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English Release 20-October 2014
Date Month Year
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM delivers Convocation Address at the 42nd Convocation of AIIMS
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 85.06 per bbl on 17.10.2014
  • Min of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports
  • India Won 6 Medals at 2nd Asian Para Games 2014 on 19th October, 2014
  • Min of Textiles
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  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Expert Advisory Group Constituted to Render Assistance to Matters Pertaining to Water Sector

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Ministry of Water Resources28-February, 2013 20:12 IST
Union Budget 2013-14 Highlights Five inland Waterways have been Declared as National Waterways

In the Union Budget proposals for the financial year 2013-13 Five inland waterways have been declared as National Waterways. Announcing this in the budget proposals tablred in the Lok Sabha today Union Finance Minister Shri P.Chidambaram said the Minister of Water Resources will move a Bill in Parliament to declare the Lakhipur - Bhanga stretch of river Barak in Assam as the sixth national waterway. Preparatory work is underway to build a grid connecting waterways, roads and ports. The 12th Plan has an adequate outlay for capital works, including dredging, on the national waterways. The objective is to choose barge operators, through competitive bidding, to transport bulk cargo on the national waterways. The first transport contract has been awarded in West Bengal from Haldia to Farakka.

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