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UP Government implements Herbal Roads Project

The Uttar Pradesh Government is to implement Herbal Roads Project in a stretch of 800 km in the state. Highlights Under the project, the state government is to plant trees that have medicinal values on either sides of the roads. The herbal trees to be planted include Neem, Peepal, Sehjan, etc. The plants will provide ..

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GoI allows MGNREGA to begin in rural regions

On April 15, 2020 the Government of India issued guidelines for the extended lock down. Under the guidelines, the Government allows industrial works, road construction works and MGNREGA to begin in the rural areas Need MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) is the biggest source of employment generation in the country. It provides ..

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NHAI: 3,979 km of NH constructed in one year; Highest in Indian History

The National Highway Authority of India recently completed the construction of 3,979 km of national highways in the financial year 2019-20. This is the highest ever target achieved by the authority in a financial year since its establishment. The Government of India envisaged construction of national highway under Bharatmala Pariyojana. Bharatmala Pariyojana The scheme is ..

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J&K Development: Rs 2000 crore for Z-Morh Tunnel; 36 Union Ministers’ visit

After Abrogation of Article 370, Government of India is rapidly working on developing the territories of Ladakh and Jammu Kashmir. In order to hasten the process, 36 Union Ministers are to visit the Union Territory. Also, the concession agreement for the Z-Morh tunnel was signed on January 17, 2020. Highlights A concession agreement to complete ..

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India, ADB sign $490 Mn loan for PPP to upgrade Madhya Pradesh roads

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of India has signed a $490 million loan for public-private partnership (PPP) project for upgradation of about 1,600 km of state highways and major district roads (MDRs) from single-lane to two-lane widths, with road safety features and all-weather standards in state of Madhya Pradesh. An additional $286 million ..

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