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  • Need of the hour is to reduce logistics cost: Piyush Goyal Mar 03, 2021 04:13 PM IST

    Need of the hour is to reduce logistics cost: Piyush Goyal

    Piyush Goyal also said the investments in the Sagarmala project will boost the country's maritime infrastructure, expand freight corridors, make freight more cost-effective and bring down the current logistics cost, which is estimated to be about 13-14 percent.

  • Actively pursuing Airbus to begin manufacturing aeroplanes in India: Piyush Goyal Feb 28, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    Actively pursuing Airbus to begin manufacturing aeroplanes in India: Piyush Goyal

    Narrating an experience from his childhood about a toy setup for planes that influenced him aspire to become a toy manufacturer, the minister said, "It is another matter that I don't think I will be able to do it, but I'm actively pursuing Airbus to try and get them to come to India to start manufacturing aeroplanes in India".

  • National Education Policy to make India knowledge capital of world: Piyush Goyal Feb 26, 2021 04:16 PM IST

    National Education Policy to make India knowledge capital of world: Piyush Goyal

    Piyush Goyal added that the Indian education system has to attain that level wherein students from even the developed nations would come for higher studies, even in institutes other than IITs and IIMs.

  • I am sure global pharma industry will support India's WTO proposal of IP waiver for COVID-19: Piyush Goyal Feb 25, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    I am sure global pharma industry will support India's WTO proposal of IP waiver for COVID-19: Piyush Goyal

    In October 2020, India and South Africa submitted a proposal suggesting a waiver for all WTO (World Trade Organisation) members on the implementation, application and enforcement of certain provisions of the TRIPS Agreement in relation to the prevention, containment or treatment of COVID-19.

  • Piyush Goyal asks Railways officials to give suggestions for national optimisation Feb 21, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    Piyush Goyal asks Railways officials to give suggestions for national optimisation

    Piyush Goyal encouraged the officials from across the railway zones to share with the board their best practices and policy suggestions for national optimisation, according to an official release.

  • Fresh trouble brews for Amazon soon after it announces plans to manufacture in India Feb 17, 2021 11:02 PM IST

    Fresh trouble brews for Amazon soon after it announces plans to manufacture in India

    Amazon is known to be having a set of preferred vendors who get a majority of the business generated by the e-commerce giant.

  • India exported COVID-19 vaccines worth about Rs 338 crore so far: Piyush Goyal Feb 12, 2021 01:48 PM IST

    India exported COVID-19 vaccines worth about Rs 338 crore so far: Piyush Goyal

    The exports include grant of the vaccine doses to friendly countries and commercial shipments.

  • Sugarcane arrears at Rs 16,883 crore as on January 31 of 2020-21 marketing year Feb 09, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    Sugarcane arrears at Rs 16,883 crore as on January 31 of 2020-21 marketing year

    Sugar mills of Uttar Pradesh owed Rs 7,555.09 crore, followed by Karnataka at Rs 3,585.18 crore and Maharashtra at Rs 2,030.31 crore, the data showed.

  • India to investigate e-commerce firms after complaints from small retailers Feb 09, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    India to investigate e-commerce firms after complaints from small retailers

    "We are also considering certain clarifications to ensure that the e-commerce sector works in the true spirit of the law, " Piyush Goyal told a news conference.

  • Farmers' Protest | Govt ready to resume talks with farmers: Piyush Goyal Feb 07, 2021 07:43 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Govt ready to resume talks with farmers: Piyush Goyal

    Goyal said Modi government is sensitive towards the farmers' concerns and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the whole government was ready to resolve the issue through dialogue.

  • This Budget foundation stone for future India: Piyush Goyal Feb 07, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    This Budget foundation stone for future India: Piyush Goyal

    Speaking at the Delhi BJP office, the Minister of Commerce and Industry said the five Atmanirbhar Bharat packages announced over the course of several months last year and this budget can be compared with the finance minister "hitting a sixer" in cricketing terms.

  • Railways' revenue declined by Rs 36,993 crore in 2020 due to pandemic: Govt Feb 03, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Railways' revenue declined by Rs 36,993 crore in 2020 due to pandemic: Govt

    In written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, the minister said this decline in revenue was due to the adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic, consequential lockdown and partial operation of passenger services.

  • Indian Railways starts a new train between Mau and Delhi Jan 24, 2021 10:19 PM IST

    Indian Railways starts a new train between Mau and Delhi

    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal informed about the starting of the new train this in a tweet on Sunday.

  • Piyush Goyal launches portal to promote railways' freight business Jan 05, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Piyush Goyal launches portal to promote railways' freight business

    The Indian Railways' freight business development portal will act as a "one-stop, single-window" solution for all the needs of its freight customers, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.

  • Farmers' Protest : Centre agrees to remove stubble burning fine, withdraw draft electricity amendment bill; next meeting on January 4 Dec 30, 2020 08:09 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest : Centre agrees to remove stubble burning fine, withdraw draft electricity amendment bill; next meeting on January 4

    There was, however, no agreement on the two other key demands - chalking out modalities of repealing the three legislation and giving a legal guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP).

  • Vistadome tourist coaches: Indian Railways completes 180 kmph speed trial, check pics Dec 30, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    Vistadome tourist coaches: Indian Railways completes 180 kmph speed trial, check pics

    Indian Railways’ new design Vistadome tourist coach has been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF).

  • Indian Railways permits general public to travel on Chennai suburban trains during non-peak hours from December 23 Dec 22, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    Indian Railways permits general public to travel on Chennai suburban trains during non-peak hours from December 23

    Under phase-I, employees engaged in the organisations rendering essential services were permitted to travel.

  • Farmers' protest | Farmer unions defer till Wednesday decision on Centre's talks offer; Minister says hopeful of resolution Dec 22, 2020 09:29 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | Farmer unions defer till Wednesday decision on Centre's talks offer; Minister says hopeful of resolution

    In a letter to 40 union leaders, the Joint Secretary in the Union Agriculture Ministry, Vivek Aggarwal, had on Sunday asked protesting farmer leaders to specify their concerns over its earlier proposal of amendments in the laws and choose a convenient date for the next round of talks so that the ongoing agitation could end at the earliest.

  • Govt rules out reducing sugarcane price; asks sugar mills not to depend on central subsidies Dec 18, 2020 08:53 PM IST

    Govt rules out reducing sugarcane price; asks sugar mills not to depend on central subsidies

    Addressing the 86th annual general meeting (AGM) of industry body ISMA, Goyal was not in favour of the industry's demand to hike the FRP of the sweetener from the current level of Rs 31 per kg, as it would lead to rise in retail prices.

  • Industry, govt have to partner for India to become $5 trillion economy by 2025: Piyush Goyal Dec 15, 2020 09:40 PM IST

    Industry, govt have to partner for India to become $5 trillion economy by 2025: Piyush Goyal

    The commerce and industry minister also expressed confidence in the capabilities of the business community as well as startups which can make India the top economy globally in the next 25-30 years.

  • FDI into India continuously growing: Piyush Goyal Dec 15, 2020 02:42 PM IST

    FDI into India continuously growing: Piyush Goyal

    For certain sectors such as telecom, media, pharmaceuticals and insurance, government approval is required for foreign investors. There are nine sectors where FDI is prohibited and that are lottery business, gambling and betting, chit funds, Nidhi company, real estate business, and manufacturing of cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes using tobacco.

  • Kolkata Metro to increase number of daily services from December 7 Dec 05, 2020 07:18 PM IST

    Kolkata Metro to increase number of daily services from December 7

    Ministry of Railways also stated that the services will be available every 7 minutes during morning and evening peak hours.

  • Farmers' Protest highlights: Sure we will get a solution in tomorrow's meeting, says agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar Dec 04, 2020 07:33 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest highlights: Sure we will get a solution in tomorrow's meeting, says agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    Farmers' Protest highlights: Farmers' protest against the Centre's new farm laws has entered 9th day. The government will hold another round of talks with leaders of farmer unions tomorrow.

  • Farmers' groups say no to govt food, arrange own lunch at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan Dec 03, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Farmers' groups say no to govt food, arrange own lunch at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan

    Farmers' leaders told the government to focus on resolving the issues instead of trying to be a good host by offering lunch, Shinde said.

  • Farmers' Protest highlights : Farmer-Centre meeting over without a breakthrough, next round on Dec 5 Dec 03, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest highlights : Farmer-Centre meeting over without a breakthrough, next round on Dec 5

    Farmers' Protest highlights: Farmers' protest against the Centre's new farm laws has entered 8th day. The government held second another round of talks with leaders of farmer unions today.

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