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NRI sets up first solar power plant on India-Pakistan border in Punjab

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Tarn Taran (Punjab): Punjab’s New and Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Saturday inaugurated a 2.10 MW solar power plant in a village near the India-Pakistan border.

NRI Ranbir Singh Chhina of Abundant Energy Private Ltd has set up the plant, the state’s first, in Chhina Bidhi Chand village at an investment of Rs.16.40 crore.

Majithia said that solar energy was one of the most abundant energy sources in the state and the state’s farmers who made India self-reliant in foodgrains were now all set to become entrepreneurs by harnessing solar power from their fields.

He said keeping in view the ever-increasing response to government’s efforts to promote renewable energy, a new “land on lease” scheme has been launched.

In just two weeks, around 5,000 acres has been offered by farmers and NRIs, which would be further given to investors on a 30 year lease at an annual lease amount ranging from Rs.35,000 to 50,000 per acre.

Majithia said in just two years, the solar power generation in the state has been enhanced to 225 MW from nine MW. He said 24 new projects of 229 MW capacity in the fields plus 65 MW rooftop projects with an investment of Rs.2,100 crore would be commissioned soon.  (IANS)

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Center Issues Another LoC in NRI Matrimonial Dispute

The decision to issue the LoC was taken by the Integrated Nodal Agency (INA), headed by Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary, WCD.

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The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on Tuesday said it has decided to issue another Look-out Circular (LoC) in a NRI matrimonial dispute.
Center issues another LoC in NRI Matrimonial case. Pixabay

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on Tuesday said it has decided to issue another Look-out Circular (LoC) in a NRI matrimonial dispute.

The Ministry also decided to impound the passport of one person as per provisions of the Passport Act related to the matter.

The decision to issue the LoC was taken by the Integrated Nodal Agency (INA), headed by Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary, WCD.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on Tuesday said it has decided to issue another Look-out Circular (LoC) in a NRI matrimonial dispute.
NRI Dispute case. Pixabay

The LoC will be issued after having the case scrutinised by the National Commission for Women (NCW) which was nominated as the coordinating agency at the national level for dealing with issues pertaining to NRI marriages.

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In criminal matters involving NRIs, the LoC could be issued by the INA in cognizable offences, when the overseas husband is deliberately evading arrest or not appearing in the trial court despite non-bailable warrants and other coercive measures or if there is a likelihood that he will leave the country to evade trial or arrest.

Last month, the Ministry had issued five LoCs after examining the complaints received regarding NRI matrimonial disputes. (IANS)

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