Along with CM Eknath Shinde ji, it was a great pleasure to meet and host Mr. Jim Zallie, President & CEO, Ms. Valdirene Evans, Senior Vice President of APAC region, Mr. Rana Kayal of Ingredion, the leading ingredient solutions provider important for the food, beverage, animal nutrition, brewing and industrial markets.
In our insightful meeting, we had positive discussion on Ingredion’s plan to invest in Maharashtra.
We assured all support for it and are eager to welcome it to Maharashtra
Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurated a direct flight between Amritsar and Gatwick today.
The non-stop flight between Amritsar and Gatwick will be operated by Air India commencing from today, as per the following schedule:
Dep. Time (LT)
Arr. Time (LT)
Thrice a week
Thrice a week
In his inaugural address the Minister said that this new international connectivity will work as a catalyst for the development of the region.
It is an emotional subject also as lakhs of people of Punjab live in the UK and this new service will connect families living in two different countries.
Speaking on the infrastructure development at Amritsar Airport, Shri Scindia said that the Union Government under the leadership of PM Modi has assured the development of Amritsar Airport.
The government has developed 13 parking aprons with an expenditure of Rs 50 crores, at the cost of Rs 100 crores, a parallel taxi-track has also been developed for easy movement of aircraft.
A new integrated terminal has also been developed with an expenditure of Rs. 250 crores.
On connectivity Minister said that this is the 3rd connectivity between Amritsar and England and there are six international flights which are operational from Amritsar.
By 2014 Amritsar was connected to only 6 cities, in 9 years under the leadership of PM Modi, it has increased to 21 cities, a jump of 250 per cent.
Earlier the weekly traffic movement was 217 per week which has now increased to 416 per week, an increase of 87 per cent. Under the RCS UDAN scheme,with a budget of Rs. 145.35 crore, 20 routes have been operational in Punjab and 4 more routes are planned to commence in the near future.
The government has signed an open sky offer with Canada wherein airline operators can operate unlimited flights between Indian cities and their Canadian counterparts.
He mentioned that, he is hopeful that the state of Punjab and its people will benefit from this agreement…
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution:
he Department of Consumer Affairs has constituted a Committee under the chairmanship of Additional Secretary, Smt. Nidhi Khare to monitor the stock of Tur held by entities such as importers, millers, stockists, traders etc. in close coordination with the state governments.
The decision has come against the backdrop of reports of market players not releasing stocks despite regular arrival of imports in good quantities.
The latest announcement of a Committee to monitor stock disclosure indicates the government’s intention to deal with hoarders and unscrupulous speculators in the market.
It also indicates the government’s determination to keep prices of Tur under control in months ahead.
The government is also closely watching the stock position of other pulses in the domestic market to take necessary preemptive measures in the event of unwarranted price rise in the coming months.
It may be recalled that the government had issued an advisory to the States/UTs on 12th August, 2022, to enforce stock disclosure in respect of Tur under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.
Further, in order to facilitate smooth and seamless import, the government has removed the 10 per cent duty applicable for Tur imports from non-LDC countries as the duty creates procedural hurdles even for zero duty imports from the LDCs.