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1.Power sector witnesses largest investments in TN

The electricity sector leads proposed investments in Tamil Nadu with Rs 258,849 crore, out of a total of over Rs 3.13 lakh crore.


2.Work on Angadippuram ROB to begin soon

In Kerala's Angadippuram railway gate area the issue of traffic congestion will soon be resolved as the Roads and Bridges Development Corporation (RBDC) is expected to begin the work on the railway overbridge (ROB) at Angadippuram, on the National Highway 213. RBDC has submitted the general arrangement drawing (GAD) for the final approval of the railways.


3.DIPP discusses raising FDI limit in key sectors with ministries

Recently, the the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) held meeting with around 15 ministries to understand their views on raising foreign direct investment (FDI) limit on some key sectors. These sectors include civil aviation, defence, telecom and multi-brand retail. Ministries of defence, I&B, civil aviation and petroleum & natural gas have reportedly attended the meeting


4.Odisha considered most attractive state for investment

The Union Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) data shows that Odisha has surpassed Gujarat as the most attractive Indian state for investment in 2013. The data shows that the investment commitment of Rs 97,833 crore for Odisha came through just 36 projects. These include proposals for a ferro-alloy plant in Ganjam and a slab unit in Jajpur from Tata Steel, a steel plant at Kendrapara from Jindal Steel, a urea unit at Jagatsinghpur from Paradeep Phosphates, a phosphatic fertilise


5.Ministry nods FDI investment

The Ministry of Home Affairs has given its final nod to the proposal which allows foreign direct investment (FDI) in railways. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs is likely to consider the proposal. The department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), which has already prepared a draft Cabinet note, is also awaiting the final go-ahead from the home ministry. It is essential that the DIPP obtains the necessary inputs from the ministry since it entails security concerns. Currently, FDI


6.EC questions railway FDI proposal

The Election Commission (EC) has raised questions on the government´s proposal to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the construction and maintenance segments of the railways. The department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), under the ministry of commerce and industry, had sought permission from the EC for passing the proposal in the Cabinet since the model code of conduct became effective from March 5, 2014. Contact: Election Commission of India.


7.Cement Industry to grow by 20-25% over next 30 years: DIPP Secretary

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion(DIPP) believes that the cement industry has to grow by 20 per cent to 25 per cent


8.Modi eyes India in top 50

According to a World Bank report released in June 2015, India ranks 130 (out of 189 countries) in ease of doing business; however in dealing with construction permits, India ranked a pathetic 183


9.Govt looks to ease construction permit norms

The government is seeking help from architects to redesign its construction permits system after the World Bank, in its ranking on ease of doing business, placed India among the bottom five of the 190 countries. It stated India has not managed to shift online its construction permits system, which entails more than 29 sets of procedures.


10.Rs 26,000 crore ECC offers massive opportunities for private sector

Major players from hospitality, retail, construction and other sectors have held wide-ranging discussions with the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) on investment and partnership opportunities in the Rs 26,000 crore International Exhibition-Cum-Convention Centre (ECC) proposed to be built in Dwarka, New Delhi.