Wednesday 31 January 1996
The 83rd session of the Indian
Science Congress was inaugurated in
Patiala on January 3. The conference
focused on scientific and technological endeavours for achieving "food,
economic and health security".
The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank,
will be investing US $8 million in
India Oil and Gas Finance Facility,
for projects in the oil and gas sectors
in the country.
The National Energy Conservation
Award 1995 (second prize in the fertiliser sector) has been bagged by
Kribhco, the world's largest fertiliser
producer, announced the ministry of
The Himachal Pradesh government
recently announced its plans to promote commercial trout farming in
the state. The state fisheries department will be setting up two new trout
farms at Holi and Chirgaon.
The ministry of environment and
forests will set up 50 pollution-free
booths starting from the New Year,
with the help of Delhi police and
NGOs to make the city clean in the
next three months.
The Indian Agriculture Research
Institute, Delhi, recently developed a
contraceptive Nim-76 from the
'neem' tree, in collaboration with
Defence Institute of Physiology and
Allied Sciences, Delhi.
A mining institute at Bailadila in
Bastar, Madhya Pradesh, will be set
up at a cost of Rs 20 crore to impart
technical education to the local people, announced the state minister for
mineral resources and environment
on December 31.
The Union government has allocated
Rs 100 crore to Goa for providing
sewage, drainage and drinking water
facilities in the state, it was
announced on December 31.
The World Bank announced a
US $192 million aid for a US $295.6
million sewage disposal project for
the Greater Mumbai municipality on
December 3 1.
The Tripura government announced
a project on January 1, to expand rubber cultivation in the state in the next
five years through economic rehabilitation of 15,000 tribal families.