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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated several Government projects at Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli. These include Government buildings, solar PV systems, Jan Aushadhi Kendras and a Passport Seva Kendra.

He also distributed Aids and Assistive Devices to Divyangjans, and other benefits under existing Government schemes.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that he is coming to Dadra and Nagar Haveli for the first time as Prime Minister, but he has been here many times in the past.

He said that after assuming office, he sought details on impact of development schemes in Dadra and Nagar Haveli; and since then the Union Government has worked on areas needing attention.

Speaking on development themes, he said that every Indian must have access to housing facilities. He said that in less than a year, the number of beneficiaries under the Ujjwala scheme for LPG has crossed 2 crore.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the Union Government will never allow the poor and the middle class to be looted. He urged the assembled people to download the BHIM App for cashless transactions.

 

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Cabinet gives ‘in principle’ approval for disinvestment of Air India and five of its subsidiaries
June 28, 2017
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Cabinet gives ‘in principle’ approval for disinvestment of Air India and five of its subsidiaries 

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to fourth tranche recommendations of NITI Aayog on strategic disinvestment of CPSE (strategic disinvestment of Air India and five of its subsidiaries) based on the recommendations of Core Group of Secretaries on Disinvestment (CGD).

(i) ‘In principle’ approval for considering strategic disinvestment of Air India and five of its subsidiaries.

(ii) Constitution of an Air India-specific Alternative Mechanism headed by Minister of Finance including Minister for Civil Aviation and such other Minister(s) to guide the process on strategic disinvestment from time to time and decide the following:

  1. Treatment of unsustainable debt of Air India;
  2. Hiving off of certain assets to a shell company;
  3. Demerger and strategic disinvestment of three profit-making subsidiaries;
  4. The quantum of disinvestment; and
  5. The universe of bidders.