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Union Cabinet hikes Dearness Allowance by 7%
Dearness Allowance is hiked to 72%

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves MSP for Kharif Crops for 2012-13
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday approved the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for 2012-13 season of Kharif crops.

Cabinet hikes in minimum support price of Kharif crops
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today decided to increase the Minimum Support Price for the 2012-13 Kharif season for various foodgrains.

Crime and criminal tracking network project extended up to March 2015
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the extension of duration of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project, scheduled to end on March 31 of this year, March 31, 2015.

CCEA approves enhanced allocation for total sanitation campaign
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday gave the nod for more than doubling the amount for construction of individual household latrines from the existing Rs. 4,600 to nearly Rs. 10,000 and also scrapped the distinction of BPL/APL families to achieve the total sanitation target in the country in the next 10 years.

Air India restructuring plan approved
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the turnaround and restructuring plans of Air India.

Chidambaram launches industry website for J-K youth
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday launched a website called 'Udaan', for the youth of the state.

Manmohan Singh orders review of cotton exports ban
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday ordered a review of the decision to ban cotton exports.

Cotton export banned, Sharad Pawar says not consulted
Union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar here on Tuesday said he was not consulted on commerce ministry's decision to put a ban on cotton exports.

Cabinet decides to bring down subsidy on P and K fertilisers for 2012-13
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the Fertiliser Ministry's proposal to reduce subsidy on P and K fertilisers under the Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) policy.

Govt. to lift ban on cotton exports
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Sunday informed the government has decided to lift the ban on cotton exports.

Cabinet approves compensation for NTPC project in Uttarakhand
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the setting up of a high-level committee headed by the Power Ministry to finalise compensation for the discontinued project site of Loharinag Pala in Uttarakhand

Forest officials create employment for locals in Maoist-affected West Midnapore
In an endeavor to create employment for locals in Maoist-affected West Midnapore, forest officials here started a community hall construction project.

Jairam Ramesh wants greater involvement of security forces in Maoist affected areas
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh today said that a greater involvement of the security forces in the Maoist-affected districts would bring about the over all development of the region.

Maoists want to overthrow democracy in India, says Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said the objective of the Maoists is to overthrow democracy in the country and establish 'Dictatorship of the Proletariat'.

Air India move to buy 111 planes through debt was recipe for disaster: CAG report
A report prepared by the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), which was submitted in Parliament on Thursday, says that the decision by national carrier Air India to acquire 111 planes through debt was "a recipe for disaster" and should have raised alarms in government.

Cabinet approves equity infusion of 1,200 crore rupees into Air India
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved an equity infusion of 1,200 crore rupees into Air India.

Cabinet approves special scholarship scheme for J-K
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved a special scholarship scheme for Jammu and Kashmir to encourage the youth of the state to pursue higher studies outside their State.

Special industry initiative scheme for Jammu and Kashmir approved
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved the implementation of the 1000 crore Special Industry Initiative Scheme in Jammu and Kashmir.

Cabinet approves enhancement of honoraria for anganwadi workers, helpers
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved the enhancement of honoraria for anganwadi workers to Rs.3000 from Rs.1500 per month and for anganwadi helpers and workers of Mini-AWCs to Rs.1500 from Rs.750 per month under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme.

India to build strategic crude oil storages at Vizag
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the enhancement of cavern capacity, manner of utilization and revised cost estimates of Strategic Crude Oil Storage cavern at Visakhapatnam.

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