meet award and execution target for FY17: Icra

    National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is likely to miss the target for awarding and execution of road projects by a "wide margin", going by the progress so far, domestic rating agency Icra said today.

  • Govt okays Rs 11,000 cr road projects for Left-wing hit areas Dec 28, 2016 08:00 PM IST

    Govt okays Rs 11,000 cr road projects for Left-wing hit areas

    The government has approved an over Rs 11,000-crore project to construct all-weather roads and improve connectivity for security reasons in nearly 40 districts worst hit by the Left-wing extremism and violence.

  • ONGC to begin oil production from Ratna R-Series field in 2019 Dec 05, 2016 12:52 PM IST

    ONGC to begin oil production from Ratna R-Series field in 2019

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had in March decided to return the fields to its original licensee after contract with Essar could not be concluded even after 20 years.

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