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Daily Archives: 7 June, 2018

Modi, Macron

Indian-French pact on smart cities

Joint working group to strategize implementation The Cabinet was apprised of the Agreement signed between India and France in the field of Sustainable Urban Development in March 2018. The Agreement shall remain in force for a period of five years.

Solar Plants

Cabinet approves Phase III solar projects

300,000 solar street lights across country The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved Phase-Ill of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV (Photo Voltaic) Application Programme to achieve additional 118 MWp (Mega Watt peak) off-grid solar PV capacity by 2020.

Cabinet approves Phaphamau bridge

Three years for the project to be ready The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved construction of a 9.9 km long new 6-lane bridge across river Ganga. Costing Rs.1,948.25 crore, it will be on National Highway-96 at Phaphamau in Allahabad.

YES Foundation expands its CSR programmes

Crowd-funding and grants to support NGOs initiatives The Mumbai-based YES Foundation of YES Bank expects 10 business groups to support its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes for “Everyday Heroes”, social enterprises and non-government organizations (NGOs) with grants and crowd funding.