31 May 2014

Nirmala Sitharaman Launches Commerce & Industry Ministry’s Twitter Handle

In conformity with drive to ensure transparent and responsive government, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Commerce & Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman launched @CimGOI - the official Twitter handle of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. 

“Following the government’s commitment to engage with people directly, we will harness the technology. I will communicate the initiatives and programmes of my Ministry through this handle,” said Smt. Sitharaman. She further added that the Twitter handle of the Ministry will let the people know about the important developments taking place. 

28 May 2014

Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Takes Over as Food Processing Industries Minister

Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal today took over as the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries. 

Smt. Badal represents Bathinda constituency in Punjab in the newly constituted 16th Lok Sabha. 

This is Smt. Badal’s second term as Member of Parliament. She has been member of many parliamentary committees. She has also been active in movements to save girl child and women empowerment. 

Speaking to media after taking over as Minister, She said, “My mission will be to find new and innovative ways to reduce the post harvest losses by facilitating efficient storage & transportation as well as finding ways to increase the shelf life of food products while at the same time ensuring that these processed food products are available to the consumers across the country at reasonable prices. 

“I would welcome all ideas from farmers, industry, consumers and other stake holders to put our country at par with the top countries in the area of food processing. My prime interest remains to increase the income of farmers while at the same time ensuring the process to remain affordable for all consumers. 

“The farmers of this country, especially the farmers of my home state, Punjab, have been at the forefront in providing Food Security to the nation. Now, their incomes are stagnant. The time has come to give boost to the income of our farmers through innovative value additions to the farm produce.” 

5 Apr 2014

Facts At A Glance: Odisha ( State Assembly Elections)


Date of Poll- 10th April 2014


S. No.
Item
Number of Assembly  Constituencies going on poll- 70
1.
Total Electors
Male –      6933068
Female –  6605744
Others -       578
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 Total  -  13539390
2
No. of Assembly Constituencies
General :      36
 SC :             11
ST:               23
3
Total number of Candidates
668

4
Assembly Constituencies  having more than 16 candidates

PC No. 81 Narla
20 Candidates
5
Assembly Constituencies  having more than 32 candidates

NIL
6
Total Number of Female candidates

48
7
No. and Name of the Assembly Constituency with maximum No. of  Candidates

PC No. 81 Narla
20 Candidates
8
No. & Name of the Assembly Constituency with  minimum number of Candidates 

PC No. 14 Bonai (ST), PC No. 74 Jharigam (ST) and PC No. 123 Bhanjannagar
5 Candidates each





9




Party-wise list of candidates:
BJP
70
BSP
58
CPI
11
CPM
8
INC
70
NCP
04
Registered Political Parties BJD (other then recognised National and State)                            
70


Independents

127
Others
250
Total
668


10
Largest Assembly constituency
Electorate wise
Patnagarh
11
Smallest Assembly constituency Electorate wise
Baliguda

12
Number of General, Expenditure, Police & Awareness Observers  deployed
General Observers -         30
Expenditure Observers  -  20
Awareness Observers-      05 
13
No. of Polling Personnel deployed ( approx)

1.10 lakhs
14
No. of  Polling Stations
17223
15.
Number of EVMs to be used in the elections
Control Units -    38000
Ballot Units -      47000


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