Lack of state government support is hampering the smooth flow of work in the pulses processing units in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
The optical lens manufacturing industry in West Bengal’s Munshirhat town is deprived of even basic facilities. Manufacturers in the industry have to work in filthy and unhygienic conditions. Industry veterans blame the state government for its miserable condition.
The knife manufacturing industry in Karanga, 14 kilometers away from the city of Jorhat, Assam, is sinking. The state government of Assam has been hand-holding the industry, to help revive it, according to a government officer.
Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced that a state planning board is being constituted this year to 'achieve the development goals in consonance with aspirations of the people'.
The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) has stated that tourism in the state of Kerala might be affected by the recession in European countries, reports The Hindu Business Line. This is because nearly 70 percent of the international tourists visiting Kerala belong to Europe.
The hill station of Saputara in Gujarat is all set to be developed as a tourist destination, reports The Times of India. The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat (TCGL) has plans to attract tourists from Maharashtra to Saputara.
Gujarat Tourism has signed an agreement with tour organiser Cox & Kings for a period of one year, reports The Hindu Business Line. As a part of the agreement, Cox & Kings will market Gujarat as a tourist destination and introduce tour packages to several spots in the state.
Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 125 lakh tonnes-mark during the current season, state Food and Supplies Department officials stated. The total procurement of wheat till the evening of May 17 was 12,585,758 tonnes, they said.
Having achieved the highest wheat production in the state since 1966, Haryana farmers are richer by INR10,697 crore - the procurement price paid to them for the produce.
Sounding an alarm bell, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has warned of a severe water crisis if the state government failed to complete the pending and on-going irrigation projects on schedule.