Telangana has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant national project status to either Kaleshwaram or Palamuru-Rangareddy lift irrigation project. IT Minister KT Rama Rao, who is also the working president of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, made the appeal through a tweet, tagging the Prime Minister. He recalled that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao appealed several times to grant national project status to either Kaleshwaram project or Palamuru lift irrigation project. KTR also posted two media reports. One of the reports is about Karnataka Chief Minister Basvaraj Bommai’s meeting with Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. Bommai later claimed that Shekhawat responded positively to the request to declare Upper Bhadra project as a national project. The Centre had earlier announced that no irrigation project in the country would get national project status in future.
A total of 25 warehouse projects out of 45 that were sanctioned for Andhra Pradesh under the Warehouse Infrastructure Fund have been withdrawn due to unavailability of land at the proposed locations.
The Warehouse Infrastructure Fund (WIF) set up under NABARD aims to provide loans to public and private sectors for construction of warehouses, silos, cold storage and other cold chain infrastructure. Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said 17 out of 45 warehouse projects sanctioned for Andhra Pradesh under the WIF have been completed.
The Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL), a special purpose vehicle for the Smart City project, has chalked out an ambitious project to restore the pristine glory of the old city’s heritage trail and to showcase Jammu’s historical and cultural landscape.
The heritage trail, being set up under the project ‘Heritage trail and site beautification’ will stretch 5.5 km and will cost Rs 16.56 crore. The project includes road development, information technology-based parking, public bicycle sharing system, cobblestones on carriage way and red sandstones on footpaths. The other important components of the project include facelifts to parks, roadside amenities, cobble-stoned junctions and red sandstone footpaths to enhance the aesthetics of the heritage corridor.
Nearly 46 lakh unorganised workers have been registered under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM) pension scheme, according to a statement by the Labour Ministry.
To provide old-age protection in the form of a monthly pension, the government launched the PM-SYM pension scheme in 2019. Under this scheme, a minimum assured monthly pension of Rs 3,000 will be provided to the unorganised workers after attaining the age of 60 years. All the States/ UT governments have been requested to popularise the scheme and mobilise the target groups/ eligible workers for enrolment under the PM-SYM scheme.
India’s northeast region is the 6th most quake-prone belt in the world, the soil of the young Himalayan region is fragile and due to the heavy monsoon, the working season is very less. However, despite these challenges the world’s tallest railway bridge is being built in Manipur’s Noney mountainous valley as part of the 111 km-long Jiribam-Imphal new railway line.
The giant bridge is being constructed since 2015 in Tamenglong district in western Manipur at a cost of Rs 374 crore as an essential part of the Rs 14,320 crore broad gauge railway lines that would connect the Manipur capital Imphal by December 2023. After the completion of the railway line (Jiribam-Imphal) by 2023, Manipur capital Imphal would be the fourth capital city in the mountainous northeastern region to be connected after Guwahati, Agartala and Naharlagun. The North-East Frontier Railways is laying tracks to connect the capital cities of Mizoram and Nagaland.
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