Thursday, 15 June 2017

Cabinet approved Interest Subvention to Bank on short-term crop loan to farmers…


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS) for farmers for the year 2017-18. This will help farmers getting short term crop loan up to Rs. 3 lakh payable within one year at only 4% per annum.  The Government has earmarked a sum of Rs. 20,339 crore for this purpose. 
The interest subvention will be given to Public Sector Banks (PSBs), Private Sector Banks, Cooperative Banks and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) on use of own funds and to NABARD for refinance to RRBs and Cooperative Banks. 
The Interest Subvention Scheme will continue for one year and it will be implemented by NABARD and RBI. 
The objective of the scheme is to make available at ground level, agricultural credit for Short Term crop loans at an affordable rate to give a boost to agricultural productivity and production in the country.  


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ઇન્ડિયન સ્પેસ રિસર્ચ ઓર્ગેનાઇઝેશન સેમી ક્રાયોજેનિક એન્જિન માટે કેરોસિન તેલના ઉપયોગને લઇને કામ કરી રહ્યુ છે.કેરોસિન પહેલા ઉપયોગમાં લેવામાં આવતું ઇંધણ વ્હીકલ લૉન્ચ કરવામાં મુશ્કેલીઓ પેદા કરતુ હતુ. વ્હીકલ લૉન્ચ કરતું તેલ હાઇડ્રોજન અને ઑક્સીજનનું મિશ્રણ છે જેનાથી માઇનસ 253 ડિગ્રીનું તાપમાનમાં જમાવીને સંગ્રહિત કરવામાં આવે છે.  યોજનાનુસાર આ પ્રોજેક્ટ સફળ થયો તો વર્ષ 2021 સુધી તેનો ઉપયોગ કરવામાં આવશે. 
તિરુવનંતપુરમ સ્થિત વિક્રમ સારાભાઇ અંતરિક્ષ કેન્દ્રના ડાયરેક્ટર ડૉ. કે સિવાને જણાવ્યું કે પરીક્ષણ દરમિયાન કેરોસિનનો ઉપયોગ યોગ્ય છે અને તે વધારે જગ્યામાં ફેલાતો પણ નથી અને વ્હીકલની પેલોડ ક્ષમતા પણ વધારશે જેનાથી વ્હીકલ ભારેમાં ભારે રૉકેટને સરળતાથી લઇ જવા માટે સક્ષમ રહેશે. 

Facts about Gujarat


·         Gujarat is derived from Sanskrit  “Gurjar-Rashtra”. Gujarat was known as Gurjaratra(country ruled or protected by the Gurjars) or Gurjarabhumi (land of the Gurjars) for centuries prior to the Mughal period.

·         Gujarat has the longest sea shore compared to any other Indian state.

·         Gujarat has been one of the main centres of the  Indus Valley Civilization. It contains major ancient metropolitan cities from the Indus Valley such as lothal, dholavira  and Gola Dhoro. India’s first port was established at the ancient city of Lothal.

·         Gujarat  is locally known as Jewel of the West.

·         Gujarat has seventeen airports, which makes it the state with highest number of operating airports  in India.

·         Gandhinagar  is the  greenest capital city  in whole Asia.

·         The first capital of Gujarat was  Ahmedabad ,the capital was moved to  Gandhinagar  in 1970.

·         Gujarat is having the  least crime against women among all Indian states after Goa.

·         The oil refinery at Jamnagar  is the  worl’s largest grass-roots refinery. It is operated by Reliance Petroleum Limited, which is one of the group companies of Reliance Industries Limited founded by Dhirubhai Ambani.

·         Ahmedabad is the city with the lowest crime rate  among all Tier-I and Tier-II cities of India as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report.

·         The world’s third largest denim manufacturer is Ahmedabad’s Arvind Mills.

·         Did you know the fact that one in  every five Indian American is a Gujarati  whereas one in every 20 Indians is a Gujarati?

·         The world’s first pure vegetarian Subway and Domino’s  outlet was opened in Ahmedabad

·         The Gujarati’s own more than 17,000 hotels and motels in the US,  with one million rooms representing over 50 percent of U.S. economy lodges.

·         Gujarati’s are key players in the multi-billion dollar diamond export business  all over the world from Africa to the UK and US. 80 per cent of all diamonds sold anywhere in the world are polished in Surat. The only non-Jews in the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem diamond bourse are Gujaratis.

·                 An average income of a Gujarati family in North America is three times more than the average income of an American family.

·         Over 60% of Indian Population in North America is Gujarati.

·         The first all vegetarian  Pizza-Hut  was opened in  Ahmedabad.

·         Gujarat is the only home of Asiatic Lions.


·         Gujarat is the only present natural habitat of lions outside Africa.

·         India’s only Liquid Chemical Port Terminal at Dahej, developed by Gujarat Chemical Port Terminal Co. Ltd. Gujarat has two of the three Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals in the country (Dahej and Hazira).

·         The Maharaja Sayajirao University(MSU) in the city of  Vadodara  is largest university in Gujarat and India Today has ranked it at tenth place in their list of India’s best universities, while Hindustan Times has ranked it at sixth place.

·         87.9% of the total roads in the state are asphalt surfaced. 98.86% village connectivity with allweather roads, the highest in India.

·         100% of Gujarat’s 18,000 villages have electricity connection.

·         Gujarat ranks first nationwide in gas-based thermal electricity generation with national market share of over 8% and second nationwide in nuclear electricity generation with national market share of over 1%.

·         Gujarat is the largest producer of milk  in India.

·         Amul - Anand milk co-operative federation products are well known all over India, and it is Asia’s  biggest dairy.

·         Gujarat produces about 98% of India’s required amount of Soda Ash and gives the country about 78% of its national requirement of salt.

·         Surat  is the third cleanest city  in India after Chandigarh and Mysore.

·         Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad(IIMA) is Asia’s 1st and world’s 45th ranked management college located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.




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