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Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh calls for linking StartUps with MSMEs: Says, PM Modi taking all measures including necessary policy changes to strengthen the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector

source: Ministry of Science & Technology /Posted On: 26 AUG 2022 5:13PM by PIB Delhi

The Minister addresses the 8th India International MSME & StartUp Summit and Expo as Chief Guest in New Delhi; Says, government is encouraging unique local products to reach the global markets and, in the process, strengthening the Indian economy

Launch of Startup India in 2015 by Prime Minister Modi had opened floodgates of opportunities for India’s youth to experiment with new ideas and create new jobs

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today called for linking Start-Ups with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector and said that the Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking all measures including necessary policy changes to strengthen the MSME.

Addressing the 8th India International MSME & StartUp Summit and Expo, as chief guest, Dr Jitendra Singh said, this sector has played an important role in shaping the Atma Nirbhar Bharat and added that the government has substantially increased the budget in the last eight years to strengthen the MSME sector. The Minister also informed that the government is encouraging unique local products to reach the global markets and, in the process, strengthening the Indian economy.

Dr Jitendra Singh reminded the audience about the commitment of the Modi government for making MSMEs globally competitive and quoted Prime Minister’s Independence Day Address delivered on 15th of this month as saying, “I also call upon the private sector to come forward. We have to dominate the world. One of the dreams of a self-reliant India is to ensure that India does not lag behind in fulfilling the needs of the world. Even if it is the MSMEs we have to take our products to the world with ‘Zero Defect – Zero Effect’. We have to be proud of Swadeshi”.

Referring to the introductory remarks of Rajnish Goenka, Chairman, MSME-DF, wherein he said that the MSMEs account for almost one-third of India’s economy and over 11 crore people are connected with the sector, Dr Jitendra Singh said, even the Union Budget 2022-23 has presented a comprehensive package of policy announcements aimed at supporting the recovery of MSME, hit hard by COVID pandemic.

Dwelling on the theme of India@100, Amrit Kaal-Opportunities for Youth, Dr Jitendra Singh said, today Indian youth is impatient to turn their dreams into ideas and ideas into reality and the launch of Startup India in 2015 by Prime Minister Modi had opened floodgates of opportunities for them. The Minister also gave the example of the Purple Revolution in Jammu and Kashmir, which transformed the lives of farming community beyond imagination by adopting to highly remunerative lavender cultivation.

Dr Jitendra Singh was pleasantly surprised to find huge number of Agri MSME stalls and pointed out that a new wave of Agritech start-ups has emerged in the country in the last few years and these start-ups are solving problems related to supply chain management, improper infrastructure and inability of farmers to access a wider range of markets. He also said that young entrepreneurs are now quitting their jobs in the IT sector and MNCs to establish their own startups, as these young entrepreneurs are now beginning to realise that investing in agriculture is one of the very few safe and profitable businesses.

Dr. Jitendra Singh concluded by saying that one can’t visualise India @2047 through the prism of 2022. He said, Narender Modi’s 8 years as Prime Minister gave India vision for 2047 and laid the roadmap for the next 25 years of Amrit Kal which would witness the ascent of India as a front-rank nation in the world.

Earlier, Dr Jitendra Singh visited the different stalls of the 8th India International MSME & StartUp Expo and interacted with some of the MSME entrepreneurs.

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) reviews 40 critical Infrastructure Projects across India

source: Ministry of Commerce & Industry /Posted On: 26 AUG 2022 7:56PM by PIB Delhi

Special Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry with the Project Monitoring Group (PMG Invest India) reviewed 40 critical infrastructure projects across India with issues enlisted for resolution with Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Ministry of Railways today. These included 11 projects previously reviewed under PRAGATI by the Hon’ble Prime Minister and several GatiShakti High Impact Projects as well.

The meeting saw active participation from senior officials from Ministry of Forests, Environment and Climate Change and Ministry of Railways to discuss issues relating, forest clearances, use of railways land, right of way etc. The two Ministries provided cogent timelines for issue resolution. Additionally, officials from User Agencies also provided perspectives on overall progress of projects.

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Among the projects reviewed, a few notable names are as follows:

  • BharatNet- The broadband connectivity plan seeks to bring broadband to 361,000 villages across 16 states and is scheduled to be completed by 2025.
  • Hubli-Ankola New Line Project (164.44 km), a super critical Railway project which was stuck due to litigation issues regarding wildlife clearance given by the National Board of Wildlife
  • Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor connecting Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi with Modipuram in Meerut passing through key towns such as Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Muradnagar and Modinagar in Uttar Pradesh covering a total length of 82.15 km.
  • Four laning of Bangalore – Chennai Expressway (NE-5), a 260.85 km 4-lane access-controlled road connecting Hoskote near Bengaluru, Karnataka with Sriperumbudur near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Special Secretary, DPIIT reviewed 57 issues in 40 projects with an anticipated investment of approximately INR 3.37 lakh crores and emphasized upon the importance of timely completion of projects and the role of seamless coordination between the various departments of the Central Government to ensure that projects having high socio-economic importance are not delayed. Further, Special Secretary was particularly appreciative of the exemplary work done by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change in streamlining the regulatory process for obtaining environment/forest/wildlife clearances and extensive reforms taken in this regard for ensuring timely commissioning of infrastructure projects across India.

Infrastructure being the central cog in India’s growth journey and driving its socio-economic development, the Government of India has prioritized the timely implementation and completion of large scale, high impact Infrastructure projects in India.

Considering the emphasis of the Central Government on GatiShakti and continuing the focus on infrastructure development and resolving bottlenecks being faced in projects, the Project Monitoring Group (PMG) was instituted. Since its merger with DPIIT in 2019, PMG Invest India has taken new initiatives such as developing a modern technology portal for better project monitoring and faster issue resolution. It offers a unique institutional mechanism to facilitate resolution of regulatory bottlenecks in infrastructure projects with investments upward of ₹ 500 crores and do milestone-based project monitoring of the same.

Design led Incentive scheme gets enthusiastic response from Telecom Equipment manufacturers

source : PIB ,Ministry of Communications /Posted On: 26 AUG 2022 7:46PM by PIB Delhi

Design led Incentive scheme gets enthusiastic response from Telecom Equipment manufacturers

32 companies including 22 MSMEs submit applications for Design led Incentive scheme(DLI) and Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme of Telecom

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat is taking concrete steps in Telecom equipment manufacturing.

Production Linked Incentive scheme in telecom sector was launched in 2021. A total of 31 companies are existing beneficiary for manufacturing of various telecom equipment under the PLI scheme.

To promote the entire value-chain in telecom manufacturing, Design-led PLI was launched in June 2022. It provided additional incentive of 1% over and above the existing incentives for products that are designed in India. The application window was open from 21st June till 25th August, 2022.

A total of 32 companies (22 MSMEs, 5 Non-MSME Domestic and 5 Global) have submitted applications. 17 of these 32 companies have applied as Design-led manufacturers and remaining as Production linked manufacturers. It is heartening that 18 new companies have submitted applications.

India is poised to emerge as design and manufacturing hub for telecom and networking equipment.

संचार एवं सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय

दूरसंचार पीएलआई योजना के तहत डिजाइन आधारित विनिर्माण को दूरसंचार निर्माताओं से उत्साहजनक समर्थन मिला

22 एमएसएमई समेत 32 कंपनियों ने आवेदन जमा किए

Posted On: 26 AUG 2022 7:46PM by PIB Delhi

प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के ‘आत्मनिर्भर भारत’ विजन के अनुरूप दूरसंचार उपकरण निर्माण के लिए ठोस कदम उठाये जा रहे हैं। सरकार को डिजाइन आधारित पीएलआई योजना के लिए 32 आवेदन प्राप्त हुए हैं।

दूरसंचार क्षेत्र में उत्पादन से जुड़ी प्रोत्साहन योजना 2021 में शुरू की गई थी। पीएलआई योजना के तहत वर्त्तमान में कुल 31 कंपनियां विभिन्न दूरसंचार उपकरणों का निर्माण कर रही हैं।

दूरसंचार निर्माण में संपूर्ण मूल्य-श्रृंखला को बढ़ावा देने के लिए, डिज़ाइन आधारित पीएलआई योजना को जून, 2022 में लॉन्च किया गया था। इसके तहत भारत में डिज़ाइन किए गए उत्पादों के लिए मौजूदा प्रोत्साहनों के अलावा 1 प्रतिशत का अतिरिक्त प्रोत्साहन प्रदान किया। आवेदन 21 जून से 25 अगस्त, 2022 तक जमा किये जा सकते हैं।

कुल 32 कंपनियों (22 एमएसएमई, 5 गैर-एमएसएमई घरेलू और 5 वैश्विक) ने आवेदन जमा किए हैं। इन 32 में से 17 कंपनियों द्वारा डिजाइन आधारित निर्माताओं के रूप में आवेदन किये गए हैं। खुशी की बात है कि 18 नई कंपनियों ने आवेदन जमा किए हैं।

भारत दूरसंचार और नेटवर्किंग उपकरणों के लिए डिजाइन तथा विनिर्माण के प्रमुख केंद्र के रूप में उभरने की ओर अग्रसर है।

Gati-Shakti Vision for Telecom Infrastructure – Right of Way Rules Amended for Faster 5G Roll-out

source: Press Information Bureau -Ministry of Communications

Posted On: 25 AUG 2022 7:48PM by PIB Delhi

In an event organised by the Department of Telecommunications, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications, Electronics & IT and Railways released amendment in the Indian Telegraph Right of Way (RoW) Rules, 2016 to facilitate faster and easier deployment of Telecom Infrastructure and launched a new 5G RoW application ‘form’ on GatiShakti Sanchar Portal to enable faster 5G roll-out in India. Shri K Rajaraman, Chairman DCC & Secretary (T), senior officials of Department of Telecommunications and representatives of industry were present.

In his address, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw mentioned about the 4 basic ingredients for ensuring faster rollout of 5G services across the country, mainly allocation of spectrum, reforms in the processing of RoW permission, co-operative federalism and rollout of services. Spectrum allocation and harmonization has been completed successfully. GatiSakti Sanchar Portal was launched by DoT in May, 2022 in line with Hon’ble PM’s vision of development of infrastructure services in an integrated manner. The IT systems of all States/UTs and major infrastructure central ministries such as Railway, Highways have been integrated with the portal to make India ready for 5G launch. Hon’ble Minister also commended State Governments & UTs for their work on RoW policy alignment. He also mentioned that 13 States/UTs have also implemented deemed approval clause in their RoW Policies ensuring speedy approvals. These measures have resulted in major reduction in average time for approval of RoW applications, from 435 days in 2019 to 16 days in July, 2022.

He further mentioned that in the amended Right of Way Rules, charges for RoW permissions have been made reasonable and a ceiling for RoW charges for installation of 5G small cells and optical fibre cable on street furniture has been fixed. These amendments will pave the way for deployment of 5G small cells on existing street infrastructure. With these series of reforms, the country is now ready for launch of 5G services by October, 2022.

The salient features of the amendments are as follows:

Expansion of telecom infrastructure:

  • To facilitate faster 5G roll-out, RoW application procedures for small cell has now been simplified.  Telecom licensees will be able to use street infrastructure to deploy telecom equipment at a nominal cost of Rs. 150/annum in rural areas and Rs. 300/annum in urban areas. 
  • To facilitate faster fiberisation, street infrastructure may be utilized at a nominal cost of Rs. 100/annum to install overground optical fibre.
  • The amendments create distinction between ‘poles’ and ‘mobile towers’. Overground infrastructure of height up to 8 meters shall be treated as poles and will need minimal regulatory permissions for deployment.

Improving ease of doing business:

  • Telecom licensees had to submit RoW applications on different platforms of State/UTs. The amendments provide for a single window clearance system for RoW applications. Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal of Ministry of Communications will be the single window portal for all telecom related RoW applications.
  • Single window clearance will reduce multiplicity of compliance and facilitate easier approvals.

Rationalization of fees/charges:

  • Rationalization of administrative fees:  Telecom licensees are required to pay administrative fees for the RoW permissions. As technology improves, significant telecom equipment will be deployed on poles. To reduce the cost of compliance, the administrative fees have been rationalized as follows:
    • No administrative fee shall be charged by Central Government or its agencies for establishment of poles on the land owned/controlled by them.
    • For State/UTs, the administrative fee for establishment of poles shall be limited to Rs. 1,000 per pole.
    • Administrative Fee for laying overground optical fiber shall be limited to Rs. 1,000/ Km.
  • Uniformity in calculation of area: Telecom licensees have to pay charges proportionate to the area occupied by telecom infrastructure. At present, different agencies use different methodology to calculate the area. The amendments now prescribe a methodology to calculate the area occupied by telecom infrastructure. This will bring uniformity in computation of area and associated charges for the telecom infrastructure across the country.
  • Rationalizing cost of restoration: In case of restoration, Telecom licensees either have to undertake the restoration themselves or pay the concerned authority for restoration work. To ease this process, two major reforms have been introduced.
    • If the Telecom licensee undertakes the restoration work, a Bank Guarantee amounting to 100% of restoration cost needs to be submitted to the concerned agency. This amount has now been rationalized. Telecom Licensee shall be required to submit a BG for an amount of 20% of the restoration cost only.
    • If the Telecom Licensee wishes to pay the concerned agencies, the cost of restoration shall be calculated at the rates prescribed by Central Public Works Department (CPWD) or Public Works Department (PWD) of the State/UTs.
  • No compensation for establishment of poles: Telecom licensees shall not be required to pay compensation for land for establishment of poles.
  • Incentivizing use of technology: Technology is now available for laying Optical Fiber without digging a full trench. Therefore, in case of fiber laid using horizontal directional digging technology, Telecom Licensee shall have to pay restoration charges only for the pits, and not for the entire route.
  • These reform measures are aimed at bringing down the time and cost of deployment of telecom infrastructure.

Telecom infrastructure over private property:

  • For installing telecom infrastructure on private property, Telecom licensees may enter into agreement with private property owners and they will not require any permission from any government authority.
  • In such cases, Telecom licensees shall be required to give only prior intimation along with structural suitability certificate.

These measures are expected to facilitate rapid expansion and upgradation of telecom networks and therefore improvement in the quality of services.

Centre amends the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011 for ease of doing business and reducing the compliance burden for the garment or hosiery sold in loose or open

The amendment exempts the garment or hosiery industry selling in loose or open from 6 declarations required under the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011

To protect the interest of consumers, 4 declarations relevant to the consumers only to be given

source – Press inforaMinistry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Posted On: 25 AUG 2022 11:56AM by PIB Delhi

The Department of Consumer Affairs under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has received various representation for exempting the garment or hosiery sold in loose or open at the point of sale from the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 201.  Therefore, Department of Consumer Affairs vide the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2022 has exempted the garment or hosiery industry selling garment or hosiery items in loose or open, for ease of doing business and reducing the compliance burden, from declaring the following:

(i) Common/ generic name of the commodity

(ii) Net qty. in std. unit of W or M or no. of commodity in the package

(iii) Unit sale price

(iv) Month and year of manufacture or pre-packing or import

(v) Best before or use by date, month and year  in case of commodity becoming unfit for human consumption with time

(vi) Consumer Care name & address

Now, only the following information relevant to consumers is to be given viz.:

(i)      Name and address of the manufacturer/ marketer/ brand owner/ importer with country of origin or manufacture in case of imported products,

(ii)      Consumer care email id and phone number,

(iii)     Sizes with internationally recognizable size indicators such as S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL along with details in metric notation in terms of cm or m and

(iv)     Maximum retail price (MRP).

The notification issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs is for ease of doing business by reducing compliance burden to industries without compromising the interest of consumers by declaring the information relevant to consumers.

उपभोक्‍ता कार्य, खाद्य एवं सार्वजनिक वितरण मंत्रालय

केंद्र ने व्यापार सुगमता और सिले-सिलाये कपड़ों या होज़री की बिना पैकेज या खुली बिक्री में शर्तों के भार को कम करने के लिये विधिक माप विज्ञान (पैकेज में रखी वस्तुयें) नियम, 2011 में संशोधन किया

संशोधन के तहत विधिक माप विज्ञान (पैकेज में रखी वस्तुयें) नियम, 2011 के तहत छह आवश्यक घोषणाओं से सिले-सिलाये कपड़े या होज़री उद्योग को बिना पैकेज या खुली बिक्री के लिये छूट

उपभोक्ता के हितों की रक्षा के लिये उपभोक्ताओं के लिये प्रासंगिक केवल चार घोषणायें करनी होंगी

Posted On: 25 AUG 2022 11:56AM by PIB Delhi

उपभोक्ता कार्य, खाद्य एवं सार्वजनिक वितरण मंत्रालय के अधीन उपभोक्ता कार्य विभाग को विभिन्न माध्यमों से यह प्रतिवेदन मिला था कि बिना पैकेज या खोलकर बेचे जाने वाले सिला-सिलाये कपड़ों या होज़री को विधिक माप विज्ञान (पैकेज में रखी वस्तुयें) नियम, 2011 से छूट दी जाये। लिहाजा, उपभोक्ता कार्य विभाग ने विधिक माप विज्ञान (पैकेज में रखी वस्तुयें) (तीसरा संशोधन) नियम, 2022 के जरिये बिना पैकेज या खोलकर बेचे जाने वाले सिला-सिलाये कपड़ों या होज़री को छूट प्रदान कर दी है, ताकि व्यापार करना सुगम हो तथा शर्तों का बोझ कम हो। इसके लिये इन छह घोषणाओं से छूट दी गई हैः

(i) वस्तुओं का आम/जेनेरिक नाम।

(ii) पैकेज में रखी वस्तुओं के बारे में उनकी कुल तादाद को महिला या पुरुष की मानक इकाई या संख्या की इकाइयों के तहत घोषित करना। पैकेज में रखी वस्तुओं की कुल तादाद, उनमें कितने पुरुषों की इकाइयां हैं, कितनी महिलाओं की या कौन कितनी संख्या में है, इसके विषय में घोषणा करना।

(iii) प्रति इकाई बिक्री की कीमत।

(iv) निर्माण या पैकेज में रखने से पूर्व या आयात करने का महीना और वर्ष।

(v) समय के साथ अगर वस्तु उपयोग के लायक नहीं रहती, तो उसके विषय में तिथि, महीना और वर्ष की घोषणा, जिस समय के भीतर उसका उपयोग कर लिया जाये।

(vi) उपभोक्ता सुविधा का नाम और पता।

अब उपभोक्ताओं के लिये केवल चार जरूरी घोषणायें दी जानी हैं, जो इस प्रकार हैं:

  1. निर्माता/मार्केटिंग करने वाले/ब्रांड स्वामी/आयातित उत्पादों के मामले में आयातक सहित मूल देश या निर्माता का नाम और पता।

(ii) उपभोक्ता सुविधा का ई-मेल और फोन नंबर।

(iii) एस, एम, एल, एक्सएल, एक्सएक्सएल और एक्सएक्सएक्सएल जैसे अंतर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर मान्य लिबास के माप संकेतों के साथ सेंटीमीटर या मीटर के रूप में विवरण देना होगा।

(iv) अधिकतम खुदरा मूल्य।

उपभोक्ता कार्य विभाग ने जो अधिसूचना जारी की है, उसका उद्देश्य है उपभोक्ताओं के हितों से समझौता किये बगैर उन्हें जरूरी जानकारी देते हुये उद्योगों के लिये व्यापार को सुगम बनाना और शर्तों के बोझ को कम करना।

Government notifies Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022

source Press Information Bureau -Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Posted On: 25 AUG 2022 5:45PM by PIB Delhi

Posted On: 25 AUG 2022 5:45PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India published the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022 on 24th August, 2022 to ensure environmentally sound management of waste batteries.

Notification of these rules is a transformative step towards implementation of the announcement made by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in his address to the Nation on Independence Day on 15th August, 2021 to promote Circular Economy in full earnest.

New rules will replace Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001.

The rules cover all types of batteries, viz. Electric Vehicle batteries, portable batteries, automotive batteries and industrial batteries.

The rules function based on the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) where the producers (including importers) of batteries are responsible for collection and recycling/refurbishment of waste batteries and use of recovered materials from wastes into new batteries.

EPR mandates that all waste batteries to be collected and sent for recycling/refurbishment, and its prohibits disposal in landfills and incineration. To meet the EPR obligations, producers may engage themselves or authorise any other entity for collection, recycling or refurbishment of waste batteries.

The rules will enable setting up a mechanism and centralized online portal for exchange of EPR certificates between producers and recyclers/refurbishers to fulfil the obligations of producers.

The rules promote setting up of new industries and entrepreneurship in collection and recycling/refurbishment of waste batteries. 

Mandating the minimum percentage of recovery of materials from waste batteries under the rules will bring new technologies and investment in recycling and refurbishment industry and create new business opportunities.

Prescribing the use of certain amount of recycled materials in making of new batteries will reduce the dependency on new raw materials and save natural resources.

Online registration & reporting, auditing, and committee for monitoring the implementation of rules and to take measures required for removal of difficulties are salient features of rules for ensuring effective implementation and compliance.

On the principle of Polluter Pays Principle, environmental compensation will be imposed for non-fulfilment of Extended Producer Responsibility targets, responsibilities and obligations set out in the rules. The funds collected under environmental compensation shall be utilised in collection and refurbishing or recycling of uncollected and non-recycled waste batteries.

सरकार ने बैटरी अपशिष्ट प्रबंधन नियम, 2022 को अधिसूचित किया

Posted On: 25 AUG 2022 5:45PM by PIB Delhi -पर्यावरण, वन एवं जलवायु परिवर्तन मंत्रालय

भारत सरकार के पर्यावरण, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन मंत्रालय ने अपशिष्ट बैटरियों का पर्यावरणीय रूप से ठोस प्रबंधन सुनिश्चित करने के लिए 24 अगस्त, 2022 को बैटरी अपशिष्ट प्रबंधन नियम, 2022 को प्रकाशित किया। 

इन नियमों की अधिसूचना दरअसल 15 अगस्त, 2021 को स्वतंत्रता दिवस पर राष्ट्र के नाम अपने संबोधन में प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी द्वारा की गई घोषणा पर अमल की दिशा में एक परिवर्तनकारी कदम है, ताकि सर्कुलर या चक्रीय अर्थव्यवस्था को गंभीरतापूर्वक बढ़ावा दिया जा सके।

नए नियम दरअसल बैटरी (प्रबंधन एवं संचालन) नियम, 2001 का स्थान लेंगे।

इन नियमों में सभी तरह की बैटरियों जैसे कि इलेक्ट्रिक वाहन बैटरी, पोर्टेबल बैटरी, ऑटोमोटिव बैटरी और औद्योगिक बैटरी को कवर किया गया है।

ये नियम विस्तारित निर्माता उत्तरदायित्व (ईपीआर) की अवधारणा के आधार पर कार्य करते हैं, जिनके तहत बैटरी के निर्माता (आयातकों सहित) अपशिष्ट बैटरियों के संग्रह और पुनर्चक्रण/नवीनीकरण और कचरे से प्राप्‍त सामग्री का उपयोग नई बैटरियों में करने के लिए जिम्मेदार हैं।

इन नियमों के तहत अपशिष्ट बैटरियों के संग्रह और पुनर्चक्रण/नवीनीकरण में नए उद्योगों की स्थापना और उद्यमशीलता को बढ़ावा दि‍या गया है। 

Tripartite MoU signed for swift development of modern Multi Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) under Bharatmala Pariyojna

source Press Information Bureau- Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt of India

Posted On: 24 AUG 2022 3:21PM by PIB Delhi

Tripartite MoU signed for swift development of modern Multi Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) under Bharatmala Pariyojna

Union Ministers Shri Nitin Gadkari and Shri Sarbananda Sonowal witness the signing ceremony between NHLML, IWAI & RVNL

MMLPs envisaged to act as world class stations for cargo movement with roadways, railways & inland waterways access

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, and Union Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Gen (Retd) VK Singh witnessed signing of tripartite agreement for swift development of modern Multi Modal Logistics Parks (MMLP) under Bharatmala Pariyojna across the country with an objective to centralize freight consolidation and reduce logistics cost from 14% to less than 10% of GDP at par with International Standards. The tripartite agreement was signed by National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML), Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL).

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, and Union Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Gen (Retd) VK Singh witnessed signing of tripartite agreement for swift development of modern Multi Modal Logistics Parks (MMLP) under Bharatmala Pariyojna across the country with an objective to centralize freight consolidation and reduce logistics cost from 14% to less than 10% of GDP at par with International Standards. The tripartite agreement was signed by National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML), Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL).


Speaking on the occasion Shri Nitin Gadkari said he was elated to witness the signing of MoU as it will provide seamless modal shift, MMLPs will ensure that cargo is swapped/shifted from and to Waterways, Dedicated Freight Corridors & Road Transport. He said this is building the Nation through Gati Shakti.

 Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, said today is a historic occasion when we propose to put the letter & spirit of Bharatmala Pariyojana into effect for a swift, efficient, economical and environment friendly logistics movement across the country. He said the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to empower and energise the economies of scale via PM Gati Shakti. This agreement is an earnest attempt towards realisation of this objective. The Minister said we believe that the country will be immensely benefit with the coming up of such efficient stations. MMLPs are designed to untie the cobweb of logistics movement and enliven the logistics sector to put the economy into the fast lane of growth, he added.


 MMLP will be a freight handling facility with rail and road accessibility, comprising of container terminals, cargo terminals (bulk, break-bulk), warehouses, cold storage, facilities for mechanised material handling and value-added services such as customs clearance with bonded storage yards, quarantine zones, testing facilities and warehousing management services etc. along with other associated facilities. Developed under a ‘Hub & Spoke’ model, the MMLP will integrate multiple modes of freight transport through highways, railways & inland waterways. The agreement underlines the cooperation & collaboration model between the three bodies in order to achieve efficiency in logistics movement within the country. 

The MMLP project is poised to develop state-of-the-art large scale warehousing facility for different types of commodities, to become one stop solution for all services related to cargo movement like warehousing, custom clearance, parking, maintenance of trucks etc. The MMLPs will focus on a technology driven implementation for a state-of-the-art freight management system. Many value added services like packaging, repackaging and labelling will be available in these projects.

The NHLML is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of National Highway Authority (NHAI) of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways while IWAI is a statutory authority under Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways. The RVNL is a wholly owned Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Railways. The signatories of the agreement were Prakash Gaur, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NHLML; Ravi Kant, Chief Engineer & Project Manager for IWAI and Vikas Awasthi, Executive Director (Planning), RVNL.

Reforms, innovation and entrepreneurship are coming together in India to create unprecedented opportunities

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan participates in the Policy Dialogue on developing skills for the future in Melbourne

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan holds bilateral discussion with Australian Minister of Skills and Training

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan called for learning from each-others best practices for transforming both countries into knowledge economies

source: Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Education Govt of India

Posted On: 23 AUG 2022 4:14PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship today participated in the ‘VET: Policy Dialogue on Developing Skills for the Future’ at Kangan Institute, Docklands, Melbourne with Mr. Craig Robertson, CEO, Victorian Skills Authority, Ms. Sally Curtain, CEO, Bendigo Kangan Institute and leaders of Australian skilling ecosystem. Discussions centred around the potential of deploying Australian Skill Standards & Certification frameworks in India to equip youth with skills of the future, connect them with employment and improve skilling outcomes, strengthen industry & academia linkages and provide an agile response to skilling needs.


Shri Pradhan shared Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision and efforts to transform India into a global hub for skilled and highly-productive manpower. He also spoke about India’s young demography being her biggest strength in the 21st century and added that skilled India will contribute to the Indian as well as global economy.

Shri Pradhan also expressed India’s interest for collaborations with Australia’s skilling institutions. He appreciated Australia’s keenness to partner India in advancing mutual priorities in skill development and also towards skilling India’s youth for the many opportunities in Australia. Both India and Australia have several opportunities to work together in the areas of Skills Assessment, Qualifications & Skills Recognition, Curriculum Development, Workforce Development and said that a future-ready workforce in our countries will better prepare us to unlock global opportunities.

Shri Pradhan also toured the Automotive Centre of Excellence at Bendigo Kangan Institute. The Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) was established to spur the growth of industry enterprises by bringing together customised, hands-on automotive training, research, and development. Established in Docklands, ACE is designed to be central and accessible to Victoria’s retail, service, repair, and manufacturing industries. Kangan Institute offers a range of nationally-accredited TAFE qualifications, short courses and specialised training plans to address unique needs, with flexible learning options including on-site training.


Shri Pradhan also visited Deakin University, Melbourne and took detailed overview of the university, especially the industry-designed courses, research degrees, and entry pathways. Shri Pradhan said that the roll-out of NEP 2020, path-breaking reforms in several areas and thriving innovation and start-up climate has ensured India is brimming with opportunities. Shri Pradhan invited Deakin University and all Australian Universities and Skill Institutions to explore opportunities in India, create mechanisms for learning from each-others best practices for transforming our countries into knowledge economies and for prosperity of people in both our countries.

Shri Pradhan also held bilateral discussions with HE Brendan O’Connor, Australian Minister for Skills and Training. They had productive discussions on forging deeper collaborations in the skill development sector and working together for creating highly-productive and future-ready workforce. Minister Pradhan invited Australian Minister to visit India for exploring opportunities to strengthen cooperation in skill development. Shri Pradhan said that the harmonization of qualification standards between India & Australia and localised version of TAFE institutes in India will accelerate mobility of skilled workforce.


Later, in the evening the Minister also interacted with vibrant Indian Diaspora in Melbourne.

Another step towards Ease of Doing Business

Overseas investment rules and regulations notified

Another step towards Ease of Doing Business

source: Press Information Bureau , Ministry of Finance, Govt of India

Posted On: 22 AUG 2022 7:50PM by PIB Delhi

In line with the amendment in the Foreign Exchange Management Act 2015, Outward Investments Rules have been framed by the Government of India in consultation with the Reserve Bank. Presently, the overseas investment by a person resident in India is governed by the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Any Foreign Security) Regulations, 2004 and the Foreign Exchange Management (Acquisition and Transfer of Immovable Property Outside India) Regulations, 2015.

The Government of India in consultation with the Reserve Bank undertook a comprehensive exercise to simplify these regulations. Draft Foreign Exchange Management (Overseas Investment) Rules and draft Foreign Exchange Management (Overseas Investment) Regulations were also put in the public domain for consultations. Extant regulations pertaining to Overseas Investments and Acquisition and Transfer of Immovable Property Outside India have been subsumed within these rules and regulations.

In view of the evolving needs of businesses in India, in an increasingly integrated global market, there is need of Indian corporates to be part of global value chain. The revised regulatory framework for overseas investment provides for simplification of the existing framework for overseas investment and has been aligned with the current business and economic dynamics. Clarity on Overseas Direct Investment and Overseas Portfolio Investment has been brought in and various overseas investment related transactions that were earlier under approval route are now under automatic route, significantly enhancing “Ease of Doing Business”.

Overseas Investment Rules and Regulations, 2022 can be accessed at:


A breath of fresh air for bikers

source: Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt of India

Posted On: 22 AUG 2022 4:18PM by PIB Delhi

An anti-pollution helmet developed by a Delhi based startup can help 2-wheeler riders breathe clean air. The helmet developed by Shellios Technolabs has a Bluetooth-enabled app that lets the rider know when the helmet requires cleaning.

The startup received seed funding from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and was incubated at Science and Technology Entrepreneur Park (JSSATE-STEP) Noida.  

They had signed commercialization deals with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for the helmet. The product, at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) level 9 has been granted utility patent and  is now being sold in all parts of the country priced at Rs. 4500/-. The end-users of the product include individual riders all over India and for the next version, Shellios has partnered with Royal Enfield Motorcycles to commercialize the product.

The founders of Shellios Technolabs hit upon the idea on realizing the challenges faced by bikers during the air quality crisis that Delhi faces in the winter months.

“We were disturbed by the health impacts of the air quality situation on the people on the roads, especially the millions of two wheeler riders who were having prolonged daily exposures and that too, to a double whammy of particulate matter and vehicular emissions in the air that they breathe,” said Amit Pathak, one of the founders.

The helmet titled PUROS is integrated with air purifying accessories which include the patented innovations of the startup — a Brushless DC (BLDC) blower fan, High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter membrane, electronic circuit, and microUSB charging port integrated into the helmet. The purifying system set at the back of the helmet picks up all particulate matter coming from outside and cleans the air before it reaches the biker.

Following all mandatory standards stipulated by the government, the 1.5 Kg helmet ensures exposure reduction by more than 80% as measured using a controlled environment.