The Maharashtra government, on June 2, welcomed the central government's decision to withdraw the ban on export of skimmed milk powder, as it would be in the interest of the milk producers in the state. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan also lauded the Union Commerce Ministry's move to consider providing incentives for the export of skimmed milk powder in line with other farm products.
The Secretary of the Textiles Ministry, Kiran Dhingra, has announced the continuation of the Technology Upgradation Fund (TUF) Scheme, reports Fibre2fashion.com. Dhingra stated that the Textiles Ministry has proposed that the scheme be continued for the duration of the 12th Five-Year Plan, and that INR158.86 billion be allocated for the same.
Infrastructure development in Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra will get a significant thrust with a series of mega-projects lined up as part of efforts to make India's commercial capital a world-class city in the state budget for 2012-13, presented recently.
On March 11, Commerce and Industry minister Anand Sharma announced the decision to allow overseas sales.