Parliamentary Watch

7.67 CR Challans for Traffic violations

Authorities have issued over 7.67 crore challans for traffic violations in 23 months after the implementation of motor vehicle (amendment) act, 2019, union minister Nitin Gadkari told parliament on Thursday. To improve road safety and tighten traffic regulations, parliament on august 5, 2019. President Ram Nat Kevin gave assent to the bill on august 9, 2019.-PTI

ECLGS Rs 2.82 LAKH CR LOANS SANCTIONED

As much as Rs2.82 lakh crore of loans have been sanctioned under Emergency credit line guarantee scheme (ECLGS) as of November 19, MSME Minister Narayan Range on Thursday informed the Lok Sabha.” As informed by DFS, as on Nov 19, 2021, Rs 2.82 lakh crore of loans have been sanctioned under the scheme, “he said in a written reply. The existing overall guarantee limit under ECLGS has been enhanced from Rs 3 lakh crore to Rs 4.5 lakh crore and the scheme has been up to march 31, 2022.-PTI

Coal Stock at 136 Power Plants Rise to 18.95mt

The government has constituted an inter-ministerial committee recently to finalise the coal demand in advance, review the situation and take corrective action with regard to ensuring adequate coal supply to power plants in the country.

The committee comprising coal, power and environment secretaries besides chairman, railways board has been set up power and renewable Minister R K Singh said on Thursday.

In a written reply in Lok Sabha, he also said revised coal stocking norms have been mandated by the central electricity authority mandating coal stock of 17 days at pit-head stations and 26 days at non-pit had stations to be maintained by power plants from February to June every year.

Coal stocks at over 136 power plants improved to 18.95 Mt in November this year compared to the previous two months, he said Our Bureau.

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