Financial Package

  • Govt to seek aid from World Bank, ADB to rebuild U'khand July 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The government will seek financial aid from multilateral bodies like World Bank and Asian Development Bank for reconstruction and rehabilitation in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday. He said funds will not be a constraint for rebuilding the mountainous state which had witnessed the worst ever...
  • Goa CM to meet PM today; demands special status for state June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi on Wednesday. The Chief Minister is expected to demand a special status for Goa and push for a financial package for those affected by closure of mining activity in the state. An all-party will be meeting...
  • Odisha Congress leaders meet Prime Minister for funds April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the misuse of central funds in Odisha, a delegation led by state Congress president Niranjan Patnaik met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to seek a need-based financial package for the state, party leaders said in Delhi on Saturday. "The prime minister has said that there is no...
  • Parrikar announces financial package for mining ban affected March 10, 2013

    Porvorim: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday announced a financial bonanza for those affected by the mining ban in the state on the anniversary of his government's first year in power. "Those families dependent on mining will get Rs.4,000. Those who have lost jobs due to the mining ban will...
  • WB financial crisis: Mamata to meet Chidambaram August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to meet Finance Minister P Chidambaram at 12.30 pm on Thursday to discuss the financial package for her debt-ridden state. Mamata is also likely to discuss restructuring of over Rs 2 lakh crore debt that Bengal...
  • Special packages for UP, Bihar; Bengal ignored July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: In an apparent attempt to woo the Samajwadi Party ahead of the President polls and reform agenda, the government is finalising a special package for Uttar Pradesh. This comes after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asked for a Rs 90,000 crore package for the state. The Prime Minister's Officer has...
  • PM calls meet to discuss financial package to states July 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called a meeting of key economic and infrastructure ministries to discuss financial aid to states on July 11. Sources say the meeting will mainly discuss aid for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The UP Chief Secretary has also been invited to attend the meeting. Sources...
  • Pranab noncommittal on Bengal package, TMC upset May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress is upset with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee over his comment in Parliament on Wednesday that he cannot favour West Bengal alone for debt relief. The Finance Minister had said that as the Union Finance Minister he couldn't be seen favouring one state alone. "I represent...
  • Govt to infuse Rs 30,000 cr in AI over 9 years May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The government will infuse about Rs 30,000 crore in cash-strapped Air India over the next nine years as part of a turn around plan for the state-run airline, Parliament was informed on Thursday. To a question on whether the government has decided to infuse Rs 30,000 crore into...
  • Mamata's agenda: President poll, financial deal May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday afternoon to demand a financial bailout package for the state. She has given a 15-day deadline, which ends on May 6, to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government to accept...
  • Mamata to meet PM over financial package for WB February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday to demand financial package for the state. Mamata has been demanding a package from the Centre claiming she inherited a treasury which was in shambles from the previous left-ruled government. The National Counter Terrorism...
  • Cabinet clears Rs 8750 cr package for Bengal December 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a special package for West Bengal of Rs, 8750 crore from Backward Area Grant Fund. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had, however, insisted on a package of Rs 19,000 crore for the state. This came a month after Trinamool Congress MPs met Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • Mamata goes soft on pullout, asks for hefty package November 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Two simultaneous meetings at New Delhi and Kolkata between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) were held on Tuesday as the Central Government tries to placate TMC chief Mamata Banerjee over the petrol price hike. As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's car entered the Raj Bhavan in...