Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Modi's Rs. 500 - 1000 Note Demonetization 2016 - Benefits - Implementation Issues



On 8th November the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes. The benefits are immobilizing currency acquired as black money, elimination of counterfeit currency and terrorist funding through black money and counterfeit currency. The nation rose in support even though some political leaders opposed it.

PM Modi's address to the nation on demonetization of Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 currency notes. (English)
8 November 2016

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Demonetization of Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 currency notes - PM Modi's Masterstroke Or Mayhem?
NDTV
20 November 2016

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Make in India - Madhya Pradesh






2016 - Make in Madhya Pradesh - Global Investors Summit

22 - 23 October 2016


Focus Sectors



AGRIBUSINESS & FOOD PROCESSING


With average agricultural growth rate of about 20% in the last three years, Madhya Pradesh is the fastest growing major agrarian economy in the country. The progress made by the state in agricultural sector is appreciated and validated by the Central Government – the state has received the prestigious 'Krishi Karman' award for fourth time, in succession.

The state with highest agricultural growth (averaging 20%) in the country, for the last three years
Has been receiving 'Krishi Karman' award for spectacular performance in agricultural production, for the past four years
Leading domestic producer of agricultural resources like Gram (#1), Soybean (#1), Pulses (#1), Wheat (#2), Onion (#2) and Green Peas (#2)
3rd largest producer of milk in the country
With presence of 6 government owned modern food parks and 2 private food parks, Madhya Pradesh provides plug and play facility for food processing companies
Key food processing players operating in the state includes Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Parle Agro, LT Foods, Cadbury, Ruchi Group, Britannia Industries and Balaji Wafers

Investment Opportunities


Investment opportunities exist in trading and processing of agricultural produce. Additionally, opportunities exist in the development of allied infrastructure like food parks, warehouses and cold storages

Policy Highlights

Land allotment at a concessional rate of 25% for MSME units. Stamp duty and registration charges exemption of INR 1 per INR 1,000
Reimbursement at the rate of 15% up to a maximum of INR 50 mn for the expenditure incurred on establishment of food park/mega food park/horticulture hub
Fruits, vegetables, flowers and other notified agriculture produce purchased in any market area of the state for processing/production, is exempt from payment of mandi fee
Subsidized power rates at INR 1.50 per unit subject to a ceiling of 25% of the electric units consumed by Cold Storage, Cold Chamber, Ripening Chamber and Individual Quick Freezing Enterprise, for 5 years



AUTOMOBILE & ENGINEERING


Home to global and Indian multinationals like Volvo, John Deere, Mahindra & Mahindra, Eicher and Force Motors, Madhya Pradesh is one of the most attractive and viable manufacturing locations for automobile and engineering companies, in India.


DEFENCE

With historical ordnance manufacturing sites of Katni, Jabalpur and Itarsi, and presence of companies like BHEL, L&T, Bharat Forge and Punj Lloyd, Madhya Pradesh provides readymade ecosystem for Defence manufacturing.


IT/ITES & ESDM


Madhya Pradesh has adopted a proactive approach in attracting the companies in IT/ ITeS sector. The state government has unveiled two progressive policies specifically for the sector – IT Policy and BPO Policy. Additionally, plug and play infrastructure is available for IT/ ITeS companies across all the four major cities of Madhya Pradesh, namely Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior.


Madhya Pradesh has adopted a proactive approach in attracting companies in IT/ITeS sector
The state government has unveiled two progressive policies specifically for the sector – IT Policy and BPO Policy
Additionally, there is availability of skilled technical manpower – more than 100,000 engineering graduates pass out of the State’s engineering colleges every year
Plug and play infrastructure is available for IT/ ITeS companies across all the four major cities of Madhya Pradesh, namely Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior
Major IT/ ITeS companies operating in the state include Infosys, TCS, AEGIS, CSC, Firstsource and Impetus

Policy Highlights

IT Policy

75% rebate on cost of land for IT parks
Interest subsidy of 5% for 7 years
Capital subsidy of 25%
VAT and CST refund for 10 years
100% stamp duty and registration fee exemption
100% entry tax exemption for 5 years

http://www.investmp.com/it-ites

BPO Policy

Subsidy on telecom infrastructure
Reimbursement of rent


Electronic Manufacturing Clusters in Madhya Pradesh
http://www.mpsedc.com/InvestmentPromotion/Madhya%20Pradesh%20Opens%20Avenues%20for%20EMC.pdf



RENEWABLE ENERGY

Madhya Pradesh is home to Asia's largest solar power plant (135 MW at Neemuch) and soon going to become home to world's largest solar power plant (750 MW at Rewa). The state has a very progressive policy framework for Renewable Energy sector which has resulted in tripling of capacity in the last five years (332 MW to 2,567 MW). Additionally, about 9,000 MW of projects are under construction in the state, in the sector.

PHARMACEUTICALS

With presence of companies like Novartis, TEVA, AkzoNobel, Cipla, Sun Pharma, Glenmark, Lupin, Piramal Healthcare in the state, Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the major pharmaceuticals manufacturing destination in the country.

TEXTILE

With a strong presence of traditional (Chanderi and Maheshwari sarees) and modern textile and handloom base, Madhya Pradesh has the presence of major players in textile and handloom industry which include: Grasim, Raymond, Trident, Vardhman, Nahar, SEL and Pratibha Syntex.


TOURISM

With numerous natural and man-made marvels in the state, Madhya Pradesh offers immense potential for the development of Tourism sector in the state. The state boasts of 25 Sanctuaries, 10 Natural Parks, 6 Project Tiger Reserves, 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites and 2 Jyotirlingas.


URBAN DEVELOPMENT

With investment plans of INR 75,000 crs in urban infrastructure over next 4 years, Madhya Pradesh offers unmatched business opportunity for urban infrastructure players.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi - Speeches and Interviews in Hindi 2016






Narendra Modi seeks blessings from the people to defeat the menace of corruption.

Asking cooperation from people for 50 days to complete the note change process.
13 November 2016
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PM Modi Inaugurates International Conference & Exhibition on Sugarcane Value Chain in Pune
13 November 2016

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FULL SPEECH: Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes declared illegal from midnight: PM Modi
8 November 2016
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Interview on 2 September 2016 to Network18

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Independence Day 15 August 2016  Speech by Shri Narendra Modi

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Townhall Meeting - 6 August 2016

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Updated  13 November 2016,  3 September 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Apastamba Grihya Sutras - Part 1

GRIHYA-SUTRA OF  APASTAMBA,

PATALA 1, SECTION 1.

1.  The knowledge of these ceremonies is derived from practice (and not from the Sruti).

2. They should be performed during the northern course of the sun, on days of the first fortnight (of the month), on auspicious days,

3. With the sacrificial cord suspended over (the sacrificer's) left shoulder.

4. (The rites should be performed) from left to right.

5. The beginning should be made on the east side or on the north side,

6. And also the end.

7. Ceremonies belonging to the Fathers (are performed) in the second fortnight (of the month),

8. With the sacrificial cord suspended over the right shoulder,

9. From right to left,

10. Ending in the south.

11. Ceremonies occasioned by special occurrences (are performed) according as their occasions demand.


12. Having set the fire in a blaze, he strews eastward-pointed Darbha grass around it,

13. Or eastward-pointed and northward-pointed (grass);

14. Southward-pointed at sacrifices to the Fathers,

15. Or southward-pointed and eastward-pointed.

16. To the north of the fire he strews Darbha grass and (on that) he places the vessels (required for sacrifice) upside-down, two by two, if referring to ceremonies directed to the gods,

17. All at once, if to men,

18. One by one, if to the Fathers.

19. The preparation of the (blades used as) 'purifiers,' the measure of their length, the preparation of the Prokshanî water, and the sprinkling of the vessels are the same here as at the sacrifices of the new and full moon, (but are performed) in silence.

20.  To the west of the fire he pours water into a vessel over which he has laid (two grass blades called) purifiers, purifies (the water) three times with two northward-pointed purifiers, holds it on a level with his nose and mouth, places it to the north of the fire on Darbha grass, and covers it with Darbha grass.

21. On the south side he causes a Brâhmana to sit down on Darbha grass.

22. He melts the Âgya, pours it, to the west of the fire, into the Âgya-pot, over which he has laid two purifiers, draws coals (out of the sacrificial fire) towards the mirth, puts (the Âgya) on them, throws
light on it by means of a burning (grass-blade), throws two Darbha points into it, moves a firebrand round it three times, takes it from the fire towards the north, sweeps the coals back (into the fire), purifies (the Âgya) three times with two northward-pointed purifiers, moving them backward and forward, and throws the purifiers into the fire.

PATALA 1, SECTION 2.

1. He warms at the fire the implement with which he sacrifices, wipes it off with Darbha blades, warms it again, sprinkles it (with water), puts it down, touches the Darbha blades with water, and throws them into the fire.

2. As paridhis (or pieces of wood laid round the fire) yoke-pins are used at the marriage, the Upanayana, the Samâvartana, the parting of the (wife's) hair, the tonsure of the child's hair, the cutting of the beard, and at expiatory ceremonies.

3. He sprinkles water round the fire, on the south side from west to east with (the words), 'Aditi, give thy consent!' on the west side from south to north with 'Anumati, give thy consent!' on the north side from west to east with 'Sarasvatî [sic], give thy consent!' all around with 'God Sâvitrî, give thy impulse!'

4. At ceremonies belonging to the Fathers (water is sprinkled) only all round (the fire), silently.

5. Having put a piece of wood on the fire, he offers the two Âghâra oblations as at the sacrifices of the new and full moon, silently.

6. Then he offers the two Âgyabhâga oblations, over the easterly part of the northerly part (of the fire) with (the words), 'To Agni Svâhâ!' over the easterly part of the southerly part (another oblation) exactly like the preceding one, with (the words), 'To Soma Svâhâ!'

7. Having offered the chief oblations (belonging to each sacrifice) according to prescription, he adds the following oblations, viz. the Gaya, Abhyâtâna, Râshtrabhrit oblations, the oblation to Pragâpati, the Vyâhritis one by one, the oblation to (Agni) Svishtakrit with (the following formula), 'What I have done too much in this ceremony, or what I have done here too little, all that may Agni Svishtakrit, he who knows, make well sacrificed and well offered. Svâhâ!'

8. The sprinkling (of water) round (the fire is repeated) as above; the Mantras are altered so as to say, 'Thou hast given thy consent,' 'Thou hast given thy impulse.'

9. The designation 'Pâkayagña' is used of ceremonies connected with worldly life.

10. There the ritual based on the Brâhmana (holds good),

11. (To which the words allude), 'He sacrifices twice; he wipes off (his hand) twice; he partakes twice (of the sacrificial food); having gone away he sips (out of the Sruk) and licks off (the Sruk).'

12. All seasons are fit for marriage with the exception of the two months of the sisira season, and of the last summer month.

13. All Nakshatras which are stated to be pure, (are fit for marriage);

14. And all auspicious performances.

15. And one should learn from women what ceremonies (are required by custom).

16. Under the Invakâs (Nakshatra), (the wooers who go to the girl's father) are sent out: such wooers are welcome.

PATALA 1, SECTION 3.

1. 1 Under the Maghâs (Nakshatra) cows are provided;

2. Under the Phalgunî (Nakshatra) marriage is celebrated.

3. 3 A daughter whom he wishes to be dear (to her husband), a father should give in marriage under the Nishtyâ (Nakshatra); thus she becomes dear (to her husband); she does not return (to her father's) house: this is an observance based on a Brâhmana.

4. The word Invakâs means Mrigasiras; the word Nishtyâ means Svâti.

5. 5 At the wedding one cow;

6. In the house one cow:

7. With the (first cow) he should prepare an Argha reception for the bridegroom as for a guest,

8. With the other (the bridegroom [?] should do so) for a person whom he reveres.

9. These are the occasions for killing a cow: (the arrival of) a guest, (the Ashtakâ sacrifice offered to) the Fathers, and marriage.

10. Let (the wooer) avoid in his wooing a girl that sleeps, or cries, or has left home.

11. 11 And let him avoid one who has been given (to another), and who is guarded (by her relations), and one who looks wicked (?), or who is a most excellent one (?), or (who is like the fabulous deer) sarabha (?), a hunch-back, a girl of monstrous appearance, a bald-headed girl, a girl whose skin is like a frog's (?), a girl who has gone over to another family (?), a girl given to sensual pleasures (?), or a herdess, or one who has too many friends, or who has a fine younger sister, or one whose age is too near to that of the bridegroom (?).

12. Girls who have the name of a Nakshatra, or of a river, or of a tree, are objectionable.

13. And all girls in whose names the last letter but one is r or l, one should avoid in wooing.

14. If possible, he should place (the following) objects hidden before the girl, and should say to her, 'Touch (one of these things).'

15. (The objects are), different kinds of seeds mixed together, loose earth from (the kind of sacrificial altar called) vedi, an earth-clod from a field, cow-dung, and an earth-clod from a cemetery.

16. If she touches one of the former (objects, this portends) prosperity as characterized (by the nature of what she has touched).

17. The last is regarded as objectionable.

18. Let him marry a girl of good family and character, with auspicious characteristics, and of good health.

19. Good family, a good character, auspicious characteristics, learning, and good health: these are the accomplishments of a bridegroom.

20. A girl who is pleasing to his mind and his eyes, will bring happiness to him; let him pay no attention to the other things: such is the opinion of some.


http://sacred-texts.com/hin/sbe30/sbe30094.htm

http://sacred-texts.com/hin/sbe30/index.htm



Sunday, November 6, 2016

Vayu Puran in Hindi


The Sanskrit and Hindi text will be added for download

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Rigveda with Hindi Meaning





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Telecommunications Sector in India




October 2016

The telecommunications sector in India contributed 6.5% to the GDP in India and amounting to a value of  Rs. 9 lakh crore in the year 2015.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ramakrishna.Org - Weekly and Monthly Messages






HINDUISM: THE ULTIMATE REALITY - The Brahman -  Transcendent and Immanent
https://www.ramakrishna.org/activities/message/weekly_message38.htm

SPIRITUAL CONCENTRATION & MEDITATION: INTRODUCTION
https://www.ramakrishna.org/activities/message/weekly_message46.htm

Full List of Weekly Messages
https://www.ramakrishna.org/activities/message/weeklymsgarchive.htm

Third Year of Make in India - Achievements in the Last Two Years



Information about the sectors in Make in India Strategy

Automobiles  - Automobile Components - Aviation   -   Biotechnology  -  Chemicals

Construction   -  Defence Manufacturing  -  Electrical Machinery  -  Electronic Systems

Food Processing - IT and BPM - Leather  -  Media and Entertainment  -  Mining

Oil and Gas  -  Pharmaceuticals  -  Ports and Shipping  - Make in India - Railway Sector Items

Renewable Energy  -  Roads and Highways  -  Space  -  Steel  -  Textiles and Garments

Thermal Power  -  Tourism and Hospitality  -  Wellness



Launch of Make in India Initiative


Make in India, an initiative launched was by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, September 25, 2014.

The third year of Make in India Initiative thus starts on September 25, 2016.



News Related to Third Year of Make in India (25 September 2016 - 24 September 2017)


November 2016

Businesses optimistic about growth prospects: FICCI study
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/businesses-optimistic-about-growth-prospects-ficci-study/article9296587.ece


Achievements of 'Make in India' in the First Two Years  (25 September 2014 - 24 September 2016)


October 2016

A new Nasccom-Zinnov report, launched at the ongoing Nasscom Product Conclave 2016 in Bengaluru, reveals that India remains the third most largest startup base after the US and the UK.

The report is titled ‘Indian Start-up Ecosystem Maturing – 2016.’  According to the report, the startup companies number is expected to grow 2.2X times to reach more than 10,500 startups by the year 2020.

The cities like Bengaluru, NCR, and Mumbai continue to lead as the major startup hub for the nation. In the tech sector, new opportunities are availabe in  health-tech, fin-tech, and edu-tech for vertical growth. The number of tech startups in India is expected to grow by 10-12 percent to over 4,750 by the end of 2016. The number of startups emerged in 2016 is 1400.  10,500 start-ups by 2020 will employ over 210,000 people.

Incubators and accelerators are believed to be playing a substantial role in strengthening the startup community. The support from Government and Corporates has led to 40 percent increase in the number of active incubators and accelerators in 2016. Government’s ‘Start-up India Stand-up India’ initiative this year paved way to 30 new incubators. Tier-II/III cities are also favoured for starting incubators and now have 66 percent of the new incubators.

Over 350 startups were founded by young students. The median age of startup founders has reduced marginally from 32 years in 2015 to 31 years in 2016.

http://bwdisrupt.businessworld.in/article/India-Retains-Third-Position-as-the-World-s-Largest-Startup-Base-Expected-to-Double-by-2020/26-10-2016-107459/

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/QCZFW94qLlUte6ziG9lwRL/India-home-to-about-4700-startups-report.html



http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/make-in-india-turns-two-a-timeline-of-pm-modi-s-ambitious-project-watch_1933187.html

Kaartik Maas Mahatmya - Skand Puran Hindi - कार्तिक माहात्म्य स्कन्द पुराण



कोटि कार्तिक सोमवार

कार्तिक माहात्म्य स्कन्द पुराण

स्कन्द पुराण -82
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Significance of Kartik Month - Skand Puran

http://www.kamakoti.org/kamakoti/details/skandapurana26.html

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Make in India - Chemicals - $20 Trillion Economy Opportunity



Technology from NRDC, India available for commercial production
http://www.nrdcindia.com/english/index.php/technology-management/2014-05-20-04-58-53/chemical

http://www.indianchemicalnews.com/


Per capita consumption of chemicals in India is lower as compared to western countries.
Rise in GDP and purchasing power generates huge growth potential for the domestic market.
A focus on new segments such as specialty and knowledge chemicals.
Low-cost manufacturing.
Skilled science professionals.
World-class engineering and strong R&D capabilities.

http://www.makeinindia.com/sector/chemicals/


Policies have been initiated to set up integrated Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Regions (PCPIR).
PCPIR will be an investment region spread across 250 square kilometres for the manufacture of domestic and export-related products of petroleum, chemicals and petrochemicals.




Make Specialty Chemicals in India

2016

April 2016

$224 billion output in Fiscal 2017


The value of global chemical industry is estimated at $3.26 trillion, while the output of Indian chemical industry is $144 billion (Current).
The global chemical industry is expected to reach $4.5 trillion, while Indian chemical industry is estimated to reach $224 billion in fiscal year 2017.
http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-chemical-industry-likely-to-reach-224-billion-in-fy17-ministry-of-commerce-and-industry-2190567

http://www.indiannewsandtimes.com/2016/03/18/government-thrust-to-promote-exports-of-chemicals-plastics-and-allied-products/

http://www.business-standard.com/category/b2b-connect-chemicals-news-on-chemical-industry-1560101.htm

http://www.chemicalweekly.com/newstrack/articlelist.php?articles=news

http://www.happeningharyana.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Sector%20Profile%20-%20Pharmaceuticals%20and%20Chemicals.pdf

Chemical Industry in India  - 2015

Indian chemical industry has grown over 20 times in the last 17 years. But , there is a great scope for further expansion.  As per the FICCI Knowledge Paper of 2014, per capita consumption of chemicals in India is much lower than the western countries.   The current low per capita consumption (~10 kgs
for polymers in India as compared to world average of 25 kgs) suggests that the
demand  will grow in future. The industry was valued only at $ 144 billion in FY 14. The industry has grown drastically in the bulk-commodity space. But in the specialty chemicals space , similar growth has not taken place.

According to Planning Commission, India’s share in export of global chemicals is less than 2 per cent.

It is evident that the future of India's chemical industry will be dominated by specialty chemicals. McKinsey India projects that the sector has the potential to grow to a size of $ 100 billion in 2020, from $ 22 billion in FY 13. Total chemical industry in India will grow to $200 billion in 2020.

40 percent of India’s agricultural produce perishes because of the lack of proper packaging. Chemical industry can provide packaging solutions that  can reduce loss of produce during transport, enhance shelf life, manage-moisture, from the farm to kitchen.

The chemical industry typically grows one and half to two times of the GDP, which would mean a rate of 15 to 20 percent during the period India grows at 8 to 10% per year.

CII has established ‘ChemSource’ as India’s novel chemicals database ready to feed information into India’s National Chemicals Inventory and carrying forward the industry mandate on Green Chemistry that seeks to produce eco-friendly chemicals through sustainable means with minimal waste and optimum output.



Companies in India produce more than 70,000 commercial chemicals products with total production in 2013-14 of almost 20 million metric tonnes.



Updated on 6 November,  3 April , 2 April 2016, 15 Feb 2016

Make in India - Renewable Energy and Related Equipment - $20 Trillion Economy Opportunity







The government is playing an active role in promoting the adoption of renewable energy resources by offering various incentives, such as generation- based incentives (GBIs), capital and interest subsidies, viability gap funding, concessional finance, fiscal incentives etc.

The National Solar Mission aims to promote the development and use of solar energy for power generation and other uses, with the ultimate objective of making solar energy compete with fossil-based energy options.

The objective of the National Solar Mission is to reduce the cost of solar power generation in the country through long-term policy, large scale deployment goals, aggressive R&D and the domestic production of critical raw materials, components and products.

Renewable energy is becoming increasingly cost-competitive compared to fossil fuel-based generation. Setting up of renewable power plants is becoming economically feasible and justifiable for private businesses without any social subsidies.

       Wind energy equipment prices have fallen dramatically due to technological innovation, increasing manufacturing scale and experience curve gains.

        Prices for solar modules have declined by almost 80% since 2008 and wind turbine prices have declined by more than 25% during the same period.

The government has created a liberal environment for foreign investment in renewable energy projects. The establishment of a dedicated financial institution – the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency, makes for renewed impetus on the promotion, development and extension of financial assistance for renewable energy and energy efficiency/conservation projects.

Government of is calling for setting up 100 GW of solar power and 100 GW of wind power by 2022.


Come people with entrepreneurial interest - understand the opportunity and initiate steps to realize your dream.


First Seminar on Renewable Opportunity in India was organized on 15th February 2015.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Inaugural Speech at ReInvest
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Valedictory Speech of Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Power
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Related Sectors

Make in India - Electrical Machinery

Make in India - Thermal Power - $20 Trillion Economy Opportunity


News Related to Make in India - Renewable Energy and Related Equipment


October 2016

 The Centre is planning a 210 billion-rupee ($3.1 billion) package of state aid for India’s solar panel manufacturing industry, giving a boost  to  'Make In India' campaign in the sector.
https://www.power2sme.com/sme_khabar/news/make-india-gets-big-boost-goi-give-aid-india%E2%80%99s-solar-panel-manufacturing-industry


11 Feb 2015

Adani group entered into an agreement with Rajastan Govt. to set up 10,000 MW (10 GW) solar power park. It will require $10 billion investment.
Adani group has entered into collaboration with SunEdison Inc. to jointly invest $4 billion in solar panel manufacturing in Mundra, Gujarat. This business will supply panel to Rajastan power park.
Govt. plan is generate 100 GW of solar power by 2022 by setting up 25 parks each with capacity above 500 MW.
http://www.livemint.com/Industry/59P7jsa3F3s8ewQl2T95SP/Adani-Enterprises-Rajasthan-sign-deal-for-10000-MW-solar-p.html
http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/adani-s-10-5-bn-solar-dream-115021001079_1.html
http://www.adani.com/press-releases




8 April 2015

Power and Coal Minister said at CII National Conference 2015:  In the year 2019, power from thermal plants will be double of now at two trillion units, renewable energy will be five times of current at 300 billion units.  Coal output will increase to 150 billion tonnes (increase 1.5 times).

160 Giga Watts renewable energy will be installed by 2022 and $250 billion investment will be made.


31.10.2015

Solar power addition target for 2015 - 16  1.4 Gigawatts
Added so far 827.22 MW
Cumulative installation: 4.579 GW
http://mnre.gov.in/mission-and-vision-2/achievements/



1 Jan 2016

Govt. made allocation of rs. 5000 cr. to provide subsidy to non corporate roof top solar power production. This will support 4,200 MW. TOTAL TARGET IS 40,000 MW. Rest will come from corporates.

15 Feb 2016

Coal, Power & Renewable Sectors to Provide an Oppourtunity of One Trillion Dollar Investment by 2030: Shri Piyush Goyal 


While speaking at Seminar on Power & Coal during Make in India Week in Mumbai today, Shri Piyush Goyal said, “The efforts of Government have ushered the power sector in a new level of growth altogether which provides for the sector a possible investment opportunity, between 2015 & 2020, a five year period, of about $ 250 billion.

When I extrapolate that to a 15 year programme until 2030 the coal, power and renewable sector alone provides $1 trillion opportunity.
Infact the ADB has calculated a $ 2.3 trillion opportunity by 2035”.

He further added, “when I talk about $1 trillion investment by 2030, it’s a well defined area wise plan- what will go into transmission, what will opening of new mines, how will we bring technology into the coal sector, what will be our push towards energy efficiency, how are we going to bring in new coal generating plants which will be environmentally superior plants, what will we going to do about our gas based plants, how are we going to ensure the distribution sector works as a vibrant profitable business for the state discoms- all of these have been drawn out in great details. It provides great opportunity for the investors both in India and International.”


Talking about rural electrification, Shri Piyush Goyal said, “I am delighted that Prime Minister has taken up the task of rural electrification on mission mode and assured that in 1000 days (when he announced on 15th August 2015), there will be no village in this country without electricity access and I am even delighted to inform all of you that the ministry has taken the challenge to the next level and committed to the Indian that each of this 18,452 villages will be electrified in 730 days not the thousand days. Nearly one- third of the work is already done and as we speak about 5279 villages have already being electrified in last 10 months. By 31 March 2016, we expect over 6500 villages to be electrified and by 31st March 2017, our efforts will be to almost to electrify 80 to 90% unelectrified of villages across the country. By 2019, the effort is to ensure that every home gets electricity connection, most of them through the grid some of them through distributed energy and micro grids.”

Shri Piyush Goyal said that our global share of LED consumption has gone up from 0.1% to 12% in just 2 years on the global scale and the LED programme will save 100 bn units of electricity and $6.5 bn every year for consumers.

Shri Goyal stated that he is happy by the fact that India has surplus power and surplus coal because that is where we can ensure the success of our programmes to bring power to every individual, every business, ensure adequate power for our farmers and that’s the enabler which will help the Make in India programme to scale new heights of success and invite people from all across the world to come and invest in India, to come and enjoy the huge market demand that a billion plus aspirational Indians offer to the world.

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18 February

Government announced in Budget of 2015-16, the target o 175 GW by 2022.At a capacity addition ability of 15 GW per year, 2025 vision can be 230 GW.
http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/0YGX9c5vv0WyRiI3QhLCuL/Make-in-India-and-renewable-energy.html



1 May 2016

Government confident of installing 10,500 MW solar power capacity in 2016 - 17. Shri Piyush Goyal, Energy Minister.












Updated 6 November 2016,  1 May 2016,  13 Mar 2016, 28 Feb 2016,   1 Jan 2016

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Skanda Puran in Hindi with Videos - स्कन्द पुराण

The Skanda Purana is one of the 18 purans authored by Sage Ved Vyas and  is the largest Mahapurana. The text is focused on the lilas of Kartikeya, a son of Shiva and Parvati, who is also known as Skanda. It also contains a number of legends about Shiva, and the holy places associated with him, and of the rituals to be carried out in various months.


आज भी इसमें वर्णित आचारों, पद्धतियों के दर्शन हिन्दू समाज के घर-घर में किये जा सकते हैं। भगवान् शिव की महिमा, सती-चरित्र, शिव-पार्वती विवाह, कार्तिकेय जन्म, तारकासुर वध आदि का मनोहर वर्णन है।

Some of the popular narratives described in the Skanda Purana are:

The yajña  of Prajapati Daksha
The churning of the ocean (Samudra manthan) and the emergence of Amrit
The story of the demon Tarakasura
The birth of Goddess Parvati and her marriage to Lord Shiva
The birth of Kartikeya
The killing of the demon Tarakasura by Kartikeya
The killing of Pralambasura
The queries of Karamdham
The killing of the demons Shumbh, Nishimbh and Mahishasura
A description of various holy places associated with Shiva and Skanda
A description of Jyotirlingas – the important holy shrines associated with Lord Shiva.
A description of Navadurgas

The Story of Venkatachala (Tirumala Tirupati)
The story of Trishanku and sage Vishvamitra
A description of Narakas (Hell)

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 जो सिधिल शिव मंदिरको अच्छा करते हैं वो कैलास जायेङ्गे।




Skand Puran in Hindi - Very Brief - 152 pages
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=3tNdFu1WI4wC