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English Release 20-November 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India attends the 12th Convocation of Tezpur University
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM Receives Mr. Hamid Karzai, Former President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Cabinet
  • Approval for signing and ratifying SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Regional Railways Agreement
  • SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement for the Regulation of Passenger and Cargo Vehicular Traffic amongst SAARC Member States
  • Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
  • North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project for six (6) States (Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tnpura and Nagaland) for strengthening of the Intra-State Transmission and Distribution System
  • Signing of "SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity)" among the SAARC Member countries in the forthcoming 18th SAARC Summit
  • Integrated Power Development Scheme
  • Memorandum of Understanding between India and Nepal for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism
  • Min of Agriculture
  • NDDB Sanctions Dairy Projects for Bihar Worth About Rs. 26 Crore
  • Min of Commerce & Industry
  • DIPP abolishes Licensing for Ammonium Nitrate Fuel Oil
  • Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority celebrates its Foundation Day
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Exchange Rate of Foreign Currency Relating to Imported and Export Goods Notified
  • Finance Minister asks the Bankers to Work in a Professional Manner Without any Fear or Favour ;FM Directs Bankers to Increase flow of Credit to Various Sectors and take Steps to Reduce their NPA; Says That Global Growth is Patchy but Foreign Investors Showing Keen Interst in Investing in India
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Annual Conference of DGPs/IGPs
  • Min of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
  • Ministry of HUPA convenes meeting of States, UTs on shelters for urban homeless
  • Min of Information & Broadcasting
  • IFFI – 2014 Gets Off to A Colourful Start
  • Indian Cinema offers vision to young minds to learn and nurture talent – ArunJaitley
  • International Jury of the 45th IFFI
  • Over 300 Films to be Screened At 45th IFFI
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (1), 2014 declaration of final results
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Indo-Pak discussion on expediting the TAPI Gas Line Project
  • 19th round of TAPI Steering Committee
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 76.01 per bbl on 19.11.2014
  • Min of Power
  • Approval for signing and ratifying SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Regional Railways Agreement
  • SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement for the Regulation of Passenger and Cargo Vehicular Traffic amongst SAARC Member States
  • Integrated Power Development Scheme
  • North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project for six (6) States (Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tnpura and Nagaland) for strengthening of the Intra-State Transmission and Distribution System
  • Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
  • Signing of "SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity)" among the SAARC Member countries in the forthcoming 18th SAARC Summit
  • Min of Rural Development
  • Minister of Rural Development Inaugurates Workshop on Construction and Desilting of Checkdams and Water Harvesting Structures
  • Min of Shipping
  • Memorandum of Understanding between India and Nepal for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism
  • Min of Steel
  • 2500 toilet blocks identified and process started for completion of construction by March’2015, by CPSEs under Ministry of Steel and Ministry of Mines
  • Min of Tribal Affairs
  • Tribal Art and Crafts Mela Aadishilp Begins in the Capital
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Urban Development Ministry accords ‘In-principle’ approval for Chennai Monorail Project 20.68 km Project costing Rs.3,267 cr to be taken up under DBFOT model
  • Urban Development Ministry accords ‘In-principle’ approval for Chennai Monorail Project 20.68 km Project costing Rs.3,267 cr to be taken up under DBFOT model
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • River Linking Can Raise the Irrigation Capacity of the Country by 90 Per Cent Says Uma Bharti
  • Min of Women and Child Development
  • Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi showcases India’s achievements on gender equality at the Beijing + 20 review for Asia pacific Region

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Ministry of Power20-November, 2014 21:06 IST
Approval for signing and ratifying SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Regional Railways Agreement

The Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today approved signing and ratifying the SAARC Regional Railways Agreement by India, as a member State of SAARC.

SAARC region is considered one of the least networked regions in terms of physical and soft connectivity leading to high costs and low volumes of trade recognizing which the leaders of the SAARC countries agreed that better transport infrastructure and linkages among the SAARC countries was necessary. A study viz. the SAARC Regional Multi Modal Transport Study (SRMTS) of 2005 undertaken by SAARC Secretariat had recommended multilateral agreements permitting free movement of people, goods and services within SAARC region in the Road and Rail sector and this was endorsed by the SAARC countries in the Summit level and Transport Ministers meetings. Accordingly, the Regional Rail Agreement (RRA) was drafted by India for SAARC countries in 2008. Since then, the draft Agreement has been discussed in the three meetings of the Expert Group on Regional Rail Agreement and in the meetings of Inter-Governmental Group on Transport (IGGT) and the text of the Agreement proposed now for signature was finalized in the 5th IGGT held in New Delhi on 30th September, 2014.

The SAARC Regional Railways Agreement will strengthen transport connectivity in the SAARC Region. Strengthened rail and transport connectivity will not only provide stimulus to the economic development in the region as a whole but also promote social and cultural contact and encourage tourism amongst the Member States. The Regional Rail Agreement will also enable low cost, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable transportation in the SAARC region and provide trade and economic links for the land locked countries and semi isolated regions.

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(Release ID :111633)

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