DK Shivakumar – President, Karnataka Congress:
Congratulations to Shri. Ramalinga Reddy and Shri. Dhruva Narayan for being appointed as Working Presidents of INC Karnataka
All leaders of INC Karnataka are working unitedly as a team to defeat BJP, stop its misgovernance and bring INC back to power in the state.
Dr Jitendra Singh – Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region:
Discussed the proposal of a Film City for Sikkim.
Northeast has several picturesque locations which have remained under-utilised because of lack of infrastructure.
The Narendra Modi Govt has already sanctioned a Film and Television Institute for Arunachal Pradesh.
JT Namgyal – MP, Ladakh:
Reached Zanskar safely along with my team
after a 3 days challenging & most adventurous Chadar Trek –
have walked on the frozen River of Zanskar beginning Khelo India – 1st Zanskar Winter Sports & Youth Festival 2021
Entered Zanskar, have done screening following the COVID19 SOP
Abdulla Shahid – Foreign Minister of Maldives
Maldives is happy to receive as grant, 100,000 doses of Covishield developed by Serum Institute of India – among the first countries to receive vaccines from India.
As always, India stands strong & steadfast, by our side, as 1st responder in any crisis
The oldest tribal festival of India, the Adivasi Mela of Odisha showcases the finest art, culture & craftsmanship preserved over centuries and gives glimpses of way of life of 62 tribes including 13 PVTGs.Naveen patnaik – chief minister, odisha
Come and experience the best of tribal heritage at Adivasi Mela 2021
RK Singh – Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy:
The peak demand for power crossed 1,85,820 Megawatt at 9:35 AM on today. This is the highest ever, a record.
The demand (and supply) of power in January (upto 19.01.2021) has grown by 8% as compared to the corresponding period last year.
This is the highest rate of growth ever. The surging demand for power is a certain indicator that our economy is getting back on track.
The surging demand also shows the success of Subhagya, under which we gave all homes including the poor and the under privileged access to power. This is a matter of satisfaction for us in the Ministry of Power.
Sarbananda Sonowal – Chief Minister, Assam:
Empowering youth for a prosperous Assam.
Glad to launch Re-SVAYEM scheme among the enthusiastic crowd at Amingaon, Guwahati.
Named after great Swami Vivekananda, the scheme will provide financial assistance of ₹50,000 each to 2 lakh skilled & talented youths of the state.
Karnataka is the leader in Innovation – the top position confirmed again by the NITI Aayog ‘s India Innovation Index 2020 ranking released today.
India’s commitment to reforms is evident from the width and scale of reforms undertaken at pan- India level since 2014 under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister.
This is reflected in the meteoric rise of India’s rank in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report from 142nd in 2014 to 63rd in 2019.
In order to translate the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan into a reality, the next generation of reforms relating to minimizing regulatory burden on businesses and citizens are being taken up by Central Ministries and States/UTs on a mission mode.
Making Government to Business and Government to Citizen interfaces online, transparent and time bound are among the key priorities of the Government of India.
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry has been directed by Cabinet Secretary to act as the nodal department for coordinating the exercise of minimizing regulatory compliance burden for citizens and businesses.
A systematic exercise across Central Ministries/Departments and States/UTs is being undertaken by DPIIT to eliminate/reduce compliances which have an adverse impact on time and cost of businesses.
A major initiative in this regard is the launch of Regulatory Compliance Portal by DPIIT on 1stJanuary 2021.
The objective of this portal is to act as a bridge between citizens, industries and the Government in order to minimize burdensome compliances.
It will also act as a first-of-its-kind central online repository of all Central and State-level compliances.
All Central Ministries/Departments and States/UTs would examine laws/regulations/rules under their purview and implement an Action Plan to rationalize and simplify all the processes and remove burdensome compliances, decriminalize laws and repeal redundant Acts.
These details would be captured and tracked on the Regulatory Compliance Portal.
Industry stakeholders from Trade bodies such as CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM would also be able to submit compliances and proposed recommendations.
This will be assessed by concerned Government authorities and suitable action would be undertaken to minimize the regulatory compliance burden.
Performance of activities on this portal would be closely reviewed by the senior Government officers. Cabinet Secretary would have real-time comprehensive view of all compliances and status of all requests raised across Central Ministries/Departments and States/UTs. Customized reports of action taken by each Ministry/Department and State/UT also gets generated for monitoring and evaluation.
The Regulatory Compliance Portal will be instrumental in achieving the vision of a truly Atmanirbhar Bharat and help usher ease of doing business for industry and ease of living for citizens.
P Chidambaram, Former Finance Minister :
Farmers and government will hold 10th Round of talks today. How can we expect any positive outcome when government refuses to keep the past aside and start on a clean state?
Government should offer to begin afresh and hold talks on what needs to be done and what needs to be avoided. ‘Start on a clean slate’ is the only way forward.
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister :
The Guru Sahibs have a special Kripa on me that the 350th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji took place during the tenure of our Government.
I recall the grand celebrations in Patna, where I also had the opportunity to go and pay my respects.
I bow to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji on the pious occasion of his Parkash Purab. His was a life devoted to creating a just and inclusive society.
He was unwavering when it came to upholding his principles. We also recall his courage and sacrifices.