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English Release 2-October 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • Swachh Bharat Abhian in Rastrapati Bhavan
  • President's Dussehra Greetings
  • President Congratulates medal winners in Incheon Asian Games – 2014
  • President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee flags off Swachh Bharat Mission at Kirnahar, Birbhum district of West Bengal
  • President congratulates Germany on the occasion of Unification Day
  • President pays floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri
  • Vice President's Secretariat
  • Vice President Greets Citizens on Dussehra
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM congratulates medal winners at Asian Games
  • PM mentions rare book gifted by President Obama
  • English rendering of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address at the launch of “Swachh Bharat Mission” at Rajpath
  • Text of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address during launch of 'Swachh Bharat Mission' at Rajpath
  • Swachh Bharat Mission: Sidelights
  • PM makes surprise visit to Mandir Marg police station, New Delhi
  • PM launches Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
  • PM pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi ji and Lal Bahadur Shastri ji, on their birth anniversary
  • Min of Civil Aviation
  • Airports Undertake “Swachh Bharat” Drive
  • Min of Corporate Affairs
  • Swachh Bharat Mission
  • Min of Defence
  • Indian Air Force (IAF) Participates in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
  • ‘Swachh Bharat Campaign’ and Green Initiatives Launched by Indian Navy
  • Overseas Deployment of Western Fleet Ships
  • Defence Ministry Launches Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
  • Swachhata Shapath Samaroh by Indian Army
  • Ministry of Finance
  • 5.29 Crore Accounts Opened under PMJDY-3.12 Crore in Rural and 2.17 Crore in Urban Areas; RuPay Card issued in 1.78 Crore Accounts
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • Swacch Bharat inextricably linked to Swasth Bharat
  • Min of Information & Broadcasting
  • Shri Prakash Javadekar administers Swachh Bharat Pledge
  • Min of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
  • KhadiGramodyog starts special sale of Khadi
  • Min of Power
  • One Lakh Toilets in Schools to be constructed by Energy PSUs within a Year : Piyush Goyal
  • Address by Shri Piyush Goyal in connection with Swachh Bharat Mission
  • Ministry of Railways
  • The Biggest Ever Cleanliness Campaign on an Unprecedented Scale Launched Today Over Entire Indian Railway Network under the Leadership of Railway Minister Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda
  • IRCON Participates in Swachh Bharat Campaign
  • Min of Rural Development
  • 20 Lakh Rupees to Every Village per annum in the Country for Swachhta Mission-Gadkari
  • Min of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports
  • ‘Punarjagaran’- Mass Awakening Campaign for Youth Launched
  • India’s Performance on Day 13 at Asian Games 2014
  • Min of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Launch of the ‘’Swachhta Udyami Yojna – Swachhta Se Sampannta ki Aur’ by Minister of State, Social Justice and Empowerment

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Ministry of Power15-May, 2013 15:17 IST
Power Minister leads high-level delegation to Germany
Seeking to obtain a first-hand perspective of the overall energy situation in Germany and the efforts being made for a dramatic shift towards renewable energy, Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia led a high-level delegation to Berlin. Shri Scindia had detailed discussions with Germany’s Minister of State for Economic Co-operation & Development Gudrun Kopp on the implementation of the Joint Declaration of Intent on Establishment of Green Energy Corridors signed during Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s visit to Berlin last month. The Green Energy Corridors will enable evacuation of over 30,000 MW of renewable energy generated from wind and solar power during the 12th FiveYear Plan in India into the national grid, for which Germany has committed to provide developmental and technical assistance of Euro 1 billion. Detailed discussions were held on the early finalization of the Green Energy Corridors and its implementation.

Shri Scindia also visited state-of-the-art facilities in Berlin, such as the Smart Grid Energy Management Centre of VATTENFALL (one of the four large power distribution companies); 50 Hertz office (50 Hertz is a company which manages about 20% of Germany’s energy supply and integrates both conventional and renewable energy sources smoothly to prevent fluctuations) and a modern Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Tri-generation plant, which maximises energy efficiency.

The visit is a follow-up to the visit of Prime Minister Dr Singh’s to Berlin in April for the second round of Inter-Governmental Consultations between India and Germany. Cooperation in power and renewable energy were one of the key areas of discussions between Dr Singh and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with both Governments highlighting this as a vital sector for ongoing and enhanced cooperation.

Germany has set ambitious targets of producing 50% of its energy requirements from renewable sources by 2030 and 80% by 2050. The progress made in developing renewable energy through onshore and offshore wind, solar and bio-mass in the last decade has been impressive and Germany is well on its way to meeting its targets. Germany has developed `smart grids’ to integrate its growing share of renewable energy into the national grid and also significantly reduced carbon dioxide emissions by developing advanced gas turbines and trigeneration plants (for heating as well as cooling).

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