Free drug policy for National Health Mission

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, has asked for thorough streamlining of systems in the distribution of free generic drugs to government health institutions at all levels throughout the country. The Free Drug Programme’s formal launch would be preceded by working out all logistical details with respect to procurement and distribution … Read more

Right to Health if UPA is voted to power again

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has severely criticised Left Front Government in Tripura for failure to develop the state. Addressing a meeting at Vishalgarh 30 kilometers off Agartala this afternoon, Rahul said no development work is visible in Tripura despite the centre sending enough funds to the state. Rahul Gandhi said UPA regime in the … Read more

CPI-M Manifesto promises new food security law

The CPI(M) manifesto promises new food security law with a universal public distribution system, measures to curb corruption, ending caste discrimination and protection of rights of women, SCs, STs and minorities. The poll document released today calls for defending secularism and national unity and adopting non-aligned and independent foreign policy. The party supports a statutory … Read more

Stree Shakti Puruskar on International Women’s Day

President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest at the celebrations to mark the International Women’s Day where he conferred Stree Shakti Puruskar to six illustrious women in recognition of their achievements, here today. The awardees for the Stree Shakti Puruskar are nominated by state governments, MPs, VIPs and on suo-moto basis, and … Read more

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Awarded National Tourism Award for Best State

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been jointly given the award for the First Prize in the category of “Best State/UT: Comprehensive Development of Tourism.” The second and third prizes in this category have gone to Kerala and Gujarat respectively. The National Tourism Awards were given by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human … Read more

Food processing industries giving employment to over 60 lakh persons

Central Statistics Office (CSO) has been releasing information on different characteristics of factories registered under Factory Act, 1948 through their publication Annual Survey of Industries (ASI). As per the latest ASI for 2011-12 (provisional), the total number of persons engaged in registered food processing units is 17.77 lakh. As per ASI for 2010-11, the total … Read more

Health Education & Research – new department in central govt.

Recognizing the role of scientific inputs for accessible and affordable healthcare programmes, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said that government has established a new department for Health Education and Research. In his inaugural address at the 101st Indian Science Congress at Jammu University, Dr Singh said that the 2013 Science, Technology and Innovation Policy reflects … Read more

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