Majhi Vasundhara

Majhi Vasundhara will prove to be a medium for all those wanting to make the planet a better place: Aaditya Thackeray

Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt. :

Today, on 1st January 2021, in presence of CM Uddhav Thackeray ji, DCM Ajit Pawar ji, RM Balasaheb Thorat ji and my colleagues from the Cabinet, the Dept of Environment & Climate Change launched an e-pledge on http://majhivasundhara.in to protect and preserve our planet

Majhi Vasundhara encourages the various departments of government and local self governments to work on the 5 elements of nature, which the officers at every level have begun since 2nd October.

Climate change is here and we must realise that. It has impacted our lives, lifestyle and livelihood directly & indirectly.

In a financial perspective, Maharashtra had to disburse more than ₹13,000 cr for natural calamity relief in 2020- cyclones, hailstorm, unseasonal rains

With investment over ₹1,13,000 crores as in-coming Industry along with almost 256,789.44 acres of land being declared as Conservation Reserves and 32,401 acres notified as Mangroves Forests, and a push to Electric Mobility, Maharashtra has shown that Growth is Sustainable!

The Government of Maharashtra is absolutely committed to Climate Change mitigation and adaptation measures.

Majhi Vasundhara will prove to be a medium for all those wanting to make the planet a better place

I pray that the new year be stress-free for everyone in the police force: Uddhav Thackeray

CMO Maharashtra:

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray visited the Mumbai Police Commissionerate this morning and felicitated the COVID warriors, police officers and staff who did exemplary work during the pandemic.

Extending new year greetings the CM said that the work and efficiency of the Maharashtra police is unparalleled.

I pray that the new year be stress-free for everyone in the police force.

1st January 2021 … spent time with villagers: Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju – Union Minister:

1st January 2021 was very fruitful.

We tried to catch fish, checked the bridge construction and spent time with the villagers.

I’m happy that most of the schemes launched by PM Narendra Modi Ji are reaching to the common citizens in villages.

Dharmendra Pradhan LPG Missed Call

Facility for booking LPG refill by giving a missed-call has been rolled out pan-India: Dharmendra Pradhan

Facility for booking LPG refill by giving a missed-call on 8454955555 has been rolled out pan-India & for registering a new LPG connection has been rolled out in Bhubaneswar.

Dharmendra Pradhan – Union Minister:

Privileged and humbled to bow down to Digboi Refinery during the launch of consumer-centric initiatives in Bhubaneswar.

Established in 1901, the 119-year old refinery is India’s oldest operating refinery and is symbol of India’s energy journey.

Congratulate Indian Oil for leading from the front in constantly innovating and developing customer-centric, environment-friendly and best in class products and services. These initiatives are reflective of the spirit of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.

XP 100 was rolled out in 7 more cities today- Bhubaneswar, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi and Kolkata.

Earlier in the 1st phase XP 100 was launched in 10 cities, including in Delhi. This is one more step towards our efforts to improve ease-of-living for citizens.

Also, flagged off the 1st batch of XP100, India’s 1st indigenously developed 100 Octane petrol from Digboi Refinery.

The country’s oldest operating refinery has joined the elite group of Mathura and Barauni refineries, which will produce this advanced version of petrol.

Facility for booking LPG refill by giving a missed-call on 8454955555 has been rolled out pan-India & for registering a new LPG connection has been rolled out in Bhubaneswar.

Service for registration of LPG connections through missed-call will be available across India shortly.

In line with PM Shri Narendra Modi’s vision for a Digital India, these consumer-centric initiatives will make LPG refill booking and new connection registration more convenient and free of cost.

This will benefit consumers, especially the elderly and those from rural areas.

GST Revenue collection for December 2020 – the highest since introduction of GST: Finance Ministry

The GST revenues during December 2020 have been the highest since the introduction of GST and it is the first time that it has crossed ₹ 1.15 lakh crore.

Ministry of Finance via PIB India:

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of December 2020 is ₹ 1,15,174 crore of which
CGST is ₹ 21,365 crore,
SGST is ₹ 27,804 crore,
IGST is ₹ 57,426 crore (including ₹ 27,050 crore collected on import of goods) and
Cess is ₹ 8,579 crore (including ₹ 971 crore collected on import of goods).

The total number of GSTR-3B Returns filed for the month of November up to 31st December 2020 is 87 lakhs.

The government has settled ₹ 23,276 crore to CGST and ₹ 17,681 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement.

The total revenue earned by Central Government and the State Governments after regular settlement in the month of December 2020 is
₹ 44,641 crore for CGST and ₹ 45,485 crore for the SGST.

In line with the recent trend of recovery in the GST revenues, the revenues for the month of December 2020 are 12% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year.

During the month, revenues from import of goods was 27% higher and the revenues from domestic transaction (including import of services) are 8% higher that the revenues from these sources during the same month last year.

The GST revenues during December 2020 have been the highest since the introduction of GST and it is the first time that it has crossed ₹ 1.15 lakh crore.

The highest GST collection till now was ₹ 1,13,866 crore in the month of April 2019.

The revenues of April normally tend to be high since they pertain to the returns of March, which marks the end of financial year.

The December 2020 revenues are significantly higher than last month’s revenues of ₹ 1,04.963 crore. This is the highest growth in monthly revenues since last 21 months.

This has been due to combined effect of the rapid economic recovery post pandemic and the nation-wide drive against GST evaders and fake bills alongwith many systemic changes introduced recently, which have led to improved compliance.

Till now, GST revenues have crossed ₹ 1.1 lakh crore three times since introduction of GST. This is the third month in a row in the current financial year after the economy has been showing signs or recovery post pandemic that the GST revenues have been more than ₹ 1 lakh crore.

The average growth in GST revenues during the last quarter has been 7.3% as compared to (-) 8.2% during the second quarter and
(-) 41.0% during the first quarter of the financial year.

PM Modi Light House Projects

Light House Projects – In Ranchi, we are using 3D construction system where every room will be built separately and then the entire structure will be connected like lego blocks: PM Modi

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister:

At one time, housing schemes weren’t the priority of Central govts as much as it should’ve been.

However, we know that transformation is impossible without all-around development. The country has adopted a new approach and a different road ahead.

This global challenge (COVID-19) has given us the scope to innovate and incubate with new technology.

From today, work is starting on six Light House Projects at different locations. These projects will be completed by modern technology and innovative processes.

In Ranchi, we are using 3D construction system from Germany. In this pattern, every room will be built separately and then the entire structure will be connected like lego blocks.

In Agartala, we are building homes using steel frame technology from New Zealand. This is to prevent the houses from the perpetual risk of earthquakes.

In Lucknow, we’re using technology from Canada. Plaster and paint won’t be needed in this and pre-built walls will be used.

These projects are incubation centres for our planners, engineers, architects and students to learn from. They will also be able to experiment on new technology.

To promote research and innovation, we’re running the ASHA India project. Through this, we’re developing new and cheap technology to build houses for the 21st century.

If we look at the work done under PM Awas Yojana, you’d find focus is equally on innovation and implementation. Innovation has been done in building material according to local needs and demands of the house-owner.

RERA has helped the people believe in reality projects again and that the projects will be completed.

Today, 60,000 real-estate projects are registered under RERA. Thousands of cases has also been solved under the law.

We’re continuously taking decisions to promote investment in real estate sector. Housing tax is also being reduced to promote buyers.

The tax that stood at 8% on cheap houses today stands at just 1%. On average houses, the tax stands at 5% from 12%.

Light House Projects – will lead to a new era in construction technology in India: Hardeep Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri – Union Minister:

In an auspicious beginning to 2021, PM Narendra Modi Ji laid the foundation of 6 Light House Projects as part of Global Housing Technology Challenge-India initiative, in six States via video conference.

The initiative will lead to a new era in construction technology in India.

These projects are incubation centres for our planners, engineers, architects & students to learn from.

They will also be able to experiment on new technology. These projects will be completed by modern technology & innovative processes.

LHPs will be constructed in Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala & Lucknow.

These will serve as live laboratories for facilitating transfer of technology to field & replicate nearly 1000 houses at each location in a cost-effective, eco-friendly way & with a much faster speed.

As Trinamool turns 23 today, I look back at the journey we began on January 1st, 1998 : Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee CM West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee, CM, West Bengal :

As Trinamool turns 23 today, I look back at the journey we began on January 1st, 1998.

Our years have been of immense struggle, but throughout this time we have continued to achieve our objective of being committed to the cause of only the people.

On TMC Foundation Day, I extend my sincere gratitude to our Maa-Mati-Manush and all our workers who continue to fight with us in making Bengal better and stronger each day.

The Trinamool family will carry on with this resolve for times to come!

New Year provides an opportunity to make a fresh beginning and resolve for individual and collective development : President Kovind

Ram Nath Kovind, President :

Happy New Year everyone! New Year provides an opportunity to make a fresh beginning and resolve for individual and collective development.

Challenges arising out of COVID-19 situation strengthen our determination to move forward unitedly.

May all of you remain safe and healthy, and march ahead with renewed energy to achieve the common goal of our nation’s progress.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

When you move in the world, recognise the Divinity in things around you, in people around you. Listen with your heart:
Sri Sri

Pic Credit: Sri Sri