Indian Government Policy Update: September 2015

Union Cabinet approves Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban mission (SPMRM)

The Union Cabinet has approved Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban mission (SPMRM) for its ambitious bid to spur social, economic and infrastructure development in rural areas.

Prime Minister launches National Integrated Power Development Scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched National Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh to provide 24×7 power supply to every house.

Union Health Ministry releases National Health Profile (NHP) 2015

Union Ministry Health and Family Welfare has released NHP 2015, which provides comprehensive information related to health sector. The 11th edition of the document has been prepared by Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI).

Union Cabinet approves Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC)

The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC). Initially it will be located at the Institute for Physically Handicapped, New Delhi.

Green Highways Policy 2015

Union Government has launched Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification & Maintenance) Policy-2015 to promote greening of National Highway corridors across the country.

Government bans multidose vial of diclofenac

Health Ministry has banned the sale of Diclofenac in multidose vial. Henceforth, it will be sold only in single-dose vial packaging for human use. This ban was imposed on recommendation of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in order to save and protect vultures from brink of extinction.

Indian Railways develops Hybrid Vacuum Toilet

Indian Railways has developed a Hybrid Vacuum Toilet design which combines the advantages of Vacuum toilets and those of Biotoilets. The first of its kind system in the world has been developed by the Development Cell of Indian Railway Board.