» 2019-03-25

Responding to widespread confusion, the Congress Party offered further details about Rahul Gandhi’s new Rs 12,000 minimum income guarantee scheme. UPDATE: The Congress on Tuesday changed the scheme announced on […]

» 2019-03-08

The government’s ‘free LPG connection’ scheme, Ujjwala scheme has crossed the 7 crore-target, making it one of the most successful programs of the current government. The scheme launched on May […]

» 2019-03-07

The government of India today approved a scheme to give incentives to companies that want to manufacture batteries in India. Briefing media after a cabinet meeting, IT minister Ravi Shankar […]

» 2018-01-15

Going by indications from the Unique ID Authority of India, Aadhaar numbers could soon be linked to people’s images, allowing the government and corporations to identify people from their photographs […]

» 2017-10-13

Private players such as Reliance Industries and Essar — owned by Russia’s Rosneft — have tripled the number of petrol and diesel outlets in India in the last two years, […]

» 2017-09-21

Central Government will give up to Rs 2.5 lakh as interest subsidy for people who take home loans to purchase their house under the Pradhan Manthri Awas Yojana, said Minister […]

» 2017-09-13

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said that the current spike in petrol and diesel price is ‘temporary’ and related to the impact of Hurricane Harvey in the US. “The prices […]

» 2017-08-03

Even as India more or less sticks to the target on adding large solar farms under its ambitious Solar Mission project, the other leg of the plan — rooftop solar […]

» 2017-07-25

Neem coating of urea, one of the key anti-diversion measures introduced by the Narendra Modi government to check the misuse of fertilizer urea by industries, seems to be paying off. […]

» 2017-03-27

The finance ministry has conducted an examination of the existing welfare and subsidy schemes of the central governments and identified 532 of them as being suitable to be migrated to […]

» 2017-03-23

The total number of Aadhaar cards issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India has reached 112.25 cr or 1.122 bln as of the beginning of this month, but enrollments […]

» 2017-03-19

The government’s ‘free LPG connection’ scheme, Ujjwala, has seen 60% higher demand than expected, and the objectives of the three-year scheme will be met within two years at the current […]

» 2017-03-14

States ruled by the National Democratic Alliance have taken the lead in implementing digital ration shops with the introduction of electronic point of sale machines, while non-NDA states have lagged behind in […]

» 2017-03-13

The Indian government has no immediate plans or proposals to institute a scheme of ‘unversal basic income’ in place of the myriad social welfare scheme run by the country at […]

» 2017-02-20

The spraying of urea, the most widely consumed fertilizer in India, with Neem oil is helping to increase the output of crops by about 10% on average, according to statistics […]