Amit Shah – Union Home Minister:
Former TMC leaders Mr. Rajib Banerjee, Ms. Baishali Dalmiya, Mr. Prabir Ghoshal, Mr. Rathin Chakraborti and Mr. Rudranil Ghosh joined BJP today in New Delhi.
I am sure their induction will further strengthen BJP’s fight for Sonar Bangla.
Sarbananda Sonowal – Chief Minister, Assam:
Inaugurated the Sports Authority of India Training Centre in Lakhimpur along with Union MoS Shri Kiren Rijiju ji and MP Shri Pradan Baruah.
The state-of-the-art facility with training centre, athlete hostel and multi sports indoor hall, will go a long way in offering advanced training to athletes.
Kiren Rijiju – Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports:
This SAI Training Centre in North Lakhimpur, Assam will be of high standards.
The talented youth of the region will have great opportunities to train here.
Assam is becoming a great sporting powerhouse under the dynamic leadership of CM Shri Sarbanand Sonowal Ji.
Dr Jitendra Singh – Union Minister:
Reviewed on the spot progress of Rs. 200 crore River Devika National Project at Udhampur.
Also made it clear that any undue delay or compromise in work quality will not be tolerated and those responsible for it shall be held accountable.
Tejasvi Surya – National President, BJYM:
Had wonderful darshan of Maa Kali at Dakshineshwar Temple today.
Prayed for Sadgati to all our martyr karyakartas & strength to work for Mission Sonar Bangla.
Bengal is a great land with blessed people. We will not let the capital of India’s cultural renaissance suffer anymore.
Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab:
BJP need not tell us about the grace of the National Flag.
We have always been at the forefront to defend Country’s integrity, our sons come wrapped in tricolour after their supreme sacrifice.
Is letting our farmers die fighting for their rights graceful?
Dharmendra Pradhan – Union Minister:
Wrote a letter to seek urgent intervention of Min. Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in sending an expert team of Archaeological Survey of India to Bhubaneswar to carry out detailed study and thorough excavation of the ‘Ekamra Kshetra’ for unearthing heritage structures which may lie buried under encroachments.
ASI recently chanced upon invaluable remains of 10th-11th century Somvanshi period temple floor at the north-west corner of the Sari temple.
The ASI also discovered two other structures, believed to be remains of small shrines, and a portion of the Sari temple.
These findings are of immense archaeological, artistic & socio-cultural importance and therefore there is an immediate need for intervention to protect and preserve the remains of this priceless Odishan architecture and other heritage sites of the temple-town of Bhubaneswar.
Reform is a continuous process and no one would argue against the reforms in the APMCs or Mandi System, a positive argument on the same does not mean that it is done to weaken or demolish the system.
During my tenure, the draft APMC Rules – 2007 were framed for the setting up of special markets thereby providing alternate platforms for farmers to market their commodities and utmost care was also taken to strengthen the existing Mandi system.
New agricultural laws restrict the powers of Mandi system i.e. the collection of levy and fees from the private markets, dispute resolution, agri-trade licencing and regulations of E-trading.
New laws will adversely impact the MSP procurement infrastructure thereby weakening the Mandi system.
MSP mechanism has to be ensured and strengthened further.
I am also concerned about the amended Essential Commodities Act. According to the act the Govt will intervene for price control only if rates of horticultural produce are increased by 100% and that of non perishable items increase by 50%.
Stock piling limits have been removed on food grain, pulses, onion, potato, oilseeds etc.
It may lead to apprehensions that Corporates may purchase commodities at lower rates and stock pile and sell at higher prices to consumers.
BS Yediyurappa – Chief Minister, Karnataka:
This morning went around and inspected the progress of various works under Bengaluru Smart City Project & Bengaluru Mission 2020.
The bicycle lanes, new roads, and other infra works are progressing well and give a facelift to the city.
Ministry of Tribal Affairs via PIB :
Over the past year, due to the unprecedented crisis caused by the ongoing pandemic, the lives and livelihoods of people across all segments, and in particular, the disadvantaged tribals, across the country have been severely disrupted.
At such a time, the ‘Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) & Development of Value Chain for MFP’has come as a beacon of change.
Conceptualised and implemented by TRIFED in association with State Government Agencies across 21 states of the country, the scheme has emerged as a source of great relief for tribal gatherers injecting more than Rs 3000 crores directly in the tribal economy since April 2020.
This has been possible mainly due to the Government push and active participation from the States and has provided much needed liquidity in the tribal ecosystem, much needed in the adverse times.
Continuing with its earlier efforts to provide remunerative and fair prices to tribal gatherers of forest produces, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has revised the MSP for MFP list and has included 14 additional MFPs in the list.
This recommendation of additional items is over and above the previous notification issued on May 26, 2020 (in which the list had been revised to include 23 MFPs) and May 1, 2020 in which the MSP revisions for the MFPs were announced.
The details of the newly included items are as under:-
Elephant Apple Dry
Pipla/ Uchithi (dried berry)
Gamhar/ Gamari (dry bark)
Oroxylumindicum (dry bark)
Wild Mushroom dry
Prime Minister’s Office via PIB :
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed an All-Party Meeting on Budget Session of Parliament today.
Prime Minister paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his Punya Tithi and said that we must strive towards fulfilling his dreams.
He also condemned the desecration of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in USA this morning, saying that such an atmosphere of hate is not welcome for our planet.
Prime Minister assured that the government is approaching the issue of farm laws with an open mind.
He said that the government’s stand is the same as it was on 22nd January, and the proposal given by the Agriculture Minister still stands.
He reiterated that the Agriculture Minister is just a phone call away for taking forward the talks.
On references made by the leaders on the unfortunate incident on 26th January, Prime Minister said that the law will take its own course.
Prime Minister said that the government is open to detailed discussion on issues raised by the leaders in the meeting.
He reaffirmed the importance of smooth functioning of Parliament and comprehensive debates on the Floor of the House.
He added that frequent disruptions mean smaller parties suffer as they can’t express themselves adequately.
He said that it is for the bigger parties to ensure that Parliament functions smoothly, there are no disruptions and thus, the smaller parties are able to voice their views in Parliament.
Prime Minister highlighted the role India can play to further global good in many sectors. He referred to the skills and prowess of our people, which can be a force multiplier for global prosperity.
Glimpses of the Longest Road Arch Bridge in India, the Wahrew Bridge at Sohbar in Meghalaya constructed under NLCPR of MDoNER India, connecting Bholaganj & Sohbar to Nongjri.Dr jitendra singh, union minister
Dr Abhishek Singhvi, INC’s National Spokesperson, | Sr.Adv| :
Delighted that what I have consistently written on over 25 yrs is now being implemented by Supreme Court especially Justice Kaul.
Crux of delays in judicial appointments (40% HC &25% lower court seats are vacant!!) is absence of time limits at each stage of recco process.
Beating backlog and winning battle of bulge needs time limits at each stage-recco of High Court collegium consd by state Govt; then decision by Supreme Court Collegium; then central Govt decision; if returned &reiterated by SC, 2nd decision by central govt (which then has zero discretion)
Spurce : PIB
The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance has approvedcapital projects of an additional amount of Rs.179 crore in Telangana. This is in addition to the capital projects of Rs.179 crore approved in the State earlier. Additional projects have been approved in the State as an incentive for undertaking reforms in three out of the four stipulated citizen-centric areas, i.e. One Nation One Ration Card, Ease of Doing Business, and Urban Local Bodies Reforms. The projects have been approved under the newly launched scheme of “Financial Assistance to States for capital projects”.
Telangana has become the second State to get additional funds under the Scheme. Earlier, Madhya Pradesh was sanctioned additional capital projects of Rs. 660 crore as an incentive for undertaking reforms in three out of four stipulated areas. The citizen-centric areas identified by the Government of India for undertaking reforms by the States are One NationOne Ration Card Reforms, Ease of Doing Business Reforms, Power Sector Reforms and Urban Local Bodies Reforms.
Out of the additional approved amount of Rs.179 crore, an amount of Rs.89.50 crore has been released to the State as 1st instalment. All the capital projects identified by the State Government of Telangana to be taken up from the additional funds are in the road sector.
The scheme of “Special Assistance to States for capital expenditure was announced by the Finance Minister on 12th October, 2020 as part of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat package.
The Schemeis aimed at boosting capital expenditure by the State Governments who are facing difficult financial environment this year due to the shortfall in tax revenue arising from the COVID 19 pandemic. Capital Expenditure has a higher multiplier effect, enhancing the future productive capacity of the economy, and results in a higher rate of economy growth. Therefore, despite the adverse financial position of the Central Government, it was decided to extend a special assistance to the State Governments in respect of capital expenditure, in financial year 2020-21.
The Scheme has got very warm response from the State Governments. So far capital expenditure proposals of Rs.10835.50 crore of 27 States have been approved by the Ministry of Finance. An amount of Rs.5417.70 crore has already been released to the States as the first instalment under the scheme. State-wise allocation, approval granted and funds released is attached. Tamil Nadu has not availed the benefit of the scheme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his Punyatithi at Raj Ghat in New Delhi.
Kapil Sibal, Congress :
A non-political,non-religious, people’s movement is being given a religious colour by calling protesters “ Khalistanis “
All those who give the movement this tag should be prosecuted under 153A ,295A and for sedition .
Not journalists and editors !